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Do I have the google redirect virus?

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#1 likeacomputerboss


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:57 PM

Hello, over the past few days I seem to be getting redirected to things totally unrelated to my searches in both google and firefox. I am really worried that I have the virus and that it infected my modem. My modem is a Motorola SB1520 Surfboard cable modem...which I have no idea how to hard reset. I checked online and it mentions that there is a button in the back to use a paperclip on...but I can assure you there is no button. I thoroughly check...so I guess if my modem has been infected...I will have to buy a new one. I need some help from you computer experts out there, to find out if either my modem and/or computer is infected, with what and how to fix it. I have been running various protection programs I have which include: MBAM, Super Anti Spyware, UVK (Ultimate Virus Killer), Registry Mechanic, (which isn't working now most likely due to registry errors?) Combofix and I even downloaded your program RKill and used that to. I have gone into my hosts/lmhosts folders and deleted all the IP addresses that were listed besides my own. I have done the ipconfig/flushdns and I have also checked to see if XUL cache 1.0 was in my firefox add ons, but it wasn't so I didn't need to delete it. I have made sure all my protection programs were fully updated when running full system/quick/critical scans. I have been doing a lot of research on the internet and I have tried all that I could do fix this and I still keep getting pop-ups and redirects (but not as much as before). I really need someones help with this. I would greatly appreciate a walk through.

Here is a log for my recent RKill scan:

This log file is located at C:\rkill.log.
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Rkill was run on 02/15/2012 at 20:43:14.
Operating System: Windows ™ Vista Home Premium

Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running:


Rkill completed on 02/15/2012 at 20:43:21.

I have also noticed that my task manager is running 22 processes.

How do I permanently removed these threats from my system:


I also have about svchost.exe processes running in my task manager? Can I terminate these?

I terminated the wininit.exe process and then I got the BSOD and then my computer shutdown?

How can I delete these problems, without causing my system to get the BSOD? I really need some serious help.



Edited by likeacomputerboss, 16 February 2012 - 12:44 AM.

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#2 likeacomputerboss

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:47 AM

Step 2: Change TCP/IP Settings
Go to the control panel and open the list of network connections. Access the properties of your Internet connection and particularly the window which details the TCP/IP properties. Choose the checkbox which makes it compulsory that IP addresses are obtained automatically.

Step 3: Remove Proxy Settings On Browser
It is quite possible that your web browser's settings have been messed up with. Open the browser's internal settings and check if any proxy server settings have been entered. If you find they are, disable them by choosing not to have any proxy server settings.

I also can't do either of these steps because my network connections folder is gone? I am in safe mode with networking, so I don't know. I also couldn't remove a proxy setting on firefox and IE.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:48 AM

As you have tried running COMBOFIX

Read the guide here


and create a topic here


Good luck

Edited by narenxp, 16 February 2012 - 12:49 AM.

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