Google links re-directed to bogus sites

July 30, 2010 at 12:06:22
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, 2.161 GHz / 983 MB
Hello,

Yesterday my computer was infected with a virus which produced an error saying that every .exe file I attempted to open was infected following by a blue screen shut down. I restored my system to a previous date and the errors deceased. I ran Trend Micro's 'House Call' which returned no infected files. I have not received the error again but now when I click a link in a google search return I am often (not always) sent to a random site (http://mx2.38855.asklots.com/jump2/?affiliate=mx2&subid=38855&terms=kings%20of%20leon%20new%20song%20download) or to a site suggesting I download a registry scan/fix program. I notice that when I click the link in google I am redirected via a site called kofs.net. Seems to be some sort of malware. Any help would be great. Thanks.


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#1
July 30, 2010 at 16:00:52
Hi, please follow these steps here, and see if it helps:

" Disable Javascript in Firefox by going to Tools > Options > Content, and untick Enable Javascript, I would also do the same thing in Internet Explorer by going to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level > Look for the "Scripting" option, and disable it, then try running TDSS Killer found here: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruse...

If that doesn't work, try changing your DNS using OpenDNS (you don't have to sign up for an account if you don't want to,) you can do this by following this tutorial:

To configure TCP/IP, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
2. Right-click the network connection that you want to configure, and then click Properties.
3. On the General tab (for a local area connection), or the Networking tab (for all other connections), click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
4. If you want to obtain DNS server addresses from a DHCP server, click Obtain DNS server address automatically.
5. If you want to manually configure DNS server addresses, click Use the following DNS server addresses, and then type the preferred DNS server and alternate DNS server IP addresses in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server boxes.

For Preferred DNS, please type in without the quotes "208.67.222.222", and for Alternate DNS type in "208.67.220.220". "

Helpful tips before getting started: http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...


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#2
July 30, 2010 at 16:33:41
The TDSSKiller seems to have worked! Thank you so much!

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July 30, 2010 at 21:17:07

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#4
December 17, 2010 at 11:36:03
I just ran into this with Windows 7. I was in such awe of the OS that I forgot to install any kind of anti-virus. LOL I had a hi-jacker that was bombing about 3 in 5 searches from Google. In the end, I ran ComboFix, which blue-screened unless run in safe mode - both initially and with the follow up scan after a reboot. It seemed to fix the issue for a bit, but it came back.

I installed the latest version of Kaspersky since I couldn't find the TDSSKiller on their website, and after a lengthy scan (I have alot of files/archives) it found a RootKit and several other things that Malwarebytes, Spybot and AVG missed.

Hands down, Kaspersky (SP?) is the best A/V I've used lately. I think it might be a little slower than some, but I'll definately be buying it when the trial runs out.

Just my 2 cents. MIght save someone a little time!

-Cor


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#5
December 17, 2010 at 12:05:20
haha, people always seem to figure that if an AV picks up a certain problem they should buy it.
Actually there is no AV that will catch all strains of viruses. I have been using Avast free for over 9 years and find it is actually the best AV I found for real-time protection plus.
I install it on all my repairs in my shop and have had no complaints at all on it's performance.

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


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