google redirect to superfish

Posted on 2011-02-24
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have windows 7.  Sometimes when using IE and going to google I am immediately redirected to superfish.
Question by:trmeyer

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sergiobg57 earned 1000 total points
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Is it just when you are using IE?

If so, type WinButton+R and write down:
notepad %systemroot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Open in new window

Se if there is any line with "superfish.com" or "*" written.
If there is, then delete it.

Remember to save the changes and the original text in another file as well for backup purposes.
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Far as I can tell, it is an error in the jQuery package Google is using for the menus.
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edbedb earned 1000 total points
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Get MalwareBytes then update it and scan.

If that doesn't fix it, try TDSSKiller.

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thank you
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For future readers:
The comment at: http:#a34973951 does not account for 'how' that entry got made in the HOSTS file.

Simply removing it does not address the problem of how.

The 'First Response' on Browser re-directs (at this time) should be as recommended by 'edbedb':
http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363 - but I would try that before going through the extra steps of downloading Malwarebytes.

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