IE isn't infected, Windows is so uninstalling IE8 won't fix this.
NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
2. [WinXP ONLY!! =>] Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
(only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
**Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
or other appropriate forums as well.**
If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> I accidentally clicked on a pop up window and gave my computer a virus. i
> immediately deleted this virus but when i went back into the internet it
> came up with the window showing a different site to my homepage. and every
> time i try to navigate away from this site it seems to bring me straight
> back again. i have tried changing my homepage, i have tried malware
> removers virus removers even uninstalling ie8. nothing is working. this
> site just keeps on coming up.
> I need serious help here people. please