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Windows 7: I'm freaking out

09 Aug 2011   #1
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
I'm freaking out Google search redirecting me to spam sites

I got a few trojans yesterday after scanning my computer.I scanned and removed them with bitdefender,(used to have it but uninstalled it and git Norton instead)norton internet security 2012, malwarebytes, and superantispyware, and my system looked clean, but now when i search a website on Google, and i click on a link, it takes me to some advertisement type website. For example, i looked up this forum, and when i clicked on the link it took me to yellow pages instead??? I looked up my problem up and looks like I still have malware. The only steps I have taken so far is scan my system with Norton IS2012 , malearebytes, and superantispyware, and they all gave me clean results so it seems like they can't detect the malware... So I don't know what to do now.. :'( please help!


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09 Aug 2011   #2
brady

 

Remove all IE toolbars then check your proxy settings

IE. Tools/Internet Options/Connections (tab)/Lan Settings (make sure you're proxy server is unchecked)

Then check your hosts file: C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts (open with notepad)
*feel free to copy/paste the contents of your hosts file if you notice something strange.
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09 Aug 2011   #3
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Remove all IE toolbars then check your proxy settings

IE. Tools/Internet Options/Connections (tab)/Lan Settings (make sure you're proxy server is unchecked)

Then check your hosts file: C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts (open with notepad)
*feel free to copy/paste the contents of your hosts file if you notice something strange.
I am using Google Chrome 13 beta...
and all i have is the norton tool bar..
and i checked and i am not using a proxy server


here is my hosts file:
Quote:
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
is there something wrong?
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09 Aug 2011   #4
brady

 

hosts file is fine, your issue may me in registry
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09 Aug 2011   #5
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
hosts file is fine, your issue may me in registry
so what do i do now?
superantispware just picked up like 44 adware tracking cookies? is that bad?
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09 Aug 2011   #6
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am scanning my laptop in safe mode right now with NIS, Malwarebytes, and superantispyware will update when finished. Any other things I should do?

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09 Aug 2011   #7
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Tracking cookies are not "bad" per-se, that is, they are generally not a sign of anything other than normal net browsing... I.e. not related to virii.
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09 Aug 2011   #8
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
hosts file is fine, your issue may me in registry
Brady you are right it is my registry, I remember the spam sites started happening after I used ccleaner to fix registry errors, after it supposedly fixed them the spam sites started showing up.

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09 Aug 2011   #9
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok you guys after booting into safe mode and scanning with NIS 2012, Microsoft Safety Scanner, and SuperAnti Spyware
Norton found 5 Heuristic viruses and removed them. Microsoft Security Scanner found 2 viruses and removed one, it could not remove the other which was "Adware:Win32/opencandy" Is that bad? the superantispyware only found cookies. So i rebooted tried google search and no more spam sites! I guess it was the Heuristic viruses Norton found. I am thinking of installing Comodo Internet securtiy plus 2011 with Norton Internet Security 2012. Will that cause any conflcts?
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09 Aug 2011   #10
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

looks like its back i google searched comodo forums and it took automatically to a microsoft support page? then i closed my browser, cleared everything with ccleaner, and the problem went away.. but i think there is still a virus..
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