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Search engines no longer working?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by turbopugsleylx, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. turbopugsleylx

    turbopugsleylx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys...weird occurance tonight....I have been doing some downloading tonight of stuff and all of a sudden whenever I go to a search engine and search for something...regardless of which engine....when I try to click on the results nothing happens and nothing loads...it just sits there...yet I can highlight the address and paste it in the bar and its loads fines with no issues...

    This is weird as hell and I am not sure what the issue is nor how to fix it...or if there is just a massive search engine blackout tonight?
     
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    Yeah, every search engine is down. hehe :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeh....doubt that....this is just really weird....and I keep getting this program on my pc "c.exe" crashing yet I have never heard of the .exe file before...a virus perhaps? its weird all of sudden this happens tonight....I have AVG and nothing was tripped....any ideas?
     
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    try a scan with malwarebytes antimalware, free download at malwarebytes.org. Do you get the same problem with another browser?
     
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    i can not believe that.
     
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    If c.exe is running as a process (ctrl-alt-del, task manager, processes, look in image name column) then likely a virus. The file is installed and used by QQify, Trojan.FakeAlert and Zlob.Trojan.

    I suggest you don't make any credit card transactions or log in to internet banking etc until you've let malwarebytes antimalware run, detect and remove.
     
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    Or better yet, buy a Mac. :D
     
  8. noahzark

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    also toss avg and get avast they have a free version for home use.

    Download register within 60 days.
    A key is sent to your email.
    Then when expires renew all free.

    It is a great anti virus!
     
  9. turbopugsleylx

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    Really? I thought AVG was one of the best out there?
     
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    Sounds like your computer may be infected with a virus, adware, spyware, etc. Run a good virus scanner on your computer.
     
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    Yeah AVG is good but Avast, and perhaps Avira, are better. I've seen AVG miss a trojan before, quickly fixed with malwarebytes. Not sure if Avast or Avira would have blocked the trojan in the first place, depends which variant
     
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    Not even close seriously try avast you will be glad you did!

    Also remember about the start up scan it scans before windows and has to be set by right clicking the interface but is more reliable

    Malwarbytes is good as they stated above.

    I also use spysweeper which you have to pay for but has alot of good blockers
     
  13. turbopugsleylx

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    Malbyte showed me I had 6 Rogue Ascentives (2 of them were restore.dll files) and 1 Trojan (Fake Alert type)......What do these types do and is it safe to delete them?
     
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    definitely remove the fakealert (this is the c.exe), should be ok to remove the others but bear in mind keygens and cracks that you might want to keep will be detected as rogue. I'd say remove all associated with fakealert, download avast and scan, reboot and check the serps links. Good luck :)