Ok, I'll post a couple things to try on the if this doesn't work do the next premiss..
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
button. Then just follow the prompts in the Fix it wizard.
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 still redirecting>>>Change your DNS Servers:
- Go to > Run... and in the open box, type: cmd
- Press OK or Hit Enter.
- At the command prompt, type or copy/paste: ipconfig /flushdns
- Hit Enter.
- You will get a confirmation that the flush was successful.
- Close the command box.
If the above commands did not resolve the problem, the next thing to try is to reset your network settings and Configure TCP/IP to use DNS
- Go to > Control Panel, and choose Network Connections.
- Right-click on your default connection, usually Local Area Connection or Dial-up Connection if you are using Dial-up, and and choose Properties.
- Double-click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) or highlight it and select Properties.
- Under the General tab, write down any settings in case you should need to change them back.
- Select the button that says "Obtain an IP address automatically" or make sure the DNS server IP address is the same as provided by your ISP.
- Select the button that says "Obtain DNS servers automatically".
- If unknown Preferred or Alternate DNS servers are listed, uncheck the box that says "Use the following DNS server address".
- Click OK twice to get out of the properties screen and restart your computer. If not prompted to reboot go ahead and reboot manually.
users can refer to How to Change TCP/IP settingsCAUTION
: It's possible that your ISP (Internet Service Provider) requires specific DNS settings here. Make sure you know if you need these settings or not BEFORE you make any changes or you may lose your Internet connection. If you're sure you do not need a specific DNS address,
then you may proceed.
If still redirecting>>>
If you are on a router and the only machine do this. If you are not the only machine and the other machines DO NOT redirect. Skip this step.
Your router is hijacked by trojan DNS-hijacker.
- Please read this: Malware Silently Alters Wireless Router Settings
- Then reset your router to it's factory default settings:
"If your machine has been infected by one of these Zlob/DNSchanger Trojans, and your router settings have been altered, I would strongly recommend that you reset the router to its default configuration. Usually, this can be done by inserting something tiny like a paper clip end or pencil tip into a small hole labeled "reset" located on the back of the router. Press and hold down the small button inside until the lights on the front of the router blink off and then on again (usually about 10 seconds)"
- This is the difficult part.
First get to the routers server. To do that open Internet Explorer and type http:\\192.168.1.1 in the address bar and click Enter. You get the log in window.
Fill in the password you have already found and you will get the configuration page.
Configure the router to allow you to connect to your ISP server. In some routers it is done by a setup wizard. But you have to fill in the log in password your ISP has initially given to you.
You can also call your ISP if you don't have your initial password.
Don't forget to change the routers default password and set a strong password. Note down the password and keep it somewhere for future reference.
Regardless of the steps above.Important Note
: Your version of Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system
Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update:
- Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6 and save it to your desktop.
- Look for "Java Platform, Standard Edition".
- Click the "Download JRE" button to the right.
- Read the License Agreement, and then check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
- From the list, select your OS and Platform (32-bit or 64-bit).
- If a download for an Offline Installation is available, it is recommended to choose that and save the file to your desktop.
- Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
> Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs
or Programs and Features
in Vista/Windows 7 and remove all
older versions of Java.
-- Starting with Java 6u10, the uninstaller incorporated in each new release uses Enhanced Auto update to automatically remove the previous version when updating to a later update release. It will not remove older versions, so they will need to be removed manually.
- Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
- Click the Remove or Change/Remove button and follow the onscreen instructions for the Java uninstaller.
- Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
- Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
- Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u26-windows-i586.exe to install the newest version.
- If using Windows 7 or Vista and the installer refuses to launch due to insufficient user permissions, then Run As Administrator.
- When the Java Setup - Welcome window opens, click the Install > button.
- If offered to install a Toolbar, just uncheck the box before continuing unless you want it.
- The McAfee Security Scan Plus tool is installed by default unless you uncheck the McAfee installation box when updating Java.
-- Java is updated frequently. If you want to be automatically notified of future updates, just turn on the Java Automatic Update feature and you will not have to remember to update when Java releases a new version.
Note: The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe)
adds a service to improve the initial startup time of Java applets and applications but it's not necessary.
To disable the JQS service
if you don't want to use it:
- Go to Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter.
- Click Ok and reboot your computer.
Edited by boopme, 27 July 2011 - 10:00 PM.