Your Web Browser Has Been Hijacked.
All PC have at one point had spyware on them. Sometimes its a little simple thing and can be deleted with ease. Other times it can be a nuisance and really ruin your day. One indication of you being infected with spyware is that your browser. The program you use to browse the web. Internet Explorer, AOL, Netscape, Safari, Firefox etc.. All of these web browsers are vulnerable to Browser Hijacking.
Now what happens when your web browser is hijackeed? Your normal homepage might be missdirected. Normally it might be www.google.com then its changed to a different address. Also you will recive pop-ups when you sign on. Sometimes you will recive pop-ups even if you are offline!
Some things to do to prevent this from happening are to never go to suspicious sites. Never give out your personal information, exspecially banking information. One way to be sure that your information is safe while entering it online is to check if the site is secure. In Firefox when you enter a secure page the address in the address bar will be Bold Green and you will see an Icon at the bottom right telling you its secure.
The main way to prevent your browser being hijacked is to always run at least two antivirus programs in the backround. Also run a firewall at all times. The best one is www.zonealarm.com
Keeping your windows updated, your browser updated, running AVG Free and NOD32 and Zonealarm in the backround will GREATLY reduce your chances of being hijacked. Infact It may never be attacked, mine has yet to be.