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Windows Update redirects to Google


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#1 MLS122171

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:38 PM

Hello, I have a problem. I should start off by saying that I am running Windows XP Home SP2 on my Mac through the application Parallels Desktop. Everything to do with XP is running fine, except for two things. First, whenever I go to the Windows/Microsoft update websites, it always redirects me to Google; it doesn't matter if I've clicked the link from the Automatic Updates control panel, or if I've typed it in manually, it always redirects to Google. I'm wondering if I have some sort of malware or virus on my computer because I know that my Mac has a virus, and I'm wondering if it's affecting the Windows XP portion of the computer too. The reason I mentioned AVG here is because I saw another person post the exact same problem as mine, and this person't problem started out with AVG failing to update (I have AVG Internet Security 8.0). Any suggestions?

(Also, I didn't know whether to post this in this forum, or in the Apple forum, or in some sort of virus forum, so move the topic if you have to)

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:49 PM

Hello MLS122171,

I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/202164/windows-update-redirects-to-google/

We do not allow more than one topic for the same computer and the same issue as this causes confusion, and in this case may make the disinfection process more difficult.

This leaves you with a choice:

1) Have this thread reopened and moved to the Am I Infected forum and the HiJack This log topic deleted

OR

2) Keep this thread closed and wait for assistance in the HiJack This log forum. Please note that that forum is VERY busy.

Please send a Private Message indicating your choice.

Assuming you wish assistance in the HiJack This forum, 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 HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in 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 HJT 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 HJT Team members are EXTREMELY 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 HJT 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.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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