(yet another) google redirect hijack case, foul play suspected

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By rvee
Jun 3, 2011
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  1. rvee

    rvee Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    runs OK, a dos box flashes up, then a dialogue box saying its going to scan and fix, when I click yes I get an error dialogue:

    Gooredfix error
    Unable to create logfile.
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 45,265   +243

    Did you?
  3. rvee

    rvee Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    yes ran as admin, also tried running from elevated cmd prompt - same result.
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 45,265   +243

    I must admit, it's pretty puzzling...

    Your routers DNS settings my have been hijacked.
    Please, follow this instructions in attempt to fix the issue: https://store.opendns.com/setup/router/
    Once you set your new DNS settings reboot your computer.
    Then go to http://opendns.com/welcome/ to see if it is working. If you see a checkmark then you switched to OpenDNS.
  5. rvee

    rvee Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    I checked the DNS settings were correct when I reset the router yesterday and considered switching over to opendns then, I'll give it a go.

    Thanks, as always for your, time.
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 45,265   +243

    Let me know...
  7. rvee

    rvee Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    swapped to opendns, rebooted to flush cache, successful connected to the opendns welcome page.

    quick try of firefox & chrome... both redirected. :(

    This is so puzzling. I want to find out the cause just to satisfy curiosity, but by the same token this is taking up a lot of time and I tempted to just reformat and reinstall the OS and apps.
  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 45,265   +243

    There are cases (rare), when sometimes, there is no other option.
    Let me know, what you want to do.
  9. rvee

    rvee Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Well I think we've given it a good shot and tried just about everything, I think I'll use it as excuse to switch to an SSD and get a fresh install going.

    Really big thanks for your time and patience.:wave:
  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 45,265   +243

    You're very welcome [​IMG]

    Good luck!
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