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How to remove some adware from browsing search engines?

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#1 sai yan

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:18 PM

Hi, whenever I click on links from a search result from a search engine (like google, yahoo....). Instead of showing the page it should from the clicks, the window shows some random site with my searching tags on it/ or junk sites. However, if I type in the web page link directly on the browser, there is no problem. Does anyone know what is going on? When this problem exists, I also get an error with Geric Host Process for Win32 Services. I don't know if both of them are related. And when that error happens, my sound drive needa be reinstalled as far as I know. The window xp bar also switched back to the old window 2000 interface for a little then it switches back after a few second.

I tried super antispyware, avast, avg, and malwarebyte (the free versions), but the problem still continues. I tried to install ad-aware too, but my computer got an error from installation somehow. Thanks in advance.

Info of my computer:
Microsoft Window XP
Professional Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Genuine Intel® CPU
T1350 @1.86 GHz
781 MHz, 0.99GB RAM

I tried both browser firefox and IE, it happens to both of them.

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#2 sai yan

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 11:39 PM

I have tried the similar solution from the post http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic349840.html

The ATF cleaner did the most work and helped a lot. The superantispyware has detected around 200 ad cookie trojan virus. I can now search with no problems in search engine, but some pop up still show up once in awhile. Also, the generic host process fpr win32 section still persist. How can I fix the svchost.exe to stop this problem. thanks.

this is the log from gooredfix.

ooredFix by jpshortstuff (
Log created at 12:59 on 28/09/2010 (Administrator)
Firefox version 3.6.9 (zh-TW)

========== GooredScan ==========

========== GooredLog ==========

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\
{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} [06:34 07/03/2010]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0016-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [08:01 07/03/2010]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0018-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [08:03 07/03/2010]

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\71z8hkue.default\extensions\
staged-xpis [09:55 17/06/2010]
{B042753D-F57E-4e8e-A01B-7379A6D4CEFB} [09:55 17/06/2010]
{B042753D-F57E-4e8e-A01B-7379A6D4CEFB}(2) [20:32 04/06/2010]

"jqs@sun.com"="C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ff" [08:00 07/03/2010]
"{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}"="C:\WINNT\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension\" [05:55 08/03/2010]
"esnipsxpi@logia.esnips"="C:\Program Files\Logia\eSnipsDownloader\ext" [16:40 28/05/2010]


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Posted 28 September 2010 - 11:50 PM

Try this:

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw

#4 sai yan

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 01:44 AM

Thanks a lot. My computer looks fine so far after I follow the tutorial from that link you gave me. Hopefully, the adware is completely gone by now.

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