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miatabill

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"Redirect" virus
« on: September 01, 2010, 04:00:32 PM »
We were on a trip recently and my netbook picked up a virus or trojan called 'redirect' which impacted any google search.  Avast didn't catch it.  It doesn't appear to be a new one.  I wonder what happened.

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Re: "Redirect" virus
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 04:32:14 PM »
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Avast didn't catch it.
so how do you know....what did catch it ?

miatabill

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Re: "Redirect" virus
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 11:42:36 PM »
My netbook caught it.  After trying for a couple of hours to find a way to get rid of it, I finally took it into the shop and they got rid of it.

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Re: "Redirect" virus
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010, 12:02:53 AM »
No, what he means is what detected it, e.g. what security application or how did youy know it was a trojan called "redirect" ?
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Re: "Redirect" virus
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010, 04:02:24 PM »
When I saw what was happening (no google searches worked), I did some other research and found what it was called.  No security app found it, as far as I know.  I ran Malwarebytes, spybot, and the virus scan.  Nothing turned up on any of them.

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Re: "Redirect" virus
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2010, 04:24:43 PM »
- Firefox popping up ads and or google search redirects.
Please download GooredFix and save it to your Desktop. - Double-click Goored.exe to run it.
 
Let us know how you get on.
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Re: "Redirect" virus
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2010, 09:45:49 PM »
Did "Goored.exe" solve your redirect problem miatabill?
Just curious.

miatabill

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Re: "Redirect" virus
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 05:26:04 PM »
I took the netbook in to Staples and let their gurus fix it.

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Re: "Redirect" virus
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 07:06:01 PM »
How much did they charge for the then ?
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Re: "Redirect" virus
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2010, 09:23:07 PM »
Too much...$129.  It included a 'tune-up', which removed a couple of my programs.  I've just about got it back to where I want it.

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Re: "Redirect" virus
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2010, 09:44:13 PM »
Too much is right, personally I would have stuck at the forums for a little longer before shelling out that kind of money.
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Re: "Redirect" virus
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2010, 03:56:24 PM »
Yep we could have fixed it for free as it sounds like TDL3 rootkit infection