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I have been attacked by the redirect virus!

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#1 Bianca87


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Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:28 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.

P.s. for anyone who has seen this post in antivirus forums im sorry to post twice i accidentally posted in the wrong forum section

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 06:22 AM

Two other things you might try (unless experts here object). Avast has a boot scan which will find and delete things. After I ran avast boot scan, I ran hitman pro (from Cnet) and it found one more thing and deleted it. Since then I have not had symptoms.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 06:27 AM

Thank You so much for responding Billfid, I am running mcafee, do you know whether I am able to do a bootscan with mcafee, then run hitman?? I have already ran hitman pro, so will hitman provide different results once I have bootscanned??

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