Google redirect + lockups, 8 Steps done

By bbenyo
Jan 5, 2010
  1. I've got the google search redirect issue, when I click on a link in google search results, I don't get the listed page, instead I'm redirected to a strange page.

    When I'm in normal mode (not safe mode), the machine will lock up after it's been running for a while. It seems to run normally until then, and all of a sudden it becomes unresponsive. In safe mode, it doesn't lock up.

    In order to run Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and Hijack This, I had to rename the downloaded .exe files. If I run the regular versions, a process will show up in the Task Manager, but nothing else. Seems like something is killing the window.

    I have Norton AntiVirus, it found a bunch of instances of Trojan.Peacomm and W32.Mixor.Q@mm in old email attachments (I never opened them).

    I ran Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and HijackThis in Safe mode. Logs attached.

    I also used msconfig to only Load System Services.

    Thanks for any assistance!

    Attached Files:

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Let's get rid of these Hijackthis entries:

    03 - Toolbar: (no name) - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: NCO 2.0 IE BHO - {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - (no file)

    Your computer lockups are most likely a hardware problem, not malware related... Memory, hard drive corruption or driver fault
  3. bbenyo

    bbenyo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the response! I decided instead to use the Dell Restore to Factory Settings option to format the hard drive and start over. Realized I had all the CD/DVDs of things I'd need to reinstall, and the system could use a cleaning anyway.

    Thanks though, I appreciate it.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Cool bbenyo,
    I often prefer to do that too. Happy computing!
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