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HELP!! :( Google redirect 2009 -Privacy

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#1 malwaretarget


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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:07 PM

I've tried ALMOST everything to get rid of this thing. (Malware, Kaspersky, TDSS Killer, Microsoft Security Essentials)


MSE removed: Trojan:JS/FakeSpypro and Trojan:JS/Tracur.C

I want to try either hitman pro or combo fix but am scared due to the severity of the programs. please help!?


wrong google home page (Privacy - 2009)

redirects to the 2009 - privacy homepage or other non-related websites (florida-traffic, tazinga)

Edited by malwaretarget, 26 July 2010 - 02:10 PM.

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#2 malwaretarget

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:09 PM

SOLVED!!! smile.gif

I asked one of my computer guru friends what to do and now it's fixed. Here is what he advised me (ps: I didn't even have to use Combo fix...I was too scared to take it that far!)

(1) Click START > RUN > and type in "C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"
(2) When prompted, open the HOSTS file in either Notepad or Wordpad
(3) Delete all the lines of IP addresses in the text document except for " localhost".
(4) We decided afterwords to copy the clean computers hosts to show:

# Copyright 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# rhino.acme.com # source server
# x.acme.com # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# localhost
# ::1 localhost

THE INFECTED COMPUTER HOST page showed (DELETE IT, DELETE IT ALL!!!): www.google.com us.search.yahoo.com uk.search.yahoo.com search.yahoo.com www.google.com.br www.google.it www.google.es www.google.co.jp www.google.com.mx www.google.ca www.google.com.au www.google.nl www.google.co.za www.google.be www.google.gr www.google.at www.google.se www.google.ch www.google.pt www.google.dk www.google.fi www.google.ie www.google.no www.google.de www.google.fr www.google.co.uk www.bing.com

Edited by malwaretarget, 26 July 2010 - 08:11 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:05 PM

Please be aware that just because symptoms are gone doesn't mean the infection is gone.

Since this issue seems to be resolved, this thread will now be closed.

In case you experience any problems with the computer, please start a new topic.

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