Google Search Engine Hijacked - Computer Slow

January 27, 2010 at 06:07:36
Specs: Windows XP

Every time I want to search something in Google
and click one of the results, it takes me
completely somewhere else with advertising and
junk. Now my computer has been crashing a bit
and runs very slow. Is there any way to fix this?
Thank you so much!!!!

<edit> Well, I tried doing a Yahoo search and it does the same thing, so it's not just Google. My browser I'm using is Chrome. Doesn't seem to do it in IE.

THANKS


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#1
January 27, 2010 at 10:13:56

Hi Jpost, Download these and run them in that order....if you can't D/L them on your problem PC then download these 3 things to a thumb drive or burn them to a CD on another PC and intsall and run them on your PC.
1- Malwarebytes
2- Trojan remover
3- unhackme (follow the beginners guide) run that untill there are no infections left.

Run those and if they don't load in regular mode, do it in safe mode.

Once there are no more infections you can uninstall trojan remover and unhackme in the add/remove programs.

The above are all FREE working programs and can be found in the Red Link of my signature.
Good Luck

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#2
January 27, 2010 at 11:19:05

Hey XpUser4Real!

Thanks for the reply. I ran all 3 of those but I still am having the
problem. Any other suggestions?


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#3
January 27, 2010 at 14:34:21

you can try combofix. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/com...

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#4
February 26, 2010 at 17:01:54

I have the same problem, and the advice above has been just as useless in my case. For the life of me, I don't understand why none of these vendors, not Norton, not McAfee, not Kaspersky, no one - has been able to identify and fix this piece of malware - and moreover, nobody seems to even be working on it! They all seem to take the view that this problem is anecdotal and beneath their concern. Or else they're just not smart enough to figure out what to do.

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