Search redirecting to random sites

Hewlett-packard / Ep140aa-aba s7320n
June 1, 2010 at 18:38:49
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP 3, 1.597 GHz / 1015 MB
When I use a search engine, I am redirected to another website. I have tried anti-virus programs. I have also downloaded HijackThis.

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June 2, 2010 at 12:12:19
Ideally some malwares and spyware will redirect the search engine.
Please perform the following steps and see if it helps:-
1.) Open "Device Manager" by Start--> Run--> type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotes) and hit Enter.
2.) In Device Manager, click on "View-->Show Hidden Devices".
3.) Please expand all the devices by click on the "Plus" sign. Now try to find "TDSSserv.sys" right click Disable.
Note: Do not select Uninstall otherwise the infection will reappear once the computer is restarted.
4.) Reboot the pc.
5.) Now scan your machine with following applications:

> Malwarebytes

6.) Disable and unistall all the addons in your browser.
> If you aer using IE you can unistall addons in Tools-> Manage addons.

7.) Now reset the browser which you are using.
> If you are using IE then it is by Click on Tools->Internet Options. In "Advanced options" tab, under "Reset Internet Explorer settings", Click "Reset.."

8.) Once you are done with everything, clean all the temporary files and cookies from C:/ drive of your machine using CCleaner., and reboot your machine.

Now check your in machine if the issue is resolved.

Please let us know if the above steps were helpful for you. If the issue is stilll persisting please reply back at your convinence.

Thabnk you :)

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October 27, 2010 at 05:25:48
It's a trojan ( that sends google to adware sites (dns addresses are stored in the registry) and stops windows update,,,Here's how I fixed it
My symptoms...
1.Windows update failed every time, ending with the 'try again' message
2.Google stopped filling in the auto-complete search function.
3.Google started re-directing websites to a random site usually trying to sell something.
4.Loads of my commonly visited websites were suddenly unavailable, displaying the 'try again' message.
Went to ""... great info about all pc problems
I tried to download a program called "malwarebytes"
My trojan prevented me downloading this program from the site.
Found it here...
Download it then run it.
It will try to do an update but your trojan will give an update error. Close the update error window and continue installing.
When the program opens don't change any of the settings... run 'Quick Scan'
This will take around 10-15 minutes.
It found my trojan in the registry, folders and files and ticked all the boxes next to the found malware.
Click 'remove'
This will remove the trojan or whatever is infecting your pc, (some of which can only be removed during a reboot) then generates a log.txt file of what it found.
After the reboot my pc was back to normal.
Hope this works for you

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