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#1 zerotimesnine

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:16 AM

Hey bleepingcomputer, I'm hoping you guys can help me!

A while back my computer contracted what I'm pretty sure is called a redirect virus. When I search on Google, results I click on will randomly take me to what appears to be a scam site. Unfortunately I can't remember what the various sites names were, it really only happens about once a day.

Initially I didn't have a big issue with it, just a small irritation. The issue arose when I tried to remove it with various malware and virus removal programs such as Comodo and Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware. It appears that even after deleting all potential viruses, the problem still persists.

I used system restore and went to a point where the virus wasn't installed but that didn't help either.

I also read that redirect viruses can slow a computer down considerably, this is the real problem.

My computer slows to a crawl multiple times every hour. It's an old computer but used to run just fine for what I needed it for, but after deleting temps and cookies and defragging and everything else, it's just as slow as it was when I started.

The slowdown is getting unbearable :thumbsup: What do you say guys? Can you help me out?

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:02 AM

Try this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...sing-tdsskiller
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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