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Browsers (IE, Opera) Hijacked by redirect virus

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#1 Nick D

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:17 AM

Hi There,

I wonder if any one can help me?

Late yesterday I started receiving various false notifications of infections. Then my Browsers started displaying a page saying that the site I was trying to access could be dangerous to my computer, this blocked access to any sites apart from the ones which were popping up.

This virus also prevented me from opening any further applications including windows system apps. I managed to reboot in safe mode and restore my system settings to the previous day. After rebooting I was then allowed to access webpages and applications.

I then downloaded and completed scans with AVG & Avast, Malware Bytes, Spybot S&D. This managed to get rid of most of the issues I had.

The only issue I am continuing to suffer is this damn redirect on Search Engines (google, bing etc etc). Can anyone help me rid my machine of this?

Any help would be much appreciated. I have HiJackthis, Avenger and combofix installed but am a little dubious as the tutorials say supervision is required as they can cause damage.


Nick D

Edited by Orange Blossom, 25 May 2010 - 05:57 PM.
Move to AII as no logs posted. ~ OB

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 04:17 PM

Run another scan with Malwarebytes and post the log.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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