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Help with Computer (Redirects in Search Engine)
7-9-2011 | raybbr

Posted on 07/09/2011 9:03:47 PM PDT by raybbr

My wife's laptop is infected with some sort of redirect virus. I have tried Malwarebytes, ComboFix, F-Secure, Microsoft Security Essentials and nothing has worked.

It happens when I do a search in FF or IE using any search engine. The site returns results but if you click on any of the direct result links you get re-directed to a site that is mostly spam with further links.

There are plenty of thread on bleepingcomputer.com. I have tried everything I can think of. Any help will be appreciated.

raybbr


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To: raybbr

Glad you found a removal tool that worked. I haven’t hit that virus, but I’ve gotten hijacked with other redirect viruses before. It’s frustrating. It’s frustrating just to think that there are people out there that get their jollies by creating annoyances for people they’ll never meet.

At least now you know the purpose of the “hosts” file and can join the fight against annoying web content if you’re so inclined.


51 posted on 07/13/2011 2:07:08 AM PDT by Kellis91789 (There's a reason the mascot of the Democratic Party is a jackass.)
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52 posted on 07/13/2011 2:35:32 AM PDT by csense
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To: EvilOverlord

I finally got TDSS Killer to work. It was the “Volsnap” virus. It’s apparently new and hard to find/get rid of.

Thanks for your advice.


53 posted on 07/13/2011 2:58:21 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

It took me about 3 days of searching the intertoot to find the solution. I got it when I got fooled by a fake toolbar pop up giving me a program is about to blow up or some such warning. Thing is I knew about the fake security warnings for windows but this was for another program.


54 posted on 07/13/2011 5:48:58 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: raybbr

Be sure to go to old timer tools and run Temp File Cleaner

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/

Also if you have AVAST do a boot time scan.


55 posted on 07/13/2011 5:54:43 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: raybbr

How did you make it work (in case I need it in the future)?


56 posted on 07/13/2011 8:01:34 AM PDT by EvilOverlord (Socialism makes workers into slaves and couch potatoes into kings)
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How did you make it work (in case I need it in the future)?

I logged on in Safe Mode without networking. I had the program (TDSS Killer) on a USB drive with the name changed, put it on the desktop and then it ran.

Until I did that it would never run.

57 posted on 07/13/2011 4:49:05 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: nutmeg

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58 posted on 08/05/2011 12:22:27 PM PDT by nutmeg
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