Solved Links redirecting to ads/search engines.

July 3, 2012 at 15:54:24
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, so I've had this problem for a few days and it's extremely frustrating.
Whenever I use google and click on a link it will send me to a new website. Usually a search engine, ask or ad.
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I've ran the following -
AVG
Malwarebytes
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I also saw a few people with the same problem and scanned my computer with TDSSKiller.

Please help! I don't know if this is the right place to post this.


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July 3, 2012 at 17:45:58
I did a system restore a while ago and so far I haven't noticed the problem. If it comes back I'll reply again.


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July 3, 2012 at 16:15:46
Some of the modern malware is pretty tough to get rid of. Did you make sure AVG and MBAM were up to date? You could try running the scans in safe mode. As a last resort you could do a system restore to a time before the infection. Hope this helps. Post back if you have any further questions.
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#2
July 3, 2012 at 16:40:35
Actually, I would not wait but go directly into Safe Mode, Launch System Restore, select a restore point at least a week before you began seeing the problem, and proceed. When it completes, boot back into Safe Mode with Networking, update Malwarebytes and run it, remove all it finds. Then do the same with your antivirus program. Finally, run a manual Windows Update and then reboot into normal mode. You need to make sure that you have removed all possible remnants of the infection so you need to be aggressive in removing it before it gets another toe hold.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
July 3, 2012 at 17:18:33
A good security suite is a possible solution. Not all products get every issue. Problems people have are also caused by themselves. They run as an admin user and what do you know, they get a virus.

A good hosts file would also help when you get it fixed. You have a google re-direct virus.

Not all malware can be removed. Some require that you reload the OS from OEM media. It is a 100% sure way.

Hang up and live.


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July 3, 2012 at 17:45:58
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I did a system restore a while ago and so far I haven't noticed the problem. If it comes back I'll reply again.

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July 3, 2012 at 18:56:54
'I did a system restore a while ago and so far I haven't noticed the problem'
You'll be back....a system restore will NOT remove malware

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