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Old 11-15-2008, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Latest on AVG---I just got infected with the virus that re-directs Google and Yahoo search engine hits to garbage sites. AVG did not detect it when it was coming in, and when it scans, it still doesn't detect it, although it is pretty obviously there. Apparently, that virus is almost impossible to get rid of. Anybody got a suggestion about what search engine is good, when Google and Yahoo are impossible to use?

(Before you ask, yes, I get corrupted search results from both IExplorer and Firefox, even if logged out of my accounts, at both Google and Yahoo search. I have rebooted, and I have cleared cache, and I have run scans from AVG and from spywareterminator.com, which found 13 infected items that AVG did not know I had. But the latter also did not find the infection from the virus corrupting the search hits.)

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Old 11-16-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Latest on AVG---I just got infected with the virus that re-directs Google and Yahoo search engine hits to garbage sites. AVG did not detect it when it was coming in, and when it scans, it still doesn't detect it, although it is pretty obviously there. Apparently, that virus is almost impossible to get rid of. Anybody got a suggestion about what search engine is good, when Google and Yahoo are impossible to use?

(Before you ask, yes, I get corrupted search results from both IExplorer and Firefox, even if logged out of my accounts, at both Google and Yahoo search. I have rebooted, and I have cleared cache, and I have run scans from AVG and from spywareterminator.com, which found 13 infected items that AVG did not know I had. But the latter also did not find the infection from the virus corrupting the search hits.)
Might try MalwareBytes. If that doesn't get it all, you might try HiJackThis. The latter (if you need it) is probably not something you want to work with on your own. Unless you do a lot of research, you need to go to a forum that handles HiJackThis logs, and who can help you to figure out what to take out as well as to give you other specific instructions.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:07 AM
 
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I have AVG Free, and it has just informed that it detected a virus, and it is listed in the Virus Vault. What should I do? Will it, or did it disinfect this virus, or what?
I had the same thing happen today, the bottom of my screen keeps coming up with this pop-up thing that says 'Windows has detected a spyware infection.......use special spyware protection...Windows will now download updated anti-spyware for you....click here...'
Im debating if I should 'click here' or take it into a shop and let them clean up whatever is there?
Or, I hear 'Hijack This' is really good, maybe will try to install that tomorrow?
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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I had the same thing happen today, the bottom of my screen keeps coming up with this pop-up thing that says 'Windows has detected a spyware infection.......use special spyware protection...Windows will now download updated anti-spyware for you....click here...'
Im debating if I should 'click here' or take it into a shop and let them clean up whatever is there?
Or, I hear 'Hijack This' is really good, maybe will try to install that tomorrow?
DO NOT CLICK! If it's the same as what we once encountered, we did click (stupidly) thinking it was legit which it was not. Instead, we ended up with a very messed up computer.

Do a Google search for this popup to find the steps to get rid of it (I'd search for you and give you a link, but I don't know your specifics.)
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:57 AM
 
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Thanks for the tip, I almost clicked it this morning. I went to 'Hijack This' but have no clue what to do with all those code things.
Instead of screwing something up, maybe I'll just take it into a shop today and let them mess with it....
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Get out what you can with other programs like SuperAntispyware or Malwarebytes. You may not have to use HiJack This.

But if you do want to HJT, download it to the desktop in its own folder, check for updates, close all windows, run it, and save the log. The people (at Castlecops, Bleeping Computer, and etc) helping you will able to tell if you don't have it in its own folder. They want you to do as much as you can before you do run HiJack This. It cuts down on the time they have to spend on it. Also, some places want you to refrain from posting the log until they say so.

Also, some time may pass before they respond. It is because they are busy. But be patient and somebody will get to you. Don't post logs to more than one place. They will be a little teed off, if you do.

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Old 11-17-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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Thanks for the tip, I almost clicked it this morning. I went to 'Hijack This' but have no clue what to do with all those code things.
Instead of screwing something up, maybe I'll just take it into a shop today and let them mess with it....
The popup does look so legitimate, so don't feel badly about almost clicking.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:41 PM
 
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If you want to post the results of your HijackThis scan, I'd be happy to look at it for you and tell you what I think.
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