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Old 12-15-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I used a different program with my problem. I first ran it in normal mode, followed by using it in safe mode. I did a file search for everything with 2009 in it and destroyed them between those two runs. I then ran it with CCleaner and Spybot Search & Destroy, back in normal mode.

It might have been quicker if I had just run MalwareBytes, but to be on the safe side, I probably would've run it in safe mode.

One thing a lot of people overlook is getting updates for the malware cleaner before use.
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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Unhappy frustrated...it's still happening

So I'm still having a lot of problems with the redirecting. I uninstalled Google Chrome because on the timeline, that's when the problem started happening. After uninstalling that, I was using Mozilla FF and adjusted some of the redirects in the about:config as suggested by another user on another forum. Apparently, that worked for a lot of people, but not for me. Eventually, my FF was driving me insane and i was having better luck with IE so I uninstalled FF and just used IE7. However, I'm still having a lot of these problems. So much so, that I hate getting on my computer now.

I tried using SmitfraudFix, SDFix, SuperAntiSpyware, FixIEDef, as well as ComboFix and AnitVir. It said it fixed a few things, but I don't remember as I already got rid of the reports that it gave.

I tried going to malwarebytes.com but my computer won't let me get there. Can someone email me the file from malwarebytes or something? I'm really frustated and this is a fairly new laptop that I'm about to fling from my window! LOL.

Any help would be most appreciative.

Thanks!
kyler
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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I had read on some board, I don't remember which, there are some bad critters that won't allow you to go to security-related sites. You might have to download from another computer to a thumb drive.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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It's very likely that if you have something blocking the malwarebytes website, it is also going to block the installation even if you download it from another computer.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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It's very likely that if you have something blocking the malwarebytes website, it is also going to block the installation even if you download it from another computer.
Can it be installed on the thumb drive as well as run from it?
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:23 PM
 
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I'm going to try the thumbdrive idea today when I go to work. I was able to get to the SDFix, ComboFix, etc. yesterday. Not sure why it would let me get there but not to Malwarebytes. Is there a real good fix for any of this coming out from the antivirus companies anytime soon? Will update more after work when I try the thumb drive, thanks guys!
Kyler
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:07 AM
 
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Can it be installed on the thumb drive as well as run from it?
I don't believe MB will work that way.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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What about using a different site, such as Majorgeeks? Also, I've read that once you get the program, you may have to have to rename the installer before you can run it.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:22 AM
 
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Brian,

I tried to get to Majorgeeks also, no result...seems my computer won't let me get to any website that has to do with anything that will fix what I have. This is really frustrating.

I wonder...what if I completely uninstalled windows and reinstalled? I have a "rescue disk" that came with my computer (i have a Gateway) but not an actual Windows disk. What do you guys think?

Kyler
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:09 AM
 
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Brian,

I tried to get to Majorgeeks also, no result...seems my computer won't let me get to any website that has to do with anything that will fix what I have. This is really frustrating.

I wonder...what if I completely uninstalled windows and reinstalled? I have a "rescue disk" that came with my computer (i have a Gateway) but not an actual Windows disk. What do you guys think?

Kyler
A format and reload will definetly get rid of it, as long as you can back up your important data that's an option.
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