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Discussion in 'Security' started by bettyirwin, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. bettyirwin

    bettyirwin

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    When trying to go to a link listed by google search I am redirected to another site. How do I stop that from occuring?:I'm using Vista and it doesn't matter what search engine is used-same thing happens
     
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    Does this happen on all search results? It sounds like you may have a spyware infection.

    Which anti-virus / anti-spyware apps do you have at the momenet and then I can make some recommendations on what to use :).
     
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    98% of the time. Norton security suite and microsoft defender. I also am sure there is an infection of some sort.

    Thanks
     
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    I'd strongly only recommend only using one real-time virus scanner, as having two can cause conflicts and performance problems.

    Can you download and run MBAM (free) to see if that detects any problems :)

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
     
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    Downloaded MBAM, but can't open it-strange!
     
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    That's not a good sign - it definetly sounds like you've got an infection.

    Can you try rebooting in to safe mode, rename the MBAM setup file to something else (in case the malware prevents the software loading based on the filename) and then try running it again please.
     
    Ian, Sep 4, 2010
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    You can also try downloading and running Super Anti Spyware. Unlike MBAM, it generates a random filename when you download it -- making it virtually impossible for malware writers to stop it from launching.

    Once you get that running, I would follow it up with MBAM.
     
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