I actually subscribe to this newsletter, and it is very informative.
I thought you guys would enjoy a little quote from the Kim Komando daily tip. (dated april 9)
You apparently are the victim of a browser hijacking.
As hijackings go, this one sounds mild. Usually they change your home
page to the porn site. They also change the search engine, so that all
of your searches are redirected to pornography.
I assume you have tried deleting the folders. If not, right-click the
folders and choose Delete. Unfortunately, that probably won't rid your
computer of this filth. Hijackers usually burrow into the Registry.
They reinstate themselves when the computer is next booted.
This is probably a form of spyware. There are two excellent programs
that wipe out spyware: Ad-aware and Spybot Search and Destroy. Run them
both. You'll find links to them at:
They still may not do the job. Hijackers are tough to remove. If you
continue to have problems, try the program HijackThis. There is an
excellent help site for HijackThis at: http://tomcoyote.org/hjt/
This site includes two forums where hijack victims can get help.
I can't give you much help here because I know nothing about your
computer. The people on the forums are dedicated to fighting hijackers,
and they can walk you through this.