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An annoyance - Bing search engine

Q: An annoyance - Bing search engine

Bing has hijacked my opening page & tabs. I cannot seem to kill it. Can some one guide me to get my google search page back on top please.

I'm using chrome. which I know little about compared to FF.

thanks
AaLF

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A: An annoyance - Bing search engine

Step 1
Select the "Chrome Menu" icon resembling three horizontal lines and select "Settings."
Step 2
Select "Google" in the "Search" section. If, for some reason, Google does not dislay, click "Manage Search Engines" and select "Google" from the list of available options.
Step 3
Close the "Settings" window and then restart the browser.
Also, make sure that Bing is not set in IE as your 'default' search provider.

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The Truth About Microsoft's Market Research....

China is clearly the biggest marketing opportunity in the world, with a growing economy and billions of potential customers. Most Chinese speak Mandarin, sort of a universal language that connects all their ethnicities and language groups. They also like Fortune Cookies, don't we all? That's why I was quite surprised, when I opened my latest fortune cookie, and turned it over for the Mandarin lesson:

They must know what they're doing.......right???

A:Bing! Search Engine

You know that just means like...'sickness' in Chinese right?

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For some reason MS Bing is on a tab on my MS explorier Browser. How does
a preson get rid of MS Bing Search Engine. I use google and I don't plan
on using Bing as a search engine.

Thank you,
 

A:Getting Rid of MS Bing search engine?

Next to Bing search box, click the Down arrow, then select Find More Search Providers. You will then get to a web page where you can select Google as your default search engine.
 

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I have been using Bing as the default search engine on my PC for some years. It functions perfectly, and I wanted to be able to use it for searches on my new Samsung Galaxy mobile 'phone as well. But when I went through Chrome/Settings/Search Engine, Bing is shown as "Location is Blocked" ! Can anyone help me to get round this problem? Thanks.
 

A:Bing Search Engine - Blocked

Sttings - search engine - you should see Google Yahoo and Bing and a couple of others - select Bing
tap on that "Location is blocked" which should be in blue lettering
then on the next screen - tap on location access and select allow
 

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I am using firefox and it apears that Bing has hijacked my search engine.  Even if I go back and change it through the options it continues to open a new web page as Bing.  I looked in my program files and I do not see Bong or Google anywhere. I have ran malwarebytes and a spybot and hijack this and can not seem to remove it.  I can not even remove it from the list.  The remove button is grayed out.  Any information is appreciated!

A:Bing has hijacked my search engine

You might want to refresh your Firefox settings. A few months ago, Firefox changed their default search to Yahoo which uses Bing.
 
 
 
 
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings

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I have tried about 7 methods but none worked.
My list of programs does not include Bing - so I cannot delete it.
I have got just one search engine associated with I E 11 (Google) and set it as Default. However; in that same line of text it says that it is "Not Available".
Anyway; when I select I E; I get MSN combined with Bing.
Please advise me

A:On I E 11 How to Use Google Search Engine instead of Bing

Go to gear icon > manage add-ons > search providers > Find more search providers (at Bottom left) > pick one(or some)

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I had already run combofix and have the log file generated - attaching the file herewith... please help..
thx

A:Cannot upload any search engine - google bing (any)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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A few weeks ago I started noticing the search results from Google would redirect to suspicious websites unrelated to my search terms. I was using Firefox, so I then started using IE and searching via Bing. A few days ago the problem started with Bing as well.

I am running Windows 7 64-bit. I use AVG Free antivirus, and keep the Windows firewall on.

I have run Malwarebytes quick scan, which found and quarantined Trojan.Happili (twice) and Exploit.Drop.9 (also twice) both located in the AppData\Local\Temp\ folder.

Even after removal of these, the problem persists.

A:Search Engine Redirects (Google/Bing)

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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How to Disable Bing From the Windows 8.1 Search Engine
 

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Picked up a search redirector that I can not get rid of. Malwarebytes does not touch it. Webroot secrue anywhere will temporarily remove it but it keeps coming back when computer is left on over night etc. I can't find a perminate way to remove it. I aparently also some vestage of windows system suite that it would be nice to remove if I could find the few pieces. It does not come up but it would be nice to not have combo fix show that it is there. Webroot had me download a file listed as AntiTdl.exe that is supposed to clean it but does not seem to. I could attach it if it would help.

