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Getting rid of Google redirect Virus

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by benzy, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. benzy

    benzy Power Member

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    Hello, it seems my computer has been plagued by the google redirect virus could anyone kindly advise how to get rid of it, running spyware doctor but to no resukts yet, is there a quick fix for this?
     
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    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    If you're running Windows then download the Malicious Software Removal tool and also install Microsoft Security Essentials.
     
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  3. benzy

    benzy Power Member

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    where do i find the mal soft removal tool please as theres so many fake links out there..
     
  4. Jooster

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    Hey there. I had the same virus this past summer. It's a real pain to remove. After trying everything else without success, I was referred to the Combofix program from the guys at bleepingcomputer.com. Just do a google search for combofix - it should be the first or second result that comes up. Hope this helps you out!
     
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  5. paulcarter97

    paulcarter97 Regular Member

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    What does this virus do ? Never heard of google redirrect before. Maybe you can check your hosts files. Perhaps something strange is there.
     
  6. benzy

    benzy Power Member

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    its a real pain -basically it will redirect any link that comes up of a google seach to some random site, almost impossible to get rid off, deletedthe host file but still no change
     
  7. benzy

    benzy Power Member

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    thank you, will try both the solutions above..
     
  8. jairathnem

    jairathnem Power Member

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    Get "malwarebytes anti-malware".
    IMO the best malware detector out there.
     
  9. Crewchief007

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    Instead of guessing at what to do, why not just get some top notch expert professional help free of charge! If you go to:

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    http://www.techsupportforum.com/
    All you have to do is register and then post your problem in a new thread and your problems will be solved by pros at removing malwares, Trojans, etc.

    No guesswork and no shots in the dark. :D
     
  10. redmint32

    redmint32 Registered Member

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    Just to add you(OP) can also go to majorgeeks.com and ask for help there or download some of their free anti virus softs.
     
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    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    Oh and I should add that you should check your windows host file for any suspicious additions.
     
  12. acotut

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    Have you guys ever heard of Malware Bytes?
    Jeez...
     
  13. Crewchief007

    Crewchief007 Power Member

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    Any junior hacker can defeat and get past MB, hahahaha. It is good for blocking many different threats and attacks but once a machine is infected with a deep threat, MB is pretty much of no use.
     
  14. acotut

    acotut Elite Member

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    I can crypt a virus/trojan so it can't be detected by any Antivirus on the marketet,so yes,no one is safe today.But this virus,can be easly removed with MB.So don't make any stupid affirmations,ok?You're not the only one that knows how to use a few public software...
     
  15. Crewchief007

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    Stupid affirmations???? WOW! :eek:

    It is a common fact that MB has a problem with rootkits, keyloggers, various Trojans and viruses. Many MB users can tell you about their chagrin once they saw the below pop up after scanning their machine with MB.


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    You can also check out this review by PCMAG:

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    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2363509,00.asp
    As quoted by PCMAG...

    In summation, trusting MB is like putting your trust in a condom to try and protect yourself from contracting the herpes virus. Like this user found out.

    Rogue antivirus security tools will not be removed by Malwarebytes, Help please
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    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic156895.html
    Enjoy your day!
     
  16. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    If your System Restore is activated, try restarting Windows in Safe Mode and then go to Start>Programs>System Restore> and set it to go back two days ago.

    Another thing you might try is to download the fully functional Trial version
    of HitMan Pro and run it..

    "Wiz"
     
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    Strange. Why Noone mentions that certain clickbank product :d.

    If possible, reinstall your Wins will help.
     
  18. ILoveCSharp

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    You need to upgrade service pack, this is not virus this is windows problem with browsers and google benefits
     
  20. NetMarketer

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    This is what I was going to suggest. Do the above exactly as instructed and I'm 99% sure it'll be gone. Then get Security Essentials.

    System restore has never failed me.