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Think I have a problem with my pc.....

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Hi, Everytime I do a search and click on a link it puts up 'http://results2.google.com/' in the address bar and takes me to anyone of different search engines or advert sites and not the site I want … Read More
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Hi,
Everytime I do a search and click on a link it puts up 'http://results2.google.com/' in the address bar and takes me to anyone of different search engines or advert sites and not the site I want to goto. For example I typed in hotuk deals, clicked on the link to this site and went to some site for eyecare via http://results2.google.com/.

I can only access sites I have on my favorites list.

I am using IE7, done a virus check with AVG and nothing.

Any ideas,

Thanks guys.
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
you have a redirecting virus/trogan/rootkit
#2
How about a system restore ?
#3
run Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool

can be obtained from their website
#4
do a virus scan and a spyware scan if it finds it and deletes it and all is ok try a reboot if it is back you have a rootkit
#5
try downloading free avast anti virusi as well as having avg.
#6
raptorcigs
you have a redirecting virus/trogan/rootkit


snowtiger
How about a system restore ?


Not ready yet
run Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool

can be obtained from their website


raptorcigs
do a virus scan and a spyware scan if it finds it and deletes it and all is ok try a reboot if it is back you have a rootkit


Thanks, will get the microsoft tool, did a virus scan and came up with nothing. Cant believe this has happened, had a pc for over 10 years and this is my first virus.... just goes to show it can happen to anyone at anytime no matter how careful you are.
#7
Not ready yet
try downloading free avast anti virusi as well as having avg.




running 2 anti virus progs at once will surely cause all sorts of probs for my pc.
#8
good luck hope you get it sorted
#9
no i have both and no probs so far!!!

Both work ok alongside one another
#10
nod32 the best
#11
raptorcigs
good luck hope you get it sorted


so do i as the Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool download will not open just dispays cant show webpage....AHHHHHHH!!!!
#12
did u use google for that
#13
or [url]www.microsoft.com[/url] in address bar?
#14
First of all check a file called "hosts" in the C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc folder.
It should only contain comments (lines starting with a "#" character) and a line which says
127.0.0.1 localhost

If there are any other lines then remove them. Other lines will redirect your browser.
Then get anti-spyware and anti-virus scans going.
Don't edit the file with Microsoft Word. Use notepad or wordpad.
#15
raptorcigs
nod32 the best


Can't disagree. If raptor says it is then it must be.
#16
nod32 or kaspersky for anti-virus and then use a-squared free to check for other spyware:
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

If you are a Barclays costomer and use the online service you can get kaspersky for free:
http://www.personal.barclays.co.uk/BRC1/jsp/brccontrol?site=pfs&task=homefreegroup&value=10662

IIRC HSBC offers free McAfee.
#17
gooredfix worked for me and it is included in avast. Download avast and run a full scan on bootup.Funnily enough spybot adadware and pc tools all failed to resolve the issue but avast found it
#18
Spod
First of all check a file called "hosts" in the C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc folder.
It should only contain comments (lines starting with a "#" character) and a line which says
127.0.0.1 localhost

If there are any other lines then remove them. Other lines will redirect your browser.
Then get anti-spyware and anti-virus scans going.
Don't edit the file with Microsoft Word. Use notepad or wordpad.


Checked and all seems ok with that. Thanx for the info, :thumbsup:

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