My google redirect

By tomrum · 6 replies
Nov 29, 2009
  1. I've started having a google link redirect problem as well as some tabbed pop-ups for betting sites. Applied 8 steps, here are my logs. Thanks in advance for any help offered.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    µTorrent found in logs

    Please re-read the 8-Step Removal Guide, under: Uninstall File Sharing/P2P Programs (Step#3)

    Do also note: that Symantec Antivirus is probably the worst one to have whilst using P2P in my opinion
    If Symantec is nearing the end of its subscription, you may want to uninstall it fully, then run the Norton Removal Tool
    Then install the much better (again IMO) Free Avira Antivirus, and then do a full scan
  3. tomrum

    tomrum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did uninstall utorrent. I have no idea why it is still appearing in the hijackthis log since that file and folder were deleted. Everything with the filename utorrent was deleted from the computer.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    It is starting with Windows:
    You cannot see it on your Taskbar ?

    Actually all of these start successfully with Windows: (do note I have one startup only, oh and that's Avira ;))
  5. tomrum

    tomrum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, it isn't in my taskbar. All files and folders with "utorrent" in them have been deleted as stated above. Now the computer won't boot correctly at all so screw it, I'm just gonna Format C: and start from scratch. Am I being naive in hoping that the infection stayed on one computer on my network?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    It won't matter

    Once you install Windows XP SP3 Clean (clean means remove the partition during install, not format)
    Then say, install Free Avira Antivirus. Update it
    Then attach to your network, Avira will then inform you of any badies

    BUT, you may also want to scan the other "network" computers, offlline
    ie Update Antivirus and my favorite Malwarebytes, then go offline from the network, and run the scans (note Malwarebytes only needs a quick scan)
  7. tomrum

    tomrum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sounds like a plan. I'll switch to Avira on the reinstall and double-check the other computers. Thanks.
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