Thread: Help, weird browser hijacker.
June 26th, 2010, 06:37 PM #1
Help, weird browser hijacker.
So, i was on youtube the other day watching some vids, and i got some pop-ups. So i closed them, shut down firefox, and ran Malware Bytes, and AVG asap.
Surprisingly, it didn't find anything, none at all. I then ran Hijackthis to see if it had any logs or anything like that, I could't find anything out of the ordinary... I got back onto google to log onto my facebook. And i was redirected to some other 3rd party search engine... i still have this problem, i've ran many different mal-ware and virus programs and none pop up with a virus, i updated all of them and still nothing... this is driving me crazy, it took me 5 clicks and a copy and paste to get here to post this....
if you can help that would be great
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June 26th, 2010, 08:14 PM #2
I'm gonna guess that AVG and Malwarebytes are broken. See if you can download a new Malwarebytes installer from here...
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Uninstall both programs, then reboot to Safe Mode. Install and run a full scan with Malwarebytes. Reboot to normal, update Malwarebytes, then run it again.
IMO you should ditch AVG. The crapware folks have figured out how to kill it on a regular basis. Avira AntiVir is currently the best free choice out there for now.
Good luck!What computer do you have? And please don't say a white one. - Sheldon Cooper
June 26th, 2010, 09:57 PM #3
I havent tried safe mode yet, but I have tried an updated install... but thanks for thanks for the tip ill try it as soon as I get back to my house
KPCSanity is Overrated.
June 29th, 2010, 01:29 AM #4
Yeah, i did all that and got the Avira AntiVir, havent done a full scan but i did find a few stragglers and got rid of them asap, but still have that redirecting problem, and sometimes like when i am on facebook or even TIMO, i can't post comments or replys, i'm still not quite sure whats going on.. i haven't had time to do the full scan because of work... but i need my computer for work so.Sanity is Overrated.
June 30th, 2010, 01:02 PM #5
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Have you tried a system restore bud?
Might be the only way to clear things
June 30th, 2010, 06:03 PM #6
A browser redirect should show up in a HiJackThis log. Can you post a copy of you latest scan here?What computer do you have? And please don't say a white one. - Sheldon Cooper
July 2nd, 2010, 03:48 AM #7
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Try flushing the DNS cache. Just run Ccleaner for that and make sure the host file is not edited, then mark it read only.
Editing Your Host File - Fpweb.net Support
Go to Avira's web site under tools and download their virius remover tool in .iso format. Burn that to CD with deepburner or whatever, and boot the CD. Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD
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