Problems with Google/iGoogle

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  1. cyclone13

    cyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever had problems when if you click the search result from google, it doesn't go to the desired website but to another search engine ?

    These situations have happened quite regularly in the last 4-5 days and I just wonder what has been going on.

    Thanks !
     
  2. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    Your computer has spyware/malware.
     
  3. Stumpy

    Stumpy Well-Known Member

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    Yup, run an anti-virus program on it, and you should be fine. Had this happen to my work computer earlier this year.
     
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    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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  5. cyclone13

    cyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks !
    I have Miscrosoft Security Essentials but apparently that's not enough.
    I am tempted to buy Malwarebytes (the pay version). Anyone has experience with it ?
     
  6. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    Use the free Malwarebytes. I can't remember any actual benefits of the paid version.
     
  7. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I have malwerebybtes as well as AVG and I had the same issue last week. I did a system restore to a week earlier and it fixed my problem.
     
  8. cyclone13

    cyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    Scanned it using malwarebytes and found that several files were infected and the registry values were infected too.
    This is the log from malwarebytes:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\DirectxUpdatePolicy (Trojan.SHarpro.PGen) -> Value: DirectxUpdatePolicy -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Classes Update (Trojan.SHarpro.PGen) -> Value: Classes Update -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

    I scanned it again twice and malwarebytes said that everything was clean. So I can assume that my computer is now virus free because these 2 registries are still in the Quarantine section (although MWB said they've been quarantined and deleted) ?
     
  9. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

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    I have it on mine and nobody has been able to remove it. Pain in the arse!
     
  10. Die4Cy

    Die4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes the ad servers on CF cause trouble.

    But I can't quit you, CF.

    My malware/spyware programs do not catch it. I have to do a system restore or a reboot in order to wipe it clean. PITA.
     

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