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Google Redirect Hijack on Mac OS X

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#1 nextthursday


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Posted 14 December 2010 - 12:58 PM

I've been trying to get information on how to rid my computer and browsers (all of them) of the google redirect hijack that I noticed about two days ago, but I can't find any information on how to get rid of this thing on a mac.

We have one other computer on the network, and it's a PC, running Windows XP - it has not shown signs of being infected, although it did have a virus last month (looks like the virus left a backdoor open).

All browsers on the mac are infected - I've tried safari, firefox, and chrome - all redirect - sometimes with a pop-under window.

Some of the sites it's redirecting to:

Sometimes the browser will give me a network server error instead of sending me to the site I requested. (Just did one and it gave me "oops! google chrome could not find www.localdouble.com")

I have Sophos antivirus - scans pick up nothing.
I also have MacScan - picks up nothing except tracking cookies.

In Firefox, when I click a link in google, it redirects initially to: 5c3f.r.google.com
I have also seen (when hovering over the search results in google) 264c.r.google.com - if you click, it will redirect (this was yesterday - today it's doing 5c3f.r.google)
Google seems to work ok in Chrome if you're on the regular google.com page - igoogle, however, always has the redirect problem.

Does anyone have any idea how to deal with this hijack in a mac?


Thanks so much!

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 12:48 PM

Bump, please. Still having issues. Only happens when I'm on my own network - if I take the computer out to another network, the hijack disappears.

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