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Google redirecting virus

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#1 philwdavies


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Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:46 PM

I have recently removed (I think) a virus whick i think was called ave.exe virus. That virus started up fake antivirus programs such as 'vista security' or similar. However, I now seem to have another issue; When I click on a link on google (using IE or safari) sometimes I am redirected to ad sites. I also get a lot of random pop-ups when surfing internet.
I have searched online and found that this seems to be a common problem, and people have suggested combofix and yourselves to help with issues. Would combofix help me, or if not can someone please advise?
Thank you so much for any help you can offer.

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#2 philwdavies

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 08:03 PM

ok, it turns out I still have the old virus because 'vista defender pro' has now started up again and is attacking the computer. It wont even let me start internet explorer; I can get on Safari, but it pops up every few seconds, and still having redirect problems too.
I've tried Malware bytes, Superantispyware, and advanced system care, and I have mcafee installed as my virus protection... none of them have helped.... can anyone help me??

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 03:48 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/312196/vista-security-redirect-virus/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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