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I have one of those re-diret bot things going, tells me computer isn't safe and only redirects me to buy some bogus software...locked up won't run anything anti-virus etc.

One of you 'puter gods sent me a pm last year how to clean it which i used a couple times but not have lost...


any ideas how to turn off this damn redirect?










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If by system restore you mean trying to put the configuration back to and 'earlier' time...won't let me.

just get a virus alert application can't be started mesage.

I had this a while back, somebody told me how to go through the start menu...type ****.exe, find such and such and elete it....worked but i can't find the directions he gave me and i printed out.










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http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
Start here. It's not terribly hard to get these out of the system, but they take time.

And qTuit surfing porn!:D



Thats the problem, can't get to a browser to download anything...it just redirects to the 'buy our security stuff' website.

any other program pops up the infected cant start application mesag....i did run the Macfee virus stuff, it did a complete scan then said no issues were found...but while it was running the redirects just kept popping up....grrrr.

Gonna kill my kid!










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http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
Start here. It's not terribly hard to get these out of the system, but they take time.

And qTuit surfing porn!:D



Thats the problem, can't get to a browser to download anything...it just redirects to the 'buy our security stuff' website.

any other program pops up the infected cant start application mesag....i did run the Macfee virus stuff, it did a complete scan then said no issues were found...but while it was running the redirects just kept popping up....grrrr.

Gonna kill my kid!



Start Run regedit

Click on COMPUTER... to make sure you are selecting all the keys. THEN... click on edit... FIND and type in the name of this POS where ever the name pops up delete the whole key

OH and keep FIND NEXT till it says Finshed searching the registry

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"let my son use the computer last night..."

"anyway to find where this came from?"



Yeah, definitely Cyberporn:P.

The Moderators @this site have bailed me out a couple of times: http://www.majorgeeks.com/

Search the forums there, &/or post your question. I had one of those viruses a number of years back. It actually kept blocking me from downloading the application written to eradicate it. It was pretty frustrating. I eventually found a back door, but it took time. Sorry, I don't remember the steps. The easy thing to do, is just nuke the hard drive. Hopefully, you've backed up your data(?). Simply wipe the drive, & start anew. You'll overwrite the virus, & have a new system in a couple of hours. It can be a lot less aggravating... You could even use that time to have a talk w/your son about the Birds & the Bees (& the Turds)B|.

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If you are fighting the same virus I recently was, there is only one solution that will get rid of it. Go here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix Download Combofix, and follow their instructions exactly. Once you finish, un-install combofix as it can interfere with some anit virus software. You will probably have to use a different computer to download it onto a flash drive, then transfer it to your computer that way. That virus blocks access to pretty much all anti-virus software websites.

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Thanks 'zon....I'm working on trying that.



If you get redirected to the point of not being able to download the right software, you may want to boot in safe mode to download it.




Yeah I think Ill try that...if it will let me connect with a browser..










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My mom got something like that.....she called I had to help her Fdisc her hard drive and start from scratch.
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Remember this thread?
http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=4066270;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread

I got it last year as well. same thing.
I would suggest maybe buying the latest anti virus but....who knows with these new freaking viruses.
And no, Apples still get them as well.

Freaking hackers. Why can't we kill them for sport?
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My mom got something like that.....she called I had to help her Fdisc her hard drive and start from scratch.
[:/]
Remember this thread?
http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=4066270;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread

I got it last year as well. same thing.
I would suggest maybe buying the latest anti virus but....who knows with these new freaking viruses.
And no, Apples still get them as well.

Freaking hackers. Why can't we kill them for sport?



If the antivirus folks didn't have to hire those low experienced women code writers to get the government contracts, maybe they would produce a better product.:P
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Ok, go back to the regedit.exe and then browse down to:

Computer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
Microsoft
Windows
CurrentVersion
Run

What's listed in there? Also, go to the RunOnce folder and tell me whats listed in there.

What site is it redirecting you to, and what messages do you get?
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I have one of those re-diret bot things going, tells me computer isn't safe and only redirects me to buy some bogus software...locked up won't run anything anti-virus etc.

One of you 'puter gods sent me a pm last year how to clean it which i used a couple times but not have lost...


any ideas how to turn off this damn redirect?



malwarebytes has worked for me in the scenario you are describing. I had to shut down and restart in safe mode to be able to access it without the redirect to the bullshit site.

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malwarebytes has worked for me in the scenario you are describing. I had to shut down and restart in safe mode to be able to access it without the redirect to the bullshit site.



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Thats the problem, can't get to a browser to download anything...it just redirects to the 'buy our security stuff' website.



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malwarebytes has worked for me in the scenario you are describing. I had to shut down and restart in safe mode to be able to access it without the redirect to the bullshit site.



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Thats the problem, can't get to a browser to download anything...it just redirects to the 'buy our security stuff' website.






But in safe mode I was able to get to the browser without the redirect.

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Is it a big deal to wipe your computer clean and re-load from backups?

I recently had something similar (no idea how, as I am super-cautious) that re-directed in many ways, including clicking on a secure link from a Google search and being re-directed to another site every time.

I paid a computer geek $100, dropped my tower off to him at 8 a.m. on a Friday and picked it up at 5 p.m. same day. It was squeaky-clean with everything reloaded on it as I previously had it. Well-worth the $100 and he responded to my email questions over the weekend. I just worked from my laptop for the day, so I did not lose work time. Since then, I added Malewarebytes to my security and I run a full scan daily (I am now paranoid), in addition to my regular McAfee scans and cleans. I also switched my browser to delete everything upon exit, which is nice since I never remembered to do that before.

If you have whatever I had, I would skip the security help (I spent several calls, with several remotely-accessed McAfee security guys and the problem kept coming back) and just wipe your computer clean.
"Nature is cruel, but we don't have to be." ~ Temple Grandin

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Jim,

First, reboot your computer and F8 on bootup to get into "Safe mode with networking."
Then download and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
Run it and it will clean up that POS
If you try to chase it down, you'll spend days.

http://www.softsailor.com/how-to/8723-how-to-remove-security-tool-virus-malware-removal-guide.html
Nobody has time to listen; because they're desperately chasing the need of being heard.

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