A:search engine redirection google bing

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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For the last 24 hours, I have not been able to access my regular Google search engine. Every time I try (and I have tried A LOT) whatever I am looking for takes me to Bing. Once there, I still cannot get to any of the sites.

I have done LOTS of things to correct this, such as:

Searched out help online
Cleaned my cache
Deleted my History
Did system restore (a number of times)
Changed some information in the Hosts file
Searched Google Help for help (problem has occurred a lot - no indication they are concerned)
Upgraded my Google Toolbar
Nothing has worked!

At this point, I am at my wits end!

Please help me.

B~
 

A:Solved: Search Engine Highjacked by Bing

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Good morning,
I'm having a problem with a search engine redirect. Most results in google and bing are redirected to an undesireable site. Also, when I open IE and type in an address, a new window opens up with an undesirable redirect. In addition to this, I'm also having the following problems:

-"generic host process for Win32 Services" error message
-"No active mixer devices" error message when I try to adjust audio volume
-generally slow running computer
-restarts frequently needed because software freezes when opening

Below is my dds log as well as an attached zip file with the second dds log and the gmer log. Please let me know what I can do to fix this problem. thanks!!
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by bdavidson at 10:10:08.95 on Tue 12/28/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\SSL VPN Client\agent.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client\vpnagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\win32app\ingr\ipshare\clntutil\bin\pidrpcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\lotus\notes\ntmulti.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

A:Search Engine Redirect (google, bing, etc.)

Howdy there and welcome to TSF Forums

I'm Steve and I will be helping you throughout this fix.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step. Please perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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Help! How do I permanently remove bing search engine on my computer? I have tried searching for advice on this and nothing helps: Wikihow says to insert an html (well I can't even identify that) someone else said to locate bing in search engine add-ons (it doesn't even show up) and someone else said to type about.config in the filter bar - where is it?? Nothing is showing up as it should according to these gurus.

I am using Firefox. If I use IE bing stays hidden but I like Firefox and don't want this blasted thing on my computer. Any ideas - thanks in advance. Please use nice simple instructions.

Solved:
Guess what? If you use Firefox, here is a nice simple solution that does not remove bookmarks or files. Open Firefox, select help, troubleshooting issues, refresh Firefox. Select refresh only what I want, Firefox will reset to default. When done close window and reset home page. Easy as. FYI a file named Old Firefox Stuff will appear on your desktop in case you need anything from it. Many thanks to Chris for this info.
 

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UPDATE 3/28: Tried a Google and Bing search today, and none of the links appear covered by redirects. Before receiving instruction not to make any changes to my system, I ran another Anti-Malware scan. The results:Memory Modules Infected:c:\Users\Michael\AppData\Local\Temp\ftpgent.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.Registry Values Infected:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\PkgMtend (Trojan.Agent) -> Value: PkgMtend -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.Files Infected:c:\Users\Michael\AppData\Local\Temp\ftpgent.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Delete on rebootI am not sure if this will completely erradicate the problem, logs from DDS and GMER (pre-antimalware removal) below:Hello,As of yesterday when I search using Google and Bing I am redirected to various sites when attempting to follow links. The redirect links affect most, but not all of the search results. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium, Firefox version 3.6.16. I have run Malwarebytes Anti-malware, which found three malicious files yesterday, 1 Trojan.Agent and 2 Trojan.Dropper. I deleted these files and restarted. I have also run a full scan using McAfee, which registered and deleted 3 trojans. I am pretty much a novice at most of this stuff, but I can follow directions well. Any help is greatly appreciated.Regards,Mike DDS log:.DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Michael at 15:4... Read more

A:Search engine redirect (Google, Bing)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your ... Read more

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Hi,
I am getting redirected from Google and Bing seach results page to random unrelated pages.
Avast! is giving a message that there is a rootkit detected on startup at C:\\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\disk.sys but is unable to resolve the issue.
I have access to the XP reinstall disc that came with the computer.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Cindy
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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Cindy at 20:50:16.54 on Fri 04/08/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.531 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
c:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe
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A:Google and Bing search engine redirect

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Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
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VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this linkDouble click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a... Read more

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Hi.
 
