Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:25 AM
Hi I am quite a novice when it comes to computers and I have somehow managed to get the "google redirect virus".
I have read through quite a few forums and would really appreciate any help that anyone can offer me.
When I was first infected I was only using the internet explorer browser, most redirections are directed to false security sites which come up with a screen that mimics windows security. Since I have been infected I have downloaded google chrome and I am currently using that without hassles. Although chrome is not infected and I am happy to continue to use chrome, the fact I have a virus is troubling me and I would really appreciate being able to be rid of it.
I have tried numerous ways to get rid of this, I have heard warnings about using combofix without being a professional so i have steered clear from that at the moment as I am untrained.
I have looked in my hosts file which appears clean, I have looked at my non plug and play drivers in device manager which also appears clean.
I have tried Rkill, Hitmanpro, TDSSkiller, CCleaner and Malwarebytes Antimalware, these provided some threats which I have removed but the redirect virus still persists.
I unchecked the proxy server box in internet explorer but as I am using windows 7 I am unable to find my "network connections" to look at my dns settings.
Please Help I really would appreciate it, it's driving me mad.