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Topic # 94116 6-Dec-2011 13:08 Send private message

Urrghh... Im really struggling to find a way to get rid of this virus. Can anybody help?

really appreciate any help.


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  Reply # 554438 6-Dec-2011 13:15

Malwarebytes (the free version) is usually pretty good as a one off cleanup program:

Of course some viruses block access to known AV product sites - so you may have to download the exe to a USB stick on a clean PC and then stick it in the infected one and run the program.

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it it himself - A. H. Weiler

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  Reply # 554441 6-Dec-2011 13:17

Oh - Do you mean this:

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it it himself - A. H. Weiler

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  Reply # 554445 6-Dec-2011 13:33 Send private message

robjg63: Oh - Do you mean this:


yah thats the virus 

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  Reply # 554531 6-Dec-2011 16:07 Send private message

Well I found some steps on My chrome looks as good as new... running some malware / spyware checks for any remnants as per their advice now. The advice there was very professional looking and really really thorough (the admin guy helping the guy with the virus actually sent a follow up post asking if everything was ok when he haddnt heard from him in a couple of days). Is there a Virus forum on geekzone that i cant find?

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  Reply # 554582 6-Dec-2011 17:15 Send private message

FYI i still have the virus... arghhhhh

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  Reply # 554603 6-Dec-2011 17:49 Send private message

theres some helpful stuff about this on deletemalware.blogspot... admin there says this is not a malicious website and they havent found any evidence it distributes malware... just a browser hijacker... they provide simple instructions to get rid of and search.searchcompletion... anyway looks like on the face of it im free of it now... but i guess behind the scenes is where the damaging stuff is... although given that this virus makes itself so obvious, by becoming your browser and homepage, it prob doesnt have anything malicious behind the scenes(??) heres hoping...

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  Reply # 554640 6-Dec-2011 18:53 Send private message

A Browser Hijacker is not generally considered a virus. A virus infects, and spreads. It can be malicious (malware) but mostly a PITA on a single users machine and hard to swat.

You often find the owner of the domain/sw it passes your queries to gets paid on link hits. So every time you search and it steals the search, they are getting paid. Hence they like taking over peoples browsers with no idea and cashing in.

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