I haven't used ad aware in years but after nothing found by mse, norton or malewarebytes. Restart your browser and try again. I could not even open ad aware to undo what it had done. When you had any browser open for about 10-15 minutes it would randomly open another window an go to random url's sometimes opening three tabs in the process. So I am in the process of running a repair install of windows. I only posted to let others no that ad aware may not be a viable program anymore and to use at your own risk.
On almost a daily basis I read a thread where someone had a problem that they themselves caused through an honest mistake or random occurance that they could have easily fixed with a system restore, but could not because they turned it off. When you had any browser open for about 10-15 minutes it would randomly open another window an go to random url's sometimes opening three tabs in the process. With every dumb action comes knowledge to not make the action again. Once adaware was installed it stopped the redirects so I followed with a scan. The correct method is to clean the computer, create a fresh restore point and then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recent restore point. So I have been trying to solve a redirect problem on my Windows 7 64 bit. It should look like this, or something similar: Delete the data below that line and save and exit notepad.
This was the reason for multiple scans and with different what I thought was trusted programs. Upon boot it cleaned the files and started my computer. Once restarted only my 64 bit programs would open nothing else. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Anyone have recent experience and comments with LavaSoft Ad-Aware?. Do be honest I could have done more in terms of asking but what is done is done. The host file was clean. It is one thing to turn it off to clear it out if you thing viruses could have been backed up to it, but it should not be turned off permanently.
I apologize, I thought you had a redirect issue. But, it won't run on my new comp. Well I have searched several forums, and followed the advice of multiple threads I came across. System Security I've been tryin to run Burn Aware. You could have probably done a system restore, provided it is not turned off, to fix you problem. Also, if you do turn system restore off, please turn it back on.
No big harm as I keep all my personal files on a separate partition just for that reason. I only posted to let others no that ad aware may not be a viable program anymore and to use at your own risk. Once restarted only my 64 bit programs would open nothing else. It could have just been a fluke with my system but felt it was worth mentioning. Malware will not reinstall itself from a restore point unless you restore the computer to an infected point.
Once it was complete I used the recommended settings and reboot. I thought as suggested by google searching to give ad aware a try. All seemed fine while running scans checking for my trouble. I could not even open ad aware to undo what it had done. I only posted to let others know to maybe not follow my mistakes.
The host file was clean. This seemed like a pit fall to me thus the reason for the thread. Back then i decided to use MalwareBytes for real-time anti-malware security. This is a first time I have ever had to reinstall due to a virus or maleware. This is a first time I have ever had to reinstall due to a virus or maleware. Any restore point before the reboot you mentioned would have gotten everything working again and we could help make sure you did not let Adaware remove any false positives.
This software is available to V3. All came back clean, and I have run all of these for a week now everyday trying to solve this problem. This included adaware so I could undo it's actions. I thought as suggested by google searching to give ad aware a try. Could anyone give a W7 newb a hand? After scanning with it, it found something and recommended placing it in quarantine so I did and revolted as the program said. So I downloaded the new ad aware and ran it. It could have just been a fluke with my system but felt it was worth mentioning.