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Have a Vista PC infected with a virus.  After Google returns results, cliking on any one takes you to
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JamesSenior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Check the hosts file, go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hostc    See if there is any static mappings for this site in the hosts file.

Download Malwarebytes free edition and run a full scan. You can download the free version from here: 

This is very good FREE software for removing malware, and it comes highly recommended.
There is likely an addon that is doing this.  Check Tools|Manage Add-ons for suspicious addons.

Better still, perform a complete system reinstall  after a virus and use quality anti-virus software.
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JamesSenior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

To clean and to check if you system is clean do following:

Run malwarebytes in Safe Mode with Networking and update it before running a full system scan:

Then try HitManpro to make sure anything which might be left behind is clean:


If issue is not resolved by these tools try TDSSKiller:

Tutorial on TDSSKiller:

If this does not resolve your issue then try Combofix:

Download Combofix

Tutorial on how to use combofix:


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