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Google says I'm sending auto queries

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#1 bojamba


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Posted 06 August 2010 - 08:36 PM

So I had some kind of malware - keyloggers took over my WOW account, and then google started making me use capchka to do any basic search, with a note that they detected automated queries from my computer.

I changed most of my passwords, and used the system restore disc - nothing seems to be wrong at this point.

However, I still get the google capchka - 3 days after the system restore. I've done searches on the processes and services, but everything says that "this is legit - but could be corrupted".

I've got AVG free on, I have run malwarebytes and spybot. Nothing finds anything that's a problem.

The only things I've downloaded that I wonder if it could have caused trouble because it immediately affected my registry is:

Open Office
Security Task Manager (for looking for malware, but maybe it was a trick!)
Curse Client for WOW (and their associated add ons).

Google's help info suggested using HijackThis, and HijackThis is greek to me and suggested Bleeping Computer.

Can anyone tell a novice user how to confirm whether he's infected, and how to remove?


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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 08:53 PM


Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

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