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#1 gdurkee


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Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:09 PM


I've been wrestling with malware that's redirecting the results of Google searches. It's only happening in Firefox. I've run Malwarebytes, AVG & Superantispyware. The first picked up some malware, but none solved the problem. Running No Script add-on in FF blocks the redirect, but isn't too useful since it keeps changing the redirect URL. I'm also getting an occasional Just-in-time debugger screen coming up. Tried to get rid of that also, but it's not going away either. I suspect it's all connected... .

I've followed the preperation instructions here and am ready to upload the DDS & ARC text scans.

I'm also pretty darned close to just do a clean XP reinstall -- it's my mother-in-law's computer and she's been letting her grand kids use it, which is likely the source of the problem. So another question: my plan would be to create a password protected Admin account on XP and a no-priviledges kids account. That and AVG/Malware would be the main protection. Is that reasonable and effective? Other suggestions?

Many thanks!

EDIT: this got moved because I didn't also post the scan logs with it. I've since done that at that forum. If anyone has thoughts on future protection (as above), I'd appreciate it.


Edited by gdurkee, 10 January 2010 - 02:51 PM.

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