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Search hijacking/redirecting & disabled windows update

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#1 odlaws


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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:13 PM


I've been trawling the internet for the past several hours trying to figure out what's wrong with my computer. My symptoms are very similar to those described in this post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...&hl=svchost as summarized below.

Google search redirects to other search engines
Machine will not run Windows update - page fails to load
Have about 10x svchost.exe processes running

I checked some other processes on processlibrary.com and some other look suspect (mrtstub.exe, mdm.exe). Whether there are other problems I'm unaware of, I'm not sure.

I've run Spybot SD and Malwarebytes with no positive outcome. I ran the latest Microsoft Defender, which informed me that an issue I have with the computer is the Alureon.H program. I have an external hard drive connected to my computer as well. I'm not sure how to resolve the issue myself having read through the post linked above - can anyone please help?

Thanks very much.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:16 PM


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