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#1 montanarane

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

When I try to seach using google or bing or yahoo I get a page cant be found error. I am not directed to another website. I am running windows xp pro. I am able to browse to all any non search related website by typing that page directly into the broswer. I have run malware bytes and no issues were found. I ran TFC.exe successfully. I ran a complete scan with the latest version symantec avtivirus and no problems were found. I am running XP Pro SP3 with IE 8 and firefox 11. I am available all day to try any suggested fixes. Thanks

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:07 PM

Verify that the block is not from your HOSTS file.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

Thanks for your quick reply. my hosts file is as follows. Also I ran minitoolbox and tdsskiller while i was waiting. TDDSkiller found the following and cured it. I am now able to use my browser normally. DO you any advice to make sure the malware is completely removed?

10:57:27.0322 4732 Detected object count: 1
10:57:27.0322 4732 Actual detected object count: 1
10:57:49.0322 4732 C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys - copied to quarantine
10:57:51.0041 4732 Backup copy found, using it..
10:57:51.0150 4732 C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys - will be cured on reboot
10:57:51.0150 4732 ACPI ( Virus.Win32.Rloader.a ) - User select action: Cure
11:00:00.0696 4956 Deinitialize success


# Copyright © 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost




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