I sure would appreciate help in removing a redirect virus that I have.
Let me first say that this might possibly be a hangover from AntivirusXP 2008. About 3 weeks ago I was web surfing when all of a sudden I received a pop up stating that my computer is infected with something like 2706 different viruses and I should immediatley run a scan with my virus protection. I clicked on the pop up to CLOSE IT and as soon as I did I realized that I had probably just unlesashed the virus. And of course thats exactly what I did. It turned out to be AntivirusXP2008. My screen saver disappeared and was replaced by a warning that my computer was infected and that I needed to buy their software in order to remove the infection. I did NOT buy their software. Mcafee was unable to identify the original problem, Adaware 2008 was also unable. After searching several websites I found several different instructions regarding how to remove AntivirusXP2008 and I tried many of them and while I could get partially through the directions it seemed like eventually I would reach an impass of some sort. I would be instructed to locate a file and no such file existed, etc. So while it seemed like I was on a path to remove the virus, none of the suggested solutions seemed to remove the virus COMPLETELY. A co-worker suggested Windows One Care Live. So I installed it. One issue I had with Windows OneCare Live is that it directed me to uninstall Mcaffe and Adaware - which I did. Now I cannot get them back because of this redirect. I also installed PC Tools Spyware Doctor, PC Tools Registry Mechanic and Malwarebytes RogueRemover. I cannot be certain, however, it "appears" that through the combined effects of everything I tried that AntivirusXP2008 may finally be gone (the "screen saver" warning is gone and the computer doesnt seem as slow) but now I have this stupid redirect problem. So Im not sure if this redirect is a hangover effect of AntivirusXP2008 or something completely different.
In preparation of posting this request I have cleaned out my temporary files, temporary interent files and recycle bin as directed. I also ran Spyware Doctor, Registry Mechanic and Malwarebytes RogueRemover before starting typing this request and none of them identify any problems.
As for the redirect it doesnt happen with every URL I type in. It seems to be very indiscriminate, no rhyme or reason. Here is what I get when I try to visit ebay.com:
You have requested following URL: http://ebay.com/
Your request has been blocked a server for the following reason:
your computer is placed in base as harming
Distribution Malware yes
Distribution Spyware yes
FTP Attacks yes
HTTP Attacks yes
Sending Spam yes
Credit Card Fraud possible
Probably your computer is infected malware, and you has no attitude to the above-stated actions.
In this case, please, lead full anti-virus scanning your computer.
If you have no antivirus or your antivirus does not eliminate a problem
you can use these free-of-charge links:
Download free antivirus scanner
Free online antivirus scanner
Please note that on the actual notification I receive these last two lines are actually links to theantivirusscan.com/download.php and theantivirusscan.com/omline.php respectively.
So in summary, Im not sure if my problem is a part of, or is in some way, related to AntivirusXP2008 or if it is a completely separate issue.
What I would ultimately like to be able to do is 1.) of course remove this virus and 2.) be able to reinstall my Mcafee and Adaware 2008.
I certainly would appreciate any help and look forward to hearing from y'all.