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Google Redirect Virus


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#1 hugheyst

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 03:05 PM

Hello,

For the past year or so while browsing the internet, certain legitimate links (such as those on ESPN, my Google search results) will cause my browser to redirect to one of a host of websites offering some sort of shopping "deals" or other such scams. Occasionally, I am redirected to legitimate websites, making my infection look like some sort of adware. Recently, however, I'm being redirected almost exclusively to google.com or google-analytics.com. Whatever infection might be responsible for these redirections has been laying low, remaining invisible to Malwarebytes, AVG, Spybot S&D, etc. I also have not found any suspicious processes in my process list, or any suspicious DLLs attached to any running processes. There are other symptoms I've experienced once or twice that have aroused in me suspicion of rootkit activity, but I suppose it is best left to the trained personnel here to determine the cause of my problems.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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#2 hugheyst

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:10 AM

Is anyone going to reply to this?

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 10:03 AM

Have you tried doing a system restore to a date earlier than this problem started? That seemed to work for me. After that make sure you update all of your software including java, and get some anti virus software. I am using "microsoft security essentials." I'm not sure how good it is but its free and from microsoft.

btw I am not an expert I am just a guy who had that problem and seemed to solve it himself.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 10:25 AM

Hello,

System restore does not remove infections. Hello,

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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