Info on the "Google Redirect/Hijack virus"?

By bbbfalcs ยท 8 replies
Nov 24, 2009
  1. While i try my best to patiently wait for a reply to my thread/logs I thought I would ask, what should I do in the meantime??!

    I have already changed all of my passwords using another computer, especially for things like banking and information.

    Should I be concerned & not use the web for anything while I wait?

    I went with temporary passwords for things like email that I can not avoid using for work while I wait....

    Any info is helpful, it seems everyone has an opinion about this virus but I would really like some solid info and the people on this board seem to know their sh*t

    Thanks in advance
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Please go here and do the 8-step Virus & Malware removal Instructions:

    8-Step Instructions

    Take your time and post the 3 logs required. We can provide help when you give us this information
  3. bbbfalcs

    bbbfalcs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So why the 2 posts? Did you run the ESET Scan?
  5. bbbfalcs

    bbbfalcs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    I am genuinely interested in learning more about this "virus" or malware.

    No I have not run an ESET scan? I did exactly what the thread to get started suggested to do and have been waiting for more direction.

    Frankly if I knew it was going to take 4 days just to get started I would have just reformatted and started clean, this down time has been a serious inconvenience, but I am always looking to learn more about how to maintain a healthy system.

    I have already learned a lot which is nice, but the problem on my computer persists and in the mean time I have been trying to not use it at all out of fear that it might worsen.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Your logs show that you basically know how to keep your system clean...

    I don't like the looks of these Hijackthis entries. Fix or remove them:

    "O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) -""
    "O16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} - "

    These may also indicate that you need to either run the ESET or the Kaspersky Online Scanners. Combofix may also be in your future... It would be a good idea to run Windows Update after you solve the Google redirect problem and update to IE8 and additionally add any other updates you find
  7. bbbfalcs

    bbbfalcs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    Fixed suggested entries

    New log attached

    What about:


    Is this one okay? It only caught my attention because it says "redirect

    By the way. "kritius" is attending to my other thread now. I am about to run Combofix at his reccomendation
  8. bbbfalcs

    bbbfalcs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    Combofix has completed.

    Log is in my other thread.

    Problem persists
  9. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    Mod can close this thread please. Its really a bit pointless.
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