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Search Engine Virus?

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#1 Sp3aK


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Posted 14 February 2006 - 11:13 PM

Well I went to do a search on Google.com and when I went to click one of the links from the results it gave me it sent me to an 'adult' website but showed the proper URL that I was intending to click on (AcidFonts.com to be specific). I thought maybe it was just a freak occurance so I backed up and clicked another link further down the page with the same results. I then did a completely different search and this time I got sent to Lycos when I clicked a link...

I thought that for some reason Google might be screwed up so I tried Yahoo! and got the same results. I tried simply clearing my cookies, history, and temp internet files, but that didn't work either. I tried doing a search on Google in FireFox and it worked just fine though. Lastly I did a system scan with Ewido and came up with nothing, and I'm doing a full SpySweeper scan and so far it has only popped up with a few cookies that shouldn't be there.

Any tips would be appreciated, I tried to search around for a virus that might make this happen but couldn't find anything.

Edited by Sp3aK, 14 February 2006 - 11:29 PM.

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#2 -David-


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Posted 15 February 2006 - 03:59 AM

Hi There :thumbsup:

I have read your post and I think it would be wise for you to post a HijackThis log for an expert to review.

I recommend you follow the HijackThis preparation guide which can be found here. It is important that you follow the guide closely. A number of scans will be run which may well fix your problem.

As the guide says, after you have completed the scans that are recommended, please post your "HijackThis" log in a new topic in the forum found here. Please add your system infomation and also what problems you are having. Please be patient, and a HJT team member will help you to clean up your system


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