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Google redirect + is my computer clean after hijackthis

By liverpoolrdbest
Apr 4, 2007
  1. Hi,

    Recently after a search on google, I keep getting redirected to random sites (e.g.btcar) twice and then usually on the third attempt it gets me to the correct page!

    My computer is getting quite old now, so it most probably won't be most healthy.

    Many thanks in advance for any help,
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your system has been hijacked and is infected with various malware.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:

    Save it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.
    The fix will begin; follow the prompts. You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.

    Then, go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above. Also, please attach the C:\fixwareout\report.txt.

    Also, let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of liverpoolrdbest only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  3. liverpoolrdbest

    liverpoolrdbest TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Many thanks for the replys, sorry for mine being so late. I am just completing last tests so wil post results tommorrow.

    :) It have no google redirect now!! Many Thanks Indeed!!!!:)

    But since installing a new graphics card, on startup I get a black screen with 4 lines of white writing (in corner)- about my graphics card. Which it freezes on, I then have to restart my computer 4/5 times before it continues to bootup!
    Any ideas????? (I can post exacally what it reads when I next start up my PC tommorrow but it basically says what G.C. is installed.

    Many thanks,
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