Web Redirection

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by WilliamP, Mar 2, 2009.

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  1. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    My son has XP up to date. He just started having the problem of being redirected when he searches on the web. He has Avira AV and his windows is up to date. He is using FireFox. I had him run Malwarebytes, SuperAntispyware and Hijackthis. He has even tried scans in safe mode. What could be causing the redirect?
     
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    He ran the Kaspersky scan and it found nothing. I don't understand why nothing can be found. When he tries to do a search he is redirected.
     
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    Could be a bad Host file - try rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS to HOSTS2
    Restart your browser - any help?

    If not, a trojan might have changed your DNS to a malicious one - try to change your DNS to OpenDNS's server. See here for instructions.

    If that doesn't help, do you have the same problem in InternetExplorer?
     
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    A good question I think should be asked, is where is he getting redirected to? Also, which service does he use to search (we can't just assume Google)? What new programs if any are installed? Is there anything there he doesn't remember installing?
     
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    The last information I have ,he updated SAS and ran another scan. This time it found some things and now the redirection has stopped. Thank you all for the help.
     
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