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Browser keeps getting redirected to odd websites.

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#1 Mr._Burns


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Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:05 PM

So I recently started having a problem lately when I do a web search on a topic and click on a link in the results I automatically get redirected to a weird website that has absolutely nothing to with what I was searching.

For example, doing a search on spiders I get redirected to sites with the following addresses.


I am running Windows XP with Avast Anti-Virus. In addition to that I also regularly run Malwarebytes and Supersecretantispyware. When I first started getting redirected to these weird links I scanned with Avast, Malwarebytes, and Supersecretantispyware. After the scans were done NOTHING was detected. I would even restart and rescan and still get no detections. I have even been scanning my PC everyday hoping some update catches what is causing this but still nothing is detected.

Now about an hour ago I was doing another general search and got redirected to some weird site, but this time some malware was detected. Below is my Malwarebytes log.
Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Tab\Application Data\hotfix.exe (Trojan.Agent.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Tab\Local Settings\Temp\0.752662389950292.exe (Trojan.Dropper) -> Delete on reboot.

Now does anybody have any advice on how I can get this crap off my PC?!

Any help would be appreciated.


Edited by Orange Blossom, 06 November 2010 - 10:36 PM.
Deactivate links. ~ OB

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