I've been working with Jeff over in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware and Malware forum and we've come to a point where he feels that the problem is possibly a hardware software problem of some sort.
 
Until a couple weeks ago, my I.E. search engine was Google and I had no problem opening links.  However, somehow I was hacked and they managed to corrupt my Kasperky Pure 3 program as well as my IoBits Advanced System Care Pro, well still acting as if both were updating and running as they should.  Then I discovered my firewall was down, and the programs were not running according to Windows Security.  From there, I couldn't turn on Windows Firewall or Windows Defender and Windows Update had been shut down.
 
Kaspersky worked with me and we discovered that the program had indeed been corrupted so using another computer and cd which I burned, I installed a new Kaspersky Pure 3 program.  Windows Security now showed Kaspersky as the firewall, virus protection and spyware/malware protection.  I had to turn Windows Update back on.
 
When I turned Windows Update back on, it did some updates to I.E.  I didn't think anything of it as I don't use I.E. except for the very rare occasion.
 
When finalizing our troubleshooting, it was recommended that I check settings in I.E. to be sure they were set properly.  When I opened I.E. all of a sudden it kept trying to redirect from the homepage. I closed the browser, opened it again with... Read more

A:I.E. 11 BING - Can't Open Links or Change Search Engine

Bumping to see if anyone can help me.  Thanks.

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Hello,

While reading my morning news, I subbled upon one of the local site visits, that apparently was hacked.

It redirected me to a youtube video, and asked me to install various stoftware, at which point I immediatly closed IE.

Apparently not soon enough, as now I can not use either Yahoo, Bing or Google search engines. It simply times out. However, I can brouse Yahoo, but not the others.

Here are the results of the scans;

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7100 @ 1.80GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 9978 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KU184
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:08:51 PM, on 3/4/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\s... Read more

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I too am on the "that's not the link I wanted... oh crap" redirection bandwagon and I want off.

I've run Ad-aware, MalwareBites, HitMan Pro 3.5 which have found some things but can't quite get to the root of the problem.

I've downloaded Hijack This and am ready to tackle this SOB. Would anyone be able to help me out with this?

Thanks!

A:Search engine redirects (Google, Yahoo, Bing...)

well, after browsing through other similar threads with similar problems, I tried the TDSS killer and it worked.

I can now search for "USA Rugby" and get USA Rugby, not Illinoismarketplacespamwarehouse.com

thanks!

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Hi

I am experiencing problems with my Internet Explorer (IE). Whenever I search for a keyword on any search engine (Google/Bing/Yahoo), the main links of the results would redirect to various Ad websites. When I point the mouse over the main link, the status bar of the IE shows a link starting with http://1942.r.google.com... If the link is clicked, another window of IE opens up and redirects to another site. However, if I close that window or press the back key, it will take me to my original window that I initially intended to go to.

I, like any other tech, ran several software in safe mode, such as AVG, Trend Micro Worry Free, Symantec Endpoint Security, Spy-Bot, Ad-Aware, Malware Bytes and more. Even though it cleaned many viruses/spy-wares, it could not fix the redirecting issue. I even checked and removed suspicious registry entries from the system. However, I was unable to get rid of the redirection.

I am including log files that were requested. Please help get rid of this redirection issue. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You!

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DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by raf at 21:53:40.07 on Fri 12/17/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2037.1284 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}
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A:search engine redirect virus (Google/Bing/Yahoo) on IE

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.


Combofix
We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Please read all the information carefully! If using Windows XP you should ensure you install the Recovery Console.

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Hi

I am experiencing problems with my Internet Explorer (IE). Whenever I search for a keyword on any search engine (Google/Bing/Yahoo), the main links of the results would redirect to various Ad websites. When I point the mouse over the main link, the status bar of the IE shows a link starting with http://1942.r.google.com... If the link is clicked, another window of IE opens up and redirects to another site. However, if I close that window or press the back key, it will take me to my original window that I initially intended to go to.

