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  • DickBarton
    Member

    Right, I'm having a right problem with Google Search results – whatever I search for and click on the natural results I get redirected to various websites (Skooble seems to be a favourite URL) and I don't get the page I'm looking for – if I click back a few times I get the search results and click the link and I get the correct site.

    This is affecting all my browsers (IE, Firefox and Chrome) – I've got a number of spyware cleaners and anti virus programmes (although currently only using AVG for anti-virus) – and I can't seem to get rid of the problem.

    Any suggestions on how to shift it? I think I've got something in the registry that can't get cleaned…

    Right royal pain in the behind – it's not directing to any p0rn or anything just not linking to the website I'm looking for but one that is related in some manner.

    schrickvr6
    Member

    Download and run Ccleaner and Combofix in safe mode for a start, I'd then follow up with Spybot S&D and Microsoft onecare safety scanner.

    retro83
    Member

    anything other than localhost in
    c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    ?

    DickBarton
    Member

    Installed both and ran them both – no faults apparently, also ran Malwarebytes AntiMalware whilst in Safe Mode and nothing reported…this is the problem, nothing is being reported as wrong so I'm really stuck to find out how to fix this.

    Localhost only has 127.0.0.1 in it…

    Any other tips?

    Thanks.

    druidh
    Member

    Check your DNS server addresses with your ISP.

    uplink
    Member

    You're probably best to run Hijack This & post the results for people to analyse

    I'm not entirely sure that here is the best place on a weekend though
    Probably best to try a specialist geeky PC forum – but you never know

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
    Subscriber

    I have this on a puter at work, dam annoying to say the least, I actually lost internet connection in IE, still have, & had to use FF from a mem stick to get access to the internet back.
    Interested to see if anyone else has resolved the problem as it make no difference how many scans I run, nothing detects it, & some cleaners seem not to run unless un-installed & then re-installed from a memory stick 😐

    druidh
    Member

    druidh – Member

    Check your DNS server addresses with your ISP.

    tazzymtb
    Member

    I had this a while ago and it takes flippin ages to get your system clean. it is a trojan and a very clever little bugger it is too. Ironically if you google what the issue is there are a couple of IT forums/sites which list how to strip it off your system, but it hides in back up files etc.. so does take a lot of faff. good luck

    uplink
    Member

    One thing to do before anything else is to turn off system restore – things like that tend to reside there & avoid all the system cleaners

    Premier Icon geoffj
    Subscriber

    Get a mac 😆

    Premier Icon footflaps
    Subscriber

    That guy, Metallica, on Geekstogo is really helpful!

    DickBarton
    Member

    I've spoken too soon I think…I've had to a couple of reboots on the machine and it now seems to be working properly…that was after running ComboFix and Ccleaner in Safe Mode.

    Thanks for the tips and advice…looks like it worked – but did take a couple of reboots.

    allthepies
    Member

    Cool, be more careful when surfing the pr0n in future 😉

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