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Windows 7: Google Redirect Virus Keeps Returning


14 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Google Redirect Virus Keeps Returning

Hey guys!! I'm back!! Well my sister has a netbook. Right now it has the google redirect virus. After removing it came back again. I have searched and searched but I am unable to permanently remove it. So how can I remove it permanently? Thanks again!! You guys rock!!

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14 Feb 2012   #2

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malwarebytes , but it has to be run in Safe Mode with networking to be sure, and you have to do a full scan to make sure it gets every bit of it.
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

I say Safe Mode with networking because you'll want to be able to update the virus database before scanning.

the free version should be adequate for this.
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14 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Already tried that...

I have already tried that before.
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14 Feb 2012   #4

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Well it's a fairly simple thing so I don't think the failure is in the removal. I would guess the user is consistently doing something that is resulting in the infection.
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14 Feb 2012   #5

 

Sometimes downloading a third party toolbar is enough...
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14 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

When I clean up a computer I'll run MBAM & SUPERAntiSpyware

Also, an online scan wouldn't hurt either. Choose one or more.

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14 Feb 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Run all Anti-Virus and Malware tools you can get in Safe Mode with Networking. If that still doesn't remove anything, back up files and clean your Hard Drive. If you've got windows disk do a clean installation.
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14 Feb 2012   #8

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

I think you might have a "poisoined" DNC cache. Please try the following:

1. Open a new instance of NotePad, and copy and paste the text below exactly as shown into NotePad:

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Now save this as flush.bat on your Desktop.

2. Right-click on this bat file, and choose to run as administartor. It will automatically shut-down, and then reboot your PC. your PC.

After reboot, use as as normal and check to see if you still get re-direction.

Regards,
Golden
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15 Feb 2012   #9
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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15 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Wow!

Thanks for all of your replies. I will try all of them. Thanks!
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