Saturday, May 7, 2011

Redirect Virus/Malware Fix

While trying to search for an alternative version of a software that I tried to buy but the payment wouldn't go through, I go some sort of a redirect virus/malware. It's commonly referred to as the "Google virus" because all links from google are redirected to some stupid deal site or otherwise. Anyway, I seemed to have contracted the zebra and not the horse, and didn't get the typical "TSSS" strain. So it took a while to get to a site that was talking about the same thing... came across this:

They walked this lady through step by step and it worked perfectly. 
Two programs, GooredFix and ComboFix. Took about 10 minutes and I was good to go.

The deal sites most commonly implicated are shopica, findstuff, etc. 

But on the upside, it gave me some time to get to know my iPad better since I got sick of copying link URLs and pasting them.

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