Welcome to MalwareRemoval.com,
What if we told you that you could get malware removal help from experts, and that it was 100% free? MalwareRemoval.com provides free support for people with infected computers. Our help, and the tools we use are always 100% free. No hidden catch. We simply enjoy helping others. You enjoy a clean, safe computer.

Malware Removal Instructions

Search page redirection

MalwareRemoval.com provides free support for people with infected computers. Using plain language that anyone can understand, our community of volunteer experts will walk you through each step.

Re: Search page redirection

Unread postby askey127 » May 28th, 2010, 6:23 am

epidemik,
Good decision.
You can delete RSIT, ComboFix (zzz.exe), and TDSSKiller from your desktop. You shouldn't use them yourself, and ComboFix will time out anyway.
---------------------------------------------------------------
Disable DNS Client Service. This is necessary when installing a large HOSTS file.
From Start, or Start, Run type services.msc in the box and hit <Enter>
Give permission to continue if necessary.
Scroll down to DNS Client on the list, Right Click it and choose Properties.
Under Service Status, click Stop. Under Startup Type, choose Disabled.
Then click Apply, OK
-----------------------------------------------------------
Replace the Current HOSTS File with MVPs
You can read about this here: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
Download HostsXpert and unzip (extract) it to your computer, somewhere where you can find it.
  • Double click on HostsXpert.exe to launch the program. Give whatever Permissions are required.
  • In the bottom half of the left pane, click on File Handling
  • If the first button at the top is labeled Make Writeable?, click on it so the label changes to Make Read Only
  • Click third button from the bottom, labeled Download. A couple new buttons will appear at the top.
  • Click on the top button labeled MVPs Hosts and choose Replace
  • When asked to verify if you want to Replace present Hosts file, click OK.
  • When it finishes , click on File Handling again.
  • Click the button at the top labeled Make Read Only, so the label changes to Make Writeable?
  • Hit the X in the upper right corner to exit HostsXpert
If you have a separate third party firewall, you may have to give permissions at various times to Unlock the present default HOSTS file and install the new one.
-----------------------------------------------------------
Reset System Restore Points
  • Click Start > Help and Support
  • Click on ->Undo changes to your computer with System Restore.
  • Click Create A Restore Point then click Next. Give it a name it and then click Create, then Close.
  • Close Help and Support Center.
  • Click Start | Run and type Cleanmgr
  • Select (C: ) then click OK.
  • Click the More Options tab.
  • Click Clean Up in the System Restore Section.
This will remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.
This System Restore sequence is not to be done regularly, but only as a Special Case after the removal of malware.
-----------------------------------------------------------
Install WinPatrol - Download and Install the Free WinPatrol, and view Instructions here: http://www.winpatrol.com/winpatrol.html
- WinPatrol is an active program that drops a "Scotty Dog" icon into the system tray (right click to check/change status), allows you to monitor/edit startups, services, Browser helpers, and prompts for permission if any program tries to change your system.
-----------------------------------------------------------
You should keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, update and scan weekly. Consider also getting the paid version (US$25 lifetime) with the added protection module.

You should be good to go.
Good Luck.
askey127
User avatar
askey127
Admin/Teacher
Admin/Teacher
 
Posts: 13906
Joined: April 17th, 2005, 3:25 pm
Location: New Hampshire USA
Advertisement
Register to Remove

Re: Search page redirection

Unread postby epidemik » May 28th, 2010, 8:54 pm

askey127,

Thanks for you help. I have one more question...is it recommended that I keep any of the programs that you had me download/run (i.e. GMER, TFC, HiJackThis, SystemLook, HostsXpert, etc.) or should I delete them?


Cheers
epidemik
Active Member
 
Posts: 9
Joined: May 14th, 2010, 12:20 am

Re: Search page redirection

Unread postby askey127 » May 29th, 2010, 6:23 am

epidemik,
You can keep TFC for use when you need a thorough cleaning out of old temporary files.
HostsXpert is good to keep so you can download and update your HOSTS file on occasion.

The others should be deleted from your system.
askey127
User avatar
askey127
Admin/Teacher
Admin/Teacher
 
Posts: 13906
Joined: April 17th, 2005, 3:25 pm
Location: New Hampshire USA

Re: Search page redirection

Unread postby NonSuch » June 2nd, 2010, 12:52 am

As this issue appears to be resolved, this topic is now closed.

We are pleased we could help you resolve your computer's malware issues.

If you would like to make a comment or leave a compliment regarding the help you have received, please see Feedback for Our Helpers - Say "Thanks" Here.
User avatar
NonSuch
Administrator
Administrator
 
Posts: 27304
Joined: February 23rd, 2005, 7:08 am
Location: California
Advertisement
Register to Remove

Previous

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to Infected? Virus, malware, adware, ransomware, oh my!



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guests

Contact us:

Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. Register to remove all ads. The forum is run by volunteers who donate their time and expertise. We make every attempt to ensure that the help and advice posted is accurate and will not cause harm to your computer. However, we do not guarantee that they are accurate and they are to be used at your own risk. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Member site: UNITE Against Malware