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My computer was previously infected by some kind of spyware, which I believe I have removed. (Full scans with AVG, Malwarebytes, and deletion of suspicious files using Hijackthis)
However, it still redirects webistes. This happens in both Firefox and IE. I will click a link, and it will redirect to some random site. I have checked the hosts file and there is only the 'localhost' entry. Also IE only opens 1/4 of the time (this may have something to do with it)
I have uninstalled IE and reinstalled, as well as ran all windows updates.
Running Windows 7 Pro 64bit
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by:sentner
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Can you paste a hijackthis logfile?
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by:David Kroll
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Try combofix (www.combofix.org)
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by:sandercalvin
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@sentner i will get the hijacklog tonight
@dkrolldtn combofix does not run on 64bit OS
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johnb6767 earned 500 total points
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http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

I would start here, known cause of redirecting root kits..... Also, 64bits shouldn't be an issue....
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by:rpggamergirl
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As already suggested use TDSSKiller, here's an article if the redirects happen when clicking a link from a search result.

Google Hijack" - Google Search gets redirected
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Virus_and_Spyware/Latest_Threats/A_3299-Google-Hijack-Google-Search-Gets-Redirected.html


If the problem persists, also run comboFix.

HitmanPro:
http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro


If the problem persists, run comboFix and attach the log here.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix
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by:sb7785
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I had a similar issue and second rpggamergirl's suggestion of Hitman Pro. That was what finally did it for me. Good luck.
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by:Sudeep Sharma
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If the above tools fails to remove you could try the below tool from Symantec:

http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/global/removal_tool/threat_writeups/FixTDSS.exe

I hope that would help

Sudeep
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by:udaya kumar laligondla
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It looks like you might have a rootkit installed on your machine. check with the tool from
http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Rootkit-Free/3000-8022_4-10662685.html

i do understand reinstalling is pain, but if you don't have a prbolem re install the OS from a clean disk and install all the softwares you feel need to be there. then use tools like norton ghost to backup the image. this will help in future when you are in this kind of scenario.

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by:sandercalvin
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AWESOME! It worked, THANKS
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