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G

Guest

when i try to click on a link in any search engine, I am automatically
redirected to some other site, usually a marekting site that has nothing to
do with my search. I am sure it is adware somewhere on my system, however,
even after a spybot and ad-aware search, nothing is fixed. Can anyone give
me some advice?
 
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J

Jay

try to go to .....


http://www.trendmicro.com


look for housecall.....and run their free service. i used to use it all the
time........


sounds like what i had before......trojan i think.....called:

Coolwebsearch


if so, search for CWShredder somewhere........worked for me

:)


hope this helps,
James Jones
 
R

Rock

jman said:
when i try to click on a link in any search engine, I am automatically
redirected to some other site, usually a marekting site that has nothing to
do with my search. I am sure it is adware somewhere on my system, however,
even after a spybot and ad-aware search, nothing is fixed. Can anyone give
me some advice?

It's some form of malware. Run Hijackthis and post the the log to one
of the specialty forums for it, not this one.

HijackThis
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=3155

Forums to Interpret HijackThis Logs:

http://www.spywareinfo.com/forums/
http://forum.aumha.org/viewforum.php?f=30
http://forums.tomcoyote.org/
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/
 
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M

Malke

jman said:
when i try to click on a link in any search engine, I am automatically
redirected to some other site, usually a marekting site that has
nothing to
do with my search. I am sure it is adware somewhere on my system,
however,
even after a spybot and ad-aware search, nothing is fixed. Can anyone
give me some advice?

Go through these general malware removal steps systematically -
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

Include scanning with either Sysclean or Multi_AV, plus Ewido. Do all
prep/finishing work and follow instructions to do all scans in Safe
Mode.

When all else fails, run HijackThis and post your log in one of the
specialty forums listed at the link above (not here, please).

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a professional
computer repair shop (not your local version of BigStoreUSA).

Malke
 

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