I, like any other tech, ran several software in safe mode, such as AVG, Trend Micro Worry Free, Symantec Endpoint Security, Spy-Bot, Ad-Aware, Malware Bytes and more. Even though it cleaned many viruses/spy-wares, it could not fix the redirecting issue. I even checked and removed suspicious registry entries from the system. However, I was unable to get rid of the redirection.

I am including log files that were requested. Please help get rid of this redirection issue. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You!

========================= DDS.txt =====================================
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by raf at 21:53:40.07 on Fri 12/17/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2037.1284 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}
AV: Trend Micro Security Agent *Disa... Read more

A:search engine redirect virus (Google/Bing/Yahoo)

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

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My laptop is a HP dv6000 t2250 1.73GHz 2 GB RAM running windows xp sp3. I have the search engine redirecting problem, but only with ie8 and firefox. I can still use chrome for google, yahoo, etc. The links all work as intended. There is nothing wrong with my computer speed or connection. I decided to look into the problem the other day when I ran the Norton Scan and it found Spyguard 2008 and had it removed from my laptop. Also, I am not sure if this is related to the virus, but whenever I restart my laptop I get the Blue Screen right before it loads the desktop and then it restarts the entire reboot all over again. Usually it only does this once, then it loads properly the second time. However, recently it gave me the blue screen twice and then loaded on the third time. I ran my avast antivirus (full scan last night then a quick scan today) and it moved what it found to the virus chest. I can provide the logs for both scans if needed. I have run TDSS killer and it came back clean. Same thing with Malwarebytes, the results came back clean. I also used CCleaner to clean my computer and clear my registry. I read that an old version of Java contributed to getting the virus/malware so i removed all the old versions on the laptop and then downloaded the newest one. Here is my HijackThis Log. Thank you for your help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:07:07 PM, on 8/14/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer ve... Read more

A:Google/Yahoo/Bing search engine links are being redirected to ads

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I don't remember the exact day it started, but for the past week or so, I have had issues when I try to click on a search result link from any search engine: Google, Bing, etc. Like so many others in different forums/posts I have read over the past few days, if I cut and paste the shortcut into the address bar and hit Enter, it takes me to the appropriate site. But if I just click on the link, I am redirected to anything from porn to shopping to completely random sites. (There is a green globe before the web address for every site I am redirected to, if that helps at all.) That seems to be the only issue I have currently, although a few days back my firewall turned off on its own. Since then, I have downloaded and run Ad-Aware and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware software, as well as the (paid version of) Spyware Sweeper and (free version of) AVG Anti-Virus that I already had running on my system (Windows XP). At first, a trojan was found (Trojan.Backdoor.ProgDav) and after two tries, seemingly removed. I also had a Win32/Cryptor virus found and removed and two other viruses I can't recall. I have run full scans using everything I have over the past day (in both safe and regular mode) and nothing has been found. But the redirecting links problem still persists and I am worried that there are worse things happening to my computer behind the scenes that I can't detect with the naked eye. Any help would be appreciated; if I can't figure this out soon, I&#... Read more

A:Search Engine (Google, Bing, etc.) Link Redirect Problems

hello JHWK54ME and to Bleepingcomputer.if I can't figure this out soon, I'm going to have to take my laptop in to a professionalmethinks we're going to put these guys out of business one day Yup. . . you've got a nasty on your machine. We can get rid of it. . . but first, a warning.One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?When Should I Format, How Should I ReinstallWe can still clean this machine but I can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you d... Read more

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On @11/1 i would get redirected to sites that have nothing to do with the search engine result i clicked on. I would need to rerun the search and click on it again to get to it. BACK does not work on the site i'm redirected to, it just sends me to the main page that i'm redirected to.Happens with bot IE and Firefox.I have dwm.exe running from my temp directory and i can't delete it, even in safe mode. Also looks like shell.exe and svchost.exe are running from a wrong directory. Note: I downloaded GMER but the buttons that the instructions say to check are grayed out & uncheckable. Services, Registry & Files & c:/ & ADS are the only ones i'm allowed to check. I did not run it.Here are my logs as per http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html .DDS.txt:DDS (Ver_10-11-03.01) - NTFS_AMD64 Run by John at 4:49:51.15 on Thu 11/04/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2814.1630 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows&#... Read more

A:Browser redirect in Search Engine results (Yahoo, Bing, Google)

Moderator - please close this thread.
I followed boopme's 1st post in the below thread and i'm good now.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic358309.html

THANK YOU!

