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URL Redirection due to Adware

by rynner / November 29, 2004 4:57 PM PST

Everytime I open my email particularly my yahoo and hotmail accounts Im always redirected to a different site. Before my email page is completely open it will be immediately directed to a different URL. Anybody who could help me out on this matter. I have already installed an adware removal software but still the problem persist. Thanks.

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Re: URL Redirection due to Adware
by Donna Buenaventura / November 29, 2004 6:58 PM PST

Not sure what anti-spyware software you are using. Make sure it is not one of the fake or ripped-off programs.

Try to run Ad-aware SE and Spybot S&D scanners:

Ad-aware SE - http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
Spybot-Search & Destroy - http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=mirrors

Update the programs prior running a scan.
Reboot after using the programs.

Next, download CWShredder from Intermute. Install it then run the CWShredder.exe to fix anything it will find.

Once done, reboot is recommended. Proceed to Housecall http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

What Operating System do you use? Please note then post here the URL where the page is redirected.

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Re: URL Redirection due to Adware
by GovernmentMan / November 30, 2004 2:32 PM PST
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Re: URL Redirection due to Adware
by rynner / November 30, 2004 7:18 PM PST

Hello there Donna I deeply appreciate your immediate response. Thanks a lot.

Im currently using Ad Aware SE Personal, my OS is Windows XP then the URL where I used to be redirected is http://t.swapx.cc/h.php?aid=632 and http://win-eto.com/hp.htm?id=632

thanks Donna

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Re: URL Redirection due to Adware
by Bugbatter / November 30, 2004 11:09 PM PST

That is one of the newer infections.
See here:
Download HijackThis to its own permanent folder where it can save backups.
If those links are not working, extract from http://www.downloads.subratam.org/hijackthis.zip
To create a folder:
Click My Computer, then C:\
In the menu bar, File->New->Folder.
That will create a folder named "New Folder", which you can rename to "HJT" or "HijackThis".
Now you have C:\HJT\ folder.
Double-click on the .exe to scan.
After Scan, the Scan button changes to Save Log. Click that, save it somewhere.

Do not post a HJT log in this forum. Do Ctrl-A to Select all, and then copy and paste it in a new post on one of these forums:
- http://www.computercops.biz/

- http://forums.spywareinfo.com/

or any listed here: http://www.a-sap.org

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Re: URL Redirection due to Adware
by Donna Buenaventura / November 30, 2004 11:57 PM PST
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