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Search engine virus?

Posted on 2007-04-03
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I use a Dell Latitude D620 with Windows XP.  Everytime I go to a search engine (Yahoo, Google etc...), type in a search for whatever im looking for  ( Atlas Copco Compressors), click on the link that comes up in the search for the main webpage or any other one, I get redirected to a totally different site.  Happens with whatever I search for.  Ran numerous spyware and virus scans and it found nothing.
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rpggamergirl earned 1000 total points
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Hi,
It sounds like a wareout infection.
Check in your add/remove programs for "UnSpyPC or KillAndClean" and uninstall if listed.
 
Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:
http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exe
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exe

Save it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, then make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish. The fix will begin; follow the prompts. You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.

At the end of the fix, you may need to restart your computer again.


OR:
Can you show us a hijackthis log please?
http://danborg.org/spy/hjt/alternativ.exe
Open Hijackthis, click "Do a system scan and save a logfile" don't fix anything yet.

You can either upload the log to any hosting sites,
or go to the below link and login using your Experts-Exchange username and password.
http://www.ee-stuff.com
Click on "Expert Area" tab
type or paste the link to your Question
"Browse" your pc to the location of your Hijackthis log and click "Upload"
Copy the resulting "url" and post it back here.

OR: either these sites:
http://www.rafb.net/paste/
then at the bottom left corner click "paste"
Copy the address/url and post it here:
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So was it wareout then?

Sometimes there are still file/files in the wareout.txt that needs to be removed manually, can you post the wareout.txt so we can see if everything is okay?
Wareout entries also show up in the hijackthis log(017 entries) that would need to be fixed if still present.

Thanks!
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