My web browsers (Firefox 3.5.7 and IE8) have caught some variation of a Google redirect virus. After a Google search, a majority of the links I attempt to click are redirected. I'm using WinXP Home. Some details:
The first redirected sites I was confronted with were the evil ones with tricky popup dialog boxes. Upon a reboot, I got this error message:
C:\Documents and Settings\<<NAME>>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\7249907A.lnk
THe NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction. CS:054a IP:03f1 OP:63 6f 72 Choose "Close" to terminate the application.
This .lnk file was in my Startup folder. I ran MalwareBytes, which found some suspicious stuff (I have the log file if you want it). Then I did a system restore and backed up two days. The file doesn't show up in Startup anymore. However, Google searches still redirected. Now the sites I am redirected to are travel ads or fake search sites.
Before coming here, I've tried Ad-Aware, AVG Anti-Virus Free, MalwareBytes, and Spybot, but (surprise!) none of them fixed the problem. Oh please say you are able to ... Thank you in advance!
Edited by riskelpiper, 31 January 2010 - 06:30 AM.