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I'm having problems with Google, Yahoo, and Bing searches directing me to nonrelated sites. This just started yesterday afternoon, probably after trying to download an update to Flash Player HD (?). Also some websites are loading really slow.

I have Windows XP home edition and run IE8.
1st I tried System Restore, but it just stops after I pick a date to restore too.

2nd I downloaded GMER and ran it. It showed 4 areas with possible rootkit problems, but didn't highlight them in red and I couldn't fix them.

3rd I downloaded Sophos Anti-Rootkit software and ran it. The check took 41 minutes and came up with 16 files, but didn't recommend fixing any of those.

4th I downloaded HiJackThis from Trend Micro, Inc. and ran the scan. Trend sent me to this forum for help.

A:Search Engine (Yahoo, Google, and Bing) Redirection to nonrelated sites

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerPlease subscribe to your topic so that you will be notified as soon as I post a reply, instead of you having to check the topic all of the time. This will allow you to get an email notification when I reply.To subscribe, go to your topic, and at the top right hand corner by your first post, click the Options button and then click Track this topic. The bullet the immediate notification bubble. Then press submit.Lets take a look with MalwarebytesPlease download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here:MalwarebytesPlease rename the file BEFORE downloading to zztoy.exe instead of mbam-setup.exeMBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Double Click zztoy.exe to install the application.* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and yo... Read more

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I am using a Dell Dimension DIM 4550 with a Pentium4, 2.4GHz, 2.39 GHz 768 RAM running Windows XP Home 2002 Service Pack 3. (I have not updated Windows for over one year because when a Windows update form the last year or so gets installed I cannot get a wireless connection between my Netgear RangeMax Wireless N Gigabit router WNR3500 and Netgear RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N USB 2.0Adapter WNDA3100-- I have the auto update disabled after figuring out that if I system restored to a point before updates I do not lose wireless connection.)

My problem is that when trying to use the internet, I cannot get passed the search engine page. I use Internet Explorer and Google. I have switched the search engine to Bing and Yahoo and each results in same problem. I also loaded Firefox and tried Google, Bing and Yahoo with Firefox with same bad result.

I use ESET and ran Malwarebytes. I am able to access updates for each. I've run scans with each and have found and removed things a couple of times. I still can't get passed the search engine homepage.

This is what happens when I run a search, go to a favorite or type in a URL. I initially get to the next page but then I get a warning
"ESET NOD 32 Antivirus
Address has been blocked
URL
clkh71yhks66.com/eOGNg6de5asc8hvI2S5Xpeg...
IP
78.47.249.228:80"

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A:Search Engine Redirected and can't get past Google/Bing/Yahoo page

Please read carefully and follow these steps.

Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.
Extract its contents to your desktop.
Once extracted, open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.

If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.

If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.

It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.

If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory, (usually C:\ folder) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt". Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.

 

