Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Google Redirect Virus? Computer Restarts Automatically and other things...


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 All4God

All4God

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:51 PM

Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:49 AM

Okay, I had a "Privacy Center" virus which is now gone after using Malwarebytes to remove it. I had trouble running that program though, it finally ran after changing the file name of setup and program files.

At the same time, I have had a "Google Redirect Virus" which Malwarebytes did not remove. When I click on the links in Google or Yahoo, it redirects me to completely random sites. To actually view the site, I have to copy and paste the link in the address bar. At times, pages take forever to load but do eventually. It won't even allow me to view some sites, it says restricted or incorrect address, etc. Today my computer has automatically restarted twice. Once when I ran a search from the start menu and the other time when I tried to run ZoneAlarm after installing. Now that program is nowhere to be found. It acts like it is getting worse by the day. I am running Windows XP Home Edition and am not a very savvy computer chick but can follow simple directions. This is my first ever forum post, normally I just copy what other people have done on forums. This time it is not working. Please Help, this thing is driving me nuts! I also use no firewall program except whatever Windows has on it, hence trying to install ZoneAlarm. I am currently using XoftSpy as my spyware protection and using RegCure and my registry cleaner. They expire in about 10 days. XoftSpy did not detect this thing. Also when my computer restarts, a popup says that Windows has incurred an error or something like that. There is no code, it just a close button. Another time upon restarting a popup said Windows cannot find 'C:\Program'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. Also, there is a red shield with white X in my system tray and everytime i tell it to enable my firewall, within 10 minutes or so it comes back saying there is no firewall protection. It has never done this before.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 garmanma

garmanma

    Computer Masochist


  • Staff Emeritus
  • 27,809 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:06:51 PM

Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:44 PM

ATF
Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

------------------------------------

SAS,may take a long time to scan
Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

Mark
Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users