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I have been fighting off a number of adwae/malware problems recently. I had about enough when lately I could not even get a Google search to work. Every time I select a site i am redirected to another seach/adware engine. It was so bad that I had to get another anti-virus program (Bit Defender) to replace the one that comeswith my DSL service (CA) since it had no effect on the problems. I have had some luck with HijackTjis Analyzers, but the adware stuff just keeps on coming back every time I go on-line. I would have taken the advice offered in this web-site about using the recomended troubleshooting method with the recomended Ad Blocker program and Anti-virus program before going to this forum (but Bit Defender had me remove Lavasoft Ad-Aware and SpyBot Search & Destroy because of incompatibility problems) and I feared more problems would occur with my PC if I did that blindly. So far I have (I think) gotten rid of adirka.exe and tempkb39221. They were red-flagged by Bit defender. HijackThis Analyzers are out of recomendations now. I still have problems with these search/adware engines popping up (even as I try to navigate through this site now. Can someone help now?
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Hi mark-a-lot

Welcome to GTG! :whistling:

Please do this:

* Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
  • Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
  • Doubleclick on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
  • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
  • Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
  • Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
  • Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
  • At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
  • Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
  • Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
  • Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
  • DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
* Also please post an uninstall list for me using the HijackThis Uninstall Manager:
  • Open HijackThis and click on the Open the Misc Tools section button.
  • Click on the Open Uninstall Manager button.
  • Click the Save List button.
  • After you click the "Save List" button, you will be asked where to save the file.
  • Pick a place to save it then the list should open in notepad.
  • Copy and paste that list in your next reply to this thread.

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