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Windows 7: IE and Firefox redirecting every search link

17 Apr 2012   #31
adiwalsh

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I need java becuase I play alot of games but I will uninstall all current versions and download java 7.
The PDF email was from an article that someone on my facebook page wanted me to read. When you say I mite be blessed with a version that the AV companies have not detected yet what do you mean? I just want to get rid of this and have my computer back to normal, if the AV companies havent detected this yet how can i get rid of it?


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17 Apr 2012   #32
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adiwalsh View Post
I need java becuase I play alot of games but I will uninstall all current versions and download java 7.
The PDF email was from an article that someone on my facebook page wanted me to read. When you say I mite be blessed with a version that the AV companies have not detected yet what do you mean? I just want to get rid of this and have my computer back to normal, if the AV companies havent detected this yet how can i get rid of it?
I think "blessed" was a little playful sarcasm by UsernameIssues, in the sense you were "lucky" enough to get infected by a new version of malware that AV companies haven't had the time yet to update their software to be able to detect it.

No AV software is 100%, that's why you use a router, software firewall, the AV software, and maybe malware scanners to provide "layers" of protection. And on top of that, the common sense of the user to determine what links are safe to click on and what sites are safe to visit. That's one of the most important layers.

Was that PDF you opened relevant to you. I've heard of infections occuring where Facebook users are vulnerable in the same way as email users (gets something from someone they know but it's really coming from a shady source).

Let us know what happens after removing Java...
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18 Apr 2012   #33
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Thx sibbil for explaining "blessed" - you hit the nail on the head - so to speak.
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18 Apr 2012   #34
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Anytime! It is a wretched blessing though, isn't it..
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18 Apr 2012   #35
adiwalsh

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It was definitely not a shady source, the PDF was just an article about something related to my facebook page. So if the AV companies havent detected this exploit kit yet does that mean I cant get rid of it?
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18 Apr 2012   #36
armyslowrdr

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

One of the bike enthusiasts websites that I frequent at times gets ads infected and serves it up to viewers of course. While surfing at work the last week or so I saw the microtrend analysis blocked a few of these ads. Here at home I have no problem because I use ad blocker.

Today at work every google search result I clicked on led to a happli or beebli page or other "redirect". Sigh. No MTBR at work for a while I guess. This is my 1st browser hijack or whatever you want to call it in over 6 years at work and I an a very HEAVY user. Ugh--guess always a first time.

IT is running malware bytes now. I left work after well over 100, 000 items scanned. I hope they get it cleaned.
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18 Apr 2012   #37
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adiwalsh View Post
So if the AV companies havent detected this exploit kit yet does that mean I cant get rid of it?
Not necessarily. You've got to start scanning again using the links previously mentioned in this thread. Did you uninstall Java?
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21 Apr 2012   #38
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adiwalsh View Post
I need java becuase I play alot of games but I will uninstall all current versions and download java 7........
It would nice to get an update on how this is going for you. Can you please let us know if you were able to test your surfing without Java for a few days? And, did you come across a website that asked you to re-install Java? Or did you just install it before you needed it. I cannot tell from this post.
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22 Apr 2012   #39
adiwalsh

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I unistalled java and realised the games I play dont need it so I just left it uninstalled, no websites have asked me to reinstall it and surfing without it is exacly the same as when i had it
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22 Apr 2012   #40
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adiwalsh View Post
I unistalled java and realised the games I play dont need it so I just left it uninstalled, no websites have asked me to reinstall it and surfing without it is exacly the same as when i had it
Have you had any redirect problems while Java was uninstalled?
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