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Google search redirect issue

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#1 Jones59


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Posted 12 August 2010 - 02:50 PM

Hi all

Approx 2 1/2 weeks ago my computer got infected with a bunch of nasties. Was using an old and out of date ESET antivirus program ( I know - don't yell). Started getting all kinds of popups and warnings that my computer was infected - and realized that my old ESET was not running.
Here is a list of some of the nasties:
win32.fakealert.ttam etc - etc - etc
well you get the picture
I used Super AntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, Spybot and Microsoft Essentials to remove all of this stuff - running them in normal mode and in safe mode.
Right now my computer does not have any infections using 3 of the above programs. Super AntiSpyware was removed because it would startup whenever it wanted to - don't understand that.
Well now I have this left over problem - Google search redirect - Whatever subject I search, page 1 of the results always comes back wrong - sites that don't have anything to do with the search subject. Page 2, 3 etc. look ok.

Clicking on any link will usually end up with an error from IE7 "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" although I can get through sometimes. Web pages that do load are usually not complete - IE will display "Done, but with errors"
At the time of the infection IE8 and the latest Firefox were my browsers. I uninstalled IE8 (now using IE7) and uninstalled and re-installed Firefox but that did not change anything.

Also I have 28 entries in Hijackthis that says - 010 unknown file in windsock LSP

I await your expertise!

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 09:24 PM


Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6

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.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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