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Avast says I have Redirect.ad-feeds.net Hijacker

by aztzuzoo / January 8, 2013 6:22 AM PST

Thought Avast was supposed to stop these before I got them. Any way to get rid of it without going to Best Buy geeks or someplace? Barb

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Try these suggestions
by wpgwpg / January 8, 2013 6:27 AM PST

Get your antivirus program up to date and boot into Safe Mode. Note that some viruses can hide themselves from your antivirus program in normal mode, so you really need to scan in Safe Mode. To get into Safe Mode when you first power up, hit F8 about once a second until you get the menu and select Safe Mode. Then run a full system scan.
Microsoft has suggestions and offerings at

Good luck.

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Bob Proffitt sends a lot of people here
by itsdigger / January 8, 2013 7:36 AM PST
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Still a fav.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 8, 2013 7:38 AM PST

That list is FREE, current and does the trick on 99.999% of what we see today.

What it doesn't cure is that new Root Kit. Still looking for a (free) cure.

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you keep searchin'
by itsdigger / January 8, 2013 7:44 AM PST
In reply to: Still a fav.

and I'll keep learnin'

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Thank you All
by aztzuzoo / January 8, 2013 8:23 AM PST

I will try these this evening. Barb

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