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No threats found by 3 different scans, a good sign?


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#1 cyborger

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:19 PM

I've used the full scan option with Spybot Search & Destroy, Malwarebytes and Avast! 2014 (free versions) and all said that there were no threats found. Is that a good sign? Is there any way I could check any further?

 

 



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:26 PM

Hello -

Is there a special reason for you to think that you may have a problem ??

 

There are about 100 tools that will always find something, what are you looking for ?

 

Sorry, but your post is a bit vague in the details of why you posted this -

 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:23 AM

Sorry about that. I kept writing what I needed to say and then started over a few times. I have a habit of doing that. I also have a bad habit of not reading over my threads when I'm done with them.

Recently I had my internet cut off and during the process of getting it back on, I had to talk with my provider on the phone. I followed all of the steps. However when it came back on, my google home page kept redirecting to google Guatemala. It wasn't doing that before and I was wondering if it were something on my side or did my provider mess something up. She was foreign and had to constantly refer to some manual.

Before I call them and get a technian to check it, I want to know for sure. Because I can see them now, "well that seems like something on your end. I'm just here to look at the equipment". But I know 100% sure it wasn't happening before it was cut off because I was on google when it happened.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:53 PM

What browser are you using?

 

You can always try resetting it back to its default settings>


To reset or restore all browser settings in Internet Explorer, please refer to:
How to reset Internet Explorer settings (all versions) using fixit_logo.png to automatically reset registry keys and the browser back to default.
Note: Delete personal settings will reset the home page(s), search providers and Accelerators to their default values. It will also delete temporary Internet files, history, cookies, web form information information (passwords) and InPrivate Filtering data.

 

-- If using Firefox, please refer to:

 

-- If using Google Chrome, please refer to:

Note: Resetting browser settings is not reversible. After a reset, all previous settings are lost and cannot be recovered. All add-ons and customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh version of your browser.
 

 


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:06 PM

I'm using Firefox and have Windows 7. I reset Firefox but google still redirects. I couldn't do the Safe Mode thing for some reason. In the Start Menu, Firefox is there by itself without a Safe Mode icon. When I did the "run" method, it just went to Firefox's Start Page.

 

This is the redirect url: https://www.google.com.gt/?gws_rd=cr&ei=56S4UvndOIrxoAS8g4LQBw



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:17 PM

As you indicated the redirect is to Google Guatemala.


To resolve that, please refer to:
* Google.com automatically takes me to another (country-specific) Google homepage site
* Avoid Getting Redirected to Country-Specific Versions of Google

 


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:47 PM

Thanks. That did the trick. That was my only problem but is there anything else I should do?



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:51 PM

That depends on what you are concerned about?

 

It its about malware,...usually when a computer is infected there will be indications (signs of infection) something is wrong.

 

If its about generally security, we have topics which cover that. See Answers to common security questions - Best Practices for Safe Computing


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:53 PM

Just general security. Thanks for the links and thanks for helping me out! :)



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:10 PM

You're welcome.


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