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Search Engine trojan

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#1 twinterps


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Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:23 AM

When I try to use any search engine (google, yahoo, msn), I get search results that have what I searched for in the results but ALSO "freeantivirus", etc... as part of the web address. It says "loading" at the bottom left of the screen no matter what search engine I use. I think this is a virus/malware/trojan of some sort but I don't know how to get rid of it. I have run SpySweeper & Norton Internet Security with no results. I also tried Spybot and Malwarebytes and it found some things and I "fixed" them but it didn't help with the search engine problem. System restore won't work on my computer (I think that's a problem with NIS but not sure). I have deleted the temporary folders & cookies (IE) and caches (Firefox). I have Window XP, Service Pack 3 and lately I've been using Firefox instead of IE. I'm not sure what my options are at this point. I was thinking of trying Windows Washer but not sure if that will help or hurt. I don't want to have to swipe out everything and reinstall windows. Any help would be appreciated!!!!

I did some research online and found that I might be experiencing a fake sysaudio.sys trojan which modifies search results. Could this be my problem and if so, how do I manually remove the infected/fake files? I am a novice at this stuff. I don't even know where to find this fake files. I looked in my system32 folder and found what appears to be a fake wdmaud.sys file (19km with no version from microsoft when i click on the properties). Please please please help!!!!!

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