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Solved Different website launches from Google result

June 24, 2011 at 19:45:53
Specs: Windows XP
Different websites launch when I click on a Google web result. The websites all are trying to sell something, but are different each time. When I load some of my regular favorite pages, they also sometimes unexpectedly launch a second web page.

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June 24, 2011 at 20:04:21
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Try the following:

Please download TDSSKiller
Save it to the Desktop.

Double-click* on TDSSKiller.exe to run the program.
Vista/Windows 7 users, right-click the file, and select: Run As Administrator

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.

If no reboot is requested, click on: Report.

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 the contents of TDSSKiller in your reply.<<

Now, re-start your computer.
Tap the F8 key before Windows starts, to bring up the Windows Advanced Options menu

Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking

Press: Enter

In Safe Mode with Networking, download iExplore.exe, which is a renamed copy of RKill:

[If the file does not download, paste the following, >without the brackets<, in the address bar of your browser:

Save the file to the Desktop, and double-click on it.
Ignore any messages, and allow the file to run until the command window closes.

Without a reboot, download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (black button with green and white icon) Save to the Desktop:

Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.

Run Malwarfebytes’ AntiMalware and update the program.
Once updated, select Perform Full Scan and click the scan button.

When the scan finishes, click OK in the message box, and you will see the results of the scan.

Click the Remove Selected button to get rid of the malware.

When Malwarebytes finishes, you may be prompted to reboot. If so, reboot.

>>Please post the >Malwarebytes log< in your reply.<< so we can see where we are at, and plan any additional removal strategy.<<

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June 26, 2011 at 12:02:58
Hi aaflac44, Thank you so much, this worked! It was the final step, running the Malwarfebyte AntiMalware, that got rid of the problem. It took seven hours to run, but it was worth it! Thanks again!!

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June 26, 2011 at 16:51:37
It would be best if you posted the Malwarebytes' log for review.

Go to the Logs tab, and look for it there.

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September 26, 2011 at 00:07:21
Hey everyone,

I started having the same problems that sound like the "google virus" and I've yet to find anything that works. Here's what I've tried so far...

-Had AVG full, the issue removed all components and I can't uninstall AVG now.
-Tried to restore the computer to factory default, but it pops up with a dialog box that won't let me click continue
-Tried many anti-spyware and anti-virus programs (spybot, threatfire, malwarebyte's, plus at least a dozen others) and it either cuts the scan and shuts off the AV or simply makes it to where I can't open the AV to begin with
-even in safe mode, I tried the steps above (downloaded Rkill) but nothing happens aside from the command window popping up for a millisecond.

Is there ANYTHING else I can try aside from scrapping the computer? This issue has rendered google useless (and web browsing in general because I don't feel secure) and all of my protection is crippled.

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September 26, 2011 at 05:22:37

There are several redirection 'flavors', and each case is different.

Please start your own topic, and label it Redirections attn: aaflac44
I will be glad to assist you with their removal.

Then, please run the diagnostic tool that follows. It provides information on what is going on with your system, and helps identify the redirections:

Download DDS from one of these locations:

Save to your Desktop

Windows XP - Double-click the dds file to run it.
Vista/Windows 7 - Right click the dds file and select: Run as Adminmistrator

When done, DDS opens two logs:

Save both reports to your Desktop.

Since these reports are large, please go to the Uploading website:

In: 'Select files to upload', click 'Browse', and 'Look in' the Desktop.

Select the DDS.txt, and click on 'Open'
You will see the following:
"Your file has been uploaded successfully: (Name and size of the file)"

Please copy the 'Download link'.

Do the same uploading for the Attach.txt.

Please copy the 'Download link', for each report, and provide them in your reply.


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