Solved How to get rid of Google redirect virus?

December 15, 2010 at 08:41:52
Specs: Windows XP

I currently have the google redirect virus . I have attempted to clean it with avast, tdss killer, spybot and and malwarebytes but to no avail...
Avast has found a trojan called win32:dropper but it is located in windows\explorer.exe
Any help would be appreciated.

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December 20, 2010 at 10:38:00

Download and install a legitimate anti-spyware software. Choose from malwarebytes antimalware or superantispyware.Download links http://www.pcrisk.com/top-spyware-r... Both are free and does a great job at detecting and removing spyware. Download, install and update before running a full system scan. You may also want to enter safe mode before running a scan. Click Start, click Shut down, click Restart, click Ok. During your computer starting process press F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe mode from the list. If above mentioned programs can't detect infections try Hitman Pro, sometimes it can detect infections that other misses.


#1
December 15, 2010 at 09:35:07

try trojan remover and hitman pro. Remove all they find

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


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#2
December 18, 2010 at 18:04:05

If you figure out how to do it or what program you used to get rid of it, PLEASE let me know. I have done everything you have to get rid of it with no prevail :(
Here is what I have used so far: Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro 3.5, Super Anti-Spyware, Kaspersky TDSS Killer, McAfee Stinger and Avast. No luck so far. Still getting redirected from google to www.123.huo99.com. Thanks, Clinton

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#3
December 18, 2010 at 21:13:07

Google Redirect virus is a browser hijacker virus that hijacks and leads your search queries and web links to unwanted advertisements pages. To get rid of Google redirect virus, follow the instructions within this tutorial
http://darfuns.com/remove-google-se...

Happy Virus Free Computing(.net)
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December 20, 2010 at 10:38:00
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Download and install a legitimate anti-spyware software. Choose from malwarebytes antimalware or superantispyware.Download links http://www.pcrisk.com/top-spyware-r... Both are free and does a great job at detecting and removing spyware. Download, install and update before running a full system scan. You may also want to enter safe mode before running a scan. Click Start, click Shut down, click Restart, click Ok. During your computer starting process press F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe mode from the list. If above mentioned programs can't detect infections try Hitman Pro, sometimes it can detect infections that other misses.

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#5
January 5, 2011 at 08:56:52

Is your problem solved yet? I'm running XP and Firefox 3.6.13

I don't know what browser you are using but I think it may also apply to other browsers and not just Firefox.

I had this issue after downloading something on new years day, I think it also downloaded a plugin but I didn't pay much attention at the time.

The problem was all linked to my Firefox browser but my Google Chrome browser was completely unaffected, thank goodness.

In attempting to fix the problem I ran superantispywear, malwarebytes and avast antivirus as well as a number of trojan killers and trojan remover software and also ran ccleaner, remembering to untick the box not to delete items less than 24 hours old. I also used the free Microsoft Malicious Software Removal tool. They all eventually came back clean with no infections but this did not solve the problem, it still kept redirecting to gomeo networks even after Un-installing and Re-installing firefox. I produced registry log after log and even deleted some files from the registry that I thought might be the likely suspects but with no success.

In the Documents & Settings folder I found some Mozilla Firefox files so I deleted any dated from new years day right up to today. I had to do a little searching to find them all, but this seems to have worked a treat and I am back to my normal firefox browser page and no redirects.

I hope this helps but if it doesn't no harm done, all you need do is re-install your browser again.

I forgot to say, these files are hidden so unhide files and folders first.


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#6
January 29, 2011 at 07:34:39

I found a very easy work around. In Internet explorer go to google. Drag the icon in the adressbar to your desktop. Now you have a shortcut to google on your desktop. When I start internet explorer again from this shortcut I don't have any redirects anymore.

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#7
July 1, 2011 at 07:55:52

I tried every program to remove this redirect thing. Nothing worked. I contacted google, spybot and microsoft....the acted like it is brand new but it has been around since 2007. I recently copied the atapi.sys file from a good computer to the infected computer and made it read only. Seems to have done the trick. Hope it lasts.

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#8
July 24, 2011 at 16:21:25

I took the advice of many of these people and downloaded some anti-virus/temp emptying software. Ultimately, I did a system restore.... So far, it's working but we shall see if anything pops up in the long run!

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