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Redirecting from searches on Google or Yahoo

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#1 bryony


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:38 PM

Hi, Im not sure what to do, my laptop is infected i think, everytime i search for something either on Google or Yahoo, and i click on one of the search items that i want to read, i get redirected to some other website that is not what i clicked on. Now if i put the website into my browser myself i can go straight to it. I used to have AVG but it crashed on my laptop for some reason, so i downloaded Avast, it catches all the viruses with no problem, but im still being redirected everytime i go to use a search engine. I have about 7 or 8 viruses in the virus chest, and the locations of them are C/Documents and Settings/Administrator/Local or C/Documents and Settings/Network Settings/Local, and one that says C/Windows/system32/spool/prtprocs/w32x86. The viruses are called HTML:lframe-inf, HTML:RedirME.inf{Trj), JS:Downloader-LX {Trj}, JS:Prontexi-S{Trj}, JS:Prontexi-R{Trj}
All of these are secured in my virus chest, and they always seem to recur when i get redirected. My husband has the desktop computer and has had no problems, but i continually do so, any help would be greatly appreciated, as we dont know what to do, we have tried all the virus software that we know of that is safe, and we still cant get rid of the redirecting. My laptop is Windows XP, i have a Fujitsu Lifebook.
thank you for your time

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#2 Sashacat


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Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:16 PM

Hello :thumbsup:

Have you checked for a corrupt Hosts file?

Info on Proxy settings and Hosts file in
Post # 2 by quietman7 (Global Moderator):

Here's the Microsoft article:
How do I reset the hosts file back to the default?
Run ATF Cleaner: (free program, temp file cleaner, deletes cookies)
Instructions on web page.
Read this topic in its ENTIRETY
(including the Troubleshoot section, proxy settings, and use of Rkill):
How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to scan and remove malware from your computer
Posted by Grinler on February 16, 2010


Are you using a firewall?
If yes, which one? Windows Firewall, or other ?

Outdated programs can let "bad things" into your computer.

Do you have all the Windows Updates ? (for security vulnerabilities)

Do you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader?
See article on the main page of this site:
Adobe issues updates to Reader and Acrobat to address critical vulnerabilities

Do you have the most current Java ?
Go to:
Click "Do I have Java" (under the big red button).
It will tell you if you have the most current Java.

Just to let you know (this is for YOUR protection):
"only trained members of the following groups: Malware Response Team, Malware Study Hall Senior, Moderators or Administrators are allowed to help people with logs. "
source: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/126946/a-reminder-to-our-members-regarding-malware-logs/

Please reply back.
Include the Malwarebytes' scan results.
Copy/paste the ENTIRE CONTENTS of your Malwarebytes' scan results into your next reply for one of the official staff members to help you with.
If we don't change the direction we are going,
We are likely to end up where we are headed.

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