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Do I Have A Virus On My Computer?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MoreMoneyMoreProblem, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    Alright I have been having some strange problems starting a bit earlier. When I type here on BHW / other places my words keep changing. For example i wrote "B I T" 2 sentences ago and it changed to bti. Now when I type .com it will change to .ocm. Last off when I do Google search through FireFox it sends me to a microsoft page for my search for no reason... anyone had this problem before and can recommend a fix? I really don't want to reboot my computer but I may have to.
     
  2. dismantle

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    First thing i would do is download malwarebytes for free and do a quick scan(sounds like your browser might be getting redirected). You could have some malware.
     
  3. macdonjo3

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    The typing thing is weird, and I cannot think of something that would do that except some sort of RAT, which its probably not.
    The microsoft page is something pretty hard to fix.
    Go ahead and type the following into your address bar. There's a high chance that this has something to do with the microsoft page. Sift through it if you feel like.
    Code:
    about:config
     
  4. CEPI

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    DL super antispyware and run it in safe mode without the internet connected, will clean up that STD real quick
     
  5. davids355

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    Sounds more like a faulty keyboard to me! Viruses don't normally affect keystrokes, also a virus will often hijack search results but it won't send you to Microsoft il tell you that. Sounds more like the keyboard moving your cursor to the address bar and then because your search is going in address bar it's using your default search provider...???

    Still virus scan won't hurt, but I would also try another keyboard/mouse.
     
  6. sumohax0r

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    Chances are you have Malware.

    Download Spybot search & Destroy, Thats what I use.

    If it can't fix it... well you're pretty much done for.
     
  7. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

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    Everything is working correctly now after a reboot of my operating system...
    Considered this spring cleaning since I haven't had a fresh reboot in some time.
     
  8. davids355

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    When you say reboot you mean reload?