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Browser Hack

Where to start.....

It now seems everytime i search for enything then click on a link eg facebook im redirected to the likes of ebay and myspace this happens using either explorer 8 or firefox I've run antivirus and spyware removal (Mcafee) nothing is picked up so i'm guessing mcafee has'nt reconised whatever it is...

If anybody could shed some light on this issue i would be greatful...
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RE: Browser Hack

After cleaning all Temporary Internet Files and Cookies from both browsers, please try this:

On a friend or family member's computer, download the Malwarebytes installer and update files from the links below, copy them to a CD or flash drive, then transfer the files to the problem machine and use them. If you can't start the computer into "normal" windows, try installing, updating, and running the scans AFTER the computer is started into Safe Mode.. I use the sites below to download the installer file and the manual updater:

Once downloaded and before transferring them to the problem machine, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive.. Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current.. After that, run a full system scan and delete anything it finds.

Malwarebytes Installer Download Link (Clicking on the links below will immediately start the download dialogue window.)
http://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exe

Malwarebytes Manual Updater link
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/database/mbam-rules.exe

Next, download the SuperAntispyware program and the manual updater from the links below. After running the Malwarebytes tool above, if you still can't download and install it directly from the problem machine, download it on a friend or family member's computer as well. After installing and updating SuperAntispyware, run another full system scan and delete everything it finds as well. As before, you may need to rename the installer file to get the program to install.:

SuperAntispyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/

SuperAntispyware Manual Updater
http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html
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In a few situations, in order for the program to run, it was also necessary to rename the main "mbam.exe" file also after installing it.. It resides in the C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder.
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Hope this helps.

Grif
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RE: Browser Hack

Grif



Thanks alot for the advice however since posting in the forum the situation took a major nose dive...

The computer ended up dumping memory aka blue screen.... whenever the thing was booted up in either normal or safe mode (never had it happen in safe mode) so i just swollowed my pride counted myself beaten and completey reset it to factory setting via a reload cd.... Seems to have done the trick i also ran all the software you provided links to.. They came back completely clean so in that sense i'm a happy wee chappy.....


Again thank you very much for taking the time to help me...

regards

Injusta
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RE: Browser Hack

I'm sorry you had to do a complete factory restore but at least you got your computer working well again. In the future, keep in mind that there are boot CDs that can start your computer when Windows does not work and will allow you to do basic repairs if needed!



Good luck to you in the future!

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RE: Browser Hack

Injusta,

Good job and thanks for posting back.

Grif

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