Error 404

  colem 21:23 21 Oct 2006
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Hi, Haven't used this great service for a while, but, I now have a bit of a problem. My boy's Pc (win xp sp2) seems to have picked up somekind of virus or worm. Whenever we type something into google we get a page appear with error 404 in the middle of a brown background, with the time and date in the top right corner, with a little hyperlinked box in the bottom left about an inch square with "hobot.ru" in it. If this is clicked it takes you off to (I presume) a russian site for cameras.
anything you type into google search brings this page up. If you type the full address into the address bar then navigation to the site is seemless.

Any Ideas? I have tried spybot and adware Se to no avail and now am wasteing too much time clutching at straws. Please Help
Thanks

  sean-278262 21:30 21 Oct 2006

Does the computer have an antivirus? Get AVG free if it doesnt. click here

Alternatively reboot XP from scratch

  VoG II 21:34 21 Oct 2006

System Restore.

  colem 21:56 21 Oct 2006

It did have anti virus but has now expired, have tried system restore but no go, I will renew the virus software tomorrow and see if it finds anything, other than that ???

  sean-278262 22:02 21 Oct 2006

colem read my post again. I am offering you a free alternative.

  colem 22:35 21 Oct 2006

oops, too much wine, thanks Creature of the night, I will download it and give it a go. Not till tomorrow though as the little one is sleeping. many thanks for your help so far, I will report back tomorrow. Cheers

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