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Google search results redirected,CPU usage going upto 100%


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#1 collegian

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:37 PM

Hello All,

I am having multiple issues with my laptop:

1) Google search redirect virus: When I click on search results using google search toolbar on ff-3.6.8,I get redirected to infomash.com or stopzilla.com or some other similar website instead of the required website.

2) The CPU usage is shown to be very high,at times even 100% even when there is no application running on my system.I feel that there are some hidden processes running since none of the running processes are consuming that much CPU. Sometimes windowsexplore.exe is shown to be taking a lot of CPU.

3) When I open IE (IE 8,I recently upgraded from 7 to 8) I can see that there are multiple instances of iexplore.exe running.

4) A few days back Malwarebytes was deleted automatically.However,I was able to re-install and run it.


I tried to use Malwarebytes but it could not detect anything! I tried to use GMER but it crashes after running for a while.Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Thanks.

Edited by collegian, 07 August 2010 - 08:37 PM.


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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:14 AM

I reformatted my system! Thanks anyways.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:16 AM

Glad you were able to fix your problem, though formatting at the first sight of trouble does seem a bit extreme. But again, glad everything works now.

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