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my google homepage has been hijacked. i can't use google search, it keeps directing me to spam sites.what is the fix?

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my google homepage has been hijacked. i can't use google search, it keeps directing me to spam sites.what is the fix? pickausername 3/16/10 8:55 PM
Explain your issue in full detail here:
i have been infected my the google hijack virus /trojan whatever. i can't search the internet for an answer! please tell me how to get rid of it! my antivirus is simply not picking it up!
avg 9 registered version
win xp
firefox 3.5.8
google toolbar (hijacked!)




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Re: my google homepage has been hijacked. i can't use google search, it keeps directing me to spam sites.what is the fix? bkc56 3/16/10 8:57 PM
Here are some other tools you can try:

* LavaSoft Ad-Aware - http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
* Spybot: Search & Destroy - http://safer-networking.org/en/index.html
* MalwareBytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org/
* SuperAntiSpyware -http://www.superantispyware.com/

But if you can't get to the internet, you may need to download them on another computer, save them to a USB device, and then install them on your computer.