I understand everybody would be busy. But please try to help me out.. i am suffering....
I have posted my topic in "Am I infected? What do I do? " under "Security" but no help.
Hence hope your expertise can help me in solving the problem i am facing.
Below is my problem friends.
when i am trying to open www.google.com which is my home page , i get the following "sorry" page.
it says "Google Sorry...
... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.
To continue searching, please type the characters you see below:
i use windows xp sp2.
eset nod 32 antivirus.
antivirus scan results in nothing.
when i use "spybot search and destroy" i get the following
1)Fraud.WindowsProtectionSuite-15 entries malware
2)Microsoft.Windows.RedirectedHosts - 201 entries Security C
3)Right Media - 1 entry Browser
when i try to fix selected problems in spybot search and destroy for
i get an error popup which says "Unexpected error in fixing problems (cannot creat file C:Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts. Access is denied.)"
Also i have noticed that though i have enabled "show hidden folders" in C:Windows\System32\drivers\etc i am not able to see any hosts file.
but i have a "search everything " desktop search utility.
when i searched for "hosts" file it could find it.
i open it and to my horror i see the below.
i have not mentioned all other ip's just to make the mail short , i mean i have removed a few other entries for the sake of convenience while writing this mail..
why are all these entries here ? who modified it ? is spybot s & d responsible for this ? or am i attacked ?
Please suggest me , as to how to deal with this problem.
Hope i have made my questions clear.
Feel free to ask me if any clarifications are required...
Thanks in anticipation.
Request your help.
Edited by abcd_1, 03 February 2010 - 10:19 PM.