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Search Engine Hijack (with quirk)

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#1 Horo


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Posted 28 May 2010 - 03:37 PM

Ok in advance I would like to thank anyone who can help me, this is not a crippling problem but it is very, very annoying. The problem:

When performing google searches and then clicking on returned page links, I get re-directed to ad sites or other (highly suspicious) search engine sites like 'Overture' :thumbsup: . Also, sometimes when I am on a page and click an internal link for that site, I get a new firefox window opening which attempts to find google-analytics but runs an infinite loop. I'm not sure if these are the same issue, and if not please focus on the re-direct issue. I have downloaded Hijack This and done a scan, just to see if anything was obviously out of place, but realize that I am out of my depth here and so didn't make any changes.

I'm running:
Firefox V. 3.6.3
Windows Vista Home Premium, 32 bit, with all the relevant major updates
McAfee total protection antivirus suite

If any other info is needed please let me know. I have an intermediate knowledge of computers, but not so much that I feel confident rooting around in the registry so your help is appreciated.


I was reading some other, similar posts and came across instructions to grab Malwarebytes and run it as a solution. I have done this and it found several registry trojans (have the logfile if it is needed) which I fixed. The problem seems to be somewhat corrected, as in the redirects are happening less often but still come up.

EDIT: Moved from Vista to Am I Infected forum ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 28 May 2010 - 10:08 PM.

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