Cannot search Google

Dell Inspiron 530s desktop (intel pentiu...
December 29, 2009 at 13:52:29
Specs: Windows XP
I was reading on other forums that I may have some sort of trojan because I cannot search on google or other search engines.

I have run hijackthis from trend secure and have the file, if you would like it.



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December 29, 2009 at 17:02:12
Before supplying a HJT log, also do the following:

A fully updated scan with your installed Antivirus software
Run an IE Reset:
A free updated (Quick) scan with Free Malwarebytes:
(Note: Remove all found Malwares at the end of the quick scan)

You can then restart, and either run an online scan with Eset:
Or create a fresh HJT scan log to post here (after doing the above first)

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December 29, 2009 at 18:33:08
Okay...I have done each scan as you have requested. I did not come up with anything on the first two. The ESET scan did find a threat though. I have run MANY other scans and have deleted several different things.

I appreciate your help with this problem. This is my mother's computer and she brought it to my house (she only has dial-up) so that I could try several things more quickly and I just haven't been able to conquer this problem on my own.


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December 29, 2009 at 18:40:13
That's ok,

But you may still be infected
I have only just started providing support here, but without the HJT (fresh) log, then I cannot confirm

Then again, I don't really want a large pasted log in this small reply window, so if you are happy, then lets leave it at that :)

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December 29, 2009 at 19:09:00
I will leave it at that. She had to travel home, so I sent her on her way. I will definately come back to this thread if it doesn't work for her once she gets home. Thank you again!

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