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Google redirect virus variant


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#1 WiscoSteve

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 11:28 AM

Hi, hopefully you can help me out!

Recently, when i would search using google, about half of the time I would get redirected to a Yahoo search error page. I never got redirected to any other websites, just the error page for yahoo. Thinking I might have the google redirect virus, I downloaded Malware-bytes. Upon re-opening firefox, I got a message from Malware-bytes saying the website was trying to redirect me and asking for permission to allow or not. I clicked do not allow. Since then, about half of the time I click on google links I am taken to a regular firefox error page, saying "The connection was reset".

I have run malware-bytes, Avast, Hitman Pro 3.5, and TDSSKiller. I also ran CCleaner. I also completely reset my wireless router, all to no avail. Malware-bytes and Hitman Pro 3.5 found and deleted viruses, but I am still having the same problem. Is this not the google redirect virus, but rather a problem with firefox or my wireless?

Thank you for any help!
Steve

Edited by WiscoSteve, 12 July 2011 - 12:36 PM.


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#2 boopme

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 12:47 PM

Hello, let's try one more thing here.
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.


If you still redirect then 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.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 02:17 PM

I reset the HOSTS file, but the google links were still being redirected, so I ran DDS and GMER and posted to the Malware removal logs.

Thank you for the help!
Steve

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:35 PM

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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