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How to remove google redirect virus

by kae79 / June 10, 2010 11:26 AM PDT

Every time I use google to search for something it brings me to a different site. I've done several scans with no luck. Is there any thing I can do to get this virus off.

Also my system restore keeps saying restore incomplete when I try to go back a couple days before the virus showed up.

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Which scanners have you tried to scan the PC?
by Donna Buenaventura / June 10, 2010 12:30 PM PDT
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One more tool to help against Google Redirect
by Security Stronghold / June 10, 2010 6:17 PM PDT
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Agree! Combofix is a great tool
by Dimitris P. / June 14, 2010 2:03 AM PDT

Most probably the cause is a "malicious" script that hijacked your web browser. This script maybe downloaded and installed malware to your PC to allow redirecting to 3rd party sites for unknown and "evil" purposes, every time you visit Google or open your browser... So, be careful not to input sensitive information, not unless you ensure that you are 100% clean from adware, spyware or malware.

I'd recommend running first the Combofix tool (http://www.combofix.org/), then SpyBot search and destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/). Run also HiJackthis (http://ree.antivirus.com/hijackthis/).

"ComboFix is a program, created by sUBs, that scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically. In addition to being able to remove a large amount of the most common and current malware, ComboFix also displays a log when it is finished that contains a great deal of information that an experienced helper can use to diagnose, retrieve samples of, and remove infections that are not automatically removed."

Post logs here if you can't get this fixed.

Regards,

DP

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Logs is not allowed to post here :)
by Donna Buenaventura / June 14, 2010 6:33 AM PDT

We recommend to users to post their log in malware removal forums... listed in http://hjt-data.trendmicro.com/hjt/analyzethis/index.php

Thanks for your understanding.

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Google redirect virus removal instructions
by aktyvus / July 11, 2010 7:24 PM PDT
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