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Google search results redirecting to ads

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#1 patrickk2012


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Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:00 PM


For the past 3 days, I have had problems with clicking on Google search results. It often takes me to various other unrelated, often advertising websites. Initially, it would happen very frequently and sometimes I would get random ad popups even if Internet Explorer was not open. Then I ran a Malware Bytes scan, which found and removed several Trojans (Trojan.FakeAlert, Trojan.Fraudpack.Gen, Trojan.Downloader - see attached log file). Since then, I no longer get the popups when IE is closed, but occasionally, when I click on a Google search result, I get redirected to another random website. This does not happen consistently, only around once or twice per day in fact. I have ran many spyware removal programs, including Hitman Pro, Spybot S&D, SuperAntiSpyware, and TDSS Killer, but none have detected anything. I have also attached my Hijack This file. Please help me!!! Although the Google search result redirecting is not happening often, I am concerned about what this virus is doing to my computer in the background.

Thank you!


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#2 CatByte


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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:31 PM


Please do the following:

Please download DDS from either of these links


and save it to your desktop.
  • Disable any script blocking protection
  • Double click dds to run the tool.
  • When done, two DDS.txt's will open.
  • Save both reports to your desktop.
Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:



Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. It will be a randomly named executable.
  • Double click the exe file.
  • If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO, then use the following settings for a more complete scan.

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  • In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Ensure the following are unchecked
    • IAT/EAT
    • Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
    • Show All (don't miss this one)
  • Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
  • Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
  • Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and attach it in reply.

Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

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#3 CatByte


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Posted 08 January 2011 - 04:24 PM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.In the event you still have problems, please send me or any Moderator a Private Message and ask them to reopen this topic within the next 5 days.

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