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goingonearth redirection upon using google/bing search engines.


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#1 catnapgood

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 01:29 AM

Hiya-hello! Thank you for viewing this topic and any help you may provide me with. : )

I'm usually good with computers. But, there are times when I know I'll be needing outside help before I end up reformatting my hard rive to try attain normality. This is one of those times.
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I run a Windows XP Home OS.
When I run a google/bing search engine, the links provided to nearly always send me to a blank-page site (goingonearth.com)
This bugged me quite a bit, so I ran trial-version MalewareBytes Anti-Malware. Some results came up so I removed the detections. But, the main problem persisted. I then ran McAfee Security Scan Plus, it all came back clean. Next, I tried running Microsoft Security Essentials-which I usually always have running as my main virus protection. The window would pop up and close down, the program always inactive on start-up.
Searching the net, I came down to going through Windows Task Manager, and shutting down anything that did not look quite right. Doing this I can get MSE to start and run through a complete scan. Everything comes up clean.

If I go through Task Manager, I turn off the odd-ball processes I can usually get google/bing link to work correctly. But, I shouldn't have to do this whenever I try to use my computer.

Is there anyway I can fix my computer before I go bonkers and decide to time consumingly reformat it?
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And again, thank you for any assistance!

-catnapgood

Edited by Blade Zephon, 30 July 2011 - 01:49 AM.
Moved from XP to AII. ~BZ


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Posted 30 July 2011 - 10:12 AM

Hello, this removal requires some special tools and technique.

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 30 July 2011 - 05:00 PM

Everything went smoothly. : )
The new topic is here. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic412096.html
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Posted 30 July 2011 - 08:21 PM

You're welcome!

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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