Posted 19 November 2010 - 08:32 PM
I've been reading the forum posts about the google redirect virus. Whatever I have seems kind of evasive. I did run a few anti-malware programs and found a TDSSserve.sys file. The anti-malware properly identified it and deleted it (It was malwarebytes anti-malware). MS essentials also picked something up. TDSSkiller from Kaspersky did not find anything. Ran TFC.exe and it also found a few things and removed them. However, I still have a random google redirect. It doesn't happen every time I click on a link in G's search results. It seems truly random. Yet, when it does redirect, it redirects to some type of affiliate-type website so I suspect I have something.
In any case, any help would be much appreciated. I am out of ideas and this is getting frustrating. Also, any ideas for the future? I run MS essentials which I was told was actually really very good (for Windows 7) and Mike Lin's Startup Monitor which actually notified me of something trying to install itself recently. I clicked "no" probably 50+ times before the message screen finally went away. I wish I could recall what it was that was trying to load itself. I don't remember what website I was visiting but it was something that looked innocent enough. I've considered disabling flash, but not sure what else to try to minimize the chances of this happening int he future.