Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Google Redirect Virus Keeps Returning

18 Feb 2012   #31
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

two possibilities I can think of.
One some netbooks require you to press f10 or something to that effect during start up (boot menu) to boot usb even if you've set it in bios.

two, sometimes just trying another usb port helps, but this being a netbook I suppose it's possible it only has one.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Feb 2012   #32
ElectroBricks

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
More Info

Ok here the answers to all of your questions:
Q: What error message do you get when you try and boot from the USB?
A: Don't get one. I can't boot from it. But I do get this bsod error code: 0x0000007E when I try to boot it regularly.
Q: Which program did you use to make the USB bootable?
A: Just followed this: Create Bootable Kaspersky USB Rescue Disk
Q: Some netbooks require you to press f10 or something to that effect during start up (boot menu) to boot usb even if you've set it in bios. (Have you tried this?)
A and Q: Yes, and I get screen saying edit windows boot options. What do I do here?
Q: Sometimes just trying another usb port helps, but this being a netbook I suppose it's possible it only has one. (Have you tried this?)
A: Yes, I have tried all of them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2012   #33
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Can you list the options you see when you press F10? Is there an option called 'Boot from USBHDD' or similar?

Regards,
Golden
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Feb 2012   #34
ElectroBricks

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Can you list the options you see when you press F10? Is there an option called 'Boot from USBHDD' or similar?

Regards,
Golden
I get screen saying edit windows boot options. I don't get anything saying boot from usb.

Thanks,
electrobricks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2012   #35
ElectroBricks

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hey Guys,

I have set up the BIOS to boot from the usb, checked if each usb port is able to be booted from and I made sure the usb has a windows boot file but it won't boot from the usb. I am try to boot kaspersky's rescue disk. How do I fix this?

Thanks,
electrobricks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2013   #36
shooky56

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
A follow up to these recommended procedures

Thanks for all these replies, even though I was not the original poster. Had exactly these symptoms and had scanned, and removed, a registry setting to auto-start a dll and the dll. I looked up the dll and it said, "used to redirect links to ads". I rubbed my "Mr. Smither's" hands together, remarked "Excellent!".

For a JIC, I rebooted, opened IE, clicked a google link and was re-directed to ad. I responded with the Red Baron's "CURSES foiled again!" (from the snoopy song).

The batch file post to clear the DNS cache seems to have been the ticket (after you remove the virus). It made sense because I visit perhaps 20ish sites, a couple wikis, couple game and mostly coder sites. All are incredibly benign and I did not suspect treachery from any as all have been visited 100s of times.

But it was my repetitve nature that was the culprit that allowed the DNS cache to work (at least that's what I think in hind-sight).

Only more time will tell for sure but my first 10 google clicks worked properly whereas I was hitting an ad about 35-50% of the time before the DNS flush.

So I think this is resolved. Added this as a confirmation to those who may, like me, go what the heck? when they DNS thing was posted. I write software and had no idea we had a DNS cache. Thanks for the info all!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2013   #37
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

ElectroBricks,

I also have an Asus EEE PC, 160GB Hard Drive, with Operating System: Windows XP Home, etc.

Please plug in the USB drive with the programs into one of the USB ports.
  • Start the Netbook
  • At the bottom of the screen you see and press the following: Press F2 to enter Setup
  • In the screen that appears, use the arrow key that goes right to get to the Boot section.
  • Now, select the Boot Device Priority
  • You should see Removable Device as one of the options, or, the actual USB drive you plugged in may show.
  • Select the USB drive if identified, or, if not, the Removable Device, and make it the first device to use upon booting. (Follow the instructions to the right of the screen to do this.)
  • Next, press Esc (Escape) on the keyboard to get out of the Boot section.
  • Use the right arrow to get to the Exit section.
  • Here, select Exit and Save Changes, and press the Enter key.
  • Let the computer press on and see if it boots from the USB drive.
Any luck with the above?

If no luck, did you format the USB drive before downloading the Kaspersky programs?
What is the brand name of the USB drive?



Also, please refresh my memory, after you remove the USB flash drive, are you able to boot normally, or, into Safe Mode, after tapping the F8 key, while the computer is starting?

Or, is it bsod no matter what you do?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2013   #38
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Just realized this is an old thread...

Oh well, the info may help someone down the line.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Google Redirect Virus Keeps Returning




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
google or search redirect virus
whenever I do a google search it is redirected I have no idea what to do next? Please help!
System Security
Google Redirect Virus: Need Assistance
Hey guys, After successfully "removing" the Google redirect virus from my computer twice in the past, it has made its way back into my system stronger than ever. I've tried almost every method (for a non-advanced computer user)--checking the hosts file, Kaspersky TDSSKiller, FixTDSS, Hitman Pro...
System Security
Redirect Virus
I didnt know where else to post this, can anyone help me out with a redirect virus I just got, ever since ive been getting bsods that are more or less consistent with how heavy im using firefox, could it be making my system unstable, any help would be appreciated thanks!
System Security
Redirect virus?
Hello :) A while ago I got a "antimalwaredoctor" virus, and I got Malwarebytes, and it fixed it. But now often times when I click on links it redirects me to different pages. Like fake search engines and things like that. It mostly happens in google, but it happens on other links too. Malwarebytes...
System Security
HELP!! Google redirect Virus
A few weeks ago I got a virus and my computer got fixed. Since then it seems that I have the Google redirect Virus but when I try to do the fix I found online I can't find the file. Furthermore when I downloaded a new software that would find the Google Redirect Virus and get rid of it it kept...
System Security
Redirect virus
Hi there, I keep getting redirected from google results to numerous shopping pages and things. AVG and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware aren't bringing up anything. Here is my HijackThis log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4 Scan saved at 16:13:10, on 16/06/2010 Platform: Windows 7 ...
System Security


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:15.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App