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Browser redirect, possible rootkit?

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#1 mtngirl101


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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:11 PM


This past week Firefox and IE redirect to other sites frequently. Computer runs much slower than usual and freezes often. Cannot open in safe mode or open the settings for CA Security Suite firewall and was not able to update CA without error before today, when it appeared to do so correctly. CA scans have showed nothing. Tried to run Malwarebytes and HT but no go; downloaded fresh copies at work (a Mac) and installed at home via USB drive. MB gives error (I think 700 something (0,0)) but HT ran and I have a log. Only use IE when I absolutely have to; have ABP on Firefox. I know I should update to SP3, is it OK to do it now? Do I have malware and a rootkit? Can you please help? Many thanks in advance.

Windows XP Pro, SP2, CA Security Suite

Edited by mtngirl101, 07 January 2010 - 09:14 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:38 PM

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

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