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google redirect virus
« on: August 05, 2014, 05:22:54 PM »
Hi guys

When I do a search on google, it seems to not respond for a short while, then I get a bunch of results on yahoo suddenly, with this message highlighted in purple:

The requested URL "" cannot be found or is not available. Please check the spelling or try again later.

Then there are a bunch of results for how to fix the google redirect virus.  I looked at the ehow link, and it mentions, amongst other things, that I need to download and install an antivirus removal too.  This doesnt sound right to me, so I need your help, please.
Here is the ehow link:

FYI, I live in China, and i get this problem with and without my VPN running.

Please let me know if you need any further info.


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Re: google redirect virus
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 05:25:21 PM »
Does this occur in all your browsers ?

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
  • Right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Select  additions at the bottom
  • Press Scan button.

  • It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from. 
  • Please attach both logs generated.


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Re: google redirect virus
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2014, 03:39:52 PM »

thanks for your quick reply.  The problem appears to have disappeared on its own now.  If it comes up again, I will follow your instructions above.


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Re: google redirect virus
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 03:57:19 PM »
Follow the instructions anyway.
A checkup won't hurt  ;)