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  1. #11


    Posts : 13
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

    FIXED IT! I think?


    Quick question before I try that. Could TCP/IPV4 have anything to do with the issues? Because though there was nothing there it was set to use a manually entered IP address and DNS server. I changed the settings to automatic refreshed the browser and that is how I am using the internet right now. Question is this temporary? I hope not!
    Last edited by SheIsWe; 22 Aug 2014 at 23:01. Reason: Grammar!

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  2. #12


    I think you may have symptoms of Googlitis. I will prescribe some doses of IE11 and some Bing.

    Glad to read you have it fixed there, SheIsWe.
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  3. #13


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You need to run the tools in the google redirect link that I posted. Forget everything else at this moment.

    Lets try doing some checking for possible infections. Before worrying about the IP stack.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 13
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    You need to run the tools in the google redirect link that I posted. Forget everything else at this moment.

    Lets try doing some checking for possible infections. Before worrying about the IP stack.
    Well I'll still check for viruses for the sake of it, but like it or not this computers internet is in fact working, and I could not be more happier.
    Last edited by SheIsWe; 23 Aug 2014 at 12:07. Reason: Grammar!..Again
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  5. #15


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    That is why I posted both links from Majorgeeks. Last machine that I worked on, that was really infected. It took me a total of two days. It was off and on work, due to being that it was my in-laws computer. I had to run MBam twice and also do the same with Eset.

    I also went through and used the Farbar Minitoolbox and also FRST & Service Scanner. At the end, the machine was squeaky clean with no infections. I did go into the registry and have to remove some items out of Local Computer & User registry sections from the Run & RunOnce, that did not get removed.

    Here is the list of Farbar's tools. Searching for farbar
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  6. #16


    Posts : 13
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    See this first, before doing the below. Fixing Google Redirection/hijacking and other redirection problems - MajorGeeks Support Forums This is the master post for the Google Redirect/Poison info link that is first. READ & RUN ME FIRST Malware Removal Guide (incl. spyware, virus, trojan, hijacker) - MajorGeeks Support Forums

    Try running the following Farbar tool. MiniToolBox Download Just check the following boxes: Flush DNS, Reset IE Proxy Settings, Reset FF Proxy Settings (only if FF is installed), List content of Hosts, List IP Configuration, List Winsock entries.

    Post the results of the Report.txt file that you get after it runs. Run the program from the Desktop, not from metro or the Download folder.
    Quick question will any of this not work due to the fact I'm on windows 8?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 13
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    That is why I posted both links from Majorgeeks. Last machine that I worked on, that was really infected. It took me a total of two days. It was off and on work, due to being that it was my in-laws computer. I had to run MBam twice and also do the same with Eset.

    I also went through and used the Farbar Minitoolbox and also FRST & Service Scanner. At the end, the machine was squeaky clean with no infections. I did go into the registry and have to remove some items out of Local Computer & User registry sections from the Run & RunOnce, that did not get removed.

    Here is the list of Farbar's tools. Searching for farbar
    So you know and I'm not try to be rude in anyway broe23. I'm no computer dummy, though I'm no computer wiz either , but pretty sure you know more than I do. But I do know that this computer hasn't had any viruses, malware, spyware etc because I make sure of it. It isn't and wasn't viruses or anything like that as I said changing the IPv4 fixed the issue. However I would like to thank you and loveandpower for the help so far honestly.
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  8. #18


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Yes they will work, regardless of what version of Windows. They have to be ran from the Desktop, not the Metro screen.

    Just read through the guides. They are made for those who do not regularly do this kind of step. It is a step by step process as spelled out in the guides.

    Run through the tools for the Google Redirect/Poison, then run the Farbar tools I posted in the first post. If still having issues, then run the Farbar tools again, then follow the main malware guide.
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