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Google Search Redirects to Wrong Site

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#1 AGC


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:58 PM

My Google and other search engine results are showing legitimate links, but when I click on them, they are redirecting to me different sites. I don't have this problem when I use Google Chrome for internet access, but some of my work's software needs to be run on Internet Explorer.

I have tried Malware Bytes, Spybot, Super Antivirus Free, and Hitman Pro. None of them worked. If I use Chrome for my internet everything works fine, but a soon as I open up Internet Explorer and click on a search engine link, Malware Bytes tells me the following registry value was infected then cleaned:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinServers (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

It tells me that the same location is infected everytime my search results are redirected. Sometimes, all I have to do is open Internet Explorer, and this registry value will be infected again.

I have done a lot of searching online for solutions such as disabling add ons, turning on the firewall, going back to a clean system restore time, but nothing has worked so far. I am thinking that Combofix may be my solution, but I wanted to run it by you guys first. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Edited by Orange Blossom, 16 August 2010 - 10:37 PM.
Move to AII as no logs posted and prep. guide not followed. ~ OB

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