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Getting rid of a Search Engine Redirect Virus

September 8, 2010 at 20:49:58
Specs: Windows 7, 1,3 Ghz

I have a Search engine redirect virus. I've done everything to get rid of it. Windows Security Essentials didn't even detect it. How do I get rid of it?

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#1
September 8, 2010 at 21:13:01

'I've done everything to get rid of it'

What have you done? Is it a secret?

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#2
September 8, 2010 at 21:46:03

Ran several Spy Checkers. Ran CcCleaner. Looked up the common file names for the virus names. Did a System Restore. I used a lot of info that was given for previous askers on this forum

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#3
September 9, 2010 at 07:16:18

'Ran several Spy Checkers'

what I meant was...EXACTLY WHICH cleaners did you use?
That would help when trying to help you

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#4
September 9, 2010 at 12:46:30

reinstall windows is a option... hehe

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#5
September 9, 2010 at 14:30:27

lets see. Windows Security Essentials, Avast, Avira and Maleware 1.33

None of the programs even detected it and Combofix doesn't work on Win 7


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#6
September 9, 2010 at 20:39:12

try trojan remover and hitman pro. Hopefully that will help you.

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#7
September 9, 2010 at 21:27:08

Thanks, unfortunately neither worked... *Sigh* Running out of options. I guess it's lucky that I needed to sent it to get repaired anyway.

Thanks again for the help.


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#8
September 11, 2010 at 14:50:24

I just fixed the Google search hijacked on my computer. I had to edit the hosts file to fix. The hosts file had lines:
212.117.178.25 www.google.com
212.117.163.43 search.yahoo.com

I tried Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, AdAware, and CureIt! but none of them found this. Also look at your Tools>Internet Options>Connections to be sure no proxies have been added.


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