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AVG Anti-Virus Virus or browser redirect virus

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#1 rmoorman


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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:51 PM

I have recently purchased a HP All-In-One computer running Windows 7. This past Friday I chose a link from Google news thinking I was going to a news article. Instead, I was taken to a website that appeared to be a virus scanner. I recognized that this was a scam and X'ed out of the screen. Now the computer is slow when navigating the web and periodically returns to the virus scan scam. The virus shows as AVG8 virus scan.

I've run both Avast virus scan and Malwarebytes malware scanner and both show up with 0 infections.

Can anyone provide me a direction that would eliminate this browsing re-direct problem?

(Ironically, I have an old dell laptop running Windows XP that has the same problem. Since it is old and I got so frustrated I just stopped using it. I bought the All-In-One for my wife for Christmas and now it's doing the same thing.)


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Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:09 PM


Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

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