Redirected when in Google

By Eddster
Mar 29, 2009
  1. Hi guys, I've followed the 8 step removal instructions and I'm still getting redirected 75% of the time when I click on a link in google (usually to something like or I've attached the 3 logs requested.

    Any input would be much appreciated.
  2. touch

    touch TS Rookie Posts: 978

    Hello Eddster.

    It looks like you have a Seneka Rootkit.

    I´ll therefore suggest you download and run combofix ->

    Please download Combofix:

    And save to the desktop.

    Close all other browser windows.

    Please connect all your external hard drive/flash drive before running Combofix, if you have any

    Double-click on the combofix icon found on your desktop.

    Please note, that once you start combofix you should not click anywhere on the combofix window as it can cause the program to stall. In fact, when combofix is running, do not touch your computer at all and just take a break as it may take a while for it to complete.

    When finished, it will produce a logfile located at C:\combofix.txt.

    Attach the contents of that log in your next reply
  3. Eddster

    Eddster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply Touch, Combofix log attached.

    Forgot to mention in the first post that it only seems to redirect me in Google when using Firefox. It doesn't seem to do the same with IE the few times I've used it.

    Attached Files:

    • log.txt
      File size:
      21.2 KB
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You have P2P software installed
    Support cannot help you whilst this is installed, as you may just get re-infected
    Have a read here on P2P:

    Then decide on any or all P2P software to be removed (it's your choice ;))
  5. Eddster

    Eddster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I would like to keep Utorrent as I only really use it to watch motorsport from a reliable source. Still the other programs can probably go.

    Can anyone offer any help, this problem still remains.
  6. TaranQ

    TaranQ TS Rookie

    try this :

    1. Please download The Avenger by Swandog46 to your Desktop.
    Click on to open the file
    Extract avenger.exe to your desktop(How to extract (decompress) zipped or compressed files, help in the link here: )

    2. Now, start The Avenger program by clicking on its icon on your desktop.
    Make sure the "Scan for Rootkits" box is checked
    Select Execute
    You will be prompted "No Script loaded, do ytou want to scan for rootkits."
    Select Yes
    Answer Yes When prompted to reboot

    3. The Avenger will automatically do the following:
    It will Restart your computer.
    On reboot, it will briefly open a black command window on your desktop, this is normal.
    After the restart, it creates a log file that should open with the results of Avenger’s actions. This log file will be located at C:\avenger.txt
    The Avenger will also have backed up all the files, etc., that you asked it to delete, and will have zipped them and moved the zip archives to C:\avenger\

    4. Please copy/paste the content of c:\avenger.txt into your reply.

  7. Eddster

    Eddster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply, I was worried I might have to reformat the comp, still might judging by the results so far!

    Attached Files:

  8. TaranQ

    TaranQ TS Rookie

    Well .. In my case a rootkit was installed that was causing the redirection. But apparently avanger didn't find any rootkits on your machine...
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