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Searchqu.com Cannot seem to be removed

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#1 sceptor


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Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:11 PM

I have absolutely no idea how I managed to get this little resilient bastard of a virus but I did. I have avast and malwarebytes and spybot with everything immunized. I am pretty savvy and honestly cannot seem to remove this at all. I installed STOPZilla but it asks you to pay and said it found a ton of stuff while nothing else said it found anything so it leads me to believe its slightly exaggerating and as such I don't trust it to remove what I do believe is actually there. I've scanned with SUPERAntispyware as well as ESET online. SUPERAntispyware just found 20 cookies where as ESET did find a trojan but it didn't solve the problem. I could really use your help as you guys seem to be the only ones capable of eliminating these 'google re-directors' as they are called.

It happens if i type in the bar of any of the browsers (firefox/chrome/IE9) and it will load searchqu.com which immediately transitions into hxxp://www.search-results.com

Help before im forced to reformat

Edited by Orange Blossom, 27 April 2011 - 04:47 PM.
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#2 sceptor

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:55 PM

joke forum really guys, totally helpful

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:58 PM

Topic closed.
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#4 Orange Blossom

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 04:51 PM

Topic reopened.

@ sceptor,

I can understand your frustration with your computer issues. Please note that you posted in a very busy forum in which we try to address the oldest topics first, and there are nearly 450 unanswered topics in Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs at this time.

That said, I see that you didn't follow the preparation guide. I'm moving this topic to the Am I Infected forum where you can receive initial assistance.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1
Download Link 2
MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
Orange Blossom :cherry:
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