Redirecting Virus/Spyware

September 9, 2010 at 03:41:35
Specs: Windows XP
Hi there,
I'm having a serious problem with Google redirecting me to other websites, mainly K-Directory, Search.Pro and adult friend finder (not the one as I have kid's!!) I have tried running pretty much everything out there including combo fix. Please could you help as this is driving me mad.
Best Regards,

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September 10, 2010 at 13:21:43
Hi there,
Thanks for getting back to me.
I thought I had better mention I have this problem on my desktop & my Laptop. I think I have cured my Desktop which has XP on it, however I am not certain as it seems to return a little while after a spyware app has run, in this instance it was 'unhackme' (time will tell)
I reformatted my Laptop and reinstalled Win-7 to rid myself of the above problem, however after 30mins it had returned again. Could it be something to do with the boot sector, I tried 'RootkitRevealer' and the laptop just bluescreens!! Running ipconfig the DNS Servers list 3 address which seems odd as my desktop only lists one, they are (Both machines have this & I believe this to be correct)
Crawler toolbar is not installed nor are any others.
I did the ping and the addressis - (this is the same on both machines. I have run 'prevx' and no infections were found. I have stopzilla (paid licence) and this seems to work for a while after a scan, then it returns again when I click on a link, I can hear frantic pinging noises as Stopzilla is trying to stop it but it seems to always win!!!
I also noticed there was an additional Generic Credential. which I have now removed, this was several days ago and it has not returned! I hope this info clarifys things a bit more.
Best Regards,

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September 11, 2010 at 09:14:24
Here's one of the links to one of the redirect's

Here's another

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September 13, 2010 at 10:39:52
Still having the problem! I have noticed that StopZilla is picking up 'GASF' & 'COGNAC' everyday, I'm only mentioning this as I'm wondering wether the above problem is related?
I look forward to a response

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September 14, 2010 at 21:38:05
It is extremely important that you remove Google Redirect virus as soon as possible To remove Google Redirect Virus, you need to follow these steps:
Click on "Start-->Run". Type "devmgmt.msc" and Click on OK. This will run Device Manager. In Device Manager, click on "View-->Show Hidden Devices".

Kristain Hayes

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November 12, 2010 at 15:38:41
I've had the same problem and found that it was not a virus on my computer but a virus on my router. I noticed that when i took my netbook away from home using a remote dongle i never got the problem. As soon as i got home i googled a bit and found that the following advice cured my problem.

1) factory reset the router using a paperclip
2) Go to the DOS system prompt box and type ipconfig/flushdns

Hey presto, problem gone and internet 10 time faster.

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