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Yahoo/Google/Any Search Engine re-direct

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#1 smm02008


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:12 PM


I'm new to the forum, so hopefully I've provided enough information. My main problemis the re-direct problem, but I have two others as well.

Main Problem:
When I search for something on yahoo/google/ any other search engine site, and click on the web-page off the search results page, I get re-directed to another site. Typically, but not always, if I hit the back button on the explorer page, it will take me to where I want to go. I also can't seem to connect to this site, nor Norton's site. The webpage is just blank. It doesn't matter if I type in the website address or try to do a search and connect through yahoo or one of the other search engines.

I've seen that I'm not the first person with this problem, but I wasn't sure if I should follow the advice given to them by the admins. I should also state that I'm not good with computers and usually don't know what I'm doing (hence, the hesitation to follow what they were told)

Problem # 2:
I also get this error that says that I have a windows system 32 error that appears needs to shut down my broweser and want to let Microsoft know about the problem. I've read that there's some fix for it off on microsoft's website- should I download that?

Problem # 3: My computer wants to keep installing these "new updates" but I have no idea what they are, nor if this is related, or just one of those lovely Microsoft updates that you have to install from time to time, but all three things began happening around the same time.

Please let me know if you need any more info about any of the above.


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:36 PM

I would advise you to download all Microsoft Updates ASAP. If it is a little yellow shield with an "!" in the center that the box is coming from and says "Updates are available for your computer" when you hover over it with your mouse, then you can be pretty sure its from Microsoft. If you want to be deemed clean before installing the updates, that is fine with me.

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Edited by xblindx, 22 April 2009 - 03:37 PM.

#3 Orange Blossom

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 11:53 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/223140/guessing-this-is-a-vundo-variant/ 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. Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible

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

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