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Solved: how to delete typo which remains in Google search box when I first open Googl

Question: Solved: how to delete typo which remains in Google search box when I first open Googl

When I first open Google, in the Search Box is a typo which I cannot delete.Any ideas? Many thanks. pianojoe

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I use IE7 and windows XP. Today, both computers on my network would not open my Google homepage or google Search. I can get to anywhere else on the INTERNET except to google. When I try to sign in, I get a window that says " internet exploer cannot open It says operation aborted. If I hit the O.K. button it tries to come up again and I get "Internet explorer cannot display the webpage". Again I can go anywhere else except to google. All was well until about noon today. Any ideas?...Charlie

Answer:Solved: IE Will not open Google Home Page or Google Search

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My google web site has been hijacked. The web page logo is mispelled as Googl (missing the last e). When I do a search, a new page opens up with and as the top two hits.

I performed all the antivirus, spy-ware, and stand alone remover scans (normal & safe mode) as suggested on:

but it has not helped. I've attached a log file.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch, James

Answer:help, computer hijacked (google becomes googl)

First, Close ALL browsers while running HJT!

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

Second, Please EXTRACT HijackThis from the ZIP File to a Safer location. Here's how:

To create a new folder:
Click START > My Computer > Local Disc C: > Program Files
Now, RightClick on an Empty Area and select New > Folder & name it HijackThis and ENTER

To Extract HijackThis:
Now, Right Click your HijackThis ZIP File and select Extract All > Next > and browse to your newly created HijackThis Folder
(C:\Program Files\HJT) and click Next.

Now run HJT from there. Please save your HJT Log as a .txt File and attach it via the "Manage Attachments" tool in the Additional Options section when you post.

The reason HJT needs its own safe folder is so that backups will be safely preserved. That way, if a mistake is made in the removal process, the mistakenly deleted entry can be restored.

Third, Attach another HJT log from Normal Mode!

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I don't know why I am getting Yahoo results when I type into Googl's address bar. It no longer gives me Google Results.

Google is my default search in that I typed in the Google search bar

I use to have Google in my address bar and got Google results , but now it's Yahoo's search results fromm the address bar.

How do I get Google back into the address bar search ?

I use to type a word into firefox address bar and it would automatically add http://www. whatever , and go without my clicking the "GO" button. and it gave me google results. but it no longer does. I have to type it in. When I just type a word into Google address bar , it gives the results fromm Yahoo.

Please help. I want Google back into my address bar.


Answer:Getting Yahoo search results When Typing into Googl Address bar

Has no one read this ? Please , surely someone can respond to my post. There are a whole lot of posters here. I really do want to clear this problem up and would be very grateful for a solution.


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Hi can someone please help clear up my concerns because I accidentally interned the wrong DNS address on my new router.
After entering this typo I almost immediately that my connection was unstable especially on Linux and yesterday evening when I logged back into my router the DNS settings were set to there defaults. But I was able to surf the web kinda in Windows though it timed out often and certain webpages wouldn't even open, and now when ever I enter the correct DNS settings it disconnects from the internet.  
Here's what I entered
Instead of
I'm really feeling uneasy and stressed about this, any advice?
Why does stuff like this happen whenever your in poor health or any other of life's trials and complications?

Answer:Open DNS typo on router

Two things you might check:
1. In Windows, do your Network Properties have a DNS Server entry(s) that point(s) to your router (probably or close) or do they point to the published OpenDNS IP addresses? Easy check: From an Elevated Command Prompt: ipconfig /all
2. After you corrected the DNS router entries, did you have the router do a cold reboot?
I believe you shouldn't overly stress yourself over this if you didn't make any financial transactions. But new passwords could be needed.

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NAME: Googkle


F-Secure staff has found a malicious website that utilizes a spelling error when typing the name of the popular search engine - ''. If a user opens a malicious website, his/her computer gets hijacked - a lot of different malware gets automatically downloaded and installed: trojan droppers, trojan downloaders, backdoors, a proxy trojan and a spying trojan. Also a few adware-related files are installed.

The name of the malicious website is ''. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS WEBSITE! Otherwise your computer will get infected! We have reported the case to the authorities.

Detailed Description

Our investigation revealed that the whole infection starts from the '' website. This website, as well as a few related websites are owned by people with Russian names. Also several malicious files that are downloaded from these websites have Russian texts.

When the '' is opened in a browser, it shows 2 popup windows that are linked to the following websites:


The '' website downloads and runs the 'pop.chm' file and the '' website downloads and runs the 'ddfs.chm' file. Both files are downloaded using exploits and they contain exploits themselves to run embedded executable files. One of the webpages of the ' Read more

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for your information:

Spyware authors and phishing fraudsters yanked an old scam out of the playbook Wednesday by directing malicious code at Internet users who may be prone to typing or spelling deficiencies, according to security researchers.

Finnish security firm F-Secure said they discovered an attack aimed at Web surfers attempting to land on Google's (Quote, Chart) homepage, but who may have mistyped the Web address.

Internet users who punch in "" are treated to a host malicious code, as the computer gets slammed with a heap of the unwanted software that is automatically downloaded and installed. The malware includes: Trojan droppers, Trojan downloaders, backdoors, a proxy Trojan and a spying Trojan. A few adware-related files are also installed, the firm said.

Google Typo Crashes Systems

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firefox 3.0.4 acts weird:

each time it is started a desktop shortcut for it gets created within a minute (the shortcut seems to be OK, it does link to firefox.exe at the correct place).

sometimes (not always) clicking on a search result link on google leads to instead of the result's URL.

it shows some "dead" bookmarks which contain no URLS or any other information and cannot be deleted.

Removing/reinstalling firefox and deleting/creating a new firefox profile did not help.

Additional "solved" problem:

Additionally to the above problem I was not able to access my hard discs via "my computer" and got the error message "resycler/" is not a valid win32 operation".

Windows Search did not find those files/folders. "XP-Suche" (german search tool) did: Suspicious autorun.inf files and "resycler/" folders in the harddisks roots which I deleted and now the dics are accessible by "my computer" again.

This did not solve the firefox issue however.

Spybot / Ad-Aware / Avira did report until I removed those files and don't show anything now.

gmer+dds log files below.

Any help would be appreciated!

Cheers, Peter

PS: sorry for the english... I live in Austria and speak mostly german :)

Answer:Firefox 3.0.4. keeps creating desktop shortcut / google search results open

DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by kop at 11:37:37,56 on 23.11.2008
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.49.1031.18.2036.1229 [GMT 1:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
F:\Programme\Broadcom Corporation\Broadcom USH Host Components\CV\bin\HostControlService.exe
F:\Programme\Broadcom Corporation\Broadcom USH Host Components\CV\bin\HostStorageService.exe
F:\Programme\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
F:\Programme\Dell\Dell ControlPoint\Connection Manager\SMManager.exe
F:\Programme\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
F:\Programme\Intel\ASF Agent\ASFAgent.exe
F:\Programme\Dell\Dell ControlPoint\DCPButtonSvc.exe
F:\Programme\Dell\Dell ControlPoint\System Manager\DCPSysMgrSvc.exe
D:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Intel\WirelessCommon\RegSrvc.exe
F:\Programme\Wave Systems Corp\Trusted Drive Manager\TdmService.exe
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I have run Hijackthis and it told me that I had tons of problems and to post to your forum. A number of things don't work but teh three I want to cure are listed in the Title above. Do you want the Hijackthis log? If so, do I just copy and paste?


