Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:21 AM
I have been having an issue with some sort of redirecting virus for a couple of months, and I feel like I've tried everything short of editing my registry. I have tried Windows defender, Spybot, malwarebytes, and glary utilities among other things, including a how-to guide on Kim Komando's website (I was despirate). I checked my internet settings to make sure there were no proxies set or anything. The only thing that has shown up on scans is "Exploit:Java/CVE-2010-0840" in Windows defender.
It seems that it always initially redirects me through 188.8.131.52 or feed.buzzclick first, as I can see this in the status bar, before it forwards me to other sites like villabull.com and supfind.com. Also, the problem appears to happen intermittently, affecting something like 1 out of every 6 searches. I should also probably mention that this all started while I was using IE9, and I have now switched back to Firefox. Also, the problem is not limited to one browser; it is affected IE, Firefox, and Chrome.
Anyway, I've pretty much given up trying to solve this on my own, and I would be eternally grateful if someone could help me fix this!