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Redirected to weird websites while  using Bing and Google

Posted on 2011-03-21
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Hi,
I often [not always] get redirected to weird websites while using Bing and Google.  Using XP, IE8.  Please advise.

Thanks,
Joe
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Often when your system is infected with a virus or malware it may direct your browser to wierd sites. Try to run a virus/malware scan on your system. Malwarebytes is a good free program to check your system for malware.
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You may also try a program called RKill to see if it will kill the process that is causing your sites to be redirected. Download it from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/rkill
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jstaron7,
I have two Articles here on EE that will give you the steps to take in addressing this problem.
The first one (RogueKiller) is a strong replacement for the old "TDSSKiller" and much more versatile for resolving the additional problems that rogue processes will often create.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_4922.html (Rogue-Killer-What-a-great-name)
http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_1940.html (Basic Malware Troubleshooting)
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Thanks,
Joe
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