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Why my Browser stopped doing this????????

nyg052003
09-13-2010, 10:20 AM
I have firefox and using windows xp on my desktop and I notice that now when i put something in my browser window, instead of bringing up all of the links and options it now goes to a list like funny looking list, s short list. