Search results are redirected

July 22, 2011 at 17:32:31
Specs: Windows XP
My search results are being redirected to unrelated sites. When I click on a link in the search results, another web site (often redirects to a page containing advertisements. This happens in both Firefox and IE. I have run AVG antivirus and MalwareBytes antimalware in both regular and safe mode. They claimed to remove several threats, but did not fix the problem.

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July 22, 2011 at 19:37:12

Try the following:

Please download TDSSKiller

Save it to the Desktop.

Now, double-click* on TDSSKiller.exe to run the program.

Click the 'Start Scan' button.

Do not use the computer during the scan

If the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.

When the scan finishes it displays a Scan results screen stating whether or not an infection was found on your computer.

To remove the infection, click on the Continue button.
If it does not say Cure on the results screen, leave it at the default action of Skip, and press the Continue button.

Do not change to Delete or Quarantine as it may delete infected files that are required for Windows to operate properly.

Reboot to finish the cleaning process.

A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller. is created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).

>>Please provide this report in your reply.<<

Next, run the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool:

Double-click the file to run the program.

When it starts, to the right of 'Security Level' click 'Recommended', and select: Settings
-In the window that opens (Autoscan), in the ‘Scope’ tab, place a checkmark to the left of: 'Parse email formats'.

-Click the ‘Additional tab’ and click to place a checkmark by ’RootKit Scan’, and ‘Deep Scan‘, then click OK.

Select all the drives to scan, except for CD-ROM drives, and click the ‘Start Scan’ button

If malware is detected, place a checkmark in the ‘Apply to all’ box, and click the ‘Delete’ button (or 'Disinfect' if the button is active).

After the scan finishes, if any threat remains in the Scan window (Red exclamation point), click the ‘Neutralize all’ button.

In the window that opens, place a checkmark in the ‘Apply to all’ box, and click the ‘Delete’ button (or Disinfect if the button is active).

If advised that a special disinfection procedure is required which demands system reboot: click the OK button to close the window.

In the Scan window click the ‘Reports’ button and select ‘Save to file‘.
Name the report 'kvrt.txt', and save it to the Desktop.
Close the program.

>>Please copy/paste the report (of Detected malware), and provide in your reply.<<

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