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#1 lara01

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:45 PM

Hi there

I am new here, and am not very tech-savy.

I have a relatively new MacBook Air and made the mistake to not install an antivirus and enable the firewall. Now I have a redirect problem when I open links through google searches, I get redirect to clothesdryerstore.com. This happens both in safari and firefox. I did some searching and installed an antivirus, enabled the firewall and tried a rootkit virus search programm but to no avail.

Is there anything I can do to fix this?

any help appreciated and thanks in advance

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:03 PM

Hello,try scanning with this.. ClamXav 2
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:26 PM

hi,

thanks for your suggestion - I did as you suggested but nothing came up. from what I understand this is not just a regular virus but a rootkit virus and you need to get rid of it through special software. the problem is that all the info I found is for windows.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:57 PM

I see this is recommended. Rootkit Hunter
I suggest you back up any important files first.
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 02:18 PM

thanks a lot - I had been searching for something like this for the last couple of days but couldn't find anything useful for a Mac - will do as you suggested and come back to update. Thanks again

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:19 PM

You're welcome. Please let me know as I am compiling good tools for the growing MAC infection field.
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