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  1. #1
    Dave Guest

    Default Google Redirect Malware IE 8

    I am having a very difficult time with Google Redirect Malware. When I do a
    Google search and then click on one of the resulting articles I am taken to
    a completely unrelated website. Fortunately my Antivirus software blocks
    that website but it is a real pain to not be able to visit these sites by
    clicking on the link.

    I have tried all of the malware removal programs I know of but none have
    found the source of this problem.

    I have tried Malwarebytes; Adaware; Spybot; MS Security Essentials; Trend
    Micro Internet Security . . . all with no results.

    Any ideas on other places I can look for a solution?

    I am using Windows 7 and IE 8.0.7600.16385

    --
    Dave

    ~^~^~^~^~^
    "Let God's promises shine on your problems." Corrie ten Boom


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  3. #2
    Rob Guest

    Default Re: Google Redirect Malware IE 8

    Dave <leenospam@otelco.net> wrote:
    > I am having a very difficult time with Google Redirect Malware. When I do a
    > Google search and then click on one of the resulting articles I am taken to
    > a completely unrelated website. Fortunately my Antivirus software blocks
    > that website but it is a real pain to not be able to visit these sites by
    > clicking on the link.
    >
    > I have tried all of the malware removal programs I know of but none have
    > found the source of this problem.
    >
    > I have tried Malwarebytes; Adaware; Spybot; MS Security Essentials; Trend
    > Micro Internet Security . . . all with no results.
    >
    > Any ideas on other places I can look for a solution?
    >
    > I am using Windows 7 and IE 8.0.7600.16385


    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc700813.aspx

  4. #3
    Dave Guest

    Default Re: Google Redirect Malware IE 8

    The article in the Link you provided is interesting but does not seem to
    apply to my situation. It talks about, "If you have a system that has been
    completely compromised" and that does not describe my situation. The only
    problem I am experiencing is the Google Redirect Malware.

    It also talks about, "So, you didn't patch the system and it got hacked.
    What to do? Well, let's see:" Every known patch and update has been run on
    time in my system.

    I will "flatten and rebuild" my system, but only as a last resort. In the
    meantime I will continue hoping and searching for a solution,

    Thank you.

    Dave

    "Rob" <nomail@example.com> wrote in message
    news:slrni1jmpf.du4.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...
    > Dave <leenospam@otelco.net> wrote:
    >> I am having a very difficult time with Google Redirect Malware. When I do
    >> a
    >> Google search and then click on one of the resulting articles I am taken
    >> to
    >> a completely unrelated website. Fortunately my Antivirus software blocks
    >> that website but it is a real pain to not be able to visit these sites by
    >> clicking on the link.
    >>
    >> I have tried all of the malware removal programs I know of but none have
    >> found the source of this problem.
    >>
    >> I have tried Malwarebytes; Adaware; Spybot; MS Security Essentials; Trend
    >> Micro Internet Security . . . all with no results.
    >>
    >> Any ideas on other places I can look for a solution?
    >>
    >> I am using Windows 7 and IE 8.0.7600.16385

    >
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc700813.aspx



  5. #4
    Rob Guest

    Default Re: Google Redirect Malware IE 8

    Dave <leenospam@otelco.net> wrote:
    > The article in the Link you provided is interesting but does not seem to
    > apply to my situation. It talks about, "If you have a system that has been
    > completely compromised" and that does not describe my situation. The only
    > problem I am experiencing is the Google Redirect Malware.


    The article discusses the problem that there has been some compromise
    of the system and you don't know what it is and to what extent it has
    affected the system. That seems to describe your situation pretty
    well.

  6. #5
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Default Re: Google Redirect Malware IE 8

    Did you upgrade to Win7 or is it a new computer?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Dave wrote:
    > I am having a very difficult time with Google Redirect Malware. When I do
    > a
    > Google search and then click on one of the resulting articles I am taken
    > to
    > a completely unrelated website. Fortunately my Antivirus software blocks
    > that website but it is a real pain to not be able to visit these sites by
    > clicking on the link.
    >
    > I have tried all of the malware removal programs I know of but none have
    > found the source of this problem.
    >
    > I have tried Malwarebytes; Adaware; Spybot; MS Security Essentials; Trend
    > Micro Internet Security . . . all with no results.
    >
    > Any ideas on other places I can look for a solution?
    >
    > I am using Windows 7 and IE 8.0.7600.16385



  7. #6
    Dave Guest

    Default Re: Google Redirect Malware IE 8

    I bought the computer with Vista installed and received a free upgrade to
    Windows 7.

    I am using Trend Micro Internet Security (ver 16.60.2031) and the
    subscription is up to date. I do not have other anti-spyware applications. I
    have used several programs to try to identify the problem but have removed
    them from the system after use. (Malwarebytes; Adaware; Combofix; MS
    Security Essentials; Spybot)

    No third party firewall.