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hi, how do you delete the google search bar that has landed up underneath the address bar at the top of the screen, I have been to "add-remove" and deleted it , but it is still at the top of the screen..thanks

Answer:google search bar..delete ???

The add or remove list SHOULD of removed this program.Try re-installing, rebooting and then try again.

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I am unable to delete google search history in vista. Tried in internet options. In the google drop down list just "history is showing" not "delete history"

Answer:Delete Google Search

Are you using IE8?If you are referring to the Google Toolbar then click on the down arrow by the search box and scroll to the very bottom where you should find clear history.It's browser dependent and not to do with Vista.

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Is it possible to delete the search history on Google?. Every time I click on a search or even a letter a dropdown menu appears with a history of everything that has ever been sought beginning with that letter. I find it irritating but can't seem to find out how to delete this menu. I tried the preferences tab and deleted internet history and temporary internet files but this still hasn't cleared it. Can anyone explain how to get rid of this menu?.
Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:How Do I Delete Google Search History?

What browser are you using?(FireFox, Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera, etc)
Also, respond back with the version.


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I have run the followingDeleted temporary internet files including add ons etcTools clear URLSTools clear searchRun CC cleanerRunning windows XP homeThe history shown is only for about the last two to three weeks. Without getting paranoid could my other half have changed a setting somewhere so that the history will not delete?It seems to just be on googleTahnks in advance for your help

Answer:How can I delete my search history in Google

Are you talking about the google search box, where you type in your query? If so you can double click in the box and all the search terms will appear in a drop down menu, you can delete them one by one using the keyboard delete key. If there are many, you can,in IE7 click tools menu and internet options, in the dialogue that opens, on the front (general) tab, under browsing history,click delete, and choose web forms and delete them from there.(warning... you will also lose any other form data,like your name and address from website forms.)In IE6 the option is on the content tab, and autocomplete.(If I remember rightly!)

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How do I delete Bing search enging from Microsoft Edge and change to Google. I've already added Google, but how can I delete Bing?

Answer:Delete Bing search engine and add Google

go to settings=>view advanced settings=>search in the adress bar with
Add Google => Add as default
you can delete bing but it's not working to remove

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Hi Friends,
I started using the new web browser Chrome by Google but I can't figure out how to delete search history.


Answer:How to delete search history in google chrome?

Clear your browsing history to delete the following information from Google Chrome and your computer:

Web addresses you've visited, listed on the History page
Cached text of those pages
Snapshots of those pages for images that appear on the New Tab page
Any IP addresses pre-fetched from those pages (learn more about DNS pre-fetching)
Clear history for a specific day

Click the Tools menu. If you're using a Mac and the menu isn't visible on the toolbar, select History on the menu bar.
Select History.
Click Delete history for this day for the day you want to clear.
Clear history for a longer period of time

Windows and Linux instructions

Click the Tools menu.
Select Options.
Click the Under the Hood tab.
Click Clear browsing data.
Select the "Clear browsing history" checkbox.
Use the "Clear data from this period" menu to select the amount of data you want to delete.
Click Clear browsing data.
For more details, you can refer to:
Joyfax Server

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Hello all, every once in a while when i use as a search engine i see my previous search history. Its like a 'drop down menu' of all my prevous searches from using google's search engine. I am using Opera 8.02 web browser.

My normal thoughts on clearing the google search history is the usual

1) Delete cookies
2) Delete files
3) Delete history
4) Delete cached pages/info
4) Run Adaware
5) Run Spybot

If i do all the 5 steps listed above.. it does not work.
This Brings Me To The Next Question.

How does one activate that 'drop down menu' of history of google searches?
I always do this by accident. If i knew how to active it, i can try different methods of problem solving.

I took a screenshot, but I will not be able to post it for a couple of hours.
Thanks for your help with these 2 problems i am having.
Have any questions? Please ask me

Answer:How to delete/clear Google search history (using Opera 8.02, matter?)

There should be an option somewhere about either --- auto form fill --- auto text fill ---save form info

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I read the previous post and followed the instructions. No luck. I went through my registry and deleted all mentions of Google in the hope that would help. I can now access Google maps but not google search. I have used AVG to fix registry problems. I have deleted the programs where I could find them. I was working on the theory that I could always reinstall google. I have also used the microsoft 'Fix It" for IE in case that could help.

I do hope someone can help me sort this out. It was working fine. I did not install any new software. According to AVG I do not have any viruses.

When I pinged, all I got was the information that four packets were sent with no loss to When I pinged I got the same message for

Below is the text of the host file.

# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# # source server
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Answer:Google search will not open in IE

Next step. Does a different search engine work?

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can't get onto googleclick on google - get ' internet explorer cannot open the site'Bing works fine - but I type a search term in the google tool bar and click : get ' internet explorer cannot open the site'

Answer:cannot open google search

Do a quick scan with malwarebytes and fix all it finds: in posting on plus free progs and instructions

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I can't delete the dropdown search history when I go to and do a search. It seems that I remember a way to do it but that erases all the save info such as login info for everything else.Need help and thank you sooooooo much

Answer:How do I delete search history in dropdown list on google home page?

I believe in internet explorer, in the internet options, set the history to fewer days, to keep a shorter list, thing is it applies to all history so it would shorten the history for all visited sites. But it does leave your password manager untouched.

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I am having a problem when i misspell URLs.

When i type things like google.con instead of .com, i am redirected to a host of different search sites, including, and I am pretty sure i must be infected with something, but i have ran several online and offline spyware and malware scanners and nothing seems to find a problem.

I am running Firefox version, but the problem also occurs in IE as well.

Advise please!



Edit: I seem to have found what i think is the culprit for this...but this leads to another problem.

There is a HJT entry stating
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{A2EA3617-0DD4-4C7B-89EC-1F1FB24D96E1}: NameServer =

I have removed this on a couple of occasions and it only returns a few minutes later.

Help please!!!

Answer:Solved: Typo browser hijacks

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just bought this new laptop and installed google toolbar. went into google preferences and clicked to have searches open in new windows, but it still doesn't work. what is wrong? thanx

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My computer automatically downloaded windows pc defender or something like that which seems to be a common malware on here. I scanned it with malwarebytes and spybot which wasn't able to get rid of it so I am now here for some more serious removal. I can't search in yahoo and can't open I also can't get a ful scan from dds or an attach.txt file from dds so I only have the dds log below and gmer log attached.

