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

Found 25th Aug 2009
Hi,
Everytime I do a search and click on a link it puts up '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 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.

18 Comments

you have a redirecting virus/trogan/rootkit

How about a system restore ?

run Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool

can be obtained from their website

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

try downloading free avast anti virusi as well as having avg.

Original Poster

raptorcigs;6111309

you have a redirecting virus/trogan/rootkit



snowtiger;6111313

How about a system restore ?



Not ready yet;6111337

run Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Toolcan be obtained from their … run Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Toolcan be obtained from their website



raptorcigs;6111340

do a virus scan and a spyware scan if it finds it and deletes it and all … 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.

Original Poster

Not ready yet;6111346

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.

good luck hope you get it sorted

no i have both and no probs so far!!!

Both work ok alongside one another

nod32 the best

Original Poster

raptorcigs;6111359

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!!!!

did u use google for that

or [url]www.microsoft.com[/url] in address bar?

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.

raptorcigs;6111375

nod32 the best



Can't disagree. If raptor says it is then it must be.

nod32 or kaspersky for anti-virus and then use a-squared free to check for other spyware:
emsisoft.com/en/…ee/

If you are a Barclays costomer and use the online service you can get kaspersky for free:
personal.barclays.co.uk/BRC…662

IIRC HSBC offers free McAfee.

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

Original Poster

Spod;6111405

First of all check a file called "hosts" in the … 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 says127.0.0.1 localhostIf 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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