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Please help! I have been infected by something that redirects me do random sites after I have done a searchs on Google, Yahoo or Bing. The latest redirects have taken me to the following website hxxp://server2.mediajmp.com/surveys/don-index.html?sub=yahoo.comor hxxp://server2.mediajmp.com/surveys/don-index.html?sub=google.comBoth of these links have an audio file asking me to participate in a 30 second survey. I have run Byspot Search & Destroy, PC Tools Spyware Doctor. Adaware & Malwaresbytes Anti Malware and still can not rid this thing. Other sites worth noting which are part of the redirect there are 9 click.php files here are some of the URL'shxxp://64.111.208.43/click.php?re=1&cc=eNoVUs3OqjAUfCATbQuUduECUPlERAFBYHNDC4j8qKCCEB7-amYyyUxOchYz10kkFE0I4GlfKB-r2H4mMAdQ_OkvBxRCRABCVMJTeIbSVjdyXn-q1F4uJ8gTIGaMEiDwOOYZSBCDCUScpISSmP-DNOM4FgSQUkw4FzOJUSQnNMNMRoyyCaJJmFLrXnlW9b6Mir0wGmLUGrevD7-yhfJuKbaSO2LDe-e-jfr6eOwwbt24dcfnuD96_Wc1k9vv20p5FabpGsRD2H0koPKNzs5eoguHRTc8mjxVr59z4dB1mWe3esXtNKt0t6tIK-zOg8w3z-RlVUBk6_Wi1AYr90vzSA6CT1Zdu7iPqNmWffHurdQYj3-qLcB920inRluczuqmf2yybnSawNEeRSll1Ws3vNP4-Iy4FP3lQxU4GCq9mvsZ9e-BWjfrEgkzwxc7sFadYIisp25oPDx_Bh_qoLeiY9kf6pNXBhqbxfygaKi-xeSa6UPirzwxuuyk0NuBgofrw-4un3TlOr5uTXgYxtCTN7PNFcscRqV5qQ-tebLExZ4IWvq4pezQlK5K3MdMSYYn8y7LiZI5QtJcIF9OYIKEzEUwl9Ec_-yEpkRIBLOGHbtZIAqMVxgYbRQ4PdM3ReRKBUOg-17-8O00RhCbZ-cdBepg1lbHfntBIMFJmooES4jiFCBKMlliTGIA41RG_wGSB9Po&cu=54d123a8433ce1b67595029df86bafdf&co=bc2be11daa9a7ffd8567da1141096460&... Read more

A:Search Engine Result Redirect Google, Yahoo & Bing http://r9237242.cn/

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I would appreciate any advice on how to fix this..My computer caught a virus and screwed up the admin account. I managed to get that bug removed. Since then, I have problems when I click the results from search engines. When I click search results, I get sent to different sites. I typically use Google Chrome but it's happened on Bing as well. For example, I did a google search on "virus removal". The link on the Google page was for "www.symantec.com/security_response/removaltools.jsp" but when I click the link, it goes to "http://answers.nixxie.com/s.php?k=virus%20removal&adid=13190&ts=1001SMA_A14&subid=263328-165793-133-27681&click=1609561864-41d3.11f1.50788005.3b97&ref=http://market-find.com/index.php?search=virus%20removal"Cicking "www.kaspersky.com › Support" takes me to "http://r.looksmart.com/og/pr=Psr;ro=1;rc=4;digest=2318dc8762ee3009c073e486df8a499b;kid=6f71bb91533de8f9bb8d92689e59bf39;t=1350074566;v=8;data=gg1A2cbB_NiFMmKDDBkRvp9xLNM-gHzw1ipDmvpgzJM7kA2vsa63GrjukRD6oalWiDGbgjD4_lX7zIN4HI9nmNM701OzoDmp2aba_b-8rQiuWrRnSR6SldsYzIg9duKKiVELnFMfFbijvsXXHu4z3OBZgeOJjsbbEsL9UNuMEytcIVbfpvA8EA;uh=157x17525143547048890673;la=2438185;lm=3039186;ad=756865385;ag=766460146;kw=1609561864;qt=virus%20removal;vr=17;lt=EM;ip=50.80.167.198;pt=;st=118.25.90.0.0.0.0;os=929.249.9.0.4.230.2.6;sy=keyword;my=smart;geo=894417;vid=0;subid=137419-386-27681;opi=bizz_main;lg=0;sqid=610B9C4C-14AD-11E2-A738-E60E0A2C1E10... Read more

A:When click results from search engine (Google & Bing), get sent to wrong sites (ex http://click.livesearchnow.com/...)

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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I have a phantom item that says "search with bing" on my right click menu in IE11, which I can't remove.  It doesn't appear in the list of search providers in IE options, only the right click menu.

A:Unable to remove "Search with Bing" from Internet Explorer 11 right click search

I think the Bing bar comes as part of win 7 install on a lot of computers so you should find it in add remove programs
and be able to uninstall it from their.

