Computer Help forum

General discussion

When I choose a search result, it goes somewhere else?

by candy2012 / August 11, 2009 9:20 AM PDT

When I choose a search result and click on it, it goes somewhere else? this was happening a few days now, so u decided to clean out my pc, history, cookies etc. but the same thing keeps happening. I dont know what could be causing this also i try to open desk defragmenter and its says "desk defragmenter could not start". how can i fix this?

please help!!!


Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: When I choose a search result, it goes somewhere else?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: When I choose a search result, it goes somewhere else?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Did you think . . .
by Coryphaeus / August 11, 2009 9:35 AM PDT

to tell us your OS, browser, and machine specs?

Collapse -
how to get it out!
by candy2012 / August 11, 2009 10:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you think . . .

i am using Firefox, its a dell pc windows xp Home edition

how can i get rid of the virus? I am scanning with zone alarm and AVG but they didnt pick up anything..but i did it was spybot search and destroy and i saw a treat which i delete it but when i did it again i saw the same thing. could this be the problem? is so what can i do to get it out!! thank you so much for the help!!!

Collapse -
Have you tried . . .
by Coryphaeus / August 11, 2009 11:52 AM PDT
In reply to: how to get it out!

a System Restore to before this started happening?

Give me an example of a search result and the place it takes you.

Collapse -
it won't leave
by candy2012 / August 11, 2009 12:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Have you tried . . .

I try to do a system restore but it says tht it doesn't have any

i did a search on google "how to get rid of computer trojan" and click on a link ""

and it took me here

when i did a search with spybot search and destroy it pick up 5 trojan and when i delete them it says delete complete and when i did it over again to make sure its gone..i c it there again.. how can take it out? search and destroy won't work and the only 2 other i have is ZoneAlarm and AVG which didnt pick it up...

please help!!

Thank you for the help!!!

Collapse -
forgot to menation...
by candy2012 / August 11, 2009 12:21 PM PDT
In reply to: it won't leave

oh i forgot to mention that when i turn off my pc and start it up again the command prompt keeps popping up and then stop..

Collapse -
Could be
by gysgtusmc74 / August 11, 2009 9:38 AM PDT

sounds like spyware has gotten into your system.

Collapse -
got it fixed!
by candy2012 / August 12, 2009 10:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Could be

thanks but i no longer need help on this topic i got it fixed!!

Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,912 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions
Laptops 20,411 discussions
Security 30,882 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 21,253 discussions
Windows 10 1,672 discussions
Phones 16,494 discussions
Windows 7 7,855 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,504 discussions


Want to see the future of car technology?

Brian Cooley found it for you at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.