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#1 biffula

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:22 PM

In Firefox, when I do a google or even a yahoo search, I get redirects when I click on an a link. Does not happen every time, just about 1/3 to 1/2 of the time. I get redirected to various retail or search engine sites. No porn or anti-virus software sites. I have used Norton, Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and StopZilla. Nothing has helped. Please advise.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:02 PM

Have you tried removing/disabling any add-ons/toobars which you may have installed?

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:14 PM

Ooops forgot to add that. Yes I have. No luck.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 09:20 AM

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:56 AM

This same thing has happened to me, and I have noticed the problem happening to a number of members of the forum. I have seen a number of users suggest using TDSS killer to get rid of the RootKit. TDSSKiller can be downloaded at the following link. I haven't personally used the program, so I cannot offer any guarantees.

TDSSKiller link: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

EDIT: I believe BleepingComputer suggests that you only use TDSSKiller under the guidance of a forum helper, so perhaps you are better off posting your logs in the Spyware Removal forum.

Edited by BigBas, 02 August 2010 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 01:29 PM

We we ask that care be used with TDSS killer as it is specific to the TDSS infection and involves system files. However, other types of malware can cause search engine redirects.

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