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Windows 7: Search engine searches redirecting to spam website?


30 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Search engine searches redirecting to spam website?

Hi,
About 6 months ago, I clicked on a google link and it redirected me to either [link removed] or [link removed] (or something like that). These sites would then redirect me to a random advertisement. I switched to Bing, thinking it was Googles fault but the 'virus' is still there on Bing. Does anyone know any fixes?

Thanks.
Jaidyn

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30 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

You need to run a full scan with superantispyware SUPERAntiSpyware.com | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware! and Malwarebytes Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download. Along with your anti-virus software. If you don't have anti-virus software installed. Get Microsoft Security Essentials. https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/secu...s/default.aspx

This will take some time, but I think you will find your problem. Make sure you scan with all three programs as sometimes one will miss what another one catches.
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30 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Awesome. I'm using Trend Micro, is that sufficient?
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30 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

You can try it along with superantispyware and malwarebytes.

I have not heard the best reviews on Trend Micro lately but give it a shot, just make sure you run the other two programs.
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30 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Okay, thanks.
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06 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Prem.
 
 

I was curious if you ever found a fix for this issue as I am currently experiencing the same issue,

Regards
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06 Sep 2011   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigRob View Post
I was curious if you ever found a fix for this issue as I am currently experiencing the same issue,

Regards
You would do better by starting a new thread in the security section detailing your issue, one of our malware experts should then be able to point you in the right direction to fixing this.
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