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Google search results are hijacked, re-directed to one of a wide range of search/advertising sites, including

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I know this because I tried adding filters in the AdblockPlus Firefox add-on (which is where I copied them from to create the list above). This seems to work at first, but the malware/virus still forces the re-direct, it just cycles through those already blocked until it finds one that isn't, and opens it.

I can get around this by right-clicking the Google-hit title link, clicking "copy link location", then pasting it into the address window, but this is a pain. Plus it's annoying and disconcerting to know this virus/malware somehow got past ZoneAlarm and is now sitting somewhere on my computer with who knows what additional mischief still to come.

Is this a known problem with an available fix? If not, please notify me if/when any such fix becomes available!

Modified by Moses

Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://

Installed Plug-ins

  • getplusadobe15235
  • 1.6.0021.0
  • npunagi2
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • DivX Web Player version 1.4.3.4
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • getplusplusadobe16263
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.3"
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • GEPlugin
  • Picasa plugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_21 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • Google Update
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6 GTB7.1 GoogleToolbarFF

More Information

Moses
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119 solutions 1323 answers

Your issue may be caused by Malware. You can run and update the following free anti virus software:

1. Malwarebytes (Free version) - http://www.malwarebytes.org

2. Spybot Search & Destroy - http://www.safer-networking.org

3.Spyware Terminator - http://www.spywareterminator.com

In addition, there are a number of forums you can use to help get rid of your infection. These include:

Modified by Moses