Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:25 PM
I found I had some Google redirect malware on my system. I checked various forums and wound up using Spybot Search and Destroy, followed by Malwarebytes then TDSSKill. I got things to the point where all of these were scanning and coming up clean. Started IE and did some Gogle searches with no redirects. However, when I went into Firefox the Google redirects are still sending me to findsearchengine, askthecrew, etc.
My system details:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bit)
AVG Free Antivirus: v10.0.1424
Found when I would click on search results links in Google (both with Firefox and IE) I wouldn't go to the link target but get pushed to findsearchengineresults, askthecrew, and others. Used another computer to do some searching and figured I had some malware.
First I ran a rootkit scan with AVG, it found problems but did not succeed in resolving them.
I tried some basic stuff next, checked my hosts file, IE Internet Options, Firefox Options, did some registry searches. Couldn't find anything out of the ordinary.
I tried Spybot Search and Destroy next, it eliminated some threats but the rootkits were still showing up in the AVG scan. I also used the Immunize feature in Spybot, still no improvement. IE and Firefox comtinued to redirect.
Based on some more searches I tried Malwarebytes next. It also located some threats which it succeeded in removing but, even after I was getting clean scans with MBAM, AVG still showed rootkits and IE and Firefox were still redirecting.
I moved on to TDSSKill next. Located and removed a rootkit. Ran MBAM again and located and removed more threats. Now all scans show clear, IE does not redirect but Firefox still hasn't been cleaned up.
It seems as if I am close to having a clean system. Any suggestions on what to try next would be greatly appreciated.