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Something Is Redirecting My Search Engine


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#1 bub2180

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 05:04 PM

Hello all,

I am new to this so lets give this a try... :thumbsup:

I tried to download a video from a friends myspace about 3 to 4 weeks ago and since then I have had problems with my IE. Every time I search for something using Google or Yahoo or anything, I get redirected as soon as I try to click on any of the search results and IE is acting funny (slow) with the scroll of my mouse. I am thrown to pages like BTCar.com and monstermarketplace.com search engines that look like the search results that I was looking for, but I don't dare click on any of them for fear that I may download something else BAD. :flowers:

I downloaded the new IE7 and it doesn't seem to have helped at all. I have run adaware and Norton Antivirus and neither of them seem to pick anything up. I have uninstalled adaware and since then I haven't been able to reinstall it to try a newer more updated version because it keeps telling me that there is no disk in the drive.

I have read up on this a little bit, and have found a common thread between what everyone seems to be doing and I am going to download and install hijackthis.exe tonight and run that to get the output that everyone has been posting. I am also going to download and install fixwareout.exe and run that as well.

Can somebody help me with this PLEASE!!!!!! I am trying to avoid the call to Earthlink and the $99 they charge to clean things up.

Please let me know if I am on the right track to getting this cleaned up.

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#2 buddy215

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 05:29 PM

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run an online scan with Bit Defender
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

Allow both programs to quarantine or remove whatever they find.
Post a Hijack This log in the appropriate forum by following the instructions in the link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
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