Some of you know this, some do not---but many sites as you surf the net are adding trackers, ads, redirectors, or worse.
Here are 2 things that will remove most of this stuff. Ad-aware and Spybot software programs. These are free programs that can be downloaded from the net.
Go to this site and it'll list what to do. www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=37074
Lonny knows his stuff to say the least on more advanced attacks to ones computer and how to get rid of it. Bottom line is download Adaware and Spybot--both are necessary IMO. I have both of these programs since last spring.
The key is to update them each month if not more often!
A good rule of thumb is on the 1st of each month---do all your updates, Windows, Adaware, Spybot, etc...
ALSO! For existing ADAWARE users---2 things--- Update the definitions! And 2nd is they have a new program out which has replaced SE1.05 frame work, it is the SE 1.06 version. It is much better at catching the redirects IMO. So upgrade to SE for free.
I hope this helps a few of you to better enjoy the internet.
BTW----Windowsbbs, Adaware, Spybot is NOT endorsed, sanctioned, or affiliated by/to DHC in any way. I just posted it to be of help to DHC members is all.
Oh and one last thing--these are NOT meant to replace antivirus software, but are addditions to antivirus software like Norton, McAfee, etc.. which do not catch many "nuetral" codes which Spybot and Adaware does catch and remove.