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Search Engine Results Redirect FF and IE, no malware detected


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#1 FixItComputerGuy

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:14 AM

I've got some kind of bug that is causing all the major search engines to redirect any result I click on. No matter what the search engine, no matter Firefox or IE. I have ran the basic scans and all come up empty. These include AVG A\V, ComboFix, AVG Anti-Root Kit, Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D, etc. All come up negative, but I still have the re-direct. Any suggestions? I've even created new profiles in FF and it still has the issue. Created a new user account on the computer and it has the issue.

HELP! :thumbsup:

Windows Vista Home Premium, 3Gb RAM, 200Gb HD, Firefox 3.0.11, IE7,

Update:
Cleaning the hosts file has no effect.
I have a screen shot of the temp redirect page, but cannot find a reference on another site. (yet)
Double clicking on a search result link takes me to that search result.

UPDATE II:
Renaming the firefox.exe to something else fixed it for FF, but IE still has the issue.

Edited by FixItComputerGuy, 17 March 2010 - 04:10 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2010 - 04:15 PM

Tried additional methods with FixIEDefs and still no result.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:56 PM

Hello Obviously we need a deeper look,please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic from step 9.
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:06 AM

I have moved your HJT log to the proper forum at this link...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/303547/search-engine-results-redirect/

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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