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Is It Just Me?

Posted by kathyjane z6VA (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 2, 11 at 10:06

When I click on websites, totally different ones pop up.
The little box in the upper left-hand corner of the taskbar always flashes up, 'Redirecting'.
Is this a virus?

OK, geeks----laugh!
"I am not knowing these things", as a friend from India would often say.
Thanks for any uncomplicated help you can give!

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RE: Is It Just Me?

Mine works just fine (knock on wood). Have you tried re-boot? Most of the times it corrects whatever my computer dreams up before I yell for help. Not much of a help, am I.

RE: Is It Just Me?

KJ, run your anti virus and spy ware programs, may take some time. They should catch and remove the culprit. Sounds like a hi jacking program from an email or website. They redirect you to sites the have adds that get them money or collect your information.

RE: Is It Just Me?

Also clear your cookies.

RE: Is It Just Me?

Thanks, Don----I try to run spybot once a week and clean up disks---I'll do it again tonight.
Thank you!!!!
-----I'll clear out cookies, also---its been about 3 weeks since I did that.

I keep thinking its one of my brothers who is a computer geek...we keep buttin' heads over stupid stuff----been that way since the little bugger could TALK! (He's a Leo---:o)

RE: Is It Just Me?

If you still have problems let me know.

RE: Is It Just Me?

No KJ,it's not just you. I think a cookie monster is at work. I've been searching for an area rug on the net, and when I clicked on a post here at GP a big ole ad about rugs showed up right below a post.
I have a cable service with Norton 24/7, but somehow my area rug search reached the GP.

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