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Google Redirect/wdmaud virus, the dreaded redirect virus

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#1 buddyandhopkins


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 12:03 AM

Hello. I've been infected with the Google Redirect virus. When it first happened, I did a search and found that there would be a wdmaud file in my Windows System 32 folder. Indeed, that was true. (although I don't believe it has the .sys extention. It's labeled as a device driver) I've run PC Tools Spyware Doctor. Found some viruses but didn't fix the problem. Downloaded McAfee and ran it but didn't find anything. Did another search which suggested using OTM to first remove wdmaud and then to download and use malware. I did it. It actually found some infections and I deleted them - but still, the virus remained. I downloaded SpyHunter and superspy something and they both didn't do anything. Please note - all of the spyware was downloaded after I was affected.

I cannot reboot in safemode. It won't let me. I keep getting a blue screen with error messages.

Any help? And if I just reinstall Windows XP will it be a quick fix or will it not fix the problem?

I'm a cartoonist, not a programmer, so bear with me.

Thanks in advance for any help. I did just download ComboFix but this site said to not run it without being asked by a helper. So here I am.

Edit - I forgot to add that one site told me to turn off System Restore and try malware which I did and did not help. But that means I lost my System Restore info.

Edit2 - Also - forgot to add that I also tried Unhack Me and that didn't help either.

Edited by buddyandhopkins, 05 December 2009 - 12:34 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 06:20 PM

if I just reinstall Windows XP will it be a quick fix or will it not fix the problem?

It will need to be a complete install not a repair install

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