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Google-redirect virus keeps coming back

By rezoslavek
May 12, 2009
  1. Hi Everyone,

    I used malware bytes, superantispyware and spybot search and destroy but the google-redirect virus keeps coming back (usually after I use google / gmail). I looked around on a bunch of forums and it seems each solution is slightly different.

    The superantispyware scan didn't turn up anything. Please help, thanks~!

    Specs:
    Microsoft XP
    Del Inspiron 1520
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    T7500@ 2 Ghz (2 CPU)
    2046 MB Ram
    DirectX 9.0
     
  2. touch

    touch TS Rookie Posts: 978

    Hello rezoslavek

    Download HostsExpert: http://www.majorgeeks.com/Hoster_d4626.html

    Choose one of the servers at Majorgeeks....save the file on your desktop

    Unzip HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager to a convenient folder such as C:\HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager
    Run HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager from its new home
    Click on "File Handling".
    Click on "Restore MS Hosts File".
    Click OK on the Confirmation box.
    Click on "Make Read Only?"
    Click the X to exit the program.
    Note: If you were using a custom Hosts file you will need to replace any of those entries yourself.


    You have Viewpoint running -

    Viewpoint is considered foistware and is not needed on your computer.
    Download and unzip to own folder on Desktop - http://bellsouthpwp.net/p/r/prprogramsstudios/viewpointkiller.zip

    Run ViewpointKiller.exe

    Reboot.

    Please download Combofix:
    http://subs.geekstogo.com/ComboFix.exe

    And save to the desktop.

    Open notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it:
    Name the file as CFScript
    and Save it on the desktop

    http://www.fromsej.saknet.dk/billeder/cfscript.gif

    Once saved, refering to the picture above, drag CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe.

    Combofix will create a logfile and display it after your computer has rebooted. Usually located in c:\combofix.txt, please attach it to your next post

    Note:
    Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall
     
  3. rezoslavek

    rezoslavek TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Google-redirect virus keeps coming back continued

    Hey I really appreciate the help you will get lots of good karma for this =]

    Attached is the combofix log. At one point google-redirect went away and v1.adwarefeed.com infected my computer instead but I got rid of that using goored.

    Thanks for the help I hope everything's okay now.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. touch

    touch TS Rookie Posts: 978

    A quick question - Have you ever considered replace Norton, with a better Free antivirus ?
    "Their products are apparently not good enough to clean a computer.
    Norton are also hogging resources and slowing systems down."


    Open notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it:
    Name the file as CFScript
    and Save it on the desktop

    http://www.fromsej.saknet.dk/billeder/cfscript.gif

    Once saved, refering to the picture above, drag CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe.

    Combofix will create a logfile and display it after your computer has rebooted. Usually located in c:\combofix.txt, please attach it to your next post

    Note:
    Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall
     
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