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    Google redirects and system freezes.

    Everything seems to be in perfect working condition. I cant offer enough thanks for your help. Here is the OTM log, looks like the file was moved properly. Thanks again, it's a relief to have everything back to normal. All processes killed ========== PROCESSES ========== ==========...
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    Google redirects and system freezes.

    I tried uninstalling SP3 earlier today (running spuninst in the uninstall folder) but got an error message saying "the system could not find the specified file" when choosing to remove SP3. Apparently it was not installed properly. Shortly after I ran the standard SP3 installer from Microsoft...
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    Google redirects and system freezes.

    I restarted the computer and the system no longer hangs at "Saving your settings". Started fine, loaded normal apps as quickly as ever. Just finished running ComboFix and have included the log. It did not detect any rootkits and everything looks clean to me. In the meantime I have removed all...
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    Google redirects and system freezes.

    I ran the fix you posted, it deleted the HelpAssistant directory and removed the hidden rootkit. Upon restart the system seems to be in normal condition. CPU usage is at a steady 0%, Intel Active Monitor is properly displaying system internals, Google has not redirected, and the system seems...
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    Google redirects and system freezes.

    Here is the ComboFix log from the Qoobox directory. This is from the first time I ran ComboFix about a week ago while combating this same problem. Everything seemed to be cleared up after that until just a day or two ago when I was either reinfected or the same thing cropped up again, which is...
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    Google redirects and system freezes.

    ComboFix detected rootkit activity and rebooted the machine. The system stalled at "saving your settings" but after a manual restart ComboFix continued running. I have attached the log to this post.
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    Google redirects and system freezes.

    Thanks for your help. Here is the log: 11:14:46:702 3916 TDSS rootkit removing tool 2.3.2.0 May 31 2010 10:39:48 11:14:46:702 3916 ================================================================================ 11:14:46:702 3916 SystemInfo: 11:14:46:702 3916 OS Version: 5.1.2600...
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    Google redirects and system freezes.

    Hello, I just got hit with what I think came from one of those Megaupload ads that have the Java exploit embedded in it. I can't seem to shake it and it's getting pretty aggravating. Here are the symptoms: - System freezes within two or three minutes on startup unless I disconnect the internet...
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    Solved: Program Files (x86) completely corrupted?

    I booted the system's repair diagnostic tools and the disk check program somehow managed to fix whatever problem I had. The computer now runs fine with all programs loading normally and the folder now operating fine. I have no idea what happened or how it was fixed, but I'm very grateful for...
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    Solved: Program Files (x86) completely corrupted?

    I've got the disc so I'll give that a shot. If that doesn't work, should I attempt a reformat, or do you think that will just render the whole system useless? This has been working for a week now, so I don't know how a brand new drive can just fail like that.
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    Solved: Program Files (x86) completely corrupted?

    I schedule it to run on startup but after the computer restarts I get a notification saying that the folder is corrupt and then it just loads the desktop.
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    Solved: Program Files (x86) completely corrupted?

    Hello, I've had my new laptop for just a week preloaded with Vista and it's already suffered some serious trauma. Earlier today there was a system notification alerting me that my Common Files folder was corrupted. I restarted the computer only to find the entire Program Files (x86) folder to...
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    Solved: Odd audio difficulties.

    No luck reinstalling the sound drivers, tried it several times to no avail. Internet and system audio works fine, the rest is screwed up.
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    Solved: Odd audio difficulties.

    Recently I've been having this problem where if I play any type of audio file in Winamp or WMP I get this distorted scratchy electronic playback as if the file is corrupted. However, if I play the same files on my other computer, they work fine, and additionally, if I load them using some...
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    Solved: Power supply upgrade.

    Sounds good, thanks for both your help!
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