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Redirect virus Problems

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#1 John Bull

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 06:22 AM

This question got no results in the thread concerning infection, I will try launching it as a separate thread on NOT getting infected by this this Redirect virus.

On reading the net and several Forum`s including this one, Redirect virus`s appear to be a big problem, especially the Google Redirect virus - this virus seems to be causing an enormous amount of trouble to many users worldwide.

The solutions I have read vary from complex procedures, many of which are probably beyond the scope of the average user, to simply killing it off with a good AM program like MBAM, A-Squared AM or Hitman-Pro, including the free versions.

A stupid question most likely ? But, if we are using Sandboxie then how can this virus possibly get out of the sandbox to infect our system ? All contents of the sandbox are deleted on browser shut-down, including the virus. What is the problem ?

It is easy to get infected by being slap-happy, it is also easy not to get infected by using Sandboxie and a variety of other AM programs.

Edited by John Bull, 21 September 2010 - 06:25 AM.

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