Spybot found and couldn't remove:


DDS (Ver_09-11-23.01) - NTFSx86
Run by *withheld* at 15:48:52.54 on Mon 11/23/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.503.143 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: Windows PC Defender *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E16B644B-E6C1-4F2F-9B47-72C3EDCEA8B5}
FW: Windows PC Defender *enabled* {470FFA16-7755-4080-B461-52193B6933C4}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
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Answer:Can't search on yahoo or open

Hello -

Please delete your existing copy of DDS, and download a fresh copy from one of the links below. Run it again, and post/attach the logs.

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here, here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt

Save both reports to your desktop.

Please include the following logs in your thread:Contents of the DDS.txt posted as text in your reply
Attach the Attach.txt to your post by clicking the Manage Attachments button under Additonal Options>Attach Files on the composition page. Browse to where you saved the file, and click Upload.



Run by *withheld*

Please do not edit your logs. Full file paths may be required for removals performed in the fixes. Thread can be edited later after things are clean.

Additionally, is this your machine? Do you intend to follow through to the end? I see a recent topic of yours was abandoned before the helper completed all the work.

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Hello everyone

You have been most helpful with my questions and I now hve my new Aver V13 set up except...........................

I use Google Search (not Chrome) as my search engine and have the icon on my desktop. My problem is that it always opens in MS Edge which I do not like!

So each time I have to click on the three line in the R/H corner of the page and scroll down to 'open in explorer' and then the Google Search appears with the toolbar on the top as I used to have. However when I go out of it and into it again ir always reappears in Edge!

Being a newbie to Win 10 I am afraid to uninstall Edge. What should I do please as I always used Google Search with the toolbar on my previous Win 7 laptop.

In simple terms please.

Thanks again

Answer:Google Search will not open in Explorer!


This might help
Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Checked out option 3 and possibly option 4
Starts with Chose Default Apps in Settings

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Hello everyone

You have been most helpful with my questions and I now hve my new Aver V13 set up except...........................

I use Google Search (not Chrome) as my search engine and have the icon on my desktop. My problem is that it always opens in MS Edge which I do not like!

So each time I have to click on the three line in the R/H corner of the page and scroll down to 'open in explorer' and then the Google Search appears with the toolbar on the top as I used to have. However when I go out of it and into it again ir always reappears in Edge!

Being a newbie to Win 10 I am afraid to uninstall Edge. What should I do please as I always used Google Search with the toolbar on my previous Win 7 laptop.

In simple terms please.

Thanks again

Answer:Google Search will not open in Explorer!


This might help
Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Checked out option 3 and possibly option 4
Starts with Chose Default Apps in Settings

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I've only just got Win7 so am still finding my way round but there's one annoying thing I haven't been able to sort in FF. Google refuses to open my search results in a new tab. Instead it opens on my home page. There's no option then to click the back button (it's greyed out) to return to my home page so I have to click the home button instead. This is most annoying since I have two home pages and each time they both appear and I end up having several pages of each.

I've been into Google Settings and checked the box that makes the search results open in a new browser window but either the preferences won't hold or Google ignores the command.

Can anyone help please?

Answer:Google search results won't open in new tab

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I ran combofix hoping it would solve the problem of not being able to open google but it didn't. Can someone help me?

Answer:unable to open and search from google

you mean you cannot open google? Have you tried resetting your browser?Have you tried an alternate browser to see if that works yet?Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds

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put in new page

Answer:google search how to open new page

OK I have done that now what do I do?Try this when asking for help:

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Remains of comodo need to delete
.In regedit it's not even in Safe Mode tnx.
SystemLook 30.07.11 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 18:18 on 25/07/2014 by Davidov
Administrator - Elevation successful

========== filefind ==========

Searching for "*comodo*"
C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs\COMODO Internet Security.evtx --a---- 69632 bytes [16:43 30/05/2014] [19:34 10/07/2014] B1C417A386B8C5DA1CF84F6AB869F424

========== regfind ==========

Searching for "comodo"
"DB6B6372CE138CF44AC80F5A9C410C6B"="C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\vddata\vduserdata\images\bottomBar.png"
"DB6B6372CE138CF44AC80F5A9C410C6B"="C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\inspect.sys"
"DB6B6372CE138CF44AC80F5A9C410C6B"="C:\Progra... Read more

Answer:Remains of comodo need to delete


Good Luck! Let me know something that work?

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I have notice that I can not simply click on a link using google search. The only way I can access it is by right clicking and choosing Open in new window.

I have used malwarebytes and lava soft to remove any ad-aware. I have also ran hijack this. ( I have not fixed anything yet--Waiting on your brilliant minds to help me with that) I have a dell 745 optiplex with 3.GB of memory,Pentium d CPU 3.40ghz,PX professional service PAC 2.
Attached are my logs:


DDS (Ver_09-10-13.01) - NTFSx86
Run by jdskinne at 12:25:21.24 on Fri 10/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.4.2_05
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.3326.2282 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
FW: Symantec Endpoint Protection *enabled* {BE898FE3-CD0B-4014-85A9-03DB9923DDB6}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartService.exe
C:\P... Read more

Answer:Can't Click Open Link from Google Search

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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One of my users can't access most search engines. Google will not open. will open but search doesn't work. Lycos does work. No other issues with other websites. I ran through the cleanup procedure you have posted but it still doesn't work. Same problem in IE, Firefox, and Chrome. I've attached the logs.

He's running XP 32 bit.

Answer:Can't open Google or search using Yahoo or Bing

Here's the last log attachment...

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I've been having multiple issues with my computer...viruses that I thought were fixed. I've run maleware and trendmicro and thought everything was fixed, but still having prolbems. Now I cannot go to google or yahoo to will not open the page. It says IE cannot display the webpage. Before this, I was having a problem trying to would take me to a different page instead. I'm also having trouble with new pages opening while I'm on Internet Explorer. I will be reading an article and all of a sudden a new page opens telling me I've won something. Also, my task manager is gone. When I do control alt delete it is not there anymore. One last thing, system restore is not working either. Other than that, my computer is working fine LOL!I'm not too computer savy, so I'm hoping someone can help me out! I would appreciate any information you can provide!

Answer:Unable to open google or yahoo search

I would ignore response 1Some viruses and spyware will cause your connection to fail.Open IE and then click on tools/internet options/connections/Lan settings and uncheck proxy server if it has a checkmark.Close IE and then re-open it and see if you can get online.Once online1- Trojan Remover Hitman Pro them both till they are clean and then uninstall them in programs using their own uninstaller.Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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hi!when i open google search bar, i give info from nod32:ADDRES HAS BEN BLOCKED ...url to do?in attachment is log file of combofix............I still have same problem

Answer:malware..virus...when open google search..

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Greetings Geeks.

It seems I cannot set Google to open search results in a new tab. There is only an option to set results as "Open Search Results in New Window." in the preferences page. I want clicked results to open in a new tab. What gives? I am using Firefox 3.6.6 under fully patched Vista.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:How Set Search Results To Open In A New Tab In Firefox Google?

Have you tried clicking using the mouse wheel(middle button click) on a link? I believe the Fx default when middle button clicking on a link, is to open the link in a new tab.

