Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:24 PM
I believe I have some sort of redirect virus. When I search in Yahoo or Google, the links bounce me to other sites, often get-answers-fast (something to that extent), and today I'm being redirected to DirecTV's page.
This started after I did a system restore because I had the System Restore virus, where my computer was essentially hijacked and the virus was trying to get me to install a system restore program. I successfully restored my comp to an earlier point, but now I have this redirect issue (could be completely unrelated).
I'm running Windows XP 64 and use FireFox 8.0
Steps I've taken so far:
I've run MalWareBytes multiple times, AVG, TDSSKiller, NPE (Norton Power Eraser), Spybot, and MS Windows Malicious software removal tool, and none have solved the problem.
I've uninstalled and reinstalled FireFox.
I've reset my router to factory settings.
I've gone into my hosts file and deleted all the ips below "local host."
I've deleted the extensions folder for FireFox.
I've run FireFox in safe mode.
I've tried to restore my computer to multiple earlier points, but per Windows, each restore cannot be completed for some reason.
Nothing I've tried has worked thus far. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks much.