Internet Explorer Redirecting

  Chris Webster 19:05 19 Apr 2011


A friend has a problem with Internet Explorer 7 on his Windows XP computer.

It keeps redirecting him to a site called uk.gomeo, I have run Malwarebytes and removed the 202 infections it found.

I also 'dumped' all the restore points incase the infections were 'stuck' in them but it still keeps redirecting.

Would resetting the hosts files back to default help resolve this problem?

Regards, Chris.

  rawprawn 19:15 19 Apr 2011

Try resetting IE to it's default settings in Internet Options Advanced Tab. I am not sure that a Hosts file reset would help.

  rawprawn 19:17 19 Apr 2011
  Terry Brown 20:02 19 Apr 2011

Have a look at this link, and follow some the suggestions especially Adaware and Spybot.


  MAJ 21:35 19 Apr 2011

I've cleaned a few computers with the same problem, IE and Firefox redirecting. TDSSKiller did the trick.

  MAJ 21:38 19 Apr 2011

bad link there try this TDSSKiller or this

  lindyloo4 08:20 20 Apr 2011

I had the same problem two weeks ago. I ran every spyware and anti virus you can name. None found anything. It was as you are thinking the host file. I had 47 other entries. I used the link rawprawn has given you and all has been well since - touch wood!

  onthelimit1 09:12 20 Apr 2011

TDSS killer has worked for me on several occasions.

  lindyloo4 09:30 20 Apr 2011

TDSS Killer didn't pick it up for me. One of the many I tried.

  birdface 10:38 20 Apr 2011

Sometimes it is one of the add ons that cause the problem so try running with the add ons disabled to see if it works ok.if so enable them one at a time again. Maybe try this link text

It is a pay for program but you get a 30 day trial and it will remove any problems that it finds. If it asks for payment ignore it and carry on with the scan. It will change the Host file if it finds problems in that.

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