I just downloaded McAfee for the 6 month free trial. I ran a scan and eliminated all the found threats. It did nothing for my problem, which is the "Google hijack virus". (If a search is done on the web, the results are listed correctly, but clicking on any of the links takes you to other, not requested pages). I have now used 6 programs to detect and correct this problem and nothing works. I thought McAfee would finally find the problem. It did find numerous threats but not the one that is still affecting me. Does anyone have any further ideas on this problem?
No antivirus will stop everything unfortunately. Moved this to Malware Discussions > Home User Assistance.
I'm obliged to ask you to read this: http://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-1294
In this case however I would download Hijackthis and post its log on one of the following forums for expert advice:
Do not post Hijackthis logs here, we can't help with those!
Post the logs at a specialist Forum:
Be sure to read all the sticky announcements/instructions at the top of each malware forum!
Thanks for the quick reply. Why doesn't the McAfee website and promo materials say "No antivirus will stop everything unfortunately." That might be a bit of honesty that would kill the expectations and hopes of those who are prematurely relieved to be using McAfee. I'm only talking about fairness here. Could someone make any suggestions as to just what might be going on that most anti-virus programs can't solve this problem (that many seem to have).
Nonetheless, I will do as you suggested in your reply
The same goes for Norton, Kaspersky, Eset, etc. etc. and you don't find them saying that either. It's a fact and any anti-malware (independent) forum will state that over and over again.
Anyway, good luck. There are some free tool suggestions here: http://community.mcafee.com/thread/1996