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RHK
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Searches Redirecting to unknown pages

Hi,

After searching on Google (IE or Firefox), when I click on the searh results, i get redirected to unknown sites.

I have tried running McAfee scan & it doesnt show anything.

I have also run Malwarebytes and it did reveal some 8 files which were quarantined. However the problem doesnt seem to go

I have also run Stinger and it doesnt show anything.

Any help really appreciated.

Thanks

RK

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Re: Searches Redirecting to unknown pages

Does it always bring you to the same site when you search?  If so, could you let us know what is the site that it is redirecting you to?  It's either a change in your browser's defualt search provider or else it could be an injected process that is redirecting you to that site.  Firstly, try to see what site it is redirecting.  Next try to clear out your cache and check your default search provider in your web browser.

Hope this helps.

RHK
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Re: Searches Redirecting to unknown pages

Hi,

It redirects to different pages everytime and sometimes to other search engines ,such as "Ask-Jeeves". I also get redirected to pages flagged as "Red" by Mcafee site advisor and hence dont wait for the page to load.

I have cleared my cache as well; however where can i check my default browser settings?

Thanks

Re: Searches Redirecting to unknown pages

In IE go to Tools->Internet Options.  In the "Advanced" tab click Reset button, that should delete all the "viral" settings.

Irene

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Re: Searches Redirecting to unknown pages

One other thing you can try is to download SuperAntiSpyware and run it.  It's free and sometimes it picks up things that others miss.  I've been hit so often lately that I'm running Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware and McAfee.  I usually run one or two scans a day, varying the program(s) that I run.

RHK
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Re: Searches Redirecting to unknown pages

I ran SuperAntiSpyware as well and it showed an "adware cookie" and "Rootkit" virus. I have quarantined and removed both.

However, the problem still persists.

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Re: Searches Redirecting to unknown pages

Try this other free tool as well.

First, download the rkill program from the link below. Download the rkill files to your desktop. Once there, run one and  if it doesn't run correctly, run another. You only need to run one of  them if it runs correctly.. Be patient.... as a black window should  open, then close after finding all the background programs. It should  shut down all background programs and make the viruses/malware easier to remove correctly.. After running rkill, DO NOT restart the computer but download the Malwarebytes tool below:

Rkill.exe  http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.exe
Rkill.com  http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.com
Rkill.scr  http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.scr
Rkill.pif  http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.pif

Next, download, install, update, then run a full system scan with both Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware. Now restart the computer and run repeated scans with both tools till nothing is found.

Malwarebytes Removal Tool

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Anti-Malware_d5756.html

Hope this helps.

Grif

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