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Search Problem...Virus, Malware?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:33 am
by dizzyflower28
I recently noticed that when I do a search in Yahoo and click on a result to take me to the website I get redirected to a random website that's not related to my search. I ran two separate virus scans (ZoneAlarm & Avast). ZoneAlarm found two viruses, I removed both of those & restarted my computer, then ran the scan again & it didn't find any more viruses. I also ran Spybot Search & found 3 minor issues but nothing really hazardous. I still am having the problem though.

The interesting thing is that it's only Yahoo. I have done searches with Google without having any problem. Also, the problem occurs both in Firefox & in IE 8. I can be logged in or just a guest at the Yahoo site and still have this issue. Occasionally I will get a random pop-up tab in Firefox, again to a random site. Any ideas or suggestions?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:42 pm
by dizzyflower28
Think I may have solved the issue with TDSKiller

PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:58 pm
by Hardware Junkie
You can also try SuperAntispyware and Malwarebytes. Both are good tools for eliminating these issues.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:10 pm
by ed4586
Been having the same problem lately and tried SuperAntiSpyware...didn't help. Searches indicate that another program called "GooRedFix" might work..but seeking any opinions first.



PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:34 pm
by ed4586
Just tried:


Also seems to have fixed the problem for me!