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Google and Yahoo searches being redirected


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#1 gigi223

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 01:26 PM

Hello,
I am having a similar problem that I have seen posted here in regards to searching on the internet. The searches come back redirecting me to different sites -- they appear to be related to antivirus softwares. This happens when I am using IE7 or Firefox 3.0.6 with both Google and Yahoo. I am running Windows XP SP3. Is it best for me to run HijackThis and post the log? Please direct me how to proceed.

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#2 Lloyd T

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:37 PM

Please read How to post a HijackThis Log then post your log here. A qualified expert will be able to help you. Please be patient when waiting for an expert to review your log since the forum is quite busy.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 11:11 PM

Hi,
This is happening to me too. The correct web adderss is shown at the bottom of the screem, but when I click on the link I get redirected to another site...usually another search engine. I've run several spyware removal tools,antivirus, etc and still get redirected. What bothers me is that I'm running XP and IE 8.0 and when I switch users and get on the internet on the other users side I do not have this problem. I can go directly to the correct webpage. How can only one uesr have this problem and not the other?

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 01:04 PM

Hello moonjell and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Please read How to post a HijackThis Log then post your log here. A qualified expert will be able to help you. Please be patient when waiting for an expert to review your log since the forum is quite busy.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:56 PM

moonjell,

For future reference, please start your own topics when you have a problem rather than posting your problem in someone else's thread which can create massive confusion.

Now that you each, gigi223 and moonjell, have logs posted 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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