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I get taken to another search site when i click on a google result (I believe a residual from an earlier virus) RRS feed

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    I recently had the virus associated with the security toolbar 7.1.  After using some spyware removers, i was able to get rid of the virus.  However two very strange things are still happening.

     

    1) I try to change my home page using Internet Options in the IE browser and it keeps defaulting back to the msn.com site

     

    2) the really annoying thing...I search on google and when i click on a result, it brings me to another search engine either info.com or find-five site.com, I've run the anti-spyware search a few times and haven't seen anything online about how to fix this. 

     

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

    Saturday, November 8, 2008 6:18 AM

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    I am having the same problem...  started last night.  I am also being hijacked by find-twosite.com.  I ran Adaware and it acknowledged a new suspicious file (besides all the regular tracking cookies) which had never happened before.  It asked me to report it, which I did, but seemingly didn't remove it.  It's a pain in the @#%.  I have no solution but will let you know if I find one.  Please do the same.  Good luck.
    Saturday, November 8, 2008 4:39 PM
  • This is happening to me too!  Please, someone help!!!

    Saturday, November 8, 2008 6:03 PM
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    this same thing is happening to me and it is driving me insane!!! is there a fix????????/
    Sunday, November 9, 2008 4:02 AM
  • The same has happened to me, have tried installing various adware removers with no luck. If anyone finds the solution please let me know!

    Sunday, November 9, 2008 10:15 AM
  • I do think I have FOUND the solution!!!

     

    Last night after I submitted my query here I got an error message on tinyproxy.exe

     

    I am no computer genius, but I thought I should look further into this.  I searched tinyproxy.exe on comcast search bar and found that this is in fact a trojan/hijacker that some contracted via a bad you tube link on face book.  I remembered having one of these last week so I looked for a fix.

     

    I ended up dpwnloading a free program called Malwarebytes anti-malware from CNet and it fixed the problem.

     

    I ran a quick scan, allowed it to fix/remove problems and voila! After a re-start the files were fixed!

     

    The only issue I ran into was that it knocked out the configuration of my wireless router somehow, but once I re-entered the key for the secure network all was well.

     

     

    Sunday, November 9, 2008 12:53 PM
  • Barratt, you're an absolute star, tried your method and it works. Hooray!! Just hope that the people it emailed from my facebook account haven't been foolish enough to download the file (like I was).

     

    Sunday, November 9, 2008 2:52 PM
  •  Jaacckk1981 wrote:

    Barratt, you're an absolute star, tried your method and it works. Hooray!! Just hope that the people it emailed from my facebook account haven't been foolish enough to download the file (like I was).

     

     

    Yay!!! so glad this worked for you as well.  I sat here half the night trying to fix it and am thrilled this worked!

    Sunday, November 9, 2008 3:57 PM
  • Hey,

     

    Just wanted to let you know this fix worked for me as well. 

     

    Thanks for the post!!

    Sunday, November 9, 2008 8:48 PM
  • Barratt, you rock.

     

    It fixed it, but not after it caused a bunch of internet issues.  I was unable for a day or so to get online even though my wireless said I was connected.  I ended up having to do a system restore to a prior date and all is well.   Thank you!

    Monday, November 10, 2008 6:18 PM
  • Thanks again Barratt - that was a huge help!  I also had issues reconnecting to the Internet, I found that trojan had changed my proxy settings so you may need to go in and remove port and proxy setting it added.  Once I removed that, i was able to access the Internet through various browsers again.

     

     

    Monday, November 10, 2008 8:44 PM
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    Ok Guys, need your help DESPERATELY..!

     

    My laptop keeps doing the same thing, everytime i click on a google search result i get taken to www.find-twosite.com - BLOODY NIGHTMARE!!!

     

    Found the "tinyproxy" in my program files which surprise surprise cant be deleted.

    Ran anti virus which wont even detect it nevermind remove it.

    Taken my laptop to PC world who cant even detect it either.

     

    So i have tried the malwarebytes anti-malware download BUT... this is where i need help...

