Internet search redirecting virus

Dell / Dell dv051...
July 27, 2010 at 17:10:41
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.793 GHz / 1014 MB
I'm having an issue whenever I search using google and bing that whenever I click on a result, it redirects me to an irrelevant page. I normally use Mozilla Firefox but I tried Explorer and I had the same problem. I haven't tried other search engines but I do not want to avoid this, I want it solved. Thanks for any help.

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#1
July 27, 2010 at 17:27:08
Boy, a re-direction, that's a new one LMAO.
There must be 1000 or more posts in here about that.

There are basic tools to remove that problem.
Start with
1- Malwarebytes
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...
2- Trojan Remover
http://www.simplysup.com/tremover/d...
3- Hitman Pro
http://www.surfright.nl/en/downloads
4- combofix
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/com...
Follow the guide carefully from the website.

Run them in that order untill they are clean. Once they run clean, uninstall 2 & 3 using their own uninstallers from all programs.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#2
July 27, 2010 at 18:43:21
Malwarebytes found nothing; however I did use quickscan. Hitman Pro found it and after restarting my computer, problem solved! Thanks alot! :)

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#3
July 27, 2010 at 19:48:20
Glad it worked for you, thanks for posting back

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#4
December 2, 2010 at 17:35:04
i am having the same problem... how did it go for you? I have run Malwarebytes anti malware, AVG and recently, tried Hitman Pro...nothing is detected. Sometimes I see a messge
"ads.updatecar.com/www/delivery/ajs.php?zoneid=686&cb=36185735716&charset=windows-1252&loc=http%3A//174.137.146.170/%3Fcbb%3D80866700117878&referer=http%3A//www.convertworld.com/en/shoe-size/";"Exploit JavaScript Obfuscation (type 1332)";"Object was blocked"

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#5
December 2, 2010 at 17:54:22
I ran the Trojan Remover at SimplySup. It found:
5:39:07 PM: Checking HOSTS file
The HOSTS file contains one or more malicious entries.
C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\etc\hosts - access denied
C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\etc\hosts - Ownership checked
The original HOSTS file has been backed up to C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\etc\hosts.trb
The HOSTS file has been reset to the default supplied by Microsoft
I wonder if that was it... I'll let you know.

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#6
December 2, 2010 at 18:04:49
it looks like that did it.
AVG / Malwarebyts missed it..
too cool.
thanks for the recommendation.

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