google search redirect virus

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August 3, 2010 at 14:02:22
Specs: Windows XP
went to a random news-site when i got a "windows" security/virus warning pop-up. i removed viruses with malwarebytes, spybot, and AVG but i still have one that redirects my google searches to random sites unrelated to my search. How can i get rid of it?

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#1
August 3, 2010 at 16:18:47
it's probably an unwanted rootkit.
Try Trojan Remover and Hitman Pro, they work great on that stuff

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#2
August 3, 2010 at 16:37:48
I have that same problem (redirection). My husband visits sites like CNN.com, our local newspaper, mostly news related stuff. How is he picking these viruses up? Do they piggyback on certain sites? Is it the ads? I'm really getting tired of this. I use Avast, Malware Bytes, and Ad Aware to scan. Then he gets porno sites that pop-up with shortcuts on his desktop. This last time he got the BSOD so I'm reinstalling XP, for like the 5th time. FRUSTRATED. I'd love to skin these people alive! (Yes I'm mad!)

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#3
August 3, 2010 at 17:15:26
As taken from an earlier post, follow these instructions to get rid of the Google Redirect Virus: " Disable Javascript in Firefox by going to Tools > Options > Content, and untick Enable Javascript, I would also do the same thing in Internet Explorer by going to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level > Look for the "Scripting" option, and disable it, then try running TDSS Killer found here: http://support.kaspersky.com/downlo... " Also, Whiskette, if your husband only does normal browsing (checking email, websites) and that's about it, perhaps it wouldn't hurt to try Linux? (I use a distro or version called Mint, because it's very easy to use with my Laptop's wireless card). Here's the link to Linux's Mint site, I would use version 7 (called "Gloria") it works flawlessly in my opinion. : http://www.linuxmint.com/oldrelease...

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#4
August 3, 2010 at 17:21:27
" Also, Whiskette, if your husband only does normal browsing (checking email, websites) and that's about it, perhaps it wouldn't hurt to try Linux?"

That is pretty amusing to say the least. I myself would just invest in deepfreeze (personal version) and visit ALL sites safely. Not even a need to get anti-virus plus windows is overwhelmingly better than Linux could ever dream to be. Just my humble opinion.

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#5
August 3, 2010 at 18:43:48
Don't think it's a problem with rootkit; i ran TDSS, Trojan Remover and Hitman Pro and nothing came up. still getting redirected on google. any other suggestions? Thanks~

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