Posted 06 November 2010 - 04:59 PM
I have had the redirect problem with search engines, the one where you can get to your home page and type in a search but when you click on the links you end up in some odd place that usually consists of adverts and fake anti viral products, it affected, yahoo, google, bling and msn search on all my browsers, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. I had managed somehow, with the help of AVG, Avast, Kaspersky, Virgin Internet Security, Hijackthis, combofix, registry cleaners and windows washer and defender to remove it from Firefox.
However, nothing including searching the registry keys for tdss and other malware would remove it from Internet explorer and Chrome. I hate to be defeated so I copied and pasted the links from the search engines for answers, some of which brought me to this site and some to others.. I found somewhere at the bottom of a page of comments on searching for a fix a link to hitman pro 3.5. I think it was a general rant of comments to google because of the redirection people were getting. I ran this antivirus software and it cleared the search problem straight away.
I am now very concerned about this, what I had picked up from the various anti virus and malware products was that the search redirect had ip adresses that were sourced from Holland. Hitman Pro seems to originate from the same country, yet is marketed as a legal product. Could the anti virus and the virus be linked? I now wonder by running this product what more I might of unleashed on my computer. Which I obviously do not want to reformat because I have so much work on it.
Anyone else heard of hitman pro or used it to remove the problem?