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#1 hornfish

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:36 AM

I keep getting redirected when googling topics to scour.com. I assume that this is some kind of infestation. I'm not sure if related, but my avast trips regularly saying that it has blocked a trojan or malware and I also am getting random ads that I can hear but not see when I'm surfing. Please help!

BTW, I'm running Windows 7, Explorer.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 09:57 AM

Please follow these instructions: How to remove Google Redirects or the TDSS, TDL3, Alureon rootkit using TDSSKiller
  • Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • When the program opens, click the Start Scan button.
  • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.
  • Ensure Cure is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process. <- Important!!
    Note: If 'Suspicious' objects are detected, you will be given the option to Skip or Quarantine. Skip will be the default selection.
  • A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).
  • Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.
-- For any files detected as 'Suspicious' (except those identified as Forged to be cured after reboot) get a second opinion by submitting to Jotti's virusscan or VirusTotal. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:28 PM

quietman, I couldn't connect to the internet because of the virus/malware/whatever it was so I used a system restore point and it seemed to get rid of the problem. I'll return to this post if it pops back up again and do what you said. Thanks for your time!

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:44 PM

You're welcome.

Keep in mind that sometimes this method of recovery works but other times it may not since System Restore was not designed to be a virus or malware removal tool. Whether it will be successful depends on what type of infection you are dealing with and what is restored during the process.
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