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January 24, 2013 12:19:34 AM

Hello,
I have run hitman pro 3.7 and I found one virus. I still get redirected by a white S in a blue box. It is usually some advertising or a crappy website. I have windows :fou:  Security and have run scans with no threat. Any Ideas of what I can do? Thanks.

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January 24, 2013 12:37:16 AM

hedwar2011 said:
See if this fits what you're experiencing:
http://community.trendmicro.com/t5/Malware-Discussions/...

I'll keep digging around just in case. I know I've seen this before though.

There's some more information concerning a potential redirector HERE .

Thanks for the help. This is driving me mad... I'm not sure if it is the google redirect virus. It does happen on google but on explorer as well.
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January 24, 2013 12:39:01 AM

I would recommend running either MalwareBytes Anti-Malware or Super Anti-Spyware or even both.

You may also want to get a rescue disk from Kaspersky (one of the better ones) and boot to it and run it. That will allow the system to be scanned outside of Windows and potentially remove the source of the issue.
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January 24, 2013 12:41:11 AM

if its redirecting you something edited your host files most likely. so like when you type Google.com etc it just links you to another site.

fun trick to play on other people tho

i would remove the windows security since its horrible and try avg or avast and rescan in safe mode etc
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January 24, 2013 12:50:41 AM

Best answer selected by andyvet32.
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January 24, 2013 12:53:37 AM

BTW Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is just as good as AVG or Avast. Which is to say, pretty much useless against this virus/trojan!
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January 24, 2013 11:39:09 AM

I would recommend that you never use any security product downloaded free from the internet.
I recommend that you use only a professional, all in on security system, that updates automatically, all day long.
I would recommend that you never install mismatched security programs, which cause system conflicts.
I would say that if you are using "free" security, your computer is largely UN- protected, and the security is full of holes.

I would say also, that the majority of infected computers, that I repair, have these "free" security programs installed. AND that these "free" programs did little or nothing to protect the computer.
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