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Google redirect

by sjmcgill / July 31, 2010 12:35 AM PDT

Two days ago when doing google searches I started getting redirected to bogus websites. If I copy and paste the redirect does not happen - it only happens when I click on the website I wish to visit. I have super antispyware and avg that are both current in version and both have been run. What is the problem? How do I get rid of the redirecting?

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Here, We Start By Performing These Scans
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 31, 2010 3:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Google redirect

First, download, install, update, then run full system scans with both free malware removal tools below:

Malwarebytes Antimalware

Hitman Pro 3.5

Next, download TDSSKiller and follow guide to use the tool:

And when you're done, check your LAN settings in Internet Explorer like this:

Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools-Internet Options-Connection Tab. Click on the LAN settings button. IF there is a check mark next to "Use a proxy server for your LAN", uncheck it. Click OK. Then OK, again.

Hope this helps.


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Thank you
by sjmcgill / July 31, 2010 7:57 AM PDT

All seems to be working just fine now - thanks so much for your help!

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by xxwmdxx / August 5, 2010 2:09 AM PDT

I had the exact same problem as the OP, and tried all the programs mentioned. Everything seems okay now. Thanks a million!

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Awesome !
by cnetismyfriend / August 23, 2010 6:41 AM PDT

I've been utilizing cnet for years and I gotta say, cnet is FANTASTIC ! I've always been happy with the help and downloads I get. A couple weeks ago I got this stupid "redirect" problem. I don't know why I didn't come here first - after trying several suggestions elsewhere, I stumbled on this fix here at cnet and it worked !
I'm coming here first everytime from now on. You guys are great !

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