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#1 Claptonvaughn

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:07 AM

System: Windows 7 32-bit

Affects: Opera and Firefox browser

Problem: After doing a search on Google, my search results will often get rerouted to other sites that range from other search sites to completely random.

I have tried Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware and Spybot: Search & Destroy (always updating their databases beforehand). While they have found various infections and removed them, this particular hijack issue persists. I have tried doing a complete reinstall of my browsers and this has not fixed it either.

Thank you for any assistance.

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#2 Claptonvaughn

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:55 AM

Any suggestions at all?

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:01 AM

Try this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...sing-tdsskiller
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:54 AM

I had the same problem and tried every program suggested on these boards to rid myself of this thing. On another site, someone mentioned downloading Microsoft Security Essentials. I did this and ran their scan and it found and removed the virus causing my problem. If it reappears at least I'll have an idea of what I'm dealing with. It may or may not work for you, as it seems this has many variants. Good Luck.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:20 AM

Try this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...sing-tdsskiller


Thank you, that seems to have fixed it. It was an on/off kind of problem so it may take some longer testing to know for sure, though.

Thanks also to the other poster who suggested a fix.




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