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Browser Redirect problem in IE and Firefox

By Astronerd
Dec 18, 2009
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  1. Astronerd

    Astronerd TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    CCleaner and its installation package, ESET, RootRepeal, TCF, CrucialScan, JavaRa.zip, jre-6u17-windows-i586, LockSearch, SystemLook, w4sgeen9
  2. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,087

    Remove RootRepeal, LockSearch and SystemLook.

    Edit,

    Also JavaRa, jre-6u17-windows-i586
  3. Astronerd

    Astronerd TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Done...
    What else?
    At what point do I expect a "clean bill of health"?
  4. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,087

    I already gave it to you. These last few posts were just removing tools.
  5. Astronerd

    Astronerd TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    OK then!
    I would like to thank all of you who helped me through this critical exercise. I was on the verge of doing a reformat of two hard drives and doing a rebuild which would have taken the better part of two or three weeks, not counting backing up all of my documents and images.
    Is it OK if I refer a few of my friends to this forum? One called yesterday with a similar problem. I think that I could step him through the first couple of steps, but I will probably have to turn it over to you guys towards thew end.
    By the way, when I first came to this forum, McAfee did not have a problem with Techspot.com. About halfway through the removal process, McAfee started flaging this site as not safe.
    Again, Thanks for all of the help!
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,836   +164

    This was the most complex virus removal thread I have seen. Did it really have to be so complex?

    "I was on the verge of doing a reformat of two hard drives and doing a rebuild which would have taken the better part of two or three weeks, not counting backing up all of my documents and images"...

    Isn't now a good time to back up all that important stuff? There is no good excuse not to, is there?
  7. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,087

    The fact that you even had to ask that shows how little you actually know about this.

    Gone are the days when you could solve peoples problems with fixing a few things in HijackThis and deleting some files.

    @Astronerd I only really help here on the harder cases, but I can be found elsewhere.
  8. Astronerd

    Astronerd TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Thank you all!
  9. Startiger

    Startiger TS Rookie

    I am having this exact issue, and although I read through most of this post, I am not very computer literate, so I was wondering if any of the actions listed specifically fixed the issue; A bunch of the stuff at the beginning seem to be just identifying the issue. Which program that you all used actually fixed the issue? My redirects are to the exact website astronerd mentioned, and it happens in both IE and Firefox. Can someone help, Like astronerd I have way too much data to try and reinstall if possible...
  10. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    To Startiger:
    Many people experience the redirects. But the malware causing it can be different. So we run programs to identify the cause and remove as much as we can. Then we follow with additional cleaning programs if needed.

    This is why there is no one fix! And some malware infections are easier to remove than others. It is also very common for the user to have multiple malware infections at the same time.

    IF you would like to have your system checked for malware, please start a new thread. Describe your problem. Follow the steps set up HERE.

    When you have finished, please attach the 3 logs for review.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    This thread is for the use of member Astronerd only. If you have a malware problem, please follow the steps in the Preliminary Virus and Malware Removal thread first.

    Start as new thread to post your problem and attach your logs.
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