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    Default Won't let me go to Google or Yahoo


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    For the last week or so whenever I try to go to google.com or Yahoo it sends me to some "alfa search" engine. I'm pretty sure this must be some kind of adware but does anyone know how to get rid of it? I have a spyware program installed on my computer but it doesn't seem to be picking this up.


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    Default Re: Won't let me go to Google or Yahoo

    adware/virus....my friend had that.... format or scan ur hdd w/ norton.
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    Default Re: Won't let me go to Google or Yahoo

    dude. dont format cause you have some spyware. spybot, adaware, pestpatrol, or your AV soft of choice

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    Default Re: Won't let me go to Google or Yahoo

    Quote Originally Posted by Tux
    dude. dont format cause you have some spyware. spybot, adaware, pestpatrol, or your AV soft of choice
    best to format..........call dell or some other major pc company, they will tell u to format not buy some piece of software
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    Default Re: Won't let me go to Google or Yahoo

    Thanks, got rid of it.

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    Default Re: Won't let me go to Google or Yahoo

    adaware has a free version. spybot is free. and you should have AV soft installed just on principle. theres no software to buy.

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    Default Re: Won't let me go to Google or Yahoo

    Quote Originally Posted by Staind Soul
    For the last week or so whenever I try to go to google.com or Yahoo it sends me to some "alfa search" engine. I'm pretty sure this must be some kind of adware but does anyone know how to get rid of it? I have a spyware program installed on my computer but it doesn't seem to be picking this up.
    Have you considered that the spyware causing this problem is the spyware remover?

    Many spyware removers are just spyware themselves. Much like some security software that simply creates a back door for easy entry. Well, not really.

    I highly recommend SpyBot over any other.

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    Default Re: Won't let me go to Google or Yahoo

    format C:\
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon
    format C:\
    Funny, but untrue.

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    Default Re: Won't let me go to Google or Yahoo

    deltree C:\ is even better

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    Default Re: Won't let me go to Google or Yahoo

    Quote Originally Posted by Staind Soul
    Thanks, got rid of it.
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