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OT:Google hijack

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Doum, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:i3eev9$83n$1@speranza.aioe.org,
    The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'
    <me369@privacy.net> typed:
    > Doum wrote:
    >> Sorry, I'm aware it's not exactly the right group but if
    >> you can guide me in the right direction.
    >>
    >> When I do a search in Google and I click on a result, I'm
    >> redirected to all sort of pages that have nothing to do
    >> with my search. I did a scan with ZoneAlarm Security suite,
    >> SuperAntispyware Pro and Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes found
    >> one infected file and remove it but it wasn't related with
    >> the Google problem. Any idea.
    >>
    >> This time, Google is NOT my friend.
    >>
    >> TIA

    >
    > I bet you are using IE. This browser hijack likely has
    > nothing to do with google. Have you tried Spybot yet? Also clear out your
    > temp internet folders and jars if you
    > have java installed.


    Spybot also makes hosts entries on its own. It's worth checking them see if
    a user inadvertantly added a Google address to spybot s&d by accident.
    Fortunately, with spybot, it also puts headers in the hosts file so you can
    tell which ones were added by spybot. There are other programs that do the
    same thing. I find it a very useful feature and as such usually run spybot
    before I run other malware detectors.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  2. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    Doum <me@domain.net> écrivait
    news:XnF9DCB4B11CD96Ddoumdomainnet@207.46.248.16:

    > Sorry, I'm aware it's not exactly the right group but if you can guide
    > me in the right direction.
    >
    > When I do a search in Google and I click on a result, I'm redirected
    > to all sort of pages that have nothing to do with my search.
    >
    > I did a scan with ZoneAlarm Security suite, SuperAntispyware Pro and
    > Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes found one infected file and remove it but
    > it wasn't related with the Google problem.
    >
    > Any idea.
    >
    > This time, Google is NOT my friend.
    >
    > TIA


    Thanks to all.

    I didn't have much time to work on the problem this weekend. I tried the
    Kaspersky boot CD, the scan took about 30 hours (4 hard drives), it found
    some stuff, but I must have missed something because when I restarted the
    Google problem was still there.

    Finally this morning I restored a 100 days old Ghost system image, re-
    updated everything that needed it, installed Firefox and T-Bird and all
    seems to work, even the videos in FF, where it all began.

    I'll see how it goes from here.
     

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