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Google Search Result link to other random pages

By JCJ
Dec 21, 2007
  1. I will go through the preliminary steps listed but I have seen a few people post similar problems so if anyone knows a quick and dirty way to get rid of my problem please let me know.

    Here goes... I have Macafee as a virus checker. I was playing a game online when I got notification that a couple of virus had been deleted. I didn't think anything of it until (about a day later) I did a search in Google and when I clicked the results, I got sent to other pages.

    I downloaded stopzilla, purchased it, got rid of everything it found but it did not fix my Google problem. I also downloaded AVG Anti-spyware but this is not helping either.

    The problem seems to be getting worse in that my log-in page for my webmail now keeps refreshing so I cannot enter my username and password.

    I really appreciate anyone who can help - I am at a loss... In the meantime I will start he preliminary steps...
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Are your google search results completely random or do 1 or 2 sites keep showing up? If so, what sites?

    You still need to go through the instructions and post ALL the requested logs as ATTACHMENTS.



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  3. JCJ

    JCJ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    When I am logged in, I seem to repeat the sites but when I log out and in again, I seem to get new other ones.
     
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Hmmm, just as a precaution could you please follow the instructions below before submitting your other logs.

    Please download FindAWF to your Desktop.
    Double-click FindAWF.exe to start the tool.
    Select "option #1 - Scan for bak folders" by typing 1 and press Enter
    When the tool has completed, a report will open up in notepad. Please post the results of the awf.txt as an attachment.



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  5. JCJ

    JCJ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    O.kay before I saw your reply I started to go through the steps. I got to the "tools" in Step 10 and now have really screwed myself up.

    I did the F8 to get into Safe mode and it didn't work... so I tried the system configuration step of booting up in safe mode but the system is not accepting my password so I can no longer log into the computer! Why would it not accept in the logon in that is used in normal mode? Now I can't get back to normal mode!

    Help someone!!!
     
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Have you tried "last known good configuration" in the boot gui that comes up when you press F8?



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  7. JCJ

    JCJ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tried your suggestion, still puts me in safe mode and still does not recognize my user password. I think because I changed the msconfig, it assumes it should always boot that way but I can't get into the computer to turn it off...
     
  8. JCJ

    JCJ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry for the delay. I am away on vacation so it is not easy for me to get to an internet connection consistently. I have solved my safemode problem. It requires an administrator password. I now have that so I will continue with the steps. In the meantime, I have run the program you asked and the notebook report is attached.
     
  9. JCJ

    JCJ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have completed all the preliminary steps. Although some of my problems seem to have cleaned up. I may have caused other problems. I now have some websites that seem to keep refreshing so I cannot log in or anything - my webmail as an example.

    I could not complete Step 10.

    I could not go into Safe mode as myself.

    No Rootkits were found.

    Here are the three files.... Please help.

    Thanks
    JCJ
     
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