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Firefox redirects to infomash.org

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I am using Firefox 3.6.12 and occasionally, when I perform a Google search, then click on the link I want to go to, I'm automatically redirected to infomash.org.  I then hit the back button, reclick the link and the proper page is loaded.  I'm using Trend Micro Internet Security 17.50.1697.000 and it is up-to-date and it doesn't find anything when I do a full system scan.  Does anyone know what my problem is and how I can solve it?  Thanks.
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by:denissie
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Sounds like a malware...

According to this article (http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5755968/google_search_results_redirected_to.html?cat=), GooredFix fixes the issue.
Download ref: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=182559

I hope it helps.
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by:torttion
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I just downloaded and ran it, we'll see if it works.  Thanks.
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by:optoma
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In case of something else which may have planted the redirect within Firefox, run Hitmanpro as well :)
http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro
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by:denissie
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torttion, did it help?
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by:sb7785
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Hi Torttion,

I had a similar issue that was driving me nuts. I tried a bunch of different tools. The only one that finally removed it was Hitman Pro, as optoma suggested. I would try that for sure.

http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro
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by:torttion
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None of these helped.  I installed and ran Hitmanpro and today I was actually redirected to another site I had never been directed to before.
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by:optoma
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Run Combofix and post log here. It will give us more to look at. Could be the host file which is affected.
Any other machines connected to same modem. If not, power off router for a minute and power back on.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix
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by:Lillesand
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I had the same problem for a week ago.
I just run "Malwarebytes" And "SUPERantispyware" (Crazy name, but is really good.)

Try these and see if that works :)

After you have removed your malware. I recommend you running the "TuneUp Utilities"
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