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Google searches get redirected?

By AZKevin
Mar 23, 2009
  1. Okay well i'm not sure what to do about this...
    The only anti-virus program i have is McAfee and i scanned my computer a lot of times yet its still there. The subscription is up to date and i still get the patches.

    Anyway, everytime i search google and i click the link, it sends me to another site, which mostly involves inappropiateness. Then "vimax" ads replace the regular ones on sites.
    Please help me. I don't want my friends on my computer and seeing all these ads and getting google redirects to other sites.
    Thanks.
     
  2. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Hi Kevin

    Do the TechSpot 8 steps: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html

    Skip no steps (do not install another virus scanner if you already have one, ask me before installing a Firewall).
    avg

    Most importantly update MalwareBytes (MBAM) and SuperAntiSpyware (SAS)!

    Before you scan with either MalwareBytes or SuperAntiSpyWare do the Extra Configs below these have become most important lately

    SuperAntispyware extra config

    After installed double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.

    Update the program definitions.

    Click the Preferences button.

    Then Scanning Control.

    In Scanner Options make sure all boxes are checked except #3 Ignore System Restore.. are checked:

    MalwareBytes extra config

    After update but before running
    Click settings and confirm all are Checked.

    I repeat Update these 2 programs.

    Run them and attach their logs.

    After you are clean we will talk about getting rid of Mcafee and getting a good Virus scanner!

    Mike
     
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