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"windows xp recovery"/google hijack

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 11:09 AM

So I got zapped by that windows xp recovery malware....I've run housecall, malwarebytes, spybot search and detroy, and combofix (all at least twice) and for the most part my computer appears to be behaving a lot better (all my programs are unhidden, my computer isn't randomly trying to restart, no fake antivirus thing is trying to run, etc), but,

1) I still have some sort of hijack on my browser that redirets me to other links

2) the "windows xp recovery" icon still shows as a shortcut on my desktop and in my start menu.

So, I'm here - running a whole bunch of malware cleanup programs is the limitations of my ability to handle the issue without assistance.

Edited by hamluis, 02 June 2011 - 11:11 AM.
Moved from XP forum to Am I Infected.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:24 AM

i am i pretty much the same boat i am working on a client machine their icons were no hidden they were just gone fortunatly they have virtually the same machine with the same software load so i was able to copy all their startmenu items and put them back where they go. my continuing problem is first off the trojan js damaged the microsoft office install so there is an error asking what decoding should be used to open the file in word the second is what you have reported which google searches seem to run fine but when you click on any link it flashes redirect a couple times in the tab in
IE and you end up in some random place. if you cut and paste a URL from google it works fine. the only thing that seems to come up consistently on the redirect is scour.com or results from scour.com i too have run combofix which removed a number of things i uninstalled old versions of jave used the tempfile cleaner have run malwarebytes antimalware updated. symantec endpoint security is running being oblivious to this whole episode help me too lol

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