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#1 gary d.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:58 PM

I use win XP pro firefox with latest updates on system and firefox and recently experienced google redirects to other search or web sales sites. I have cleaned host files, run hijackthis, downloaded and ran goored fix, also TDSSkiller. I am at the point to run combofix but need a helper whose help would be appreciated! Thanks for looking.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:49 PM

Hello, Please do not run CF till requested.

Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6-9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If GMER won't run skip it and move on.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:08 PM


also take a look at this link which also offers good advice on how to remove the google redirect virus: Google Redirect Virus Removal

Hope this helps (although the steps above are a god start to sorting your issue out!).


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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

you said that when you type an address and it redirect you to a different site, you might have a browser hijack issue, go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc folder and open the Host file with notepad, if your using windows 7 you need to run as administrator. Open the host file and at the bottom you see the an IP address on the left and the site name on the right, delete them and save the file now open the command prompt and type ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew this should fix it

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:27 PM

Dealing with one of these myself. Where does Google resolve? Open a command prompt and ping www.google.com. Does it try to go to I believe this is the remnant of an old browser redirect, which is no longer functional. That's why Malwarebytes won't find it. You can repair XP's TCP/IP stack manually from a command prompt like this:

netsh interface ip reset

netsh winsock reset

Once you've done that it will require a reboot. If it works, great... but it may come back. If so, I suggest reinstalling XPSP3. If you try to do so and it fails, you have a much more serious system problem.

PS - If you're not comfortable with command prompt commands, from another machine search for "WinSockFix"... it's a free download.

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