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DDS.txt Log is below and Attach.txt is attached with this topic.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Jigi at 18:43:11 on 2012-03-22
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4030.1313 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\vcsFPService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:I use Bing search and search links redirected to http://dailyprize-winners.com

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us1.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!doing so will only at best cause you unneeded worry as it finds our backups and may even list our toolsand at worst can cause conficts with our tools and lead to unforseen things to happen2.Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.besides the time it takes me to open the reports it makes it harder to find something if I need to go back to do more research and putting them in code boxes just makes them so hard to read3. After each step give me a little feedback It does not need to be long but just something so I know how things are going it can be something likeI am still getting redirected The computer is running as it shouldDon't put things like - it is the same as before or still the same this just makes me go back and look for you last feedback as to how things are4. read every post completely before doing anythingPay special attention to the Notes** I have put inThese are things I have found that happen allot and can be taken care of easily just by reading the Notes**Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Ba... Read more

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You know where it says www.techspot.com. Yes it has taken it over. There is no bing addon, extension or remove program. I followed a few guides I found googling and they only work until I restart FF. My old search engine was Google in the address bar.
 

A:Bing has taken over as my default search address bar in Firefox, search provider

In the address bar where it says your search program. Drop down the menu there. You should be able to switch it back to Google
 

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The problem is any search website comes up with page can't be found: Google.com, Bing.com, Yahoo.com comes up but when I try a search it does nothing. I have no issues going to any other website, just search websites.

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit with AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 and no third party firewall.

AVG scan is clean. Malwarebytes scan is clean. Ccleaner has been run. I have reset IE 8 settings to default. I have flushed the DNS. I have run HiJackThis and don't see any problems. I have checked the host file and there are no strange entries.

I need to know what to try next. Any help or direction would be appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Can't Access Search sites: Google, Bing, Yahoo Search

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Kindest Regards,SweetTech.

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Those who use Bing and Google to do searches might find this interesting.

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/10/05/bing-image-blackhat-seo-poisoning/

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A:infecting Your Computer - Bing Search Vs. Google Search

Good read, Frank
 

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I have done this several times, but I no longer see Google Search listed at Internet Explorer Gallery

How else can I do it?

A:Replacing Bing search with Google search

One way---

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/tool...en&brand=GGHP&

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I have been using Windows 7 Home Premium for about 4 months now and slowly reducing my hatred of all the changes from Windows XP. However one thing is very frustrating and I hope there is a solution or work around.

After running a several minute long search of an external hard drive, I may have several hundred results in a details list view. When I try to resort the list by clicking on one of the column headings, like Path or Date Modified, the search starts all over again and slowly rebuilds the list. Is there a way to quickly resort the current results?
 

A:A Major Annoyance Using Search

Just below the File menu I see a little icon that says, "Save search".
 

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I am trying to figure out why one of my computers redirects your search when you utilize Yahoo, Google, or MSN search. I enter in a topic and the options come up...once I click on any of those web sites I am redirected to other sites. If I use IE or Firefox this happens. I just want to clean up my system.
I have read many of the threads in forums about this but there are many answers so I am not sure which fix is for my system.

Thanks,
Haolegirl

A:Redirect when using Google Search, Yahoo Search or Any Search engine

It's a virus that is constantly morphing. Let's see if Mbam will help-----------------------The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will s... Read more

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I have this Search Assistant starting up all the time which is annoying .I have tried most of the so called registry fixes which didn't get rid of it.Also used Ad-Aware and Spybot Search & Destroyy to no avail.Starting to get desperate.Heeeeelp! please.
 

A:[Resolved] Search Assistant annoyance

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I like my homepage as msn.com. I also prefer to use the left panel search. Now for awhile, whenever I begin typing text into the search engine , by the second letter, the main window steals focus and inputs my text (as I am typing) into the msn web search. Could someone help me to disable this please? Thank you. It also happens with yahoo.
 

A:Solved: annoyance with search stealing focus

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When I try to search anything on "BING" all I get is a blank BING search screen. Nothing at all happens. BING Maps will not work either. Any ideas why I cant't get the BING search engine or Bing Maps to work. I use windows XP and I have Norton for virus protection.

