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#1 SoCalGirl88

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 09:42 PM

Every time I try to search in Google, Yahoo, or any other search engine (besides simply putting a url in the adress bar), I immediately get redirected to searchtri.net and then to another site that has absolutely nothing to do with what I was searching for (like to a site for Los Angeles dating when I'm looking for pineapple recipes). I have heard that this is sometimes referred to as the "Google Redirect Virus". I have tried looking through Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel, but found nothing that could be identified as a culprit. I have also run a full computer scan with AVG Anti-Virus, but the only bad stuff that shows up is some tracking cookies. I am not sure wether I need to simply try more and more different anti-virus programs until the malware is found, or if I have to go into Command Prompt or something else. Please help!

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:19 PM

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Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop.

* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

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Please download MiniToolBox and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Click Go and post the result.

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Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/ to your desktop.

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad.
* Post the log back here.

Be sure to restart the computer.

The log can also be found here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
Or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt

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Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:
  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.

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  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.

IMPORTANT! If for some reason GMER refuses to run, try again.
If it still fails, try to UN-check "Devices" in right pane.
If still no joy, try to run it from Safe Mode.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 04:44 PM

Hello Broni,

It seems that I have the same exact problem as SoCalGirl88. Should I follow the same instructions as you provided to SoCalGirl88, and submit the results log under this topic for review? Please advise. Thanks.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 04:59 PM

@ ReySki
You need to create your own topic.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 05:04 PM

My apologies, it was not my intention to disrupt the topic.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 05:37 PM

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