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#1 philmang

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:12 PM

I have what I think is malware or a virus on my system . Its a desktop running windows XP. I have just noticed that when I go into Google chrome the browser is hijacked by this Websearch programme. No matter what I do I have been unable to remove it. It is also causing Chrome to act strangely. I have tried Windows Explorer and the same thing applies here. 

 

I would very much appreciate any help. I am not sure if the description is enough to enable you to understand what the problem is but if you need any further information just let me know. Thank you



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:13 PM

Settings on the right side of the tool bar, search, manage search engines.

 

If you think you have a virus, download Malwarebytes.org and Superantispyware.com and install the free versions and update the definitions.  Restart you computer, pressing F8 to restart in Safe Mode.  In safe mode, run malwarebytes and superantispyware until they each completely finish.  Let them make the changes and restart your computer.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

Yeah THAT is gonna work lol.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:32 PM

Be wary of this ahole program called ILIVID. It's a download manager that appears all over the net  Seems innocuous enough but if you download it, you will soon have websearch or search results toolbar take over your browser.  To the programmer, developer, company and all affiliated I heap on you  the worst curses ever... for the men  "may your arms grow too short to scratch your balls."   for the women.. "may your butt always look too big in any dress you wear."


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:54 PM

Philmang,  Sorry DeathStalker doesn't have any confidence in my solution.  It would be interesting to know if it worked?  90% of virus's I've seen can be removed by running Malwarebytes or SuperAntispyware in Safe Mode.  Some as easy as using system restore. 



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:02 PM

Most of them can be removed by programs like Malwarebytes. There are some real stubborn ones out there where you  have to   remove entries in your registry. Typically a google search of your malware/virus will provide appropriate remedies


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:31 AM

tried both downloads and rebooted after scans. however no difference the virus still seems to be present.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:54 PM

You also have to eliminate it as your browser's search preference


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:35 PM

there may be an addition to your HOSTS file
That's the web-address "re-directing" info

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034


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