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- Strange happenings when searching on Google
June 30, 2005, 3:20 pm
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I've got a problem that I've tried to look everywhere for the answer
I've run Ad-Aware, Spy-Bot and AVG Free Edition and every so often AVG
brings up a Downloader Trojan. Ad-Aware and Spy-Bot find nothing.
What's happening is certain keywords when typed into Google bring up a
pop up page relevant to the keyword and also change the main google
search page to get rid of the Ads on the right and add in a link at the
very top of the page. E.g. mp3 sticks www.itunes.com at the top of the
Has anyone come across this? How can I get rid of it.
Re: Strange happenings when searching on Google
In addition to these also use antispyware from microsoft
does a decent job.
What operating system do you use.
I do not have much faith in AVG or other free antivirus software ,
lousy heuristics and many of them miss the most obvious worms /viruses.
Try etrust from computer associates good on resources and also you can
receive a free trial for one year.
Here are some steps that may help resolve your problem
adaware with the new ver same goes for spybot and also immunize the
Run antispyware run all these with latest defintions.
Clear temp files,
Turn off system restore
Now there may be some entries that have to be deleted manually, install
hijack this and post the log.
In addition go to sysinternals.com they have some good utilities
Use firefox keeps a lot of spyware out
Let me know if I can help further