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Re: Trouble with searcheworld

Unread postby Pollux.Castor » May 7th, 2009, 6:39 am

I did a remove and replace on AR and JAVA.

I have not had a mysterious redirect since we began this.

I would like to thank you for the effort you put into this. I commend your dedication and that of the entire community of malware removers.

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Re: Trouble with searcheworld

Unread postby Odd dude » May 7th, 2009, 10:05 am

Many thanks for the kind words :) and good news that you're not being redirected anymore :D

You can now delete GMER and GooredFix.

Below is my standard all-clean-post:


Image Image Image Image Image Image

As far as I can tell, you are CLEAN!


Have a big cup of Image, sit back & relax, and now please follow a few of the following tips; they will dramatically reduce your chance of getting infected again.

  • Turn on Automatic Updates if you have not done so. It is MANDATORY to keep your Windows updated, otherwise you are vulnerable to exploits! To turn on Automatic Updates: click Start > Control Panel > Security Centre > Automatic Updates.

Below are optional items. They will increase your security, but are not really "needed". That said, I recommend following at least one of these tips.

  • Install WinPatrol from here. Instructions for use are here.

  • Install a custom hosts file. Let's say I have a directory of 640kb's worth of bad sites. Let's say I can make sure you will never be able to access those sites, so you will never get any infection from those sites. It's like blocking a site - without site blocking tools. How would you like to never be able to visit (a lot, but not all of the) malware-infected sites again? Well, now you can!
    First, we must disable a service, as Windows cannot work with a very large hosts file while that service is active. This will not affect anything else.
    The disabling routine:
    • Click Start, then Run
    • Copy and paste the following:
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      sc config dnscache start= disabled
    • Click OK
    Next, you can download the custom hosts file from here. Installation instructions can be found there as well.

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Happy surfing!! :)
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Re: Trouble with searcheworld

Unread postby chryssi2001 » May 10th, 2009, 3:39 am

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