     

    its list the address where the program for this is on my laptop then says "is not a valid Win32 application" ??

    when i save it anywhere it comes up "setup files are corrupt" ???

     

    PLEASE PLEASE help - its driving me mad, and i cant system restore whatsoever because theyre all infected with the virus. I dont know what to do anymore.

     

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks

     

    Jacqui

     

    Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:53 PM
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    Jacqui- Try the below fix.

     

    I do think I have FOUND the solution!!!

     

    Last night after I submitted my query here I got an error message on tinyproxy.exe

     

    I am no computer genius, but I thought I should look further into this.  I searched tinyproxy.exe on comcast search bar and found that this is in fact a trojan/hijacker that some contracted via a bad you tube link on face book.  I remembered having one of these last week so I looked for a fix.

     

    I ended up dpwnloading a free program called Malwarebytes anti-malware from CNet and it fixed the problem.

     

    I ran a quick scan, allowed it to fix/remove problems and voila! After a re-start the files were fixed!

     

    The only issue I ran into was that it knocked out the configuration of my wireless router somehow, but once I re-entered the key for the secure network all was well.

    Thursday, November 13, 2008 1:34 AM
  • I also got infected with this malware from a Facebook email and had tons of trouble removing it.  Malwarebytes did the trick - thank you!!!

     

    Friday, November 14, 2008 8:41 PM
  • Hey Guys, got it to work - it was a bad link on the cNet site so i managed to get it from another site.

     

    One of my friends is having a big problem though - she's run the Malware anti "Quick" Scan but left it running over night and woke up to find it was STILL scanning ??!! It's definitely responding and everything as its still scanning files but its really slow!!! Mines only took 15 mins to run but mines is a laptop and hers is a computer..but surely it shouldnt take more than a night shift to scan???

    Hope you's can help, thanks Smile

     

     

     

    Saturday, November 15, 2008 9:32 AM
  • I have done everything, and unfortuantely i had no system restore checkpoints before today. (It was turned off ....) And i have re-entered the wireless key and i still cannot get online with the once infected laptop... HELP

    Saturday, November 15, 2008 8:54 PM
  • These kind of Malwares are called Rogue Softwares or Microsoft terms them as PUS (Pottentially Unwanted Softwares)... However, there are some proven spywares which can cause the problem. A few basic tips for you guys...

    1: Always use your AV Software and keep them updated on a regular basis. The first thing that helps you is your AV software.

    2: Sometimes, the AV Software maynot detect a spyware or a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers are something that will redirect your search to unknown and unwanted sites (viz. porn or other *** sites).

    3: Use a good Anti-Spyware program. I would recommend Windows Defender or SpyBot S&D. Download eiher of them and keep them updated. These are specialized AntiSpyware Applications and would detect most of the problems and would fix them.

    4: Update yourselves wth a little extra information about what to d in situations when these softwares fail to resolve the problem. In some cases, new varients or new infections come out for which these AntiMalware apps doesnt have detection signatures ready. In these cases, you must rely on your own knowledge and wits.

    I would suggest you all to know sme basics on identifying undetected Malwares from your system.

    Go to MalwareInfo.Org and visit the BootCamp section. and read the part1 and part2 articles. These should get you ready. I would also recomend that you download Process Explorer (SysInternals) or AMIR (MalwareInfo.Org) and try to identify the unwanted/malicious process...

    At times, problems are not skin deep that you can solve yourselves... in those situations, go to CastleCops or malwareanaysis.org and look for help... people out there will suggest you with a remedy...

    Regards...
    Rajdeep
    aka. MaliciousBrains
    Sunday, November 16, 2008 5:51 AM
  • hi leema, just wondering how you were able to reset your proxy settings.  Do you have to reset for each individual program that connects to the internet, or is it somewhere under network settings?  none of my programs are able to connect online (IE, firefox, AIM, or even programs that are trying to receive updates)  thanks!
    Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:42 AM
  • That worked! Thanks!
    Saturday, December 13, 2008 3:49 AM