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Search Engine Redirect (Google/Yahoo)

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#1 MuggyFresh


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Posted 15 February 2010 - 01:08 AM

A while back I got the Internet Security 2010 which was easy enough to get rid of, but this redirecting is getting slightly annoying. It's the same thing I read on many forums problem wise, but I can never get a solution. When I click on the links after searching on google it redirects me to sites for a short time then to what looks like a legit site like Yahoo or Yellowpages. I can always get to the page I want it's just sometimes it redirects me and I just don't know if it's serious or not.

Solutions I have tried:
Multiple Scanners or cleaners(Hitman/Avast/MBAM usually will have atapi.sys. Not sure if that's the problem though.) CCleaner also used.
Finding and deleting certain malicious bogus files, but could not find any (ex. sysaudio, wdmaud, tdss)
Checking the host file for extra IPs

Only thing I haven't tried that seems to work is Combofix and Goored (I think that's what it is called) and the reason for that is because Goored is just something I've really never heard of until today. As for Combofix, I'm just not that tech savvy.

I'm running Windows XP with SP2

Thanks in advance for any kind of help.

Edited by MuggyFresh, 15 February 2010 - 01:30 AM.

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