the google search redirect virus

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how many of you have been infected with this?
i know me and views talked about it and he seemed to be getting to grips with it, dont know how it went, but i am not getting ANYWHERE with this fking thing, i got BARE BIGUPS from mc charlie d and viruses out my ass, 21 viruses on the first search and it says that everytime i do it.
does anyone know how to get rid of it? ive downloaded a prog called combofix which i will run later, ill tell you how it went, but my system is so unstable its unreal, im losing hours of work every day to crashes and errors and whatnot, and there are programs running in 8 copies, some of which are connecting to websites and shit. worrying. halp please!
 

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how many of you have been infected with this?
i know me and views talked about it and he seemed to be getting to grips with it, dont know how it went, but i am not getting ANYWHERE with this fking thing, i got BARE BIGUPS from mc charlie d and viruses out my ass, 21 viruses on the first search and it says that everytime i do it.
does anyone know how to get rid of it? ive downloaded a prog called combofix which i will run later, ill tell you how it went, but my system is so unstable its unreal, im losing hours of work every day to crashes and errors and whatnot, and there are programs running in 8 copies, some of which are connecting to websites and shit. worrying. halp please!
You know what, my work PC is still fucked from this thing. Get all kinds of error messages when I go to log off. Somehow managed to fix the Google re-direct ting though - not quite sure how but all I was doing was;

  • Get and run CCleaner (do it a few times)
  • Go into the startup control thing in CCleaner
  • Remove anything that doesn't look right; think this particular virus was trying to run a load of randomly named .exes (Google each of them on your startup list if you ain't sure what is what)
  • Make sure your MBAM is up to date.
  • Boot into safe mode.
  • Run CCleaner again
  • Run a full scan with MBAM
  • Remove whatever it finds (if anything)
  • Restart
  • Go into safe mode and run normal anti-virus (even after all of the above mine still picked up a load of shit lurking in the Sun/Java folder)
  • Restart
  • Run CCleaners registry fixer thing. Remove anything dodgy looking
  • Don't go onto knowyourmeme.com again without some kind of serious ad/script block.

Good luck!
 

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ok thanks bud ill report back with how i get on. fucking knowyourmeme.com AAAAAAAAAAAARK
Bullshit innit. This PC is meant to be running some super strength industrial anti-virus bizniss but some tiny little script on that site literally bent my PC over in seconds. Took me three fucking days to even get it usable again! Even resorted to calling tech support at one point. 'Ummmm.... have you tried restarting?'

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i heard that too, can anyone verify? still not reason enough to buy one though, theyd have to throw in a handjob and a lawnmower function for me to even consider it.
 

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ive had my mac for about 12 months and have never used any anti-virus anything... never had any dramas with any kind of virus whatsoever.

i'd never go back to PC.
 

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is it true that macs dont get viruses?

/computer noob
Come to think it of it I've never actually heard of anyone I know with a Mac getting a virus. Just googled it;

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100316200353AA90kn8

If you look up the Wikipedia definition of a computer virus, and you agree with it, then there are no MacOS X viruses. You cannot catch something that doesn't exist and hasn't existed since 2006. There are over 1,000,000 forms of Windows malware including trojans & viruses. There are 8 (yep, 8 total) Mac trojans. They are not viruses. You have to download illegal or fake software (like torrents of Photoshop CS4 or codecs to view porn) and then install them with your admin password. You cannot catch anything on a Mac by visiting a website, opening an email or clicking on an ad like you can on a WIndows computer. 99.6% of all malware is written for Windows computers. Less than 1/10 of 1 percent of all malware being written is for Macintosh computers.
Source(s):
www.securemac.com
(So yeah, from the sound of it you can still get viruses but only if you're dumb enough to install something malicious. Like, it won't just jump into yo PC like they do on Windows.) Interesting...
 

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i always wondered about that, is it true you can get a virus by simply opening an email. cant be true, surely you have to run a script or a file or something
 

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I dunno man. Have always been a PC kinda guy; never owned anything Apple in my life.

Those new airbook things tho...

i always wondered about that, is it true you can get a virus by simply opening an email. cant be true, surely you have to run a script or a file or something
Yeah I think most are attachment based. Bound to be some out there that automatically run some kind of embedded script though. Bastards. (Most anti-viruses should be blocking shit like that though!)
 

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dont run combofix unless u know what you are doing.........

u need to make a thread on a virus removal forum and post logs up from your virus scans.....

somebody will help you step by step to get it removed...
 

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I think as more and more people use macs more viruses will be written for them. Would never buy one though.
 

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Macs are extremely stable but apparently as of last month my tech savvy mate (Mac owner) told me that there was a big virus going round for Macs and the problem was so deep that the staff in the apple shop have been told not address any complaints given to them by customers that come in with particular problems, obviously in a bid to maintain their credibility. I do want a Mac and probably will get one at some point, but I'm pretty sure as more people do switch over, viruses are going to be more common. I swear I buy a new pc/laptop every 3 to 4 years due to viruses.
 

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mac market share was 16% last time i looked. not an awful lot. probably cos you can download a mac if you want. these days.
 
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you can get a virus on mac just as easily as on a pc. the main reason you dont though is because hackers dont tend to make virus's for mac. for the same reason they dont make them for linux, windows has the biggest market share so it makes sense to target windows users.
 
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