How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved?

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How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? RolandBrian 8/22/10 6:10 PM
I searched the responses on these forums and couldn't find a solution until I finally came across Kaspersky's Rootkit.Win32.TDSS description of the issue and their solution. 

Download and run Kasperky's Tdsskiller follow the instructions. Once the software finishes and reboots  your Google searches will work once again as they were intended.

Follow this link for the full description and instructions: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

Download tdsskiller here: http://support.kaspersky.com/downloads/utils/tdsskiller.zip

I hope this is helpful and those putting out these viruses spend some time behind bars for wasting our time..
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? bluequoll 8/22/10 7:37 PM
Thanks for the update, RolandBrian.

It's not surprising you missed the several references to "tdsskiller" as a solution, in the marathon discussion on this subject:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=6df7e15519290612 ,
the first mention here being back in March this year.

Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? overman59 8/31/10 12:17 PM
not sure if this will fix your problem, but fix mine...windows xp c:\windows\system32\drivers\atapi.sys.....replace this file from another pc....before you copy check the read only option.
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? ComGeek888 12/8/10 9:39 PM
Go.google.com mainly redirects the google search results to corrupt adsense web sites and also stops user from downloading files from the Internet. When user clicks on download links go.google.com displays the following fake errors

Internet explorer cannot open web page
filename.exe is not a valid win 32 application
Setup files are corrupted. Please obtain new copy of program
Go.google.com is browser hijacker tool which infects firefox and Internet explorer and redirects the user to the following sites

clearask.com
web-analytics.google.com
brittaniasearch.com
go.google.com
Let’s see the symptoms of this virus and how can we remove go.google.com on Windows Vista and Windows XP.



Fix:

Go.google.com also disables the running firewalls and anti-virus softwares, records and send the urls visited to the hacker.

Most common symptoms of go.google.com browser hijackerIt corrupt Registry files and “Blue Screen of Death”
It changes the desktop background
IE and Firefox slows down after getting infected by go.google.com virus also infects e-mail attachments, messenger and other freeware programs
There are two tools available on the Internet which can remove go.google.com virus from Windows XP and Windows Vista

Note: Both of these tools are Shareware programs classified as spyware and antivirus tools which lets you remove the virus completely free of cost, so you can use them in their trail version time period.

[ Download go.google.com virus removal tool for windows XP | Download go.google.com tool for Windows Vista ]
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Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? sanandreas 3/3/11 4:57 AM
Google Redirect Virus Removal 2011 Tool here:

http://bit.ly/google-redirect-virus-removal-2011

I used this tool, It removed redirect virus.
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? Takoga 3/4/11 12:37 PM
Here is another vote for the Kasperky's Tdsskiller.  It worked for me when nothing else I found did.

I went directly to Kaspersky's website and downloaded it from there.  I chose to do that rather than risking following anybody's posted link (always risky).

Do a Google search on "Kaspersky" and it should be right at the top.  Go to the "Downloads" section and then to "Virus Removal Tools".  You can download the TDSSKiller zip file from there.

It's a quick little file that found and got rid of the problem for me.

Steve
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? MaxxxLogan 3/28/11 9:49 PM
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?done=y&qid=208280684&omniture=f204269533_q1%3Dn1%3B&qid=208280684#FeedBackForm

This is it, it flat out works. After months of hair pulling.
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? ctrainey 6/9/11 10:14 AM
I got rid of it by going to microsoft.com and choosing virus and malware removal. I then got on a chat and the assistant came on my computer remotely and removed the google redirect virus.   ct rainey www.practifax.com
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? Easy fix 7/16/11 9:55 AM
I WAS ABLE TO EASILY GET RID OF THE VIRUS
 
  1. DOWN LOAD AND UPDATE YOUR WINDOWS 7/VISTA/XP SECURITY UPDATES
  2. DOWN LOAD THE FREE VIRUS PROTECTION ON GOOGLE
       -GO TO GOOLE HOME PAGE, THEN GO TO MORE, THEN EVEN MORE,
       -LOOK FOR PACK free soft ware and down load free anti-virus program
  3. DOWNLOAD MSFT SCANNER (FREE)
  4. SCAN YOUR COMPUTER AND IT SHOULD CLEAN IT UP AND YOUR GOOGLE BACK TO NORMAL
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? aeast 7/17/11 9:32 AM
I had this problem for a week and began to distrust any advice given on the internet. I remembered seeing the java logo appear just after  the trouble started and someone mentioned some of the malaware was attached to java. To get rid of this I clicked the following sequence Start then control panel, Java logo, temporary internet files, settings then you can either delete them or view them. I  decided to delete so clicked delete files then OK then restarted computer and it was all OK after that and havent been redirected since. I had been trying every possible antivirus ware and none had worked so very pleased with myself. So the problem in my case was with a problem java temp file. Hope this works for you. 
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? aeast 7/17/11 9:37 AM
In addition to last message I had been directed/advised to varios sites where you were supposidly been offered free antivirus ware only to find at the end of the scan you had to purchase something to get rid of them and by this time wasnt trusting anything so this might be worth a try i couldnt see that removing temp files was going to affect the working of my computer anyhow.
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? hofmain 7/27/11 3:28 PM
I tried all of the antivirus/spyware software and while they found some problems none of them corrected the problem.  I also read about a virus that actually changes the firefox files, so I uninstalled and reinstalled firefox.  This seemed to work for a few hours and then the problem returned.  I then read this forum and the post above about removing the java files....problem solved.  Thanks aeast....
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? alanandelly 7/28/11 3:25 AM
I have been suffering this redirect problem for a year or more and it was driving me crazy, I downloaded 'fixes' that were 'guaranteed' to remove it. Did it? Like hell it did! I searched for other fixes and got no positive result
In desperation I deleted the system partition (twice)! Reloaded the O/S and still the google redirect was active. This gave me the clue and I had a eureka moment. If deleting the system partition didn't fix the problem then it must be something outside of my computer, the only thing I could think of was the router.
 I carried out a factory reset on my router and then reconnected to my ISP. I have not seen the redirect issue since!

Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? JosephPeterGrant 7/28/11 10:28 AM
If you have a Google Redirect virus in Windows XP, check the file C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc\hosts. It's a list of the IP addresses your browser must use for certain URLs. Some malware makes additions to the list, to redirect your browser's calls to Google and other search engines. These additions remain after the malware is removed and must be deleted by hand. The malware may also hide "hosts" from Windows and DOS: if you have Norton Internet Security, Norton Power Eraser will find and fix it.
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? geej 8/1/11 9:03 AM
Easy fix 's suggestion - go to the http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

download and run the microsoft safety scanner - worked for me .

it took a couple of hours on my laptop ( cause laptop would go into sleep mode  ) when it finished scanning all disk drives - it then proceeded to clean .I left it to do that . the scan picked up about  431 infected files and the clean report  found four malware items including the google redirect virus .  it prompted me to reboot .

on rebooting it said windows could not start - i said 'oh s- ' and chose the repair prompt out of resignation  . it then asked me if i wanted to do a system restore ... i said yes . that took a while ( maybe 40 mins ? )  but eventually my sign in page returned . i logged back in and so far things seem ok and my google redirect problem has gone
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? Chinablue7 8/3/11 7:23 AM
I tried at least 6 malware programs, nothing worked. But I did find a fix! I uninstalled Firefox, then I ran CCleaner (http://www.piriform.com/) set to 35 passes. It removed everything! Then I downloaded and installed the latest version of Firefox. Now when I click...I go where I expect to!!!
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? john_dowser 9/5/11 2:50 PM
I tried the Kasperky's  Tdss killer but it's not working for me .I have this hidden file on my desktop iabilrueki.tmp that reappears everytime .Also my search resuts get manipulated .Earlier google pack seems to have a spyware malware remover that was free but now it's no longer present .Not sure what I should do .any ideas ?
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? esjessi 9/9/11 5:30 AM
   
 
       
 
 
Tried lots of the recommended solutions - geej's was the one that worked:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? lastman 9/12/11 2:46 PM
hay guys this one is pretty bad. but go into your registry (to do that got to run and tipe "regedit") you will find a file by the name of some thing like this AS5-GHFJKS-E3784 but befor you do anything back up your registry after that delete the file then download and run cclener (this virus will hide in you temp. files) after you run cclener restart your pc (i dont know about mac's sorry) after it reboots go to run and tipe %appdata% and back up into your appdata folder and go into your local file thar shold be some new files thar that look like AS5-GHFJKS-E3784 delete them. and hopefuly the virus will be gone. hope this helps (yes i have spelling errors so what)
 
plz tell me if you have any proplums after that!! :P
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? Riley Jones 9/16/11 9:08 PM
Win 7 64bit: I just did a system restore to a point 10 days earlier and that's all it took. Everything is normal, all scans clean. Browser, search engines and network connection all functioning normally.
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? J.B.L 9/22/11 8:48 PM
I have a post on my blog that has the steps I took to remove this virus. Check it out and see if it helps you.


I am not promoting anything every software I have posted is free.

Thanks!
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? gerrardlegend 10/5/11 8:08 AM
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Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? bjadebird 10/12/11 7:11 PM
@aeast THANK YOU SO EFFING MUCH! This did the trick for me. I worked on this issue for about four hours today, and yours was the best solution. I tried everything else suggested and/or that I could think of. Apparently, you hit the nail on the head. Muchas Gracias. 
<3 BJ
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? aaygee 11/1/11 4:07 PM
@geej thank you so much your suggestion worked!!!!! i got rid of the demon by runing a mix of Microsoft Security Essentials, Hitman Pro 3.5 and Malwarebytes. Each found something different but I think Micrososft Security Essentials found the culprit, my laptop is back to normal...Thank you all :)
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? Elider80 11/8/11 7:14 AM
I've had the same problem, then I landed on a website that help me out alot and I'm grateful for that, here it is, http://www.VirusGoogle.com
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? theonlysandman 12/12/11 7:05 AM
Thanks @alanandelly ! The problem with my system was the C:\Windows\System3\Drivers\Etc\hosts  file overwrite.
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? ingenioustech 1/3/12 11:12 PM
Try any of these malware softwares:

http://kaspersky-tdsskiller.
Re: How do I remove the Google Redirect Virus = Solved? JoshTodd 4/6/12 4:12 AM
Hey guys, check this out: 24 Minutes Google Redirect Virus Removal

Worked like a charm! 
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