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Help!! weird pages appearing in web browser

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Help!! weird pages appearing in web browser

When I use a search engine, usually Google or Yahoo, then click on the link in the results from the search, I am directed to web pages unrelated to the ones in the link.
This always happens twice then on the third attempt on clicking on the link I eventually get the page I was looking for. Most times I am taken to the web page of another search engine but sometimes to rather nasty porn portals.
Anyone know what is causing this and how to stop it.
I have XP firewall turned on and ran Spybot and AVG antivirus but it is still happening.
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Help!! weird pages appearing in web browser

You probably have a spyware infestation.
Download and install Adaware and also Spybot then run these two which ought to clear it.

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
http://www.tucows.com/preview/310138
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Help!! weird pages appearing in web browser

I already ran spybot. I'll try Adaware and see what happens.
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Help!! weird pages appearing in web browser

Dont forget to update them after installing so that they use the latest files.
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Help!! weird pages appearing in web browser

If you still have problems have a look at this link which gives a much more extensive range of programs to try and also tells you how to get further help from their experts