Why is google and yahoo acting funny for me?
Question: When going to google or yahoo for a search, i'll type in something, such as "pokemon" and on the first link on the results page on most anything i search for, it will redirect to "truckingtechnologymag.com/search" then redirect me back to google.com, even on yahoo. Does anyone know what's going on?
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Your computer is infected. first click on Start > Run. Type in the following into the open box. devmgmt.msc then Click on OK. This will run Device Manager. In Device Manager, click on View > Show Hidden Devices. expand all the devices by clicking on the "Plus" sign. Now try to find TDSSserv.sys or clbdriver.sys or oUltraf or seneka.sys, right click on whatever one you found and select Disable. Please make sure that you do not select the Un-Install option otherwise infection will be back once you reboot your computer. if none of them are there do not worry, it could be something simpler but follow what comes next. Delete everything in the windows temp folder, C > Windows > Temp Delete all cookies, Delete all temporary internet files(not to be confused with windows temp files) these are best deleted via your internet browsers. it will save you messing about in the the hidden system files Delete everything in the prefetch folder. C > Windows > Prefetch Delete the hosts file, C > Windows > System32 > drivers > etc > HOSTS A clean hosts file will be written by windows when you reboot later. Note: if you were using a custom Hosts file you will need to replace any of those entries yourself. Delete the flash cookies found in the macromedia, #Shared Objects folder. c > users > "your name" > App Data > Roaming > macromedia > Flash player > #Shared Objects delete everything you find in the #Shared Objects folder App Data is a hidden folder so you will have to enable view hidden folders. then you need to run a Full scan with malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/ and remove everything it finds. Malwarebytes Direct Download : http://www.malwarebytes.org/affiliates/2-spyware/mbam-setup.exe Then you need to reset the url prefixes. super anti spyware Pro : http://downloads.superantispyware.com/downloads/SUPERAntiSpywarePro.exe has a tool that can reset the url prefixes for you. Run a full scan with this Sophos Anti-Rootkit : http://www.sophos.com/products/free-tools/sophos-anti-rootkit.html and remove everything it finds. Sophos Anti-Rootkit Direct Download : https://secure.sophos.com/support/cleaners/sar_15_sfx.exe then reset your router to default settings. Restart your computer. Your redirect virus should now be gone. If for some reason it is still there, Then download and run, TDSS killer : http://support.kaspersky.com/downloads/utils/tdsskiller.zip this is to be used as a last resort because it has been known to damage some systems. .
make sure you are using the latest drivers, check the batteries, try using it on the other computer if you still can to make sure the problem is centered to the new computer, try a different keyboard.
Sounds like you have a very nasty virus that redirects the search results to a different web site. Its been around for about 6 months or so, and some of the better virus detection programs like Malwarebytes, Spybot, McAfee, etc. can't find the problem. Go to the web site below and download the Hitman Pro 3.5. program. It's free, and if you have the virus I think you have, it should fix the problem. This will only work with Windows. More than likely you have the 32-bit version of Windows. The program is easy to run, and very fast. You just have to let the program do it's thing and leave it alone until it tells you it's done.
1.) What kind of surface are you using it on at work? Semi-shiny surfaces, or surfaces with dust or fibers in them can mess up an infrared mouse. (Shiny or transparent won't work at all.) Bring your mouse pad from home and see if it works better there. If it does, buy a better mouse pad. If that doesn't work.... 2.) Look for close-by electronic equipment. You could be picking up RF (Radio Frequency) interference in the mouse cord. (I've never seen that problem before, but it's hypothetically possible.) Try moving to different spots in your office and see if the symptom changes. If it does, your only real solution is to try another mouse. Sensitivity to RF varies a lot between brands. Generally, the cheaper they are, the more susceptible they will be. oops! Just realized you said NOT infrared. Discard possibility #1, add #3: Remove the mouse ball and check the rollers inside the socket. They often become coated with a hard "plaque" that causes erratic movement and skipping. Carefully scrape the stuff off with a toothpick, making sure it does not fall down inside the mouse. If that doesn't work, you're stuck with #2.... :-)
Yoour computer has been infected by a browser hijacker, known as search result redirect virus that is causing this problem, you should download and run UN HACK ME tool or follow the instructioons within this tutorial http://darfuns.com/remove-google-search-result-redirect-virus/
Restart your computer and hit the F8 key on your keyboard repeatedly until it shows the boot menu. Select Safe Mode with networking and hit enter. Go to Start, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore, select the clickable date before the problem began to happen and click next. Follow as prompted and restart your computer. If the problem persists, contact the computer manufacturer or microsoft for troubleshooting. VGT: This person's probably using Windows XP. handii: This person can't even do anything because it locks up. wiztek: Whats wrong with telling them facts?
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