I'm not positivly sure how this happened but...........
Yesterday: 5:45 PM, I cliked a link on a thead in the Traxxas alley. The Thread talked about 0-60 charts. In fact it's still on the first page. The link was somthing like "www.carstats.com"(not positive). It brought me to a site where I looked up my moms neon to see the top speed. About 20 pop ups came up and i closed them(by right cliking the name on the task bar then closing). Soon another one came up looking exactly like a windows warning. It asked if i wanted to install and run a program. There was no x up in the corner so i clicked NO. This poped up on every page at that site. I eventually got bored and closed IE and let my dad check his email. Thats when he noticed TONS of new icons in the "system tray". He ran a few programs to scan the harddrive only to discover 165 new spyware programs! Thease included nasty malware and other ones including, Coulomb Dialer(calls 900 numbers with rediculus phone charges, Really bad), Download Plus, Remenent BHO,Ezula, Download ware, and SCBAR, All of which were installed by "Active-X". It took us 2 hours to get the computer to start up and run with out locking up and expiriancing problems.
Wininet.dll (part of Internet explorer) was raplaced, so IE won't run now and all other programs that use html wont run.
If IE would run we would notice that the search feature was hijacked.
Moderators PLEASE follow up on this. I had to post this using my laptop and a very slow dialup. My IE is now posibly permenently disabled and I don't want this to happen to any one else.
Hopefully we can figure this out, Its a big problem,