My Norton subscription on my PC
at home was due for renewal so I went to the Symantec website and elected to upgrade to Norton Internet Security 2006. I downloaded the programme, which then scanned my system and removed some problems that it had detected. I then went back on the internet and instead of my airliners.net home page appearing, the Symantec home page appeared. It gave the option of changing this so I clicked on the icon and I was immediately directed to a porn site XXX.com with the address http:// 188.8.131.52/ssredir/gb.html (I have left a deliberate space between http:// and the number). No matter which address I type in, or even if I select one of my favourites, I always end up at XXX.com.
I tried to remove the hijack using SpyBoot, Ad Aware se and Microsoft Anti Spyware, without success. Can anyone suggest any other way to remove the page hijacker and explain the procedure for a non-computer expert like me? How do you remove the pages from the registry? Otherwise, my internet is useless.
It is very strange that the spyware infection occurred when updating internet security. You would think that the normal Norton security would have deteted it if not the parental controls on my PC
, and why pay for an upgraded product that only brings you problems? I can only assume that the hijackers must have infiltrated the Norton download at some point.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."