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Internet rediredting to random websites


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#1 Fiona2010

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:23 AM

Hi, please can anyone assist me.
When I use search, I am being redirected to random websites, at times, one just pops up randomly without me typing/doing anything (golfing holidays this morn). Any ideas as to why this is?
I use Windows Xp, Int Exp 8, anything else you need to know?
I have recently had a trojan prob - a fake virus scanning thing appeared in my start up, but McAfee, Malware Bytes, Spybot & SuperAntispyware are all now saying clear. I have also reset Internet Explorer settings.
Thank you

UPDATE - a page just appeared and said your computer is infected, a scan automatically started running, it said Security Analysis at top and a green bar moved across screen as scanning - it found lots of viruses - then a windows security alert appeared with Remove All , I'm guessing I shouldnt press this?

NEXT UPDATE - An error ocured and internet explorer closed down, therefore losing this page suggesting I remove all - I have re run spybot which has found 6 browser entries - tracking cookies it says under the titles. I am currently running a quick scan of SuperAnti Spyware, so far Adware Tracking Cookie (25) found.

Anything else I could try running please? Ok 33 Tracking Cookies found using SuperAnti Spyware, reboot and will see what happens!

ANOTHER UPDATE - No, did not solve, I have now run a TDSSKiller scan, it has found something in the windows\system32\drivers folder- says will be cured after reboot. Fingers Crossed!!!

OK - I now have McAfee pop up - Buffer Overflow Blocked - what's that about??

Am now running a full malwarebytes scan - wonder what result that will bring! I have a feeling I'm just talking to myself here, oh well, keeps me sane!

LATEST UPDATE - Malwarebytes found 3 Trojans which it said would delete on restart - so far so good - Now for another McAfee scan.

Edited by Fiona2010, 16 August 2010 - 10:56 AM.


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#2 PWSJohn

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:54 AM

The same happens to me:

I use FireFox, Opera & IE and its always the same. I recently had a issue with a trojan and it appears that this is still here.. Any help please.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 04:33 PM

Wooohooo, problem solved - whole day of leave wasted tho!!!!

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:26 AM

Having said that, just installed ad-aware, which has so far found 8 trojans, not picked up by anything else - google redirects have stopped tho!

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:28 AM

How did you fix it Fiona? I have exact same problem - "google redirect virus" or something.....everytime I clicked on google links it took me to random sites - that was least of my problems an that was about 4 days ago, now I cant even get online and whatever it is has disabled my firewall. Need to come down to mum's to get online!




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