Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:47 PM
Kind of at wits end on this one. I'm reasonably sure I picked up some annoying redirection malware somewhere along the way, but it's not acting like any redirection malware I've read about. And try as I might, I can't shake it.
Basically, I've found that within the past week or so, my Google searches seem to randomly get redirected to a number of sites. Not the search itself mind you, that works just fine and I get a normal list of results. However when I click a link, sometimes I get sent to a different search site.
I say sometimes because the redirection is very random. Most of the time I can get to the desired location with no issue at all, but every now and again, it gets redirected. It should be noted that hitting back and trying the link again will always take me to the proper site, it's never redirected the same link twice.
It's frustratingly hard to test other browsers, search engines, etc, because of this. To that point, it's only happened in Chrome so far, I haven't noticed it in either Firefox or IE.
Usually when the redirect happens, it pops up a quick page that says it's being redirected, but usually flips by too fast for me to stop. Of the sites I've seen it redirect to, the ones I remember are Findgala.com, traffic.adwitty, click.livesearchnow.com, and beesq.net. I also saw a quick flash of what looked like gg.net before it redirected, but it was gone before I could verify and haven't been able to reproduce that particular flicker.
I've already run spyware scans with Malware Bytes, both in and out of safe mode. For Anti-virus, I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials, also had it do a full sweep, which came up blank. On some advice I saw online, tried Combofix, but the problem persists. Even tried tdsskiller, just on some random 'just incase' advice, which thankfully came up clean.
Thus I find myself here. This has me confused, as the only time I've seen redirection malware, it redirected constantly, none of this random business to what seems like a series of different sites.
Needless to say, any advice would be greatly appreciated.