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Google redirect virus is reeking havok on my PC!


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#1 The Paulman

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:56 PM

Hello. I came to this board because I'm at my wits end. A few months ago my Pc (which is an Emachines w3619 with windows vista btw)
got infected with the extremely frustrating winfix virus which wouldn't let me even get onto my pc profile. Finally I managed to use a friend's computer to get online and learn how to go into safe mode so I could get online and figure out what to do. I downloaded Malwarebytes and ran it which got rid of winfix and completely fixed my pc. Or so I thought...
A few days later I noticed that every now and then, google would take me to a site completely unrelated to the link that I clicked on. At first it wasn't a big deal just kind of an inconvenience. Malwarebytes and adaware weren't picking anything up, so I just assumed something was wrong with google. After a while, though the redirects were becoming more and more frequent and now I'm scared to even use google because majority of the time I have to press the back button and re-click the link three or four times before it will even work. Also my PC has slowed quite significantly since this started. I've tried almost many suggestions before this and I'm here because I think combofix may be the only solution. From what I've read you really need help to use it or you could mess your PC up worse.
I rely on my computer for school work, so it is very important that I get it working again.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:35 PM

Hello,

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.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:22 PM

Okay I started a new thread so please delete this one.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:16 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic383097.html you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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