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#1 ike0069

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:42 PM

Windows XP SP3
Avira Antivir Personal - Anti-Virus

Searches in Google, Bing, and Yahoo are redirected to random sites using IE8 and Firefox. Typically running the same search again will allow some of the links to work, but not always.
Anti-spyware will not run unless .exe file is changed. I ran Malwarebytes (after changing to .bat) and it found some infections. Rebooted as instructed, but redirects remain. I see this is not an uncommon problem and I have already downloaded several of the suggested tools, but I do not want to run them without guidance.

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#2 ike0069

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 05:41 PM

Seems like this is fairly common and I read thru several of the posts for thsi issue. I then ran the "TDSSKiller.exe" program and it appear to have worked. Not getting in redirect currently, but will give it a few days before I feel comfortable.

The funny this is, MBAM, SpybotSD, and SuperAS would not run without changing the name but still could not find any problems. TDSSKiller.exe ran as is and did fix the problem or at least found something.




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