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Google links hijacked

By twalt
Dec 26, 2009
  1. Hello, I'm attempting to fix a computer that is getting redirected when clicking on links from a google search. I came across this page: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html and have followed the instructions. I have attached the log files to this post. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try running the ESET On-Line Scanner:
    Scanner
     
  3. twalt

    twalt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ran the ESET scan and it didn't find anything infected.
     
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Running up your post count again Tmagic?

    twalt, my apology for the delay. It would have been better to deal with the logs you left. If you still have the problem and need help, please do a new scan with HijackThis and paste the log into your next reply.

    There are some entries that need removing.
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "Running up your post count again Tmagic?"...
    No, just getting your attention as always. Running the ESET Scanner doesn't hurt anything... until I get your attention
     
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Tmagic, instead of worrying about getting my attention, consider the member who has the problem:

    1. A scan with an online antivirus program is not recommended at the beginning of cleaning. We already know there is malware.
    2. An online virus scan is done at the end of a cleaning to make sure we haven't missed anything.
    3. It is not your 'job' to get my attention. I try to start with the oldest threads first- up to a point-unless I check current logs and see that attention is needed immediately.
    4. But when you put early replies on, then wait for the member to do the scan, then post it, the member with the problem actually ends up having to wait for a longer period of time
    5. You tell a member to run an online scan, but I have never seen you do anything with the results.

    If you were sincerely interested in helping the member with the problem, you would refrain from these practices and I wouldn't be going through them-again.
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "Tmagic, instead of worrying about getting my attention, consider the member who has the problem"...

    You are the one always complaining about "wrong and incorrect information" as if you were the only person in the World who was smart enough to know what to do here. Believe me, you are not the only person. Stop the negative comments and we can get on with helping here. Lets try to work together

    On-line scans can give valuable clues to infections. The Hijackthis log also does this. Many members have done the 3 scans when I reply to them. The Mbam logs seem useless these days. Temp file need to be removed, restore points need to be cleared, and combofix needs to be run in many cases
     
  8. kikkoman808

    kikkoman808 TS Rookie

    you should download advance system care from iobit. it can scan your system for hijacked settings really recommend it
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Hi kikkoman808,
    I like Advanced SystemCare. I bought the Pro version :)
     
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