I am quite new here and I really need help. I have been getting this search engine redirect problems. May it be google or yahoo. It made me really nervous because just minutes ago i had a new password generated,(as i forgot the old one) and when i clicked on the link that was sent to my yahoo email address in order to be able to log in to bleepingcomputer, it was also redirected and I couldn't get to the website. So i had to restart my notebook, and thankfully after typing the url manually, I was able to get in. hence, here i am. I have been reading about the google redirect virus. First, I tried to delete all ip's except for the localhost, but it wouldn't let me save it. Then I started reading about rootkits and downloaded reimage just to run a scan while my notebook was on a safe mode with networking. This are what reimage has found:
c:\windows\system32\wininit.exe --- Virus:Bamital.H a.k.a. Troj/Patched-O a.k. Patched
c:\windows\explorer.exe ---Suspicious.Mystic a.k.a Troj/Patched-O a.k.a Gen:Trojan.Heur>TP.Fs0@byH7G0
I couldn't have it removed as the reimage is sooo expensive and I just could not afford it. I also have hotbar installed and it won't allow me to uninstall it. I don't even know how i managed to get this things into my system. I do my banking and business online and I'm afraid that my identity, activity and financial information are in jeopardy. Please help.
Edited by jgweed, 03 December 2010 - 09:21 AM.
(Moved post to more appropriate forum.jgw)