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Yahoo/google - Redirect - Jump - Nuisance


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#1 redsandresearch

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:51 PM

Hello, I'm new to this forum.

I have a very annoying problem whenever I search with Yahoo or Google.

Whatever I type in it will show all the results like normal, but when I click on one of the links I get a Redirect page, then a Jump page, and then it takes me to site asking me to buy stuff.

I have done a little research on here and have seen that some people have experienced the same problems. I have attached my hijackthis output, hopefully this will give you a starting point for directions.

However, I know that your directions are personalized so please...HELP ME!

Thank you in advance for you help!

-Matt

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#2 teacup61

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:01 PM

Hello redsandresearch,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer :thumbsup:

You may want to print out these instructions for reference, since you will have to restart your computer during the fix.

Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:
http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exe
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/lonny/Fixwareout.exe

Save it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.
The fix will begin; follow the prompts. You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.

Once the desktop loads please post the text that will open (report.txt) and a new Hijackthis log.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:43 PM

Thank you tea for your assistance and quick response.

I have attached the report file and the new hijackthis log.

Please advise with next steps.

Thank you again in advance!

-Matt

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:29 AM

Hello Matt,

You're welcome. :thumbsup: How is it running now please?

You can delete FixWareout.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 10:49 AM

It's back to normal.

Thank you very much!

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 11:23 AM

Hello,

You're welcome. :thumbsup:

If there are no further problems:

Below I have included a number of recommendations on how to protect your computer in order to prevent future malware infections. Please take these recommendations seriously! These few simple steps can stave off the vast majority of spyware problems.

Regularly go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and download all the "critical updates" for Windows, including the latest version of Internet Explorer. This can patch many of the security holes through which attackers can gain access to your computer. You should also turn on the Windows automatic update feature.

You should definitely maintain a firewall. Some good free firewalls are Kerio, or Outpost. I use Comodo on my own system and really like it. http://comodo.com
A tutorial on understanding and using firewalls may be found here.

In order to protect yourself against spyware, you should consider installing and running the following free programs:

SpywareBlaster
A tutorial on using SpywareBlaster to prevent spyware from ever installing on your computer may be found here.

SpywareGuard
A tutorial on using SpywareGuard for realtime protection against spyware and hijackers may be found here.

Spybot-Search & Destroy
A tutorial on using Spybot to remove spyware from your computer may be found here. Please also remember to enable Spybot's "Immunize" and "TeaTimer" features.

IE/Spyad:
It places over 5000 malicious websites and domains in your IE's restricted zone.
IE/Spyad

Make sure to keep these programs up-to-date and to run them regularly, as this can prevent a great deal of spyware hassle.

* Avoid illegal sites, because that's where most malware is present.
* Don't click on links inside popups.
* Don't click on links in spam messages claiming to offer anti-spyware software; because most of these so called removers ARE spyware.
* Download free software only from sites you know and trust. A lot of free software can bundle other software, including spyware.

Please consider using an alternate browser. Mozilla's Firefox browser is fantastic; it is much more secure than Internet Explorer, immune to almost all known browser hijackers, and also has the best built-in popup blocker (as an added benefit!) that I have ever seen. If you are interested, Firefox may be downloaded from here:
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

Please make sure to run your antivirus software regularly, and to keep it up-to-date.

Please also read Tony Klein's excellent article: How I got Infected in the First Place

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