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I have an annoying problem. when I search a topic on, i get a lst of results, like always. BUT RECENTLY... when i click on 1 of the results, the next page looks like it's searching for that link, but it just stops ... goes blank(white), it shows "Done" on the bottom left (like it always did when a page WAS there), and it seems to revert to in the top address bar.
I've cleared cache & cookies several times with no luck.
I'm using IE8 & windows XP.
I've since loaded Chrome browser & it seems to work OK with that ... I know IE8 is old but I prefer it.
Anyone know anything about this? Is it a malware problem? if so, is there a fix?
oh ... I'm not overly 'tech-savvy' .....thanks!

Answer:HELP - cannot open Google search result. Malware?

Have you tried resetting IE to default? , I'd just use the FixIt option.

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Hi All, I have reinstalled Windows XP and had the option to delete a partition(which was drive D in this case) Delete it I did and re-formatted (how you remove a partition and reformat , i have no idea, but it happened). Then the reinstall went on it's merry way. On restart,looked in my computer only to find......Yes,you've got it, partition D. Do i drag it out of the hard drive screeming and a kicking with my bare hands? Need the easiest solution please peeps.

Answer:XP Reinstall,delete partition D but still remains?

there is a fine looking program out there called partition magic newst 7 i think this u can maintain and perform all operations to Hard drives give this a go to delete your partion D u can even convert all the space from d to cKingslater :)

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When I 'google' a topic & get a list of results, I can
not open up any of the listed results.
When i click on any of the listed search results, the next page just goes blank, it shows "Done" down bottom left like always, and the address bar up top reverts back to
I've cleared cookies & cache several times with no luck.
I'm using IE8 & windows xp.
I did load google chrome & it seems to work ok on that browser.
But i prefer IE8 & i think i'm infected.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Leann at 16:16:38 on 2013-03-08
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.479.111 [GMT -3.5:30]
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://{searchTerms}&ei=utf-8&fr=b1ie7
BHO: Goog... Read more

Answer:Cannot open search results (dont have infection's name)

Just wanted to comment regarding your request not to post elsewhere looking for help on this...
I had posted elsewhere BEFORE coming to bleepingcomputer.....
I WILL NOT post anywhere else until I hear back from you guys on my problem- OK?

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i received the message as If you were to visit right now, you might share private information with an attacker. To protect your privacy, Chrome will not load the page until it can establish a secure connection to the real

Answer:my google search does not open a message is received as unde

Manually type into your web browser.That is the real Google Mail.

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I was really tired the other day, had a popup on screen to insatall flash player! I clicked yes, and this didgy looking installer ran, Oh dear. Since then randomly if I do a google search, then click the link (in IE8) i get a new window with bizsearch in the address bar, then a orange arrow graphic on screen in the new window, then the page link from google, or a random link. If i close the new window, and click again sometimes it goes straight to the real page, other times it redirects!

Anyways here is my HJT log: Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:52:42, on 29/05/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Boot Camp\KbdMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\hqtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Communicator\communicator.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

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Hello all! Many thanks for your help with various issues (found from lurking) . I have an issue that I cannot seem to find an answer to with IE10. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium ( I really miss GPEDIT!)

Whenever I search for something in Google. I can click on the result I want to view, it will redirect me (within the same tab) to whatever was in the search I clicked on. As I surf... I will notice a tab has opened with a different result from that search, that I didn't even click on. I do not see when this happens, I just look up and there is an additional tab. This is most noticeable when I search by images.

I have ran Malwarebytes, Norton, SuperAntiSpyware, Spybot, along with various root kits.. all show nothing. I have ran them in Safe Mode and regular in Full, Quick and Memory modes.

I'm at a total loss. I really doubt that a new tab would open by itself with a result (even though not clicked on) of a search I have done. It just seems that if it were infected it would be redirected to something off the wall or a website of some kind.

I've seen similar post with those using Firefox, but nothing that seems to be with IE.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be most appreciated! Thanks in advance!

Answer:Results from google search will randomly open tabs

AdwCleaner from the Bleeping Computer site would be my next choice.

AdwCleaner Download

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I am unable to access google search and gmail in firefox 3 and opera 9.52 wheras i can do the same in ie8 and google chrome

Answer:Unable to open Gmail and Google search in Firefox 3

Try uninstalling Firefox 3 and Opera and then reinstall. See if that works.

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.com takes over. But, when I open a new google chrome, new tab after the first, the infection - does not appear anymore. What do I do to get rid of that infection that shows in the Google Chrome when I first open up? Does not appear in Mozilla or internet explorer.message edited by raycuadro

Answer:When I open my Google Chrome, the infection: search.conduit

You didn't finish post #86

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When i type some keywords in Google search bar, multiple IE browser will open simultaneously.
I have tried with other browser, it is normal.
Am i infected. I tried "System Restore" but come out with blue-screen.
Win7 x64 - IE 9Thanks!

Answer:Multiple IE Browser open when using Google search + bluescreen

Hello hslee, let's take a look.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here....Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool. Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select R... Read more

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Hi ,

When I delete a folder in WE , it continues to be displayed until I move to another folder-- The same holds true for a MOVE or COPY.

This just happened recently as I have been working with folders for years .

This is very time consuming and your help would really be appreciated.

My computer is w7-64 6g memory-- Thanks, Ralph

Answer:Folder remains after delete, and Until site change in WE

Hi Neorican,

Click start>run and type in cmd.

In the black command prompt type 'sfc /scannow' - It will check your system files for tampering.

Run a virus scan as well just in case.

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Greetings all. I am new to this forum and am hoping I can find some help with a browser issue. About 1 month ago I noticed that when I start to type a query into the Google search box a new browser window will open ever few letters I type. The page is a garbage page with an address of something like:hxxp://xn--et2-gea5d3200a/Z? :????z$7GC??u%1B????1????%7D??LN%1A~?8?J%06??%0Ct%055??%3C?(?]?K?R8?p????F???i%16~??%0B??????%1F?&??I%14nc??e#??J?l??K?Z[?-??6?(?|???[d>?/,@9?9S?i??4;???????????s???$i????e?%20W(b?????x???c.??{O?????b?%20?6??.?P??K#i?? |7???V??Y????5N????.+Lo=?V6??e?&?0??????D?????<mJ??!???6?f?Z?}o????\??A??>????4l??!???4$??1?~?;???f?c???????X??E[??j?*xBK_?5B?u?26??_v0??4P"??????"S8"%k?Pe??(_D??<???^???w????pUsB?O^????z???N?(u?}Y?????5cu6:???????j?????[L???w^??)#??<????Y????"6# ????P??UO?Dx)x5Z`???r??????]?^)??????Hk)??Pb?gE?i?HW?&1?z?K?-?W?>??????0?O?q???0??"???S??'???R??xa2???Qj0?%20?#H?r??B?32Ig????????{~???????]?+?[??n?ai??l?8?=?S?=??.????I am running Windows XP SP3 and this is happening in both IE and Firefox. I have run both virus scanners and malware/spyware removers and this issue still persists. I am attaching a Hijackthis log for additional... Read more

Answer:IE and Firefox open garbage windows when typing in a search in Google

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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This URL opens in Firefox portable and IE11, but it fails to open in any version of Chrome, portable or installed:

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Hi all,

I'm really desperate, so hopefully someone has the answer for me. The problem began with Google that redirected to some weird (search) sites. So I ran every Spyware/malware/virus there is on the net (almost..) and not even one did found anything. Also ran rootkit tdsskiller but nothing. After all the tries there are some things changed:

It does not redirect anymore but:

- In chrome, google often does not show results, not after pressing enter or pushing the searchglass. Nothing. It keeps saying that Google Dynamics is not available. Even when I put settings to 'Always use Google dynamics searching'. It changes back automatically.

