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Scour Redirect Virus. Crazy!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by James Bond 009, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. James Bond 009

    James Bond 009 Registered Member

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    Hey black hatters. I've got this crazy thing going on both IE and Firefox browser.:confused: When I click on any link to websites, I get redirected to these weird looking pages such as Yellow Pages, Forex and mostly...Scour.

    It looks like adware or malware when I searched the net last night trying to find out how to get rid of it. And I have no clue how to. Has anyone had this experience and is there a free way to get rid of this thing?

    Feedback would be appreciated.
     
  2. Mokodoki

    Mokodoki Regular Member

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    Oh man, I totally had this virus a few days ago from some Russian blogs I was mass posting to. :rolleyes:

    Download and install MalwareBytes and give it a run. It should clear it up, but you may have to reboot into safe mode and run it from there since it's an actual process (I didn't, though).
     
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  3. James Bond 009

    James Bond 009 Registered Member

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    Thanks Mokodi. Will try that process. Will I have to worry about losing backup files and should I use a backup disk?
     
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    Mokodoki Regular Member

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    No, this type of infection is safe to remove without worrying about it. MalwareBytes can pretty much clean up any sort of malware that you have on your PC so it's a good idea to keep it around just in case especially if you tread in some of the less friendly parts of the internet.
     
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  5. James Bond 009

    James Bond 009 Registered Member

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    Will do Thanks!
     
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    hawke Power Member

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    You should run hijackthis and dig out any BHO's.... and I would recommend installing spybot search & destroy as a resident virus program. :)
     
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    MalwareBytes for cleaning up, and Avast for day-to-day protection. Perfect combo.
     
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