Redirection of links within in search engine results

By paullaskow
Nov 25, 2009
  1. Hello,

    When I select links within the results retrieved by any search engine -- google, bing, etc. -- I am redirected to random sites. I have installed and run numerous malware scanners, such as Malwarebytes, but the issue persists. HJT log attached per the instructions provided by techspot.

  2. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 451   +37

    Hi paullaskow,

    Please read 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions and download the Programs requested in the thread, then post the logs after you have run scans.

    If you use your computer to do Online Banking/Business purposes/Store personal Information/Input Credit Card Information, please read Is your system infected? Read this before Cleaning or Formatting

    According to Hijackthis, you have a few problems. Please re-open HijackThis and do a System Scan Only, then check those off to be fixed.

    • O2 - BHO: Toolbar BHO - {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} - C:\Program Files\\GenericAskToolbar.dll
    • O3 - Toolbar: Toolbar - {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} - C:\Program Files\\GenericAskToolbar.dll

    Then you must wait on a more experienced member to monitor you when doing another clean, so please wait patiently.
  3. paullaskow

    paullaskow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Completed 8-step process but problems persist

    Hi, Have completed the 8-step process and fixed the two HJT problems referenced below, but the problem persists. I have attached all of the requested logs.

  4. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 451   +37

    HijackThis says that those couple were deleted and has no other problems, so please wait for a more experienced member to help you. Also, have you run CCleaner? If not, Please Download CCleaner. When running that, try cleaning the internet section.
  5. paullaskow

    paullaskow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Have run the CCleaner again. But problem persists.

    Will stand-by for additional guidance.

  6. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 451   +37

    Please Download CCleaner and run it. Make sure everything is un-checked except for Internet explorer, and for there, make sure everything is checked. Scan it and run it, and see if the problem persists. If so, we will turn to ESET.
  7. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    @AnonymousSurfer - Please stop using automated log analysers. HijackThis does not show things are infected all it does is produce a registry output.
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