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Google and Bing search suddenly blocked on my computer


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#1 1Serrid

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:31 PM

As of yesterday, I am unable to open a search page on Google or Bing. I've run MalwareBytes (which removed two Trojans), McAfee and AdAware. No other infections have been located. I read somewhere that my "host" file (Windows/System32/Drivers/etc) may have been corrupted and I opened it in NotePad and removed a number of lines of info WAY, WAY below the other data. This did not help. I am running XP.

I am a novice at this and am unable to find any other solutions. Would truly appreciate your help and solution.

I downloaded Hijack This and ran a log, and can post upon request.

Thank you!

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:50 AM

I just performed a system restore which solved the problem. I wish I knew what caused it so I can watch out for it in the future.

Thanks for all you do here at Bleeping Computer!

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:42 AM

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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