google links are redirected to random sites

October 27, 2010 at 16:24:04
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium T4200 / 3 GB Ram

Hi. I'm having problems with Firefox and IExplorer in Google searches.
Whenever I open a new tab from a link of a Google search result, the browser redirects me to a random site. Generally it redirects to a Ad site.
I'm with this problem since a couple of months ago, and I've tried a lot of things but couldn't solve it.
I would really appreciate if someone can help me with this issue.

Thanks a lot!


See More: google links are redirected to random sites

Report •


#1
October 27, 2010 at 17:27:28

The first thing is to try a scan using Malwarebytes and removing all it finds.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


Report •

#2
October 27, 2010 at 17:43:40

First, Please give us details on what you have tried to do so far to ensure that we are not a) duplicating your efforts and b) so we know if anything you have tried might be affecting anything else we may instruct you to do.

Secondly, this is typically an indication of a malware infection. Please follow the instructions below to prepare your machine for the fix.

Please print out these instructions for reference when performing the scans and fixes. Also please perform the steps in the order given. If you have any questions or do not feel that you can perform one of the steps, please let me know BEFORE begging the process.

Step 1 - Safety

First, we need to have a good backup of the registry.

* Please download ERUNT from http://www.aumha.org/downloads/erun... and save it your desktop.
* Run the program to backup the registry to the folder of your choice.

* Next download OTM from http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTM.exe
* Double-click on OTM to run it.
* Copy the text below between the horizontal lines to the clipboard by highlighting all of it and selecting CTRL+C (or right clicking on the selection after highlighting it and selecting copy).
______________________________

:Files
ipconfig /flushdns /c

:Commands
[purity]
[resethosts]
[emptytemp]
[CREATERESTOREPOINT]
[EMPTYFLASH]
[Reboot]

______________________

* Return to OTM, right click in the "Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved" window (under the yellow bar) and choose Paste.
* Click the red Moveit! button.
* Copy everything in the Results window (under the green bar) to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy). Please paste this in your next reply.
* Close OTM and reboot your PC.

Once you have done this, let me know and we can get started on Step 2 which will cure the infection and fix the redirect issue.

-----
IT Desktop & Network Consultant - MOS Master Certified, MCP Certified, MCTS - Windows 7, CCNA Certificate Pending, A+ Certified.

::geek::


Report •

#3
October 28, 2010 at 06:48:47

First of all. Thanks XpUser4Real and SongsCloud for your help!
I downloaded Malawarebytes, updated, and run a scan and the problem seems to be fixed. I tried opening several new tabs with diferent google searchs, and couldn't find the problem any more. However, if I detect the problem again I will try SongsCloud's procedure.
So, thanks a lot!!

Report •

Related Solutions

#4
October 28, 2010 at 07:26:37

Great! Thanks for posting back and glad it worked for you!

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


Report •

#5
June 19, 2011 at 11:27:38

It is some problem with google search. i am having it too. i m using google chrome and it is there. if it had been a malware it would not have been a problem with only google links. and not all browsers wud have the problem. so mayb it is some problem with google search

Report •

#6
June 19, 2011 at 18:28:33

so mayb it is some problem with google search

I really doubt that it is a problem with google search. Use Malwarebytes and try to remove it

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


Report •


Ask Question