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Windows 7: Google Redirect Issue-Nothing Detects it! HELP!

09 Jul 2011   #1

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Google Redirect Issue-Nothing Detects it! HELP!

Hello! I've got a major issue, here, and I'm copying & pasting the full post from another site (because it includes another user's name, I'll replace it w/ X's.) It explains the issue in detail. I included source code to display the actual redirect issue proof. THANKS, GUYS!

XXXXX wrote:
I know this is becoming a common issue, but I still haven't found a cure. Every time I click a link in google, it opens a new tab and redirects me to some other site. I am using Firefox and I have run a scan in MalwareBytes to no success. I also cleared the extra lines in my HOSTS file which did nothing. Any ideas?


Please let us know. I'm running Windows 7 H.P. x64 OEM (Dell.)

I've tried several rootkit products, am running Norton 360, MBAM 1.50.1, Spybot S&D 1.6.2, JavaCool SpywareBlaster 4.4, SUPERAntiSpyware Professional (Current Revision) Lifetime. Norton+MBAM are only live products; the rest are on-demand. SAS is disabled currently (Crashes and alternate data streams / kernel direct access cause this.)

I hope this extra info. helps.

PS - Here's what the source code reads as in Firefox 3.6.18. (Keep this version, 5.0 is difficult for me.)

SAMPLE OF SOURCE CODE WHEN I TRY TO DO A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR THE TERM Rootkit Removal AIO AbScLaW x64 (in Mozilla Firefox 3.6.18... it also comes in 5.0, so please no advice to update my version.):


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09 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


So this isn't your PC that is infected? How can we help the 3rd party if they don't post here directly? You should get that person to post directly here.

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09 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Hi, OceanicAirlines.

Please download the TDSSKiller.exe by Kaspersky... save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!
  • Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
    Vista - W7 users: Right-click and select "Run As Administrator".
    If TDSSKiller does not run... rename it. Right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e.
    If you don't see file extensions, please see: How to change the file extension.
  • Click the Start Scan button. Do not use the computer during the scan!
  • If the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.
  • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the "Scan results - Select action for found objects" and offer 3 options.
    • Ensure Cure (default) is selected... then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.
  • A log file named will be created and saved to the root directory. (usually Local Disk C.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.
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10 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Seems like you're infected and the program you scanned your PC with did not detect it. Try running Hitman Pro and see if it comes up with anything?
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