My home desktop has been infected with a google redirect virus in the last week or so that I can't seem to get rid of. The last 3 night's I've been trying to get rid of it and can't.
Essentially when I do a google search and click on the returned links, it re-directs me to random pages. Very annoying.
So far I've run:
AVG (My primary anti-virus)
Malwarebytes (3 times),
TDSS Killer (twice),
Minitoolbox (I think that's the name),
and a few others..honestly, I've lost count at this point. None of them have fixed it.
I'm tempted to just dump my pictures and music on my networked external hard drive and go buy a new laptop tonight (I've been needing a new one anyways). Supposedly it doesn't affect pictures, documents, music, etc so I should be ok moving those. It only affects drivers and system files.
It's probably time to ditch the desktop anyways...it's an old Dell with a Pentium 4 processor, 1G ram, and a 60G hard drive, running XP. But it works great for what I use it for up until I got the virus. I only use it for the internet, listening to music, and excel spreadsheets for my business.
Any ideas on how to get rid of this thing before I give up? I've been reading posts on bleepingcomputer.com and various tutorials I've googled and nothing has worked yet. It keeps coming back. GRRRRRR It's so frustrating.