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Google search redirect problem


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#1 swang21

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:13 PM

Recently when I search for something on google and click on the results, I get redirected to another random site. It does this a few times when I click on the result I want again. After maybe 5 or 6 redirects the link works normally again. Then it's fine for a while. Next time I do another search & click on the link I want, it redirects me again & again.

I'm getting frustrated clicking on the same link 10 times to get to the page I want! haha.. :thumbsup:

I have used AVG and Malwarebytes to try to look for any problems. But even after removing the issues found, the search redirecting is still happening.

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I'm using Windows 7.
It does this on IE and Google Chrome.
Many times it redirects to google.com/webhp & most other times it's just random irrelavant junk spam sites.

Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

Edited by swang21, 10 January 2010 - 10:16 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:59 PM

Hello, You will need to run HJT/DDS.
Please follow this guide. go and do steps 6 thru 8 ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Hijackthis. Then go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.

Let me know if it went OK.
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:51 AM

So I was just doing steps 6-8 on the link you sent me.
While doing the RootRepeal part, after downloading it, I opened it & got an error immediately saying:
"FOPS - DeviceIoControl Error! Error Code = 0xc0000024 Extended Info (0x000000ec)

I'm not sure what that means :thumbsup:
I followed the steps exactly the way it said to do it.
Not sure what to do now.
Thanks!

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:04 AM

Hi, I should have said if you can't do some move on.
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:42 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/286206/infected-google-search-redirects/ 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 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 several days, up to two weeks perhaps less, to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

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

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