    Neither Norton nor McAfee have ever been installed on the system.

    The computer was new in September 2009 upgraded to Win 7 in October and has
    been running just fine until a couple of weeks ago. To my knowledge there
    are no other problems with the system.

    -Dave

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:e6ml4lkDLHA.5784@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Did you upgrade to Win7 or is it a new computer?
    >
    > What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    > subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    > Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
    >
    > Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    > computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    > bought un
    > it)?
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    > Dave wrote:
    >> I am having a very difficult time with Google Redirect Malware. When I do
    >> a
    >> Google search and then click on one of the resulting articles I am taken
    >> to
    >> a completely unrelated website. Fortunately my Antivirus software blocks
    >> that website but it is a real pain to not be able to visit these sites by
    >> clicking on the link.
    >>
    >> I have tried all of the malware removal programs I know of but none have
    >> found the source of this problem.
    >>
    >> I have tried Malwarebytes; Adaware; Spybot; MS Security Essentials; Trend
    >> Micro Internet Security . . . all with no results.
    >>
    >> Any ideas on other places I can look for a solution?
    >>
    >> I am using Windows 7 and IE 8.0.7600.16385

    >


  8. #7
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Default Re: Google Redirect Malware IE 8

    Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including unwanted
    software), and adware.
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...prid=7552&st=1

    Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/

    Otherwise...

    1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx

    NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.

    2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan (only!)
    in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

    2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm

    3. Now post the requested logs in an appropriate forum for assistance by an
    expert in such matters. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!

    I can recommend the expert assistance offered in these forums:
    http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php, and
    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30

    If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.

    Dave wrote:
    > I bought the computer with Vista installed and received a free upgrade to
    > Windows 7.
    >
    > I am using Trend Micro Internet Security (ver 16.60.2031) and the
    > subscription is up to date. I do not have other anti-spyware applications.
    > I
    > have used several programs to try to identify the problem but have removed
    > them from the system after use. (Malwarebytes; Adaware; Combofix; MS
    > Security Essentials; Spybot)
    >
    > No third party firewall.
    >
    > Neither Norton nor McAfee have ever been installed on the system.
    >
    > The computer was new in September 2009 upgraded to Win 7 in October and
    > has
    > been running just fine until a couple of weeks ago. To my knowledge there
    > are no other problems with the system.
    >
    > -Dave
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:e6ml4lkDLHA.5784@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Did you upgrade to Win7 or is it a new computer?
    >>
    >> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
    >>
    >> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    >> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >> bought un
    >> it)?
    >> --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>
    >>
    >> Dave wrote:
    >>> I am having a very difficult time with Google Redirect Malware. When I
    >>> do
    >>> a
    >>> Google search and then click on one of the resulting articles I am taken
    >>> to
    >>> a completely unrelated website. Fortunately my Antivirus software blocks
    >>> that website but it is a real pain to not be able to visit these sites
    >>> by
    >>> clicking on the link.
    >>>
    >>> I have tried all of the malware removal programs I know of but none have
    >>> found the source of this problem.
    >>>
    >>> I have tried Malwarebytes; Adaware; Spybot; MS Security Essentials;
    >>> Trend
    >>> Micro Internet Security . . . all with no results.
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas on other places I can look for a solution?
    >>>
    >>> I am using Windows 7 and IE 8.0.7600.16385



  9. #8
    KCB Guest

    Default Re: Google Redirect Malware IE 8


    "Dave" <leenospam@otelco.net> wrote in message
    news:eo7GK$cDLHA.3776@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > I am having a very difficult time with Google Redirect Malware. When I do
    > a Google search and then click on one of the resulting articles I am taken
    > to a completely unrelated website. Fortunately my Antivirus software
    > blocks that website but it is a real pain to not be able to visit these
    > sites by clicking on the link.
    >
    > I have tried all of the malware removal programs I know of but none have
    > found the source of this problem.
    >
    > I have tried Malwarebytes; Adaware; Spybot; MS Security Essentials; Trend
    > Micro Internet Security . . . all with no results.
    >
    > Any ideas on other places I can look for a solution?
    >
    > I am using Windows 7 and IE 8.0.7600.16385
    >
    > --
    > Dave
    >
    > ~^~^~^~^~^
    > "Let God's promises shine on your problems." Corrie ten Boom


    Have you checked Add/Remove Programs for some unknown installation? My son
    installed something to change his Facebook page, and I then had banners and
    sponsored links when I went to Google.com which weren't pushed by Google.
    I'm sorry I can't remember the name of the app, but it was easily fixed by
    un-installation. Also, have you checked your Proxy settings through
    Internet Options?


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