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Help!! Google redirect virus! Hijack log included.

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by kaleybrandonsmom, Mar 19, 2011.

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  1. Conspire

    Conspire Malware Specialist

    Feb 3, 2011
    Are you having problems?
  2. kaleybrandonsmom

    kaleybrandonsmom Thread Starter

    Mar 19, 2011
    Ok, at first it was just google, but now it isn't doing it anymore!!
    Thanks a bunch!! I am sorry it took a while to get back to you, I was out of town.

    I really appreciate all of your help!!
  3. Conspire

    Conspire Malware Specialist

    Feb 3, 2011
    Very well. We will now be doing some routine cleanup and you are good to go.

    Follow these steps to uninstall Combofix

    • Click START then RUN
    • Now copy/paste the code into the runbox and click OK. Note the space between the ..X and the /U, it needs to be there.
    Combofix /Uninstall


    I'm pleased to let you know that your log is clean!

    Thank you for your patience, and performing all of the procedures requested. I would also like to take this opportunity to apologize for any delay that may have occurred.


    It is very important that you get all of the critical updates for your Operating System and Internet Explorer. Keeping your OS and browser up to date will help make you less susceptible to attacks by Trojans and viruses. Please go to Microsoft and download all the critical updates to help prevent possible re-infection.

    It is good security practice to change your passwords to all your online accounts on a fairly regular basis, this is especially true after an infection. Refer to this Microsoft article
    Strong passwords: How to create and use them and consider a password keeper, to keep all your passwords safe.

    This is a good time to set up protection against further attacks. In light of your recent problem, I'm sure you'd like to avoid any future infections. Please read these well written articles:

    To help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programs if you do not already have them:
    • WOT, Web of Trust, warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. Protect your computer against online threats by using WOT as your front-line layer of protection when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory. WOT's color-coded icons show you ratings for 21 million websites, helping you avoid the dangerous sites:
      • Green to go
      • Yellow for caution
      • Red to stop
    WOT has an add-on available for both Firefox and IE.​
    • SpywareBlaster prevents the installation of ActiveX-based malware, blocks cookies, and restricts the actions of "bad" sites. See tutorial here

    • MVPS HOSTS FILE replaces your current HOSTS file with one that will restrict known ad sites from serving you unsolicited advertisements. It basically prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting the attempted connections to, which is the IP of your local computer. See guide here and for Windows Vista here
      • Download Host.zip and Save it to your Desktop.
      • Right-click hosts.zip and select 'Extract all files' or 'Extract files...'.
      • Follow the prompts and click 'Finish'.
      • This will open the newly created hosts folder on your Desktop.
      • Double-click on the included mvps.bat file, this will rename the existing HOSTS file to HOSTS.MVP, then it will copy the included updated HOSTS file to the correct location on your machine.
      • Once updated you should see another prompt that the task was completed.

    Follow this list and keep your antivirus program and antispyware programs updated and scan with them on a regular basis. By doing so, your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

    Hopefully this should take care of your problems! Good luck.

    Do you have any questions or problems to ask? Please do not hesitate to do so.

    **Please respond this one more time to ensure it is resolved and close this topic.
  4. kaleybrandonsmom

    kaleybrandonsmom Thread Starter

    Mar 19, 2011

    I am at my sisters house till later today. When I get home I will do everything. I appreciate you being patient and working with me.
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