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Google Redirect Virus

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#1 Nova The Centurion

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:07 PM

It's pretty obvious at this point that this is a common occurrence, and as unfortunate as it may be, I seem to have it now as well. I've already identified it as part of something called "Widdit," which also seems to keep track of everything I look up on sites. I'm concerned if this is a keylogger of some sort of not.
Its basic behavior seems to be simply redirecting Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. searches into its advertising websites just to either get hits or force you to download something else that does more malicious things to your computer, but I just also noticed it opens a process of Internet Explorer and suddenly it's using nearly all of my RAM.
So, how should I go about removing this rootkit? It doesn't seem to be necessarily malicious to my computer, but it's getting rather annoying when I have to copy and paste things from Google just to look at the sites. :/

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:13 PM



Launch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file system

Click on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive)

Do not change the default options on scan results



Launch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitions
Click the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save log

Post the log results here


ESET online scanner

Install it

Click on START,it should download the virus definitions
When scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threats

Export the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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