Author Topic: Browser hijack?  (Read 1982 times)

b00sted

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Browser hijack?
« on: December 11, 2010, 10:43:18 AM »
Weird problem, just wondering if anyone has dealt with this.  In google and a few other sites, when I click a link it'll redirect me to some random advertisement site.

I've run AVG free and Malwarebytes in regular and safe mode...Nothing has shown up.  Ran Hijackthis in regular and safe mode as well, same thing...Nothing out of the ordinary.

I even removed and reinstalled firefox, cleared cookies, etc.

Still doing it.

b00sted

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Re: Browser hijack?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 03:10:15 PM »
Used SDfix which seems to have solved the problem.  Now it's just a matter of if it comes back after I reboot or run the computer for a while.

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Re: Browser hijack?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 04:02:21 PM »
lol...and it's back.

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Re: Browser hijack?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010, 04:09:43 PM »
I hope we were a lot of help  :lol:
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Re: Browser hijack?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2010, 05:58:23 PM »
I would help but I don't have a clue. He ran the programs I would have suggested. Hijackthis is a very powerful tool for finding bullshit like that.

So are these standard links or are words on webpages being turned into links?

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b00sted

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Re: Browser hijack?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 12:10:08 AM »
It was basically redirecting any google result I clicked on to some random advertisement sites...a few of which came up as reported attack sites.

I finally got rid of it by using TDSSkiller from Kaspersky.  This browser hijack was due to a rootkit, and this program was the only one that was able to find it and remove it.

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Re: Browser hijack?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2010, 12:11:54 AM »
Oh and my Hijackthis log was squeaky clean when I was searching for this virus...Kind of scary how clean it was.  :lol:

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Re: Browser hijack?
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2010, 01:57:06 AM »
Like anything else, hijackthis is not 100%. more and more people are using it, so it would come as no shock if there were things being made now to thwart detection by that program.

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Re: Browser hijack?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2011, 08:33:18 PM »
Download/run "goored fix" from your source of choice.  Its taken care of this problem for me many times.