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Search Engine Redirect plus a few other problems


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shanem

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Hi all,

I've had this problem for some time now.

When I use a search engine I get re-directed to a random site, I close that window then click the link again and this time it works.
I've tried the fix you have posted on here (using ERUNT, OTM, Gooredfix and TDSSKiller) but this did not work.

I have also noticed that I get quite a few popups when using most sites even with popup blocker switched on.

And last but not least when trying to attempt a windows update Internet explorer opens and tells me I'm not connected to the internet.

Thank you all in advance and hope to hear from someone soon.
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Jintan

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Hello shanem,

Let's take a look.

Right off see if you can access Safe Mode, where the malware is less active. At startup tap the F8 key about once per half-second, then select Safe Mode with Networking from the menu that will appear.


If the system is Vista/Windows7, when running any of the scan files we use, be sure to right click the file, then select "Run as administrator" to start the scan/tool.

And To make sure you have an accurate view of files there, make sure you can View Hidden Files. Also uncheck "Hide Extensions for Known File Types"


To keep them from interfering with the repairs, be sure to temporarily disable all antivirus/anti-spyware softwares while these steps are being completed. This can usually be done through right clicking the software's Taskbar icons, or accessing each software through Start - Programs. Here are some antivirus disable tips if needed.

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Click here and download OldTimer's OTL to your desktop, then click that to open the scan display. At the top click "Scan All Users", then click "Run Scan". Make no other changes at this time.

When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are also saved in the same location as OTL.exe. Post the contents of those back here please.

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Click here and download the installer for Gmer to your desktop, then click that file to run Gmer.


Once the opening scan finishes, click on Scan (again, before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed and no other actions like a scheduled antivirus scan will occur while this scan completes. Also do not use your computer during the scan).

When completed, click on the Copy button and rightclick on your Desktop, choose "New" > Text document. Once the file is created, open it and rightclick again and choose Paste. Copy the information and post it here please.

Note - If Gmer shows it has located infection once it's opening scan completes, do not click the Scan button. We don't want hidden malware settings to cause any problems. Instead, just click on the Copy button and rightclick on your Desktop, choose "New" > Text document. Once the file is created, open it and rightclick again and choose Paste. Copy the information and post it here please.

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Download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.
  • Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run it
  • Click the Scan button to start the scan
  • On completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.

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shanem

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Hi Jintan,

Thank you for your reply, the malware that was infecting my laptop blocked me from getting on this site so I tried another help forum and they managed to get it fixed. They had no idea what the malware was as it did not show on combofix but I think it could have been an infection in AVG as it was the only thing I removed and everything was normal afterwards.

Thank you once again for your reply.
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Jintan

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I am not sure what other site you received assistance from, though that overview does not give the feeling all repairs were made. If things change, be sure to return there to do some follow up. However, I appreciate you posting back the update.
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