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Google Redirect Virus out of control, in dire need of help

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#1 blackstar7


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:17 PM

I'm running Windows Vista, and everytime I do a search in Google, any of the results redirect to a page called "MFeed Search" at the address searchingandclick43.com. If I mouse over a link in Google, at the end of every result I see the same thing: &domen=searchingandclick43.com.

This is without question the most persistent problem I have ever experienced on a PC. I have ran full scans with SUPERAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes TDSSkiller, Sophos Anti-Root Kit, Ad-Aware, NOD 32, and have removed of all junk/temp/etc files with CCleaner and ATF Cleaner. I have tried all these things in both regular mode and in safe mode with no success at fixing the problem.

I am really, truly at a loss. I see a lot of similar Google redirect issues are posted on here, and I hate to add to the mass, but basically everything I have seen suggested in these posts hasn't resolved the issue.

I'm going out of town tomorrow and need a functioning laptop for work, and I'm getting a little desperate for help. I am on hand to post whatever logs are needed or attempt whatever suggestions you guys have for me.

Thank you

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#2 wemmick


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Posted 07 August 2010 - 06:39 PM

I just figured this one out - after using all the spyware apps I could find, this is what did it:

Download "HijackThis" (I know, terrible name):

Let it do a scan, and it'll find a bunch of stuff, but look for lines that look like this:

HOST (ip address) google.com
HOST (ip address) google.com.it
HOST (ip address) bing.com

I found about 20 of them. Check these lines, and have HijackThis remove ONLY those. That immediately fixed the problem for me.



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Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:01 PM

I'm having the same problem, but Hijack this is telling me It can't delete a HOSTS file for some reason (WTF!!). My computer is still (expletive deleted) up and I can't find a solution. PLEASE HELP>

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:14 PM

I had same problem, just run Notepad as administrator and remove the lines in the hosts file.

- Run notepad as administrator, right-click on the notepad icon and select run as administrator.
- Open windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
- Remove these lines, 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

- Save the file, you may have to remove the read-only flag first.

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