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Windows 7: google or search redirect virus

16 Jan 2013   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
google or search redirect virus

whenever I do a google search it is redirected I have no idea what to do next? Please help!

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16 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium


Please download TDSSKiller
  • Save to the Desktop
  • Execute the file in Windows 7 - Right click and select: Run as Administrator
  • On the screen that appears, click on: Change parameters
  • On the next screen, check: Loaded Modules and Detect TDLFS file system.
  • Do not check: Verify file digital signatures
  • If asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click: Reboot now
  • Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run
  • If a suspicious object is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
  • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results
  • Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.
    (Note: If Cure is not available, please choose Skip instead, do not choose Delete.)
By default, the tool outputs its log to the system disk root folder (the disk with the Windows operating system, normally C:\).

Logs have a name like:

Please post the TDSSKiller log in your reply.
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17 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64

Do TDSS Killer scan as suggested, though it will detect only part of possible infections (it detects a subset of trojans causing such symptoms).
For other Trojans, and it looks like infection, use Hitman Pro HitmanPro 3 - SurfRight - it scans with 5 AV engines instead of one.
If nothing is detected, then it is possible that the cause is toolbar in your browser. Use Adwcleaner from bleepingcomputer instead.
There are other causes of search hijacking, though less common, due to malicious settings ( listed here ), like malicious proxies, dns hijacking, etc.
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17 Jan 2013   #4
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

Running TDSSKiller is a good idea, as there are a lot of rootkits going around nowadays.

Have you run Malwarebytes yet? If not, please d/l the free version & run it.

Here is the link for AdwCleaner as suggested by gied. If Malwarebytes fails to find/remove anything, run this next.

If after running these the problem persists, Run Windows Defender Offline. Be sure to make this on a different PC that is not infected, as making this on an infected machine can compromise the integrity of the scanner.

Windows Defender Offline
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17 Jan 2013   #5

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit

This isn't going well so far I ran TDSSKILLER and it came up clean I have the paid version of Malwarebytes running all the time as well as Norton 360. So I downloaded Adwcleaner and it seemed to find some things and I deleted them and ran it again and it comes up clean. I know there was a Java scare so I disabled it but so far nothing. The same thing happens if I use bing.
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17 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium

Let's see what the following short scan shows...
Please download RogueKiller:
RogueKiller Download

•Save to the Desktop
•Close all windows and browsers
•WIndows Seven: Right-click and select 'Run as Administrator'
•Press: SCAN
•A report opens on the Desktop: RKreport.txt
Please copy/paste the RKreport.txt , and provide it in your reply.
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