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DDS won't run, have Scour redirect


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#1 Isimanica

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:20 PM

I have windows XP 32bit computer. I got a fake anti virus software and redirect loaded on the computer. I used malware bytes and a windows program that got rid of fake anti virus and what now appears to have been one of the redirects. However I still have one that sends me to a website setup called scour. I reuse both of the programs and it goes away for about 1-5 searches (depends on what I am searching for) and then I am back to the redirect web searches. I have tried to prep the computer for help here cause whatever is doing this is buried deep. However when downloading DDS it saves always as a AutoCAD script and whne clicked does not run like the tutorial says but opens in a text doc and is nothing but symbols and gibberish. Any help with getting this to run so I can clean the computer up would be greatly apperciated. Or how to get rid of this scour redirect would be good too.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:18 PM

Hello Isimanica

If you cannot get DDS to work, please try this instead.

Please download OTL by OldTimer and save it to your Desktop.
  • Close all other applications and windows so that you have nothing open.
  • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.

    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
    If you receive a UAC prompt asking if you would like to continue running the program, you should press the Continue button.
  • Under Output, ensure that Minimal Output is selected.
  • Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
    Leave the remaining selections to the default settings.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Do not use the computer while the scan is in progress.
  • When the scan is complete, two log files will open in Notepad:
    • OTListIt.txt <- (will be maximized)
    • Extras.txt <- (will be minimized in the Task Bar).
  • Both logs are automatically saved to the Desktop.
  • Please copy and paste the contents of OTListIt.txt and Extras.txt in your next reply.
    If the Extras.txt log is too long, you may need to add a second reply to your thread or upload it as an attachment.
  • Click the red X in the upper right corner to exit OTL.
Important: Be sure to mention that you tried to follow the Prep Guide but were unable to get DDS to run. If OTL did not work, then reply back here.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:08 PM

Do you have AutoCAD installed on your computer? If so, .scr extensions are AutoCAD script extensions and DDS will not run properly unless that is fixed. When attempts to run the tool are made it opens in Notepad with non-readable characters as you describe.

If that's the case, please download the corresponding file for your operating system:Extract (unzip) the file onto your desktop, double-click on it and choose Yes to merge the file into the registry when prompted. Afterwards you should then be able to run DDS.scr.

Edited by quietman7, 14 December 2011 - 06:14 PM.

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