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Problem: GoingOnEarth Redirection


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#1 diginv

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:42 PM

Recently, I started searching Google for some information only to find that my browser occasionally redirects to a blank page. It matters none if I am using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. The domain URL shows up as GoingOnEarth.com with information relating to what I inputted in the search bar. It looks something like this:

"http://www.goingonearth.com/search.php?q=goingoneart"

I also noticed that searching the keyword "goingonearth" automatically redirects me to a page allegedly from Microsoft, explaining to me that I may be infected... I have tried using Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D to detect this issue amongst anything else, and unfortunately I still redirect to a blank page. Once after using one of the programs to quarantine infected items I noticed that a search result redirected to a web page of incomplete code... More rarely than redirecting, I also notice a series of three to five ads popping up one behind the other at times. Is there any way I can receive assistance on removing this "pest" before much worse occurs? I am running Windows Vista.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:56 PM

Hello and welcome. Your HOSTS file may be infected.
Reset the HOSTS file
As this infection also changes your Windows HOSTS file, we want to replace this file with the default version for your operating system.
Some types of malware will alter the HOSTS file as part of its infection. Please follow the instructions provided in How do I reset the hosts file back to the default?

To reset the hosts file automatically,go HERE click the Posted Image button. Then just follow the prompts in the Fix it wizard.


OR
Click Run in the File Download dialog box or save MicrosoftFixit50267.msi to your Desktop and double-click on it to run. Then just follow the promots in the Fix it wizard.
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:19 PM

Hello,

I have followed the given results: downloaded via the button, followed the prompts by the wizard, and restarted after the file ran Fix It. I took the time to randomly test the search engine for anything, specifically this forum. The results redirected to the same link...

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:28 PM

Ok.That was a maybe try. Didn't work yjos time. Now we need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
Use the same title as it is good.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:18 PM

Done. It took a while for the GMER to complete. It was scanning files in my documents that I no longer needed, holding up unnecessary time to complete, so stopped the scan, moved them to an external location, and restarted the entire process again. The program completed this time. You can find the new topic here. Thanks!!

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:25 AM

Thank you.

Now that your log is properly posted, 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 Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team members are very 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 Malware Removal 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 MRL Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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