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    Sci-Fi/Horror Fan Zoran's Avatar
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    I Have A Google Search Hijacker

    This crap just started today...when I click on a search result in Google I see becoolwebsearch.net in my address bar and then it redirects to different spam sites.

    I have tried finding the problem and removing it with these programs:

    CWshredder
    Malwarebytes
    Spybot S&D

    But it still happens when googling so I tried dogpile search and it does not happen which has me thinking it might be google that is infected with a hijacker.

    Please search for something in google and try a couple of the results an let me know what happens.

    Thanks.

    EDIT: I usually use Opera as my main browser which is what I was using when I discovered the problem. I just tried it with Firefox and NONE of the search results would open.

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    Nah. Google works fine. You have a hijacker. I had that problem a couple years ago and was able fix it by searching around on other engines. It took a while to get rid of, though. They're annoying fuckers.

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    Sci-Fi/Horror Fan Zoran's Avatar
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    Thanks for your reply arthur...I think I have it killed. I disabled my anti-virus and fire wall then installed Combofix which took nearly an hour but after reboot Google seems to be acting normally.

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    Grand Shriner arthurgolden's Avatar
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    Good news. Hope it keeps working.

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    You're not the only one who got it today. I got it as well, same one. Thing is, I got it on my netbook, which I don't download anything to, ever!

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    Sci-Fi/Horror Fan Zoran's Avatar
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    I sent you a PM outlining every thing I did KG204.

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    Its the evil overlay.xul virus. I had it for a month, tried literally everything to get rid of it. All the best malwarebytes and other virus scanners couldnt detect it, I ended up copying my appdata folder on to a memory stick and loading it on a computer with a more industrial-strength scanner, and it found it in a second.

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