Firefox redirect

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December 1, 2009 at 00:59:48
Specs: Windows 7, quad/4gb
I have problem when I click on any link in google serarch, I get redirected to a website called .. search string /

and I really don't know how to remove this,

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December 1, 2009 at 01:35:31
Try using MBAM to remove it:

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December 1, 2009 at 08:40:35
This doesn't help at all, I've tried to use ad-aware, spybot and advanced system protector with no luck, the problem still remains, it didn't find anything .. can anyone help please, its really fustrating and it's wierd, the problem doesnt always appear, its like on some schedule ..

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December 1, 2009 at 09:07:23
Follow the EXACT instructions on combofix:
Let us know how you make out, thanks

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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December 1, 2009 at 17:04:11
I have downloaded a software called Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and it did the trick, a great spyware removal.. recommanded!

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December 15, 2009 at 14:36:40
@radovanov, isn't MBAM the same as MalwareBytes Anti-Malware?!

For me Defender, MBAM, Spybot S&D and Avast couldn't get rid of this annoying google search result page hijack.

According to some the Combofix should be able to do something, but it is momentarily offline due to some serious de-bugging.

Don't know what to do anymore, hope someone comes with a good solution.

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December 15, 2009 at 14:43:05
It worked for me, I run it once and then I rebooted the system so it removed the rest of this s---, and its clean now.

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December 20, 2009 at 18:37:03
Looks like '' is a Firefox specific (and very nasty) problem. And yes, Combofix resolves it. But if you don't have Combofix, try these five easy steps:

1. Disconnect from Internet.

2. Locate your Firefox extensions folder (by default it is C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions)

3. Find folder {F081A8D8-CD60-42A0-B253-C1D4D1EC6877} inside extentions folder and delete it and all subfolders and files inside.

4. Go to folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader - and delete files qmgr0.dat and qmgr1.dat.

5. Reboot.

Is it OK now?:)

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December 25, 2009 at 12:37:33
I am surprised there is not more about this on the web. And more surprised that Google/FireFox et al are seemingly doing nothing about. So yes it is not confined to FireFox. does not suffer from it but IMHO is a useless tool.

My solutions to the problem. If you must use a browser like Google/FireFox then copy the link indicated in your choice of search result item(s) and paste into browser address bar. That has worked for me. Next, using tools of your choice search the Registry for "serchweb" and "x-xn" and delete all entries. Yes that is safe. I have tried it numerous times. Of course if you are nervous then create a restore point or use a tool that makes a backup of your changes. Oh yeah feel free to contact powers that be at Google/FireFox about this issue.

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