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Redirect Virus

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by reckedracing, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    So the machine was infected with the system restore type virus, and now it is showing signs of a IE redirect type virus. for example, if you do a google search, and click one of the results, it bounces you to another page which then takes you to another.

    i've done the avg scan, and the malwarebytes scan in safemode
    also tried the microsoft safety scan
    i downloaded the malicious removal tool but it keeps giving me the error that the Malicious Removal Tool image is good, but it is not valid for this machine type or something along those lines

    not really sure where to proceed from here
    thinking of dropping the money for norton or something along those lines
    any further suggestions?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    superantispyware?
     
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    i've downloaded a few new tools to a flash drive to try later
    spybot
    superantispyware
    and a fresh version of mbam to try a clean install in safe mode
     
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    norton/macafee suck. if avg and avast dont get it, neither will those.

    check your run time (msconfig) stuff and see what services are running
     
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    i tried a few more scans and I am still getting this bullshit redirect nonsense
    about to give up and format the cunt
    pile of shit
     
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    have you tried re-installing your browser, or deleting your profile of the browser, etc? it may just be saved within there.
     
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    no, i havent tried that yet
    its an IE issue, but i'm afraid of what else might be compromised after the system restore incident
    i attempted to get the kapersky tdssrootkit or whatever its called and that won't even run, even after i renamed it, so i'm at a loss at this point
     
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    That virus is a bitch to get rid of. My upgrade to Windows 8 is finally what got rid of it.
     
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    throw your shit on a thumb drive and formatthebitch.com
     
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    Is that actually a website?
     
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    found the windows xp cd and keycode
    running kapersky virus removal tool as last ditch effort, then going to formatthebitch.com

    now i need to research how to lock this mother fucker down, no more admin rights for updates and shit, fuck that
     
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    just make a 2nd user account and use that one.
     
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    I concur. I'm a specialist in these things, and there is a redirector out there that is so tough, I, myself, suffered with it for about a month before giving up and doing the win8 upgrade.
     
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    the format did the trick lol
    i'd rather format all day long than move anything to win8
    i really hope they come out with another normal operating system before i have to buy another computer
     
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    i just played with 8 at my aunts house. i hate it. the whole drag mouse to corners shit is for the birds
     
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    it is best for a touchscreen laptop. after a couple of days it felt like i was using it for years...
     
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    I don't mind it on my regular laptop. I run it from the desktop view most of the time. It would however be awesome with a touch screen. I love my HTC 8x phone though. It's what convinced me to go to Windows 8 finally on my laptop.
     
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    /system32/drivers/etc/hosts open in notepad, and look to see if it's being used for the redirects, if so, edit them out, either delete the lines or just comment them out so you can keep a record of it.
     
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