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Google links opening random websites

By cwse07004
Sep 10, 2008
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  1. Google links opening random websites. When doing a search on Google then trying to open any of the results, it opens a random website in a new window.
    I have tried running AVG scanner, regcure, ad-aware, superantispyware but made no difference. I am unable to install Firefox on the PC to try this, so I installed Trend Micro Hijack This and got the attached log from the scan. Can anyone help me get rid of this virus.
  2. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 609   +6

    Log looks clean. Are you using IE 6 or 7?

    restore IE to its default setting.
    It is also a good idea to Clear you Internet cache. Use Ccleaner to do this.

    Make sure that all you security programs are updated.

    Install and run this program: http://www.ccleaner.com/download/downloading

    make sure that all the check boxes are selected in the cleaner window.

    also Install, update, and run this program; http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
  3. SpiritWind

    SpiritWind TS Rookie Posts: 164

    Hi :

    I concur in using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to see if it helps. However, when it
    comes to cleaning "Caches" I recommend you use "ATF Cleaner", developed by
    antiSPYWARE Expert "ATribune" and available at his Site at
    www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=25
    INSTEAD of "CCLeaner", that has a dubious "Registry cleaner" .

    Also, your Log shows an out-of-date Adobe Reader, a serious security risk .
    Best to uninstall it and use the safer "Foxit Reader" from
    www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php .
  4. cwse07004

    cwse07004 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cheers lads, I actually managed to get it fixed before I got your replies. I hit it with as much anti-spyware as possible, managed to get it with Spyware Doctor in the end. Thanks for the help though.
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