A:Bing Search

Welcome aboard What browser?Did you try different browser?

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I just installed Win 8 and was just wondering what happened to the search bar in Bing Desktop which appeared either on top or the centre of your screen in Windows 7?

A:Bing DT Search Bar

Believe or not, the Bing Bar is not compatible with Win 8.

John

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I had a bing toolbar that my son somehow downloaded to my computer. I removed it and also scanned with ad-aware and found and removed a trojan virus. I was entering something into my address bar and misspelled and it came up to a bing search page. I don't have bing as a default search engine. I checked the registry with regedit and found the bing search entry and deleted it but it sill goes to this page. It does it in firefox and IE. How can I get this deleted permanently?
 

A:bing search

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Suddenly the Bing bar refuses to search. Clicking on Search fails to
activate.

A:Bing search bar

IE>Tools>Internet Options>Advanced>Reset. Also did you update IE or your OS recently?

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Hi everyone ,

I have a very strange problem.

When I open folders, a search box appears instead. A search specifically for the folder I opened.

However, I can open the file normally using: 'right click' ==> 'open'.

Any ideas?



 

A:Unusual annoyance: folder/search issue. (Screenshots included)

Hi and welcome to TSG,
Running this script should fix the problem:

Download folder_open.vbs from the following link and save this file to your hard drive. Navigate to where you saved it and double click the file. A confirmation dialog will appear when finished. This script can be viewed in Notepad or any text editor, as to the specific Registry key and value that are updated.

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts/xp_folder_open.vbs
Let me know how it goes please.
 

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Hi all, my computer appears to be infected with a redirect virus. When I perform a search on Bing and click a link my browser gets redirected to a site I didn't choose. I'm operating Windows Vista with Microsoft Security Essentials. I ran Malwarebytes and AdAware and neither program found anything. Below is my DDS log and I've attached the Attach and GMER logs as requested. If you need any other info please ask. Thank you!
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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by office depot at 14:10:43.35 on Tue 04/12/2011
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1917.668 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {9FF26384-70D4-CE6B-3ECB-E759A6A40116}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Enabled/Updated* {24938260-56EE-C1E5-047B-DC2BDD234BAB}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
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A:Bing search redirect

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
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Can someone plese give me a guaranteed process for removing the BING SEARCH BAR?
I am running Windows 7 Professional x64 using IE8

Thank you

A:BING Search Bar removal

Two programs that work for me.
Revo
Ccleaner
Use them wisely. Any removal program if use wrong can remove the wrong thing.
If by chance you still have problems, get back to us.

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I may or may not have an issue, as I have only moderate knowledge of the workings of my computer, and would ask if anyone would be willing to give me a once over. I have tried to reset my Firefox's default search engine to Google twice now and it refuses to stick. I had this problem once before with a Privitize VPN forced search, so I took a look around in my about:config and found something that disturbed me; I have a few instances of Babylon.com search popping up in places I don't understand, and as I know that that is linked with Privitize VPN I'm a little worried, not to mention the fact that I am being forced to search with Bing though my address bar.
 
I hope this made sense, but if not, still help please?
 
Thankyou

A:Forced Bing Search

Welcome, we'll take a look as it appears you are infected.
 

Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save]http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/SecurityCheck.exe"]here[/url].Save[/url] it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.[/list]

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
•Close all open programs and internet browsers.
•Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
•Click on Delete.
•Confirm each time with Ok.
•You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.
•Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
•You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.


Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.Double-click on the renamed file to install, then follow these instructionsfor doing a Quick Scan in normal mode.
Don't forget to check for database definition updates through the program's interface (preferable method) before scanning.If you cannot update Malwarebytes or use the Internet to download any files to the infected computer, manually update the database by following the instructions in FAQ Section A: ... Read more

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I had Bing Search option in a small box on the IE 9 Browser, but this box has now turned into a New Tab box and I cannot find an option to return the Bing Search option, what am I missing?

A:Lost Bing Search - IE9

The address bar is the search box. Click the little down pointing arrow in it.

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