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Search Engine redirects

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#1 violetkites


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Posted 15 May 2010 - 03:57 PM

For the last few days, I have had my search engine result links redirected to random shopping sites.

I have run spybot, malwarebytes, and superantispyware several times. I did have Antispyware soft but it seems to have been successfully removed. However, I still get redirects.

I am running Windows XP
The search engine redirects occur in firefox using any search engine.
I have google chrome, but I cannot use it as keep getting things like: "The webpage at http://www.yahoo.com/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address."
Internet explorer also does not display pages.

I am not sure what to do next.

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#2 lithium2370


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Posted 15 May 2010 - 06:27 PM

yes that is happening to me too and i also have gotten antivirus soft and other anti virus viruses sept a bunch of other stuff is hapening to me as well like i cant play any games downloaded i pretty much have to re download everything if i cant fix this

#3 boopme


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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:25 PM

Hello on both cases here ... We need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 03:14 PM

@ lithium2370,

You have a topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/317082/malware-bytes-failing-to-update/ Please follow THOSE instructions.

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Hello violetkites,


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/317194/search-engine-redirects/ 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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