- In chrome google I can't open Ad links and sometimes no links out of the results. Nothing shows up when I click it, just blank white page.

- I had the same issues in IE, but it seems to work fine actually now.. not sure for how long.

- I can't run Microsoft Security Essentials and I cannot enable Windows Security Center. Although I did run this in Safe mode, did not found anything.

So after all the scans and programs I run, I tried Combofix but nothing changed. I will run it again for the log if someone needs it.

Please help me, thanks in advance.

Answer:Google redirects, shows no search results or does not open page

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Hi, I recently noticed some strange behavior in my computer so I scanned with Malwarebytes and found some infections, cleaned them out and all seems good...except that some of my Google search results will bring up a blank white page (also, if related, in the bar that appears at the bottom of Firefox, it will show the URL I am going to at first, and then change to a few random url's that seem like advertizing, though I never actually see those url's as the page stays white). I also have noticed occasional pop-ups that don't seem like advertizing from the website I am on at the time, and more like programed random pop-ups.Here is my Hijack This log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:53:23 AM, on 7/28/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AIDA64 Extreme Edition\aida64.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozill... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 x64 Some google search results open blank page

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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When I use Google, the results appear to be correct but when I click on them, I am redirected to incorrect sites. The sites vary according to what I am searching for but are never the proper nor relevant sites. Additionally, an perhaps unconnected, when I open Internet Explorer, the window opens but then shuts down.

This is the contents of my DDS.txt:

DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Ashley at 18:18:02.28 on 2009-01-16
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1015.502 [GMT -5:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1134100721\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6173\SAService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgs... Read more

Answer:Google search results redirected and internet explorer will not open

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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Recently a malware has infected my laptop and it makes web browsing reasonably slow (especially loading sites). I have ADSL2+ it's pretty fast before this infection.Here are the symptoms:1. I use Firefox 3.0.11 and my home page is the default Firefox google page. When I open up the browser it trys to find the homepage for a while but fails giving the "Redirect Loop" error. 2. When I do a google search and try to open a link, the window will re direct it to another site (completely different from the URL displayed in the search results) first it used to redirect me to a random MySpace page and then to you tube. but now it's erratic. It redirects me to all sort of random sites. I had to wait till this random site completely loads up and then close the tab and try clicking the search results to open the correct page. Usually this works. but some times i had to do it the 3rd time too.I even tried copying the URL from the search result. some times it works but most of the time it loads a random site.This happens only for the 1st click of the search result (regardless the order of it) then all the other links start to work OK.3. Also I noticed when opening web sites (either from a link or from a direct URL typed in the address bar) it takes unusually long time to open the site. the status bar displays messages like "Waiting for site" "Connecting to the site" and "Reading.." messages (among others) wrapidly and then loads up the page.This dela... Read more

Answer:Malware - Firefox google search links open myspace and other unwanted sites

Hello rizi,I see remendents of Symantec/Norton antivirs in your log. Are you running two antivirus programs, Symatec/norton and ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus? ***************Uninstall J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 7 as that is ancient and a malware magnet. ***************Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt.Please post the contents of that document.***************Disable Ad-Watch to make sure it won't interfere fixing.Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from one of these places: Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. * Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan. * The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Not... Read more

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About a month ago my google searches began redirecting to sites like and, on the first click and then working on the second click.

I also have occasional pop ups requesting permission to allow the "online protection tool" from Microsoft, it just doesn't look or sound right though.

I'm using Vista on an HP laptop, and went so far as to do a system restore(using f11 on startup), which I think is an HP feature below the windows system.
I don't know how, but somehow the bug is still with me. Both the redirect and the pop up persist. I'm running Norton Internet Security 2010 (trial version) since the start up. Was using Avast before, but I don't think it was automatically scanning and I wasn't really concious of it.

I'll attach my logs below, any help will be much appreciated. If it means anything, I find it strangely inspiring that there are people out there, on their computers, who choose to spend their free time debugging other peoples computers.

Answer:Search Redirect Virus remains after restore

RR Log

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i know i have a topic like this already, but it wouldn't let me edit or delete it, because this is the format i wanted. please remove that first one, as the report below is the most recent one. sorry for the trouble.hi. i was hit by the windows antivirus 2009 last night (i have xp sp2), and i've used Malwarebytes, spybot search & destroy (i don't use teatimer), symantic anti-virus, gooredfix, oldtimer, dr. web cure it, SUPERAntiSpyware, panda rootik (or something along those lines) and ATF Cleaner so far to get rid of the problems. the majority of the virus is gone, but the google redirect still remains on all my browsers (IE, Mozilla, opera). what else can i use?here's my log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:44:39 AM, on 8/28/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

Answer:Google redirect still remains

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi.hope someone can help me.
When i turn my pc on and scan with Zona Alarm Pro anti spyware,it finds 180 search assitant.If i delete it,when i turn my pc on again,it comes back,if i quarantine it,it finds another one.
I have scanned my system with,Spy Bot,Adaware and AVG anti spyware but they never pick it up,it is only Zone Alarms anti spyware.I have looked in my add/remove programs and there is nothing in there.
The reg address it gives is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet002/control/class/{8ECC055D-047F-11D1-A537-0000F8753ED1}/0000.
Any advice please.

Answer:Solved: Help! Can not delete 180 search assitant

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:13:01 PM, on 11/3/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SPEEDB~1\VideoAcceleratorService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SPEEDB~1\VideoAcceleratorEngine.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Progr... Read more

Answer:Google and my Wimax device login page doesnt open. Redirected to a search engine

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. First let's get a more detailed log so we can determine the best plan of attack for you.Please download OTViewIt by OldTimer to your desktop.Double click on the OTViewIt.exe icon on your desktop. Check the Scan All Users checkbox and leave Use Whitelist checked. Set the File Age to 30 days.Click on the Run Scan button. Two reports that are located in the same location as OTViewIt will open.OTViewIt.txt <-- Will be opened
Extra.txt <-- Will be minimizedCopy and Paste the logs into your next reply.

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Getting used to Vista home premium but can't solve one feature.
If I type my name, for instance, into the "start search" feature just above the windows start button in the bottom left hand corner of the task bar, it lists all files, programmes and communications that have contained my name - even the ones I've deleted and also dumped out of the rubbish bin or moved to a flash/pen drive.
How do I get rid of this unwanted history please ?

