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Level 7

Internet Explorer redirect

From Internet Explorer (Version 7.0.6001.18000), I type in a url and the page "looks" normal (for example, from, but when I mouse over the links on the page, the url displayed at the bottom of the window shows it is trying to redirect to another site.  This is happening on other url's too.  The site it's trying to redirect to is the same in all cases.

I've run a full scan from McAfee and it's not detecting anything.  Here are my VirusScan specs:


Version 13.15

Build: 13.15.113

AffId: 105-260

DAT Version: 5810.0000

Engine Version: 5301.4018

Please help, I'm not sure what I can do next.

Yesterday, before I first realized it was trying to redirect, I had clicked a link and it gave what I think now was a fake alert and I picked up several pieces of malware.  I then did a full scan, which resulted in several programs quarantined, which I then deleted.  So now, it looks like I've just got this IE redirect thing still there that McAfee isn't picking up.

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Level 12

Re: Internet Explorer redirect

Please send us a sample for analysis to, in a password-protected ZIP file (password - infected).

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Level 10

Re: Internet Explorer redirect


Please download the McAfee Stinger from HERE

Instructions for how to run Stinger are also on this page.

Once the Stinger has run, do not close the program. Please select "File" (top left) and you should see an option to Save a log file. Please post this here once saved.


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