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Google Redirects after removing Vista Security Virus

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#1 Derren


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Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:43 PM

I am using Windows Vista Business (SP2) on a 32 bit machine.

I recently recovered from the Vista Security 2012 virus following the instructions found on bleepingcomputer.com.

Since then, I am unable to click on any Google search results without being redirected to an ad site. Also, every few minutes I get a Windows message saying "TCP/IP Ping command has stopped working." Neither of these problems existed before the outbreak of Vista Security 2012 virus.

I have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware installed on my machine and this is what I used (along with the other steps included in the bleeping computer instructions) to recover from the Vista Security virus.

The TCP/IP issue appears to only occur after I have opened a browser.

Other than removing the Vista Security 2012 virus with Malwarebytes, I have taken no further action related to these lingering symptoms.

Should I be discussing the Google Redirects and the TCP/IP Ping Command issues as separate threads? They both appear to be unresolved symptoms of my Vista Security outbreak so I mention them together.

I made an effort to read the instructions before posting and I hope I have provided the appropriate information.

Thank you,


Edited by Derren, 15 December 2011 - 01:48 PM.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:53 PM

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#3 Derren

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:40 PM

I followed the instructions and I have posted my logs in the following new topic:


Thank you.

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