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#16    little_dreamer

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:33 PM

You could try Trend Micro
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:05 AM

I've worked on that redirect before and it is insidious.  You've killed the malware, probably, but you have to disable the add-ons it installed in your browsers. FF is easier than IE.  The problem is this thing isn't malware, per se, it is a PUP, a potentially unwanted program, so it sticks around because you installed it, probably when you were adding a program from somewhere.  Fix your homepage manually by typing it in the appropriate place.  and remove add-ons and toolbars from within the browsers and in add/remove programs.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:59 AM

Hey merc it seems to be gone. I watched this guys video on how to delete WHITESMOKE toolbar.. and He went through a bunch of steps and it seems to be gone now thank goodness. Also I ran the registry cleaner it fixed like 1400 errors lol. What exactly does that do for the computer?? Also should i Run a disk defragment?

This is the video I watched.. he ran through a bunch of stuff pertaining to that one toolbar but in the process of erasing and deleting stuff I think I got it. Because havent had a problem yet.. thanks so much for your help!

https://www.youtube....AGkjElV0ypY   (What i watched) IT WORKED

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:16 AM

View PostLucidElement, on 14 March 2013 - 03:59 AM, said:

Hey merc it seems to be gone. I watched this guys video on how to delete WHITESMOKE toolbar.. and He went through a bunch of steps and it seems to be gone now thank goodness. Also I ran the registry cleaner it fixed like 1400 errors lol. What exactly does that do for the computer?? Also should i Run a disk defragment?

This is the video I watched.. he ran through a bunch of stuff pertaining to that one toolbar but in the process of erasing and deleting stuff I think I got it. Because havent had a problem yet.. thanks so much for your help!

https://www.youtube....AGkjElV0ypY   (What i watched) IT WORKED

Vista and above don't bother defragging.  Get a quality security program like Kaspersky Internet Security that has a built in firewall and make sure your internet connection has a router with a hardware firewall between you and the internet. All quality routers do.  Plugging directly into the modem with a POS software  firewall is asking for trouble.  There are a lot of talented techs here so you should be good to go.

Edited by Merc14, 14 March 2013 - 04:17 AM.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

View PostLucidElement, on 13 March 2013 - 06:47 AM, said:

holly crap.. i luv u... combofix worked i tthink,, what a program... so far so good! thankss

No problems mate, good to hear it got things done.


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

View PostLucidElement, on 13 March 2013 - 05:50 AM, said:

can u send me the link for the windows essentials? also is it best to run them in safe mode?

http://windows.micro...ntials-download

I've replaced paid security software with this and recommended to many others. Very light on memory, hard drive space and just a great all round antivirus, moreso considering it is free.


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

View Postlittle_dreamer, on 13 March 2013 - 11:33 PM, said:

You could try Trend Micro
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Trend Micro is alright; in regards to paid antiviral software I would have to recommend Avast! Antivirus and Kaspersky as the top two at the moment.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:43 AM

My personnel advice is that scan your system wit Norton antivirus because it is expert in for finding these kind virus and you also get full support fromthe norton chat team at any time.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:42 AM

View Postalexalbert57, on 16 April 2013 - 09:43 AM, said:

My personnel advice is that scan your system wit Norton antivirus because it is expert in for finding these kind virus and you also get full support fromthe norton chat team at any time.

Not long ago someone exposed back doors in the older versions of Norton antivirus. Since then I have removed Norton and discontinued recommending it to anyone. I trust they lost a lot of contracts after that. I'm sticking with Microsoft Security Essentials.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:37 AM

Scan your computer completely with an antivirus. You can easily remove these redirect viruses with the help of antivirus tools like Immunet Plus, Bitdefender, Avast, Avira, Norton, Kaspersky etc.





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