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So I got dem TTDS/Google Redirect Virus

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#1 TDSSVictim


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Posted 17 November 2010 - 05:08 PM

So basically, I have the Google Redirect Virus and am pretty much following this guide: throughout the process. Unfortunately, this (along with pretty much every other guide) is geared towards Windows XP/Vista, so I often have to search the web with caches to get on the same page as him.

Fast-forward during one of the steps, I was asked to clear my hosts so that the only hosts I had was the one 127 local host and the example with acme that windows provided. However, my hosts file looked something like this.

# Copyright © 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
...blah blah blah...
# For example:
# rhino.acme.com # source server
# x.acme.com # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# localhost
# ::1 localhost

Pretty much every guide I've been following as told me all I need is the 127 local host file, and said NOTHING about the ::1 host. But again, all those were geared towards Windows XP/Vista, and this does infact say localhost. So do I keep it?

Other notes:
* The virus supposedly changed my home page, I fixed that.
* The virus supposedly changed my LAN settings, I fixed that.
* Before and after I did the two steps beforehand, I scanned with TDSSKiller, and both times it got 0 results.
* I'm 100% certain that I have this virus.

Edited by hamluis, 17 November 2010 - 05:27 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 06:20 PM

Would care to get at least one answer...

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