About three weeks ago I picked up the malware that redirects all of my search results, regardless of whether I'm using Google or Alta Vista or Bing. At first hint of this issue, I set my system back three days and all was okey-dokey for several days (3? 4? no more than 5, fer sure)
I then located this web site and figured all would be fine shortly. Little did I guess... oy vey.
I downloaded FixNCR.reg, the eXplorer.exe application and Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware and ran them in that order & then restarted my system; it worked beautifully, identifying a number of nasty things and ridding my system of them. Life was good for a week or so.
Then it started creeping back... not on -every- search, mind you, just "some," but then "some" turned into every over a period of a four or five days.
A secondary characteristic I'm suffering is that while I still have system alerts blatting at me when I do something silly, none of the applications that would normally produce audio (youtube videos, singing greeting cards, etc.) do so.
And a tertiary charachteristic is I'm finding random Asian characters on random pages... when I head to FaceBook, or order from a reliable vendor or try to log into some BBs. ~~sigh~~
I've now run the FixNCR.reg, the eXplorer.exe application and Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware routine three times over and the result is the same; the only item MAM finds/objects to is eXplorer.exe.
Following is my system configuration, if it'll help:
OS Name...Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version...5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer...Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer...Dell Inc.
System Model...Inspiron 1011
System Type...X86-based PC
Processor...x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2 GenuineIntel ~1595 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date...Dell Inc. A06, 7/29/2009
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Hardware Abstraction Layer...Version = "5.1.2600.5574 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.080402-1256)"
Time Zone...Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory...1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory...321.49 MB
Total Virtual Memory...2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory...1.96 GB
Page File Space...3.87 GB