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God damm malware

GaddezGaddez Registered User regular
edited October 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
So, I got a particularly obnoxious malware program lurking somewhere in my hard drive that is tied to a fucking search engine called "ask". The SOP for this piece of crap is to redirect a web address to the search engine as a search topic; even if I click on the address it has listed or click a link from another page I wind up redirected to the search engine's results.

How do I go about exorcising this insufferable lump of code?

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  • SpudgeSpudge Registered User
    edited October 2010
    check your hosts file - windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

    open it in notepad. If there's anything underneath the one line that says 127.0.0.1 localhost, select all and delete

    then boot safe mode w networking, download MalwareBytes, update and scan

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  • 3drage3drage Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Also run msconfig and check the start-up for suspicious file locations and names.

    My always recommended advice: back up the stuff you can't live without and nuke the system from orbit.

  • Lezard ValethLezard Valeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Download and Install Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Make him do a full (complete) scan and delete every suspicius thing he finds. This tool work wonders.

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    3drage wrote: »
    Also run msconfig and check the start-up for suspicious file locations and names.

    My always recommended advice: back up the stuff you can't live without and nuke the system from orbit.

    I second this. If you have a properly set up system the time to restore is almost always less than the time it would take to root out the pests, and you can always be 100% sure you got it this way.

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • blakfeldblakfeld Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Download and Install Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Make him do a full (complete) scan and delete every suspicius thing he finds. This tool work wonders.

    And after that, run super anti-spyware (It looks fake, but it's legit), I've had better luck with that than Malware Bytes lately

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