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Yahoo/Google redirect problems


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#1 Jamie23233

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:33 AM

Been trying to fix this issue for two days now.

I'm running WinXP Media Center Edition with SP3. Two days ago started noticing random pop-ups and then it started doing redirects to random pages when I'd click on Yahoo or Google search results. Before this, I had one of those fake Antivirus programs start popping up saying I was infected and it wasn't allowing me to open any .exe files. I got rid of that, but I still have the redirect problems.

I have done many things to try to get rid of this... including running many of the programs recommended for others in this forum with the same issue. No luck so far. Have run RKILL, ATF, SAS, and MBAM, etc.

Can someone help?

Edited by Jamie23233, 07 June 2010 - 09:46 AM.


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Posted 08 June 2010 - 01:58 AM

Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:
  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.

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  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.
-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in safe mode.
-- If GMER crashes or keeps resulting in a BSODs, uncheck Devices on the right side before scanning
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