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Yahoo/Google searches got redirected to ad sites

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#1 hikaru*


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Posted 25 May 2009 - 02:14 PM

I don't know why but now whenever I type something in the search box of yahoo, google, or msn, and click on the link, I always get redirected to an ad site, not the one I'm looking for. This happened in both Internet Explorer and Firefox. Since my friends' computers are still normal, I thought that maybe this is beecause of a virus/malware.

I tried to scan with AVG 7.5, but my computer restarted halfway when I came back. I guess it must be because of the version. I wanted to download AVG 8.5 (there's a message telling me to), but someone told me I would have to pay for it. Does anyone know about this?

I also tried to scan using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, but it doesn't work. I tried to open it, and there's an hourglass appear telling me to wait. Then it disappear, and then program never opened.

I have had another problem a while back, and it still remains until now. When I turn on my computer, there would be a message saying:
"IDE Channel 1 no 80 conductor cable installed
Warning! CPU has been changed.
Please re-enter CPU settings in the CMOS setup and remember to save before quit!"
I wonder if this may have something to do with the problem.

I have read the guide and installed dds.scr. There're some problems, though. The picture doesn't look like the one in the guide. When I open it, there's no black screen, and there's no attach.txt either. There's a dds.scr though, but it looks gibberish. I attached it here so you guys can look at it.

Hope you guys can help! Thanks!

My computer also sometimes restarts suddenly.

Merged posts. ~ OB

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 19 August 2010 - 12:12 AM.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 02:43 PM

Hello and :thumbup2: to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.

Thanks and again sorry for the delay


We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
  • Notepad will open with the results.
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.

Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

Information on A/V control HERE

Kind regards


#3 hikaru*

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:41 PM

Hi there, and thanks for the reply. My issues had been resolved already as I've just gotten my computer home today. Everything have been deleted, though >.< Oh well, anyway, thanks for trying to help!

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 05:28 PM


Thank you for posting back. I'm glad that your computer problems have been fixed. Since this issue seems to be resolved, this thread will now be closed.

In case you experience any problems with the computer, please Start a new topic.

Happy computing,

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