I attempted to access Yahoo mail. I received a screen that had Dell at the top and said Google and that I was attacked by Yield Manager. It said to use HijackThis to correct. Since I did not trust this suggestion because I did not know where it came from, I came here and found an old post from 2008 regarding Yield Manager. The answer given was, yes to download and run HijackThis. Well, since the answer included the link to download HijackThis, I went ahead and downloaded it to have in case I needed it.
My first attempt to download failed and said my system was not _________ (don't remember the word, like updated or something). So, I attempted to download it again, and it showed on my desktop, but I got a message if I was using Vista, that I had to right click the HijackThis icon and run as Administrator. I right clicked on the icon and did not see that option. But, I got a message that HijackThis was running. (??????). There's no way to tell that it is running.
Then I got a notifier that an e-mail had responded to my post to the old question about Yield Manager from 2008. When I closed my e-mail, I got a message on my desktop that was in a System Analyzer box. It said"Access violation at address 0042A673 in module 'SM Analyzer.exe.' Read of address 0293FC70 OK" -------------- This is all greek to me and I certainly don't understand. I am just a consumer, not a programmer, or tech. I clicked on the HijackThis icon again and it said HijackThis is running.
I don't know if I have a problem, or what it is. I don't know how long HijackThis will run, or any way to tell if it is running, except to click on the icon.
I wonder now if I should have downloaded HijackThis.
I have a backup that I just happened to do before I encountered the problem with Yield Manager and wonder if I should restore my system. In the past when I have tried this, problems like Yiled Manager just get through the restore process anyway.
I hope this makes sense to someone. I don't know what to do, if anything.