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Hi forum,
I removed my Chrome browser thru Windows control panel>Windows add/ remove program, but I was not sure whether Chrome was totally removed or not.  Is there any way which I can verify whether there is any Chrome remains left in my system ?

Answer:How to clean up Google's Chrome remains ?

manual uninstall should verify all is removed. Pay close attention to the warning about backing up the registry.

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Since the begining of the week i cant open and in ie, ff, chrome.
Run antivirus, spyware, malaware, adaware and nothing was identified.
This only appens in wireless by cable i can open everything.

I already tried in a different wireless network and with a diferent isp.

Clean all temp files, restored all i can remember.

When i ping or it times out, but and work fine.

What can i do more?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:[SOLVED] Unable to open and

Reboot in "Safe Mode with Networking" can you connect to now?

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Hi,Am using Windows Vista and Open Office 3.2.Am unable to open any modules within Open Office nor can I uninstall Open Office (get "Fatal error" message). Problem appears to have arrived with newish update which went straight to desktop. It also had a Windows logo on it.Also have Java updates 7 and 20 but nothing in betweenOpen Office desktop icon has now disappeared but am still unable to open files and can't uninstall Open Office. Appreciate any assistance.

Answer:Open Office remains closed

Reinstall it from scratch.The Java Update 7 can be removed and then go to and download v21.

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Hi. After I hang up from a session online my modem won't turn off. It thinks it is still connected. When I try to dial up later I get the message "hardware error 630". When I try to run the diagnostic on the modem it tells me that the port is already open. I have to reboot every time which is a major PITA! I read about a similar problem in the archives from Aug '99 but the conclusion reached there is that the modem is "toast". Mine still works fine after rebooting. Any help? Thanks

Answer:modem port remains open

While not connected to the internet (before having the problem) open Control Panel, go into the Modems applet, go to the Diagnostics tab, select the appropriate COM port and hit the [More Info...] button. Does it return any errors?
Wether or not it does, it could very well be that your modem is dying and is only failing to release the port so far. Before replacing it, however, I'd try pulling the drivers and reinstalling them.
It could also be something about dial-up networking not realizing that it should release the port since the connection has been terminated. Try recreating your DUN connection (let us know if you need help) and if that fails, pull DUN (Dial Up Networking) in the Windows Setup portion of the Add/Remove Programs applet in the Control Panel and then, after reboot, add it back in.

[This message has been edited by ich (edited 10-10-2000).]

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System (XP) boots very slow.

Trying to update google earth, it crashes.
Tried to delete old version (ge)) in control panel- not found.
Tried to fix install shield w/ms download- it crashed.

Answer:Solved: can't delete google

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I want to delete everything about google. I did a search on my computer and lots of files relating to showed up on the results. I tried deleting them but I got "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk" for some of them. Is it possible to delete them all? How?


Answer:[SOLVED] How to delete google?

Google is a search engine. Every time you do an internet search on Google it saves a temp file. To delete temp files safely, download CCleaner. Analyze your drive with no browsers open and Run Cleaner.

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I did have the google toolbar whcih I liked a lot. Now, for some reason I have a Yahoo toolbar instead. WHy is this? How do I change it to Google even though Google says installation is complete?

Answer:Yahoo toolbar remains after Google installed

To get rid of the yahoo search bar just uinstall it. To put the google one back up right click in an open space in the grey area at the top of IE where the toolbars are. Then make sure the Google toolbar is checked.

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Hi All....

Iam using windows xp service pack 2...

My problem is When iam opening a drive by right click on that it will show search option by default...its not virus...because iam able to access folder options...

Iam trying to change that search option from folder options--file type--select drive--advanced options..there are total 5 options including search option.. \

but iam not able to remove search option...because remove option is disab
please help me......

Answer:Solved: How to delete search option when right click on drive

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my friend is wondering how to delete google searces, i used to know how to do it but i forget. thanks.

Answer:Solved: hot to delete google searches

start>control panel>internet options>content tab>auto complete>clear forms

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Hello and thanks for taking the time to help me out. I am helping a friend clean their machine (WinXP) and it had some problems. Windows xp Recovery virus for starters, which using RKill I followed by an Malware-bytes scan cleared up. But I found a redirect virus that took me to a phishing site, ran RKill, MB, and Eset SS and both scans found and removed items. Thinking I had cleaned it up I verified with more scans which came up clean. However, upon showing my friend his 'clean' machine, the redirect virus pops up and takes me to another phishing site. So I have come to prostrate myself before the BC gods, ask forgiveness and please help me?

Answer:got rid of Windows Recovery virus but google redirect remains

Hello,sorry you have waited..Please run these and post the logs.Please download GooredFix from one of the locations below and save it to your DesktopDownload Mirror #1Download Mirror #2Ensure all Firefox windows are closed.To run the tool, double-click it (XP), or right-click and select Run As Administrator (Vista).When prompted to run the scan, click Yes.GooredFix will check for infections, and then a log will appear. Please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called GooredFix.txt).Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.5.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not which appears to be an older version of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default)... Read more

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anyone have the answer to this? had a desktop infected with search conduit of some vintage.
cleared the infection except for one remaining issue that I cannot find a cure for: irrespective of what browser I use, any attempts to reach a google domain of any sort results in a SSL "Certificate has expired" block. I take this to be legit: that any common google domain entering into the dns lookup gets intercepted and rerouted to a compromised pass-through.

I would think that uninstalling chrome, for instance, and reinstalling would fix it for chrome, but not if there's a dns hijack going on. but its the only set of domains being monkeyed with...
everything else about the PC works fine. no issues. no other web redirects.
no problems with onboard/local programs & such.

any help?

Answer:post-malware one problem remains: redirect

Reset your host file using the fix it page here:

How can I reset the Hosts file back to the default?


1.) Download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool
Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R#].txt) will open in Notepad for review (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.
Upload the contents of that logfile in your next reply using the paper clip on the reply box.
A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.

2.) Using AdwCleaner v3: Scan & Clean:

Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool again.
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer like it did before.
After the scan has finished...

This time click on the Clean button.
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal proces... Read more

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Greetings,My son browsed to a website this past weekend (October 17th @ 12:07am) that contained a malicious ad that attempted a driveby install of SmitFraud on our Dell laptop via an old Adobe Reader exploit (now updated to v9.2.0 ). Even though our A/V blocked most of the installation, some damage was done. I've cleaned up the damage to the point where all of the tools that I run (MBAM, SAS, Spybot, MWMSRT, etc) report a completely clean system.But the system isn't clean. A rootkit or browser hijack remains that usually redirects Google search results to A/V, spyware and search engine sites. Most of these redirects then proceed to attempt to connect to an "" site (see attached url.txt file for the full address). This attempted connection is never successful.I've tried everything I can think of to cleanup this problem, and am now admitting defeat. Anything you fine folks can do to help me out will be greatly appreciated!OS: WinXP/SP3 w/all patchesBrowser: IE7 w/all patchesA/V: ZoneAlarm Security Suite v8.0.400.020 w/up-to-date signaturesThanks in advance,Propeller HeadEdit: For what it's worth, I just tested Yahoo and Bing and they also get redirected like Google does.************ Contents of the DDS.txt log ************DDS (Ver_09-10-13.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Owner at 19:02:48.51 on Tue 10/20/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.766.470 [GMT -5:00]AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus ... Read more

Answer:Google browser hijack remains after SmitFraud cleanup

Disregard - we're clean. The atapi.sys driver was infected with a rootkit.

