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maleware rvzr-a.akamaihd.net impossible to get rid of

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every time I open a web page with Firefox I am either redirected to rvzr-a.akamaihd.net or am bombarded with ads that wants me to download an updated media player. I have worked with Avast support and even after de-installing and re-installing Firefox and rebooting with boot time scan and using CCclener and Malwarebytes to get rid of malware as well as removing lines of code from windows system32>drivers>>etx>host, the virus comes back. The only way to use Firefox is to restart Firefox in SAFE MODE.

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See Remove rzvr malware

You can try also these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.


Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

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See Remove rzvr malware

You can try also these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.


Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

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after working for two weeks with my anti virus help technician I finally gave up and found this website. although i did all four steps my problem went away after step two. thanks alot.

Mike

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Hi Mike...which is the "step two" that worked for you?

UPDATE -- i tried TDSSKiller - AntiRootkit Utility and it appears that did the trick. What a relief!

Modified by rustyknight

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