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#1 moonlightinred

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 05:41 PM

I'm usually pretty good at taking care of viruses and malware on my own. I can Google. I'm not a pro, but I'm not afraid to poke around the registry and such. This, however, is driving me nuts. A little over a month ago, I noticed that my Google search results were randomly redirected to pleasewaitclick.com where it would sometimes take me directly to the site I had requested and sometimes it would take me to a "custom" search site like questbooster.com or searchfindsite.com. I had recently installed WAMP server on my laptop so I could do some site development on the road without any internet access...I thought that might have something to do with it, but after checking the HOSTS file and finding nothing, I'm not sure that it does.

I THINK it has something to do with Java/JavaScript, since it SEEMS like when I disable JavaScript in Firefox, the issue goes away. Which makes sense - upon the first load of the results page, if you hover over a link, it displays the correct URL for the result. When you click, it may or may not redirect, but if you go back to the same results page and hover over the link, it shows the malware redirect instead of the original link.

I'm running 64-bit Windows 7, which, unfortunately, limits the programs I can use...right? Anyway, I would appreciate ANY and ALL help y'all can offer!

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 08:59 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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Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:42 PM

Ah, sorry about posting it in the wrong section. I wasn't sure if I should run HijackThis and post the log or not. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions? Would a HijackThis log help?

Thanks!




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