[A] Internet Browser keeps redirecting to Searchbif.net

By teela12
Mar 9, 2012
  1. The first few times I noticed the browser redirection (BTW I am using Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, with Internet Explorer 8) I used System Restore and thought it had fixed it, but then it would pop back up again. Now I cannot even open Internet Explorer. I can open Google Chrome, but it is infected with browser redirection, too. I tried to run Malwarebytes Anti Malware but it didn't detect it. After the third system restore, when I try to run Malwarebytes I get "Runtime Error 5."

    When I reboot PC using F8 in Safemode I could not make any browser work to research problem or download anything with either, so I am on a laptop now to report this.

    I do not use Facebook or Twitter but I do play World of Warcraft. I tried to load the game and it said, it will not load.

    At the moment I am running the infected PC in regular mode, I was able to download AVG Internet Security 2012 and am running a scan but am doubtful it will be able to detect it. Is there any storebought antivirus disk I can get a hold of that will definitely detect and remove this virus?

    How can I fix this? Thanks for any help.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Moving to VM forum.
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,256   +383

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]

    Please, complete all steps listed here: https://www.techspot.com/community/...lware-removal-preliminary-instructions.58138/
    Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
    Attached logs won't be reviewed.

    Please, observe following rules:
    • Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
    • If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
    • Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those I suggest.
    • Never run more than one scan at a time.
    • Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
    • The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
    • If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
    • I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.
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