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Stubby 11-30-2012 09:04 AM

Hijacked internet searchs
 
I've got a problem with my Internet searches. Doesn't make any differance if I use Firefox, Opera, Google Crome. Every search gets hijacked. I'm using XP Pro. Iv'e ran Spybot search and Malwaresbytes with no luck.


Has any one dealt with this before?

DangerMouse 11-30-2012 12:55 PM

Hijacked.....how?

DM

chrisn 11-30-2012 05:41 PM

Yea, what do you mean?

Stubby 11-30-2012 07:11 PM

When I try to do a search thru google, bing, or whoever, it will display the sights you could go to. As soon as you click one it gets redirected to a completely different list of search choices.

funfool 11-30-2012 07:28 PM

You are infected, need more info on what you see, should be some common denominator to determine which malware it is.
Then are specific directions for each to remove it. We need to figure out which one it is to help.
So anything in your taskbar, or any info you see being offered would help to determine which bug it is.

gregzoll 11-30-2012 08:06 PM

Majorgeeks.com and malwareteks.com have the info and tools to help clean your machine. Also some top experts that deal with this stuff all of the time are over there and can help you understand the process and tools results.

AndyGump 11-30-2012 08:12 PM

You can use all of those programs and more to get rid of a virus, Trojan or what have you but in the end, I believe the best course of action is to format the hard-drive and re-install Windows.
Windows 7 if you can. Of course, you need to have a back-up of all your important data.

Andy.

chrisn 12-01-2012 05:56 AM

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...tials-download


not defender but this one works for me on clearing up bad stuff

Stubby 12-01-2012 07:21 AM

Thanks everyone. For now I'm going to use my laptop until I free up some extra time to solve this, I'm going to try Majorgeeks.com and malwareteks.com.

DangerMouse 12-01-2012 08:06 AM

emsisoft.com/it/software/free/
avast.com

DM

digitalplumber 12-01-2012 06:38 PM

Boot to safe mode and rerun your security software. Delete all temp files and also files in preload folder.

Marty1Mc 12-01-2012 07:23 PM

Easiest method is to go back to a restore point before you got infected. Then, install a decent anti-virus on the machine once you have it back. You have a virus that is a browser re-director. They can be a royal PITA to clean.

digitalplumber 12-01-2012 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marty1Mc
Easiest method is to go back to a restore point before you got infected. Then, install a decent anti-virus on the machine once you have it back. You have a virus that is a browser re-director. They can be a royal PITA to clean.

In my repair experience, this is usually not possible since some malware and viruses make restoring back, impossible.

Marty1Mc 12-01-2012 09:06 PM

I do it all the time. You may need to take it to safe mode. Most re-directors aren't that sophisticated.

gregzoll 12-01-2012 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marty1Mc (Post 1064629)
I do it all the time. You may need to take it to safe mode. Most re-directors aren't that sophisticated.

Not that easy. That is why there have been white papers written on how to properly remove malware.

My brother was one of them that helped to write the process stated on both malwareteks.com & majorgeeks.com, to remove malware from computers. He does this stuff professionally for emisoft, as a part of their Malware removal team.


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