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    Whenever I type something into the google search engine, I get all these hardcore porn and adult links come up, but no searches.

    It was working this morning, and I do have an antivirus. Whats happened?
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    (Original post by BlueAngel)
    Whenever I type something into the google search engine, I get all these hardcore porn and adult links come up, but no searches.

    It was working this morning, and I do have an antivirus. Whats happened?
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    That does look pretty dodgy, so does the URL at the top "search.php", google never shows that normally so yeah I do think you have some kinda virus/spyware... I'll have a look and see if I can find anything
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    Thats really weird..
    Well Thats one virus Guys would just love..
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    Is your antivirus totally up to date? At the moment there's been a huge influx of viruses (mainly MyTob) and the antivirus firms are kinda working against the clock to make updates, so chances are one has managed to get to you before they patched it
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    Ill have a search on Symantec and see what comes up..
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    I have norton antivirus and yeh its all upto date. I went on a serial/cracks site earlier and tried to download a something and then my whole screen went black and said you have a virus, but I though norton would have stopped that. Then I system restored my computer to yesterday thinking it would have solved the problem, It did, cos there was no black screen anymore, but now google doesnt work. Strange!
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    have you tried actually going to Google and searching there rather than using the Google toolbar thingy
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    (Original post by BlueAngel)
    I have norton antivirus and yeh its all upto date. I went on a serial/cracks site earlier and tried to download a something and then my whole screen went black and said you have a virus, but I though norton would have stopped that. Then I system restored my computer to yesterday thinking it would have solved the problem, It did, cos there was no black screen anymore, but now google doesnt work. Strange!
    :s: That's most probably it... can you do a full norton scan now?
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    (Original post by Hanzing)
    Ill have a search on Symantec and see what comes up..
    thank u
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    (Original post by HearTheThunder)
    have you tried actually going to Google and searching there rather than using the Google toolbar thingy
    I just tried it now, yeh it doesnt work
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    im pretty sure i know whats happened...i think when you went on to the serial site it has editted your HOST files and so u get a fake page
    if you can be bothered try doing this:

    n Windows, open the Notepad program. You can do this by going to the Start menu in the lower left of your screen, selecting Programs then Accessories then notepad

    In the Notepad menu, click on File, then Open You will see a new window asking which file to open. You may need to change "Files of type" to "All Files" instead of "Text Documents". The actual file to open is listed below:

    If your computer is running Windows XP, Window NT, or Windows 2000, the file is located in the folder found by following this path:

    My Computer >Local Disk(C) >Windows >System32 >Drivers >etc >hosts

    If your computer is running Windows 98, Second Edition or Windows ME, the file is located in the folder found by following this path:

    My Computer >Local Disk(C) >Windows >hosts

    Once you have opened this file, remove entirely any line of text that contains ?google.com?, ?www.google.com? or other Google domains (such as ?google.co.uk?). To remove the text, highlight it by dragging your pointer across the line while holding down the mouse button. Once the text is highlighted, hit the Backspace or Delete button, then save the file by going to the File menu and clicking Save. You can now exit Notepad.

    see if that works :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by HearTheThunder)
    :s: That's most probably it... can you do a full norton scan now?
    I'll do it now if you want, but it'll take a long time, usually takes about 2 hours and more to do a full scan. I better be patient.
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    Sorry, but that's rather amusing - the things they assume you'll be searching for, I mean.
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    go on www.download.com and type in ad aware and download it (i think it is SE personal) that will get rid of it if it is spyware.
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    Im not the msot intelligent person on these things.. Yet always seem to get trpojans when Downloading.. This is the only thing that looked promising.

    "VBS.Bootconf.B is a Trojan horse that modifies Internet Explorer settings, redirects Web sites such as Google, Yahoo and MSN to a different search page, and may pop up browser windows to a pornographic Web site. "
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    (Original post by GiBB*)
    im pretty sure i know whats happened...i think when you went on to the serial site it has editted your HOST files and so u get a fake page
    if you can be bothered try doing this:
    n Windows, open the Notepad program. You can do this by going to the Start menu in the lower left of your screen, selecting ?Programs,? then ?Accessories,? then ?Notepad.?

    In the Notepad menu, click on File, then Open You will see a new window asking which file to open. You may need to change "Files of type" to "All Files" instead of "Text Documents". The actual file to open is listed below:

    If your computer is running Windows XP, Window NT, or Windows 2000, the file is located in the folder found by following this path:

    My Computer >Local Disk(C) >Windows >System32 >Drivers >etc >hosts

    If your computer is running Windows 98, Second Edition or Windows ME, the file is located in the folder found by following this path:

    My Computer >Local Disk(C) >Windows >hosts

    Once you have opened this file, remove entirely any line of text that contains ?google.com?, ?www.google.com? or other Google domains (such as ?google.co.uk?). To remove the text, highlight it by dragging your pointer across the line while holding down the mouse button. Once the text is highlighted, hit the Backspace or Delete button, then save the file by going to the File menu and clicking Save. You can now exit Notepad.

    see if that works
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    YAAAAAAAAY it worked. Thanks for that. In that hosts notepad file, I had about 20 google.co.uk Heres some rep babe.
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    Heres some rep babe.
    WhhUUU thanks
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    The man is a mastermind..
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    (Original post by Dupoynt)
    go on www.download.com and type in ad aware and download it (i think it is SE personal) that will get rid of it if it is spyware.
    Ive doen this before, I downloaded microsoft spyware program and scanned my computer, it found loads and loads of spyware and viruses on my computer, It deleted or quarantined them all. Then after restarting, my firewall wouldnt work at all, it just couldnt be enabled, so I system restored it.
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    The man is a mastermind..
    :wtf?:
    Hmmm nope lol
    i had the same kinda problem not so long ago.....my parents thought i was some sex crazy horny kid :eek: i had some splaning to do. :p:
 
 
 
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