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First of all, sorry for my English, it's not my mother language.

I am using window XP sp2 32bit and in this thread, i am asking for help about BitTorrent. I use forum's searching function and know that asking for help about P2P file sharing is against forum's rules, but please understand the situation, i will not ask anything about BitTorrent "deep" function. If it's really bashing the rules, please consider it as a program, not BitTorrent. Please help me.

My laptop have problem with playing mp4 file (the color is not right) so i update my K Lite Codec to the latest version (8.7) then some old version of KLC (because the problem is still not solved, right now i'm using KLC 8.7, i will talk about the problem in another thread) During installing process, i got some notice about registry (invalid, missing...) but they were all about KLC.

Stoping at KLC 8.7, i restart my laptop and bam, error window appears (BitTorrent has encountered a prolem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience) After that, when i open BitTorrent program or any .torrent file, or even trying to delete the program in Control Panel-Add/Remove Program, the same error window appears. I don't know how this error happens and how to fix it, please help me.

Thank you very much.

Answer:Solved: Can not open/delete a program

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Hi all -

Somehow my father has managed to get something on his computer that is bunging up his system. When I search for something on Google, it appears to return valid sites, but the URL listed under the search results are NOT the correct urls for the sites. (See attached JPG for example)

I've downloaded and run FixWareout, then Hijack This, then winpfind3u.exe (as was advised in several threads I've seen before.) Unfortunately I don't have the knowledge to read them. Could someone read the files (attached) and let me know what I should do at this point?


Answer:Google search results redirect and Gateway/google search page?

Oh, I also forgot that sometimes if you type a URL directly into the address field, it will redirect to some wierd gateway/google search page saying it can't find the site... however if you type the address in 3 or 4 times, it will eventually go to the correct site.

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On my Google Calendar, there are two events (titled "My Birthday" and "Happy Birthday") that both have a cake icon and are highlighted in yellow. On my calendar key, "Contacts' birthdays and events" is yellow. I can't figure out how to delete them! On Thunderbird, where it syncs to, I can't delete it. This is really annoying because it has a reminder set that I can't remove. It opens a box to remind me every 5-10 minutes, and it's really frustrating!

Please help!

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Hi there,

So I require some assistance removing the remains of the Trovi bug.

I followed all instructions here:

Then followed instructions from this thread:


After those steps I realized the user in the second link was right; when you log in, the bug comes back. So I used all the remove tools, and then deleted Google Chrome, to find out that all the malware programs were finding NO bugs. After re-installing Google Chrome one bug keeps on coming back and still running my Chrome experience via homepage shifting and it seems to be running slower. Yes, I have attempted to change settings in Chrome but to no avail the Trovi restores the settings to the awful Trovi way.

Please help me, I feel so foolish for downloading a MKV - MP4 converter from CNET, which at the bottom had warnings from people not to download it and that there was malware in it (Obviously I saw this after it downloaded because I trusted CNET, foolish.)

Attached are the FRST and ADDITION .txt files.


Answer:Removing the remains of Trovi Spam Virus from Google Chrome.

Additional Info: Attached ADWCleaner's findings.

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There is an .iso file that is on my desktop that I have been trying to delete for weeks now. Every time that I try, it says that I am unable to because it is already open in another program.

I have tried everything that I can think of.
Tried to delete in Safe Mode. Using the Command Prompt. Ending explorer.exe and then using the Command Prompt. The above in Safe Mode. Nothing works.

I don't know what program is using this file either, and nothing show up in either the applications or the processes tabs of task manager.

Any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] How to delete files that are open in another program?

Hello and welcome to TSF...
I do not think you can erase file that are already in use in Windows operating systems...
That .iso file, is it mounted in virtual drive or in PowerIso, Alcohol, Deamon etc...

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I have been using hotmail for years with no problems until 3 days ago. I can login, but then cannot open or delete any emails. Does anyone have any suggestions?? My Operating system is Windows Me

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I have alot of files that are 1.79.817.0 to 1.78.870.0mpavdta.dm_p and 0000000.002 and pcvdia~1.001 and c.28597nls, I also have alot of files that end in .dll but when i try to open them to see what they are. they tell me windows does not know what program to open them with. And i can go online to try and find out what they are. Can someone please tell me what kind of files are these and can I delete them. I am trying to clean up as much as possible so that my computer will hopefully run as fast as it use to.

Answer:Solved: Have alot of files can not open can i delete them.

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This is on an HP computer with XP
So I used an anonymous program to get some files. Of the numerous times I've done this, I had to move some files. I think this caused the files to be "not accessible."

Like the title says, I can't open,edit, delete, or do anything to the files. Not even move them. So I can't figure out what's the problem. Any suggestion would be helpful.


Answer:Solved: Can't open, edit, or delete certain files!

Try a program like Unlocker.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 480 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3882 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 310M , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 237567 MB, Free - 161640 MB; D: Total - 354705 MB, Free - 352878 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., QX310/QX410/QX510/SF310/SF410/SF510, 03MX, 123490EN400015
Antivirus: F-Secure Internet Security 2011 10.51, Updated and Enabled

Randya6977 here again with my new computer with VIPRE installed April 9th. I am a COX customer and have the ability to download and use McAfee antivirus software and will soon get it for my 2 computers, but in the meantime I am trying everything to delete VIPRE and its programs from my system and get an administrator permission error when I try to delete it. DOS method gets an access denied error message. I thought that if I take it off the startup list that it would never open, but it is still an open file and cannot be deleted. My uninstaller program doesn't list it as one of the programs to uninstall either. I have been told by Best Buy Geek Squad that I can only have one antivirus program running in my computer and I eventually want the McAfee program to run. Is it possible to delete the VIPRE programs to clear the way for the McAfee program?

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i have google as my home page and would like to know how to edit/delete from the search list in the main search box in the middle of the screen,i know how to edit/delete from the little one in the top left corner,dont use the one in the top right corner and rarely know an address so hardly use the long thin one at the top.also what are the little ones in the top left and right for?(both google on mine).thanks.tim.

Answer:[SOLVED] google search bar

Hi Tim and welcome to TSF !

This may help :
Advanced search tips: Deleting past searches

Don't know what the little boxes in the top left and right are, you probably installed some additional toolbar. Could you post a screenshot : press the printscreen key, go to start => all programs => accessories => paint. Click edit => paste. Save as .jpg and attach the file to your next post using the manage attachments button from the advanced mode.

