I Think I Have Google Redirect Virus

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May 5, 2010 at 20:41:16
Specs: Windows 7
Good evening,

I believe I have the Google Redirect Virus. I've tried Spybot and AVG Free and they have not detected the spyware/malware.

Below is my logfile from HijackThis. Please let me know if further details are needed. I appreciate any and all advice on how to remedy this situation. Thanks in advance...

edited by moderator: remove HJT log

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May 5, 2010 at 23:41:28
Download, install, update and run full scans, in safe mode*, with this software:


Then re-start.

*Note: On start up (before Windows loads) keep tapping either F5 or F8 then use arrow keys to highlight 'Safe Mode with networking' click on a user account, enter the password (if you don't know it, there probably isn't one so leave it blank) and hit enter/return.

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May 6, 2010 at 06:07:00
softman, it is against forum rules for someone to post a HJT log without having it requested so the best thing is to IGNORE the post.

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May 6, 2010 at 17:07:37

My apologies. I assumed that if I posted the HijackThis file, it would better help in getting the issue resolved and make it easier to advise me on what to do next. Thank you for removing it from the post - it was not my intention to break any rules.


The website you directed me to offers SpyHunter, which will detect for free but requires a subscription/purchase to remove the malware. I'd like to try out free options first. Sorry - I should have mentioned that in my introduction.

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May 7, 2010 at 03:57:17
the funny thing is is that you ignored the HUGE pop-up saying NOT to post a HJT post unless requested by a qualified member. That is the forum rule.

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May 7, 2010 at 04:02:51

Google redirect virus is the latest threat on Internet and it mainly affects web browsers. it is designed to manipulate google search results. This virus gets installed through a trojan horse and when you search on Google for something, It hides the google results and shows you advertisements or affiliate links related to that subject. This google redirect virus can also show you false advertisements, popups, redirect you to spam pages and lots more. You need to remove this virus as soon as it is detected. It won't even let you search on Google and it is a clear indication that you need to protect your computer in future by using a Spyware Remover.


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May 7, 2010 at 06:07:41

I've made a google search and found something interesting about your problem.

Go to Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > View > Show Hidden Devices.

Scroll down to “Non-plug and Play Drivers” and click the plus icon to open those drivers.

Then search for “TDSSserv.sys”

Right click on it, and select “Disable”

Note: If you select Uninstall, it will install itself again when you reboot the system, so DON’T select Uninstall.

Restart your pc.

Now use every antivirus you have or any suggested by XpUser4Real.

Don't know if it works, anyway it is worth trying;)

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