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    Firefox Redirect Virus.

    My brothers PC has a Virus that constantly redirects Google's search results to "reported attack sites" and random adds.

    from what i can tell only applies to Firefox.

    I've looked this up and only found minimal results. Tried many fixes and the problem still persists.

    If you know how to get rid of this let me know :P

    Thanks.

    Thanks to Shelnutt2 for directing me to Malwarebyte, Virus is gone. Everything is sweet.

    Much Love.
    Last edited by Xeildranor; 07-15-12 at 09:14 PM.

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    Run malwarebyte (free one). What av are you using? Antivir, or MSE are good ones if you don't have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelnutt2 View Post
    Run malwarebyte (free one). What av are you using? Antivir, or MSE are good ones if you don't have one.
    He has Norton 360 and i've just added AVG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeildranor View Post
    He has Norton 360 and i've just added AVG.
    You shouldn't run two antivirus' at the same time. I'd uninstall norton and scan with avg. Although these days antivir and MSE have better detection than avg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelnutt2 View Post
    You shouldn't run two antivirus' at the same time. I'd uninstall norton and scan with avg. Although these days antivir and MSE have better detection than avg.
    Norton is disabled. there's no conflict At the mo, but i'll uninstall Norton if that ends up being the case.

    I'll continue the scans of everything and update sometime tomorrow.

    Thanks for the help.
    Last edited by Xeildranor; 07-15-12 at 08:52 PM.

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    For other people suffering this issue, and MalwareBytes is not succeeding, ComboFix is another alternative that has worked very well in the past. I used it on my mom's computer after she installed BearShare and suffered from redirecting Google searches.
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