I have been trawling the net for some kind of answer to a problem that's causing me some serious headache. I seem to have been infected with a virus or malware causing a redirection of my browser when I click on a link on any search site. The problem is affecting IE and Firefox.
I have only had this problem a couple of days now but have tried several things to remove it so far with no success. To date I have tried the following:
Spybot search and destroy
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise v188.8.131.52
I have also run the HijackThis tool but didn't check any of the boxes for fix after.
With more frustration I then searched the net (as best as poss copy pasting web address's into the address bar) and found many people have been infected by this virus which I think is more likely several similar viruses some easier to remove than others.. I then came across this site and ComboFix.
I'm an IT project manager and have a very good understanding of computers and networking in general and don't normally get stumped by computer problems but this one has defeated me..
I have read the forum and understand it's better to post my nightmare here before running ComboFix or other tests without some guidance.
This for me couldn't have come at a worse time as I have a very important job interview on Tuesday and need to look up lots of things to prepare for my interview and this search redirection problem is breaking me..
I also checked my host file and removed a dodgy entry and although it hasn't returned the problem still persists.. That was a long shot but now I'm at a loss for the next step and beg some assistance..
I'm concerned my personal data or password data may be at risk so I have not been to any sites like eBay or internet banking etc but that is causing me more problems.. My firewall NAT log does not show any kind of DOS attack.
I hope my info is useful in the first instance and can provide anything else required as I really don't want to have to reinstall windows at the moment if poss.
I look forward to any help as the logs on tools like HijackThis and Combofix mean very little to me in the way of diagnostics.
My system details are as follows:
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7100 Build 7100
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Compaq 6710b (GR680ET#ABU)
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel® Core2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, 2001 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard 68DDU Ver. F.10, 11/01/2008
Locale United Kingdom
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Many thanks in advance..
Edited by Orange Blossom, 05 February 2010 - 11:05 PM.
Move to AII. ~ OB