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I am running the latest IE 10 on my Windows 7 machine and I'm having is issue with my Google Search at the top.

When I go to search something all Google displays is: An error has occurred.

Any idea on how I can fix this issue?


Answer:[SOLVED] IE 10 and Google Search

Hi Chief. Go with the usual recommended fix of restoring your IE defaults. If no go, we'll pick up from there.

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I have been using google for web searches for years, but never have had this problem before. When I initiated a search a couple days ago, the web page refreshed but there was nothing on the page. When I clicked compatibility mode then the google bar showed at the top, the gooooooooogle page changer was just under the bar, but there are not any search results. I have run several different virus and malware scans, used a registry cleaner, checked to make sure refresh was enabled in IE settings. I don't know what else to do. Please help.

Answer:Solved: Google Search

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I have two systems, an older AMD system and a brand new Pentium dual core. Both run XP Pro.

In Google when entering search details, Google helpfully offers a list of previous searches starting with the same characters.

This doesn't happen on the new system and I can't for the life of me discover how to correct this.

Any ideas anybody?

Answer:Solved: Google search

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using vista.
i keep getting switched from my default google search into yahoo search.
how do i stay with google search????

HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:Solved: google search

Hi Lilaco,

Point to tools, Internet options, from there, you will get this message on top: to create homepage tab, type each address on it own line.
Highlight the text there and type in
Click Apply button and then OK.
Prevent program from changing your search default, on the internet options, move your eyes down you will see: "change search default" click on settings.
click on your google search which you want to be your default search menu, look at the bottom of that page, check the box for "prevent the programs from suggesting search to my default search provider".

that will help you out.

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Hey guys.
Weird issue.
Running Internet Explorer 8.
I have Google set as default seach engine.
When I do a seach, regardless of what I search for, the box shows up with "%s" in the search box.
Anyone else experience this?


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Google keeps redirecting and all of my scans have come up empty.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Owner at 0:43:53 on 2012-02-27
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2813.1576 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus *Disabled/Updated* {2F668A56-D5E0-2DF1-A0AE-CB1284F42AB2}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spyware Doctor *Disabled/Updated* {94076BB2-F3DA-227F-9A1E-F060FF73600F}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k Network... Read more

Answer:Googl,e redirect and more

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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Can anyone tell me where Google Search on toolbar pulls the typed search history from?
Does it not use the user history index files?
Thank You.

Answer:Solved: Google Search History

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After I perform search at, the site address is not instead appear as Also, After I perform search at firefox google search bar, the results do not show at google search engine result page instead appear as default google page.

Answer:[SOLVED] Google Web Search Problem

If you actually have Vista SP2 please update your profile. If not bring Widows up to date as well as FF, IE, Java and Flash Player. For info see this blog: GOOGLE.CA vs. GOOGLE.COM

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First of all thanks everyone for this wonderful site.
My problem is that when i browse and click on links I get redirected to advertisements websites in firefox and internet explorere 8. I've tried cleaning it with malwarebytes and trojan remover but no luck. I've tried to run malwarebytes in safe mode and the malware keeps on reappearing. I am lost and can't get no work done. Please help

Windows Xp Sp3

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 9:36:57.14 on Thu 09/23/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1007.512 [GMT -5:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\DIAS\CnxDIAS.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
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Answer:[SOLVED] Help with google search redirected

also did a rkUnhooker if it helps, following the instructions

RkU Version: 3.8.388.590, Type LE (SR2)
OS Name: Windows XP
Version 5.1.2600 (Service Pack 3)
Number of processors #2
0xF6068000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ALCXWDM.SYS 4124672 bytes (Realtek Semiconductor Corp., Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver (WDM))
0x804D7000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 2260992 bytes (Microsoft Corporation, NT Kernel & System)
0x804D7000 PnpManager 2260992 bytes
0x804D7000 RAW 2260992 bytes
0x804D7000 WMIxWDM 2260992 bytes
0xBF800000 Win32k 1847296 bytes
0xBF800000 C:\WINDOWS\System32\win32k.sys 1847296 bytes (Microsoft Corporation, Multi-User Win32 Driver)
0xF64E6000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ialmnt5.sys 1302528 bytes (Intel Corporation, Intel Graphics Miniport Driver)
0xBFA3A000 C:\WINDOWS\System32\ialmdd5.DLL 925696 bytes (Intel Corporation, DirectDraw(R) Driver for Intel(R) Graphics Technology)
0xF74AB000 Ntfs.sys 577536 bytes (Microsoft Corporation, NT File System Driver)
0xED986000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb.sys 458752 bytes (Microsoft Corporation, Windows NT SMB Minirdr)
0xF5F8E000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\update.sys 385024 bytes (Microsoft Corporation, Update Driver)
0xEDA91000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\tcpip.sys 364544 bytes (Microsoft Corporation, TCP/IP Protocol Driver)
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Some month ago I installed trend pc-cillin internet security 2007. Since then,
the first time i request a search with google, it performs it only after
about 40 seconds.
I have seen it depends on the firewall: if i deactivate it then the problem is
solved .. .
Somebody is able to help?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: pc-cillin and google search

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Hello all, i am new here and this problem probably has been posted already, but any help or link would be appreciated. everytime i do a search on google, the links take me elsewhere. i have removed the file wwexec~1.exe in the system32 folder over and over but it keeps coming back. anyway here is the log, as far as i can tell, there isnt anything suspicious.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 4:47:38 PM, on 9/29/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust PestPatrol\PPActiveDetection.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp psc 700 series\Bin\hpobrt07.exe
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Answer:Solved: google search trojan

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I am trying to help a friend find some program files.

Unfortunately, she has Google Desktop Search [ GDS ] installed.

How can I use Vista's search utility? Do I need to uninstall GDS?

Can GDS be disabled while in Vista's normal mode?

Will GDS be disabled in safe mode.

I do NOT use GDS because I think it is a resource hog.

Please tell me how I can help her find files.



Answer:Solved: Search: Vista's vs Google

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When I type anything into a Google seach I get the following. I cannot simply type into the address bar either. help. please.
This Connection is Untrusted

You have asked Firefox to connect
securely to, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.
Normally, when you try to connect securely,
sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are
going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.

What Should I Do?

If you usually connect to
this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is
trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.

Answer:Solved: Google Search connection

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I have Windows XP & Internet Explorer 8. It used to be I could type in a single letter into the Google search box and there would be a drop down of several choices. If I added a letter there would naturally be more choices. That is all gone now.
Is there a way to restore that? I uninstalled and reinstalkled the Google tool bar with no luck. Any suggestions?
Thanks, John

Answer:Solved: Google search problem

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Recently - I mean, like, in the last few days - there is no longer a Google Search Preference, do you have to put up with Google suggestions. I wonder now if I cannot remove the Google search restrictions that I used to be able to do on the serch preferences page. Does anyone know where it has gone, or how to get it back?


Answer:Solved: Google Search Preferences

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