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Google Search Redirects, Among other things

By shnitzel
Jul 3, 2009
  1. Hey there,

    I see that there are other threads covering this topic, and I have gone through them all, but my situation is a little different...

    I ran the 8 step process and attached the logs, however I still have the issue of google redirects (using IE8).

    Also, when trying to change startup items via msconfig, it says I do not have administrator access, even though I am an administrator.

    Also, and I don't know if this is related but It started happening around the same time, my Mozilla Firefox (my normal browser) crashes on startup, and I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, to no avail.

    I have scanned and cleaned as much as possible, any clues? Thanks!
     
  2. shnitzel

    shnitzel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    any suggestions?
     
  3. cosmido

    cosmido TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Hi,


    Open HijackThis
    • Select [Do a system scan only],
    • Close Internet exporer and all other apps,
    • Put a hook in front of each following lines,
    • And press [Fix Checked].

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"
    O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
    O23 - Service: Automatic Updates (wuauserv) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\
    • Restart the computer.
    _______________________________________________________________________________________

    About Viewpoint : http://www.systemlookup.com/O23/3464-ViewpointService_exe.html
    >>>>>>>>> May be preferable to uninstall it

    Access : Add/Remove programs from Control manager
    _______________________________________________________________________________________

    You can have only one antivirus, else it will generate system problem.
    Uninstall Norton or AVG

    If you chose to uninstall :
    Norton complete with this : http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Norton-Removal-Tool.shtml
    Avg complete with : (for 32bit) http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/avg_arm_sup_____.dir/avgremover.exe
    _____________________________________________________

    Uninstall Google toolbar if you don't use it.
    You will increase the performance of your PC.
    _____________________________________________________

    Update Java..
    • Use Update Checker regulary(at 2 weeks) for check that kind of updates.
     
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