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Recieved Google Redirect Virus today and virus scans have not removed

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Hi, I logged into my computer earlier this afternoon and there were not any problems during that time. I later tried to do a Google search and after ending up on the SERP (search engine results page) I tried to click through to one of the links and was redirected to a webpage with a bunch of ads and other types of spam. I have recently completed a few virus scans using the "Malware Bytes" and "Hitman Pro 3.6" malware programs. Malware Bytes removed 8 viruses, but I believe that they were unrelated and Hitman Pro 3.6 removed one virus from my win32 file and then I restarted my computer(Each scan was done earlier this afternoon) The programs were unable to find the problem and the redirects are still happening on Google.com. I also use Internet Explorer and it has been running slightly slower at times and I'm not sure if the Google redirect problem has something to do with it or not? Other than that the only problem I am having is being redirected after clicking on links on Googles SERP's.

Note: I was doing Google searches the night before and I was not being redirected to unrelated websites at all. Also, this problem has never happened on my computer before.

I am also having redirect issues on other search engines such as Yahoo also.

Edited by Andrew664, 25 April 2012 - 06:27 PM.

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  • Download OTL and save to desktop or other convenient location.
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Hello and welcome to the Geeks to Go Virus, Spyware & Malware Removal forum. My name is Josh and I will be helping you remove your infection. I am only human not superman - I can make errors but will do my best to help you as best I can so we can solve your problems. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate you letting me know. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having along with any steps you may have performed so far if you haven't already.

Some of the following instructions to begin the malware removal process can be hard to follow - let me know if you have any questions. Please read all of my responses through at least once before attempting to follow the procedures described. I would recommend printing them out, if you can, as you can check off each step as you complete it. Also please do not attempt any disinfection procedures without my instruction as things can go wrong that way or lengthen the time it takes to disinfect your computer. Also please follow your topic to conclusion or your system may not be completely clean, and it will be more vulnerable to future infections.

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