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IE8 Redirecting?


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#1 macloud442

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 03:25 PM

Hi Guys,

I have IE8 and it is opening up a new window when I click on certain links. 99% of the time the new window goes to the Google search page. But sometimes it does go to an ad page. When Iím on Ebay and click to go on to a new page it will sometimes want to run some MS program or app and ask me to allow this, I cancel. Also at the same time my firewall is catching Java trying to allow some page. Last night it was "gyrack.com". I would not allow it. I ran all my malware stuff and thought I got it, but apparently not. I ran ComboFix, I know, I know, I have since found out I should have waited and got with you guys. But it was on the Hiren CD so I ran it from there before realizing it. It seemed to clean my system real well, except the IE8 problem is still there. Since running ComboFix, I have run an Avast Boot scan with clean results, a Super Anti spyware with clean results, and Malwarebytes with clean results. Full scans on all. I have run GMER as well. It did not find anything but when I went to save the log, it froze. Still no success. Firefox seems to be working ok. Can you help? I wonít run anything else until I hear from you.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:09 AM

Try this:

http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 07:23 PM

Hi Budapest,

Thanks for your response. I forgot to mention I did run the tdsskiller scan, but it did not find anything. I reloaded it after your response, scanned and still nothing. I could not get a log report. I'm sure it's the way I'm trying to run the report, but I can't seem to get a log. This is a very strange problem, in that it's not happening at this time. Normally if I do a google search EX: for bleeping computer, it would open a new window and go to an ad page first. I would have to close that window and click the link I want and then it would open the right one, but still in a different window. It has not done that yet tonight. Hmmm. Any other suggestions?

Thanks again for your time.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 07:28 PM

Do you use a router?
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 07:34 PM

Yes, a Linksys.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:19 PM

The DNS setting on your router may have been changed by the virus. You should check that they are correct.
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:25 PM

I went thru Road Runner (Time Warner) and they flushed the DNS thru ipconfig/flushdns. Apparently a virus did not cause this and everything seems to be working fine. Thanks for your time and info. Hopefully this will help someone else. Seems to be a lot of this going around, some virus caused, apparently some not.

Thanks again!




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