Remove Search Advertisement Virus – Google Redirect Virus Removal
Ever encountered this problem while searching through Google that search result pages redirect to some sort of other advertisement pages? If somebody wants to search something in Google, an advertisement would open up instead of the search results. This is a virus that would redirect all the Google queries to advertisements. sometimes it would open a page loaded with AdSense ads otherwise it would open a fake advertisement page.
Search Advertisement Virus Removal
If you run hijackthis tool then you will find an R3 entry which is a URLSearchHook.
Look at the hosts file that can be found at C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc where C is your Windows drive.
Make sure that you have only one entry in the file that is:
127.0.0.1 – localhost
Look at the processes running under your username in the Task Manager.
Make sure you don’t have anything suspicious running in background.
Make sure that you have a legitimate primary and secondary DNS Servers in your network settings.
In case you don’t know your ISP DNS, you can use OpenDNS whose primary and secondary DNS IP addresses are given as under:
Disable System Restore.
Re-enable it again to make sure that all your restore points data is lost and the virus is not residing in the System Restore data file.
Also run CCleaner to clean the temporary and junk files to make sure everything is gone.
Reboot your computer.
To make sure that you are running clean, make sure that you have an up to date antivirus.
AVG Antivirus, Rising Antivirus, AVAST Antivirus, Avira Antivir, Comodo Antivirus are good free antiviruses. Choose any one.
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