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Google links are redirecting me to spam

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#1 lostscot


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:44 PM

This is really frustrating! Whenever I click on a google link it goes to http://co.uk then redirects to random spam. I've ran AVG, malwarebytes, tdsskiller and hitman pro but none of them find any problems. What should I do?

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#2 boopme


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:01 PM

Hello and welcome.

Are you on a router? Are other machines on it,if so are they redirecting?

Do you use Firefox?

Please follow our Removal Guide here How to remove Google Redirects. You will move to the Automated Removal Instructions

If it finds something make sure Cure is selected
Next click Continue then Reboot now
A log file should be created on your C: drive named "TDSSKiller.txt" please copy and paste the contents in your next reply.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Download Link 1
Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

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Edited by boopme, 30 September 2011 - 03:02 PM.

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#3 lostscot

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:17 PM

Hello and welcome.

Are you on a router? Are other machines on it,if so are they redirecting?

Do you use Firefox?

Please follow our Removal Guide here How to remove Google Redirects. You will move to the Automated Removal Instructions

Thanks for your reply!
I'm on a router in that I'm using wireless but my desktop pc isn't affected. I'm using Firefox but this also happens when I try googling anything on chrome.

I've used TDSSkiller and Malwarebytes but they don't come up with any infections that I can remove. Here is the report from TDSSkiller:

21:11:49.0411 5136 TDSS rootkit removing tool Sep 26 2011 18:56:43
21:11:49.0703 5136 ============================================================
21:11:49.0703 5136 Current date / time: 2011/09/30 21:11:49.0703
21:11:49.0703 5136 SystemInfo:
21:11:49.0703 5136
21:11:49.0703 5136 OS Version: 6.0.6001 ServicePack: 1.0
21:11:49.0703 5136 Product type: Workstation
21:11:49.0703 5136 ComputerName: LAPTOP
21:11:49.0704 5136 UserName: Laptop
21:11:49.0704 5136 Windows directory: C:\Windows
21:11:49.0704 5136 System windows directory: C:\Windows
21:11:49.0704 5136 Processor architecture: Intel x86
21:11:49.0704 5136 Number of processors: 2
21:11:49.0704 5136 Page size: 0x1000
21:11:49.0704 5136 Boot type: Normal boot
21:11:49.0704 5136 ============================================================
21:11:50.0640 5136 Initialize success
21:12:01.0046 4908 ============================================================
21:12:01.0046 4908 Scan started
21:12:01.0046 4908 Mode: Manual;
21:12:01.0046 4908 ============================================================

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21:12:16.0189 4908 MBR (0x1B8) (5c616939100b85e558da92b899a0fc36) \Device\Harddisk0\DR0
21:12:16.0210 4908 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 - ok
21:12:16.0226 4908 Boot (0x1200) (ecf2fbfe6933d64acbf9503bd4e147df) \Device\Harddisk0\DR0\Partition0
21:12:16.0227 4908 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0\Partition0 - ok
21:12:16.0232 4908 Boot (0x1200) (850103623d445e5ebd2c7709549dbf54) \Device\Harddisk0\DR0\Partition1
21:12:16.0233 4908 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0\Partition1 - ok
21:12:16.0236 4908 ============================================================
21:12:16.0236 4908 Scan finished
21:12:16.0236 4908 ============================================================
21:12:16.0251 1936 Detected object count: 0
21:12:16.0251 1936 Actual detected object count: 0

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