> When I am on ebay website after doing a search, IE 7.0 redirects me without
> clicking on anything to this website:
> http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st%3Fad_type. Also, I have noticed that from the
> start button in Windows Vista, I now have a different screen if I am
> searching for a file on my pc. Please help.
Your computer is infected with malware. A quick Google for
"ad.yieldmanager.xxx" (substitution made so no one click on this) shows
that this malware is often connected with WinFixer, which gives you at
least one Vundo trojan variant.
Do the preparatory steps here:
Then do the specific removal steps here:
You can also check to see if there are targeted removal steps for your
Bleeping Computer removal how-to's -
When all else fails, run HijackThis and post your log in one of the
specialty forums listed at the first link above (not here, please).
Not all tools used will work in Vista and you will need to run them
elevated. Since Vista is so new, it will be a while before removal
techniques and tools are developed. If you are unable to remove the
infection by following the general steps, register at one of the
HijackThis forums as suggested.
Standard caveat: If the procedures look too complex - and there is no
shame in admitting this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a
professional computer repair shop (not your local version of
BigComputerStore/GeekSquad). Please be aware that not all local shops
are skilled at removing malware and even if they are, your computer may
be so infested that Windows will need to be clean-installed. Have all
your data backed up before you take the machine into a shop.
Elephant Boy Computers
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User