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Redirect and new tab pop-ups

Post by spowell on Thu 25 Nov 2010, 6:32 am

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95% of the time I try to click on a google search link I get redirected to random search engines. I can search ok on google but have to copy & paste the links to open them. I am also having random new tabs opening a lot for everything from hemp products to at home law courses. I don't know if these are connected or not but they both started around the same time, pretty much right after I got rid of the thinkpoint virus. I have antivira and have also ran malwarebytes scans, they came up with a few different rootkit.TDSS files but it is still not fixed. Thanks.

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Re: Redirect and new tab pop-ups

Post by Belahzur on Mon 29 Nov 2010, 11:28 am

Hello.

Go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following programs.

    Java(TM) 6 Update 18

Updating Java:

  • Download the latest version of Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 22.
  • Click the "Download JRE" button to the right.
  • In the Window that opens, select your platform, check the "agree" box, and click Continue.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation and save to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u22-windows-i586.exe that you downloaded to install the newest version.


How is the machine running now?


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Re: Redirect and new tab pop-ups

Post by spowell on Mon 29 Nov 2010, 1:04 pm

Much better! Thank you so much, you are awesome! I am broke as hell right now (single mom at christmas time) but if I happen to have any spare $ in the future I will for sure make a donation! Thanks again!!!

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Re: Redirect and new tab pop-ups

Post by Belahzur on Tue 30 Nov 2010, 9:06 am

Hello.
Not a problem.



We need to make a new restore point.

To turn off System Restore, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the System Restore tab.
3. Click the Turn off System Restore check box (or the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box), and then click OK.
4. Click Yes when you receive the prompt to the turn off System Restore.

Now we need to make a new restore point.
To turn on System Restore, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the System Restore tab.
3. Click the Turn off System Restore check box (To turn on System Restore), and then click OK.

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Ad-Aware SE
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Spybot-Search & Destroy
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Update Checker

5) Finally, consider maintaining a firewall. Some good free firewalls are Kerio, or
Outpost
A tutorial on understanding and using firewalls may be found here.

Please also read Tony Klein's excellent article: How I got Infected in the First Place

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


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