Google links opening in new tabs + wrong.

June 8, 2009 at 11:37:18
Specs: Windows Vista
Browsing this forum, I feel may have this notorious google redirect virus.
Basically, when I click links on google:
A) The link is opened in a new tab - not only highly annoying but definitely unusual behaviour.
B) The links for around 50% of the time are not the desired link and generally an advert from info something.

I have done a complete virus check via many anti-virus programmes and it comes back with clean. However, it is clearly not.

Can anybody help me please?

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June 8, 2009 at 12:26:42
Does it happen in just one browser or all of them?


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June 8, 2009 at 12:33:26
Both Mozilla and IE. In IE it opens in a new window.

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June 8, 2009 at 13:32:54
1) Can you please post your AVZ log:
Note: Run AVZ in windows normal mode. If avz.exe doesn't start, then try to rename the file avz.exe to something else and try to run it again. Make sure you have your web browser open in background before following the steps below.

i) To create the logfile, download AVZ by clicking HERE. Please save this file to your desktop or "My Documents" folder.

ii) Next, unpack the file to a new folder using the Compressed (zipped) folders wizard built into Windows XP/Vista, or a zip utility of your choice.

iii) Once you have unpacked the contents of the zip archive, please launch the file AVZ.exe by double clicking on it or right clicking and selecting Open.
Note: If you are running Windows vista launch AVZ.exe by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator.

You should now see the main window of the AVZ utility. Please navigate to File->Custom Scripts. Copy the script below by using the keyboard shortcut CTRL+C or the corresponding option via right click.


Paste the script into the execution window by using CTRL+V keyboard shortcut, or the "paste" option via the right click menu. Click on Run to run the script, the PC will reboot. After the reboot the LOG subfolder is created in the folder with AVZ, with a file called inside. Upload that file to and paste the link here.

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2) Can you also make a new HijackThis log and upload it to HijackThis: Here


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June 8, 2009 at 14:34:41

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June 8, 2009 at 14:59:05
Follow these Steps in order numbered. Don't proceed to next step unless you have sucessfully completed previous step:

1) Run this script in AVZ like before, your computer will reboot:

SearchRootkit(true, true);

2) After Reboot. Attach a Combofix log, please review and follow these instructions carefully.

Download it here ->

Before Saving it to Desktop, please rename it to something like 123.exe to stop malware from disabling it.

Now, please make sure no other programs are running, close all other windows and pause Antivirus/Sypware programs ( Programs to disable) until after the scanning and removal process has taken place.

Please double click on the file you downloaded. Follow the onscreen prompts to start the scan. Once the scanning process has started please DO NOT click on the Combofix window or attempt to use your computer as this can cause the scanning process to stall. It may take a while to complete scanning and this is normal.

You will be disconnected from the internet and your desktop icons/toolbars will disappear during scanning, do not worry, this is normal and it will be restored after scanning has completed.

Combofix will create a logfile and display it after your computer has rebooted. Usually located in c:\combofix.txt, please upload that file to and paste the link here.


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June 8, 2009 at 15:24:37
I have the same problem, should I follow the same steps or
upload the log file to rapidshare and paste it here too?

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