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Old 04-02-2013, 07:25 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Are there any tips to remove redirect viruses from the PC?

And is there a tool which prevents these redirect viruses?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:48 AM   #2
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You mean like hijacked browser?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:16 AM   #3
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There are a lot of Browser hijackers that are just installed as normal programs, check your installed list. I had one recently that I got from some RAR software, called 'Delta Search' - Removed it via the programs list, ran a quick scan with Avast and it was finito.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:38 AM   #4
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Let's see HijackThis log?

(Do not use the "fix" option!)
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:41 AM   #5
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I had one that wouldn't let me open Windows Updates. I used Malwarebytes. It found it and removed it without trouble.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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Default Re: Any tips to remove redirect viruses?

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Hi all,

Are there any tips to remove redirect viruses from the PC?

And is there a tool which prevents these redirect viruses?

Thanks in advance.
The umbrella term "Virus" is kind of funny...

To kill anything under that "Umbrella", just run Malwarebytes, then Combofix. You'll be good to go. After those two, go ahead and run CCleaner and the reg portion of CCleaner. If you're on XP defrag the computer after that. Go in that order and your computer will be better off than it was before Unless you're just concerned with a virus, then Malwarebytes and combofix is for you.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:36 AM   #7
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Default Re: Any tips to remove redirect viruses?

Thanks for the replies.

Yes, i am asking about browser hijackers.

MalwareBytes also cannot remove some kind of new viruses.

@dale Can HijackThis prevents the browser hijackers or it just tells us about the infection?

Can't we save our browser settings permanently?
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:45 AM   #8
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HijackThis cannot prevent hijackers, but it can remove hijackers. It is important to check through the HijackThis log first because it is a very powerful tool. Using it to "fix" (there's a fix button) your system without knowing what's going on can really mess things up.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:49 AM   #9
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Thank You dale.

Can you provide me the official link to download HijackThis?

Is it a free tool?
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Yes, it is free. It is available on SF. If you are not comfortable posting the log here, you could use this site to analyse the log (but like all automated things, you have to look through the results yourself).
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