I've been doing virus / malware removal for a while now and have seen allot of different types of infections. The latest trend is to target your Internet browser. Whether it is Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox, it can get compromised. One of the best programs I've found to clean up Internet browsers is AdwCleaner developed by Xplode.
The main screen inside of AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner works great for removing adware, PUP's (Potentially Undesirable Program), unwanted toolbars and home page hijacking. It's a stand-alone program (requires no installation) except for the quarantine folder and a few registry entries it creates. Just download it to your desktop and you are ready to go. And you can uninstall it right from the main user interface. Best of all, it's free.
Browser exploits have been around for a while now. Who hasn't had their home page changed or have a mysterious toolbar appear when they opened up their browser? AdwCleaner is the perfect tool for getting all of that junk out of your browser(s). The developer, Xplode, is located in France, so some of the menus are multilingual (English / French).
For more information on AdwCleaner, just follow the links below:
AdwCleaner on ToolsLib