I have a problem. What I've noticed so far is that when I'm browsing on Firefox and I've searched the google for something, if I click on one of the results, I get sent to an irrelevant site. It happens probably about 4 out of 5 times, and I can always use the back button back to the results. When I click on the desired link the second time, I go to the right place (it's polite malware?) There are three or four sites to which I am directed, regardless of the google search.
I'm using XP. I've got the latest version of Firefox (3.5.8).
I've got AdAware and Spybot S&D that I use occasionally. At first, when I tried to use AdAware, I couldn't reach their servers to update. After reading a lot in these forums, I used HijackThis and eventually Comodo System Cleaner. I got rid of some pretty obvious HKEY redirects in the registry (found by Comodo) and now I can update AdAware and scan stuff. AdAware will go through about 200,000 files on a full scan, then the whole system locks up. I found one file that AdAware called a worm, and when I stopped the scan myself (instead of letting it lock up) I was able to get rid of the worm.
Despite all these efforts, the redirect from the google search results persist.
Attached is the Hijack this log I just made.
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Oops. GMER and DDS files.
Thanks for the move, animal.
Merged posts. ~ OB
Edited by Orange Blossom, 05 March 2010 - 08:36 AM.