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#1 ln260


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Posted 12 December 2010 - 01:29 AM


I'm having a problem with my browser being redirected to random sites anytime i click on a link from a google search.

I'm using Windows XP SP3 and ie7. I've tried running several tools:

Ad Aware
IObit Security 360

And none of them have cleared up the problem.

I'm attaching my hijackthis log. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you need any more information


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#2 ln260

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 01:48 AM

I've also been getting this error message:

Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience


It started the same time i've been having the browser redirect problem.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 02:27 AM

Well, I first recommend you actually update IE.

Second, have you checked your proxy settings? You should turn them off if they are somehow on.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 03:38 AM

Thanks for the reply. I found that i posted this on the wrong forum. I'm going to repost on the virus/malware forum.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 05:29 AM

Reference: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic366633.html/page__p__2052723#entry2052723

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the logs you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another Malware Removal Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.


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