Solved Search engine hijacked by findasap.com

August 1, 2012 at 11:48:41
Specs: Windows 7, 4gb
My search engine has been hijacked by findasap.com. I have deleted all temp files, cache, installed ad blockers but cannot get it to go away.

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#1
August 1, 2012 at 16:20:17
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Use TFC ( yes I know you have done it already ) & then look in your Add-ins, Add & Remove programs, reset your homepage & do a search in the registry for findasap.com.

TFC
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe
http://www.itxassociates.com/OT-Too...
Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista/Windows 7, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.


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#2
August 2, 2012 at 04:14:17
When I try to download that file McAfee stops it saying it is harmful. Just want to confirm.

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#3
August 2, 2012 at 04:24:13
"When I try to download that file McAfee stops it saying it is harmful. Just want to confirm"

That's a false positive, in other words continue.


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#4
August 2, 2012 at 04:56:40
Thank you and done. My search engine is working again.

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#5
August 2, 2012 at 04:59:06
Nice work Robin.

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#6
August 7, 2012 at 07:48:56
I got such browser hijacker before. It's quite annoying!

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#7
September 14, 2012 at 12:11:41
I am having this problem, too. I ran TFC (and it rebooted my PC). I have searched Add/Remove Programs and the registry for "findasap" and found nothing. My homepage is reset. Are there any other things to do/check?

I've also run virus scans, ad blockers, and malware removal software. Too bad Find-ASAP is a horrible search engine or I'd just use it.


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#8
September 14, 2012 at 15:06:10
"I've also run virus scans, ad blockers, and malware removal software"

Run ESET & post the log please.
http://www.eset.eu/online-scanner
http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner
Why Would I Ever Need an Online Virus Scanner?
I already have an antivirus program installed, isn't that enough?
http://www.squidoo.com/the-best-fre...
Once onto a machine, malware can disable antivirus programs, prevent antimalware programs from downloading updates, or prevent a user from running antivirus scans or installing new antivirus software or malware removal tools. At this point even though you are aware the computer is infected, removal is very difficult.
How can I view the log file from ESET Online Scanner?
http://www.eset.eu/eset-online-scan...
The ESET Online Scanner saves a log file after running, which can be examined or sent in to ESET for further analysis. The path to the log file is "C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt". You can view this file by navigating to the directory and double-clicking on it in Windows Explorer, or by copying and pasting the path specification above (including the quotation marks) into the Start ? Run dialog box from the Start Menu on the desktop.


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#9
March 15, 2013 at 20:24:20
What is TSF?
I don't know what that stands for. I'm having the same problem with hijacked search engines,but don't knwo that TSF means

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