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#1 WallyAlligator

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:06 AM

My wife has some sort of browser redirect on her toy computer - EeePC running Windows XP. She had the "Windows XP Repair" headache that I used everything under the sun to attempt to get rid of and finally did a full system restore from the image on the D: drive. Everything seemed fine except this browser redirect survived the system restore. Made a bunch of attempts at disabling. Reloaded the AV software (Vipre). Still problems. Did a second reload of the system image so nothing I did before will cause secondary problems. After the reload, attempted Windows Updates and the browser was popping new windows trying to go to a Skype signup page much faster than I could close them. Disabled LAN and rebooted and uninstalled Skype (not a user just loaded with system restore). Was able to do the Windows updates. Now I just get the occasional browser opening to a Google page. Asking for HELP! Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 10:27 AM

I think I got it. TDSSkiller.exe from Kaspersky found and cleaned a rootkit that survived all of the above. Had to download from Kaspersky on an uninfected computer and run from a USB drive.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 04:45 PM

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.
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