getting hijacked

  paul 10:59 19 Sep 2008

Hi, I am running XP - when using Google - after initial search clicking on any results leads to random webpages.......also within helpforum if i click on any links it goes to a page not found page....have run adaware. spybot, ccleaner and avg - no joy..........also unable to run system restore ....any advice pelase

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:04 19 Sep 2008

Run click here the free version. Download, update and run in safe mode.


  paul 11:12 19 Sep 2008

thanks for quick response - however this is an example of my problem......if i click on link it goes to a can not display webpage page...same if i try to open in nnew window or if i type the address into my browser

  rdave13 11:19 19 Sep 2008

Open taskmanager, file, open new task and type h t t p://w w (without the spaces) see if you can download it.

  paul 11:25 19 Sep 2008

thanks but went again to the cant display web page

  rdave13 11:40 19 Sep 2008

Try going to safe mode with networking, keep tapping F8 or F5 ,on some, on bootup; click here you might be able to download. Failing that then run your security apps in safe mode.

  paul 11:48 19 Sep 2008

have run my clean up stuff in safe mode earlier....can access some sites in safemode with networking as described above but not the malwarebytes site.....also double checked and system restore though switched on) will not work in safemode either

  rdave13 11:57 19 Sep 2008

Ask someone to download Avast virus and worm removal tool for portable drive (flash).
click here
and run that.

  woodchip 12:16 19 Sep 2008

Also try Running Restore in Safe Mode. It may be Norton Stopping Restore Working. If that what you use

  paul 12:26 19 Sep 2008

thanks - have just done as suggested - results shown I am guesing the problem may lie in the files that could not be scanned ??19/09/2008, 12:01:44
Memory scanning started...
No virus body found in memory.
Memory scanning finished (2.1s).
Files scanning started...
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\edb.log... file could not be scanned!
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\tmp.edb... file could not be scanned!
No virus body found.
Files scanning finished (80537 files, 0 infected, 1064.0s).
Drives scanned: C: D:

  woodchip 12:29 19 Sep 2008

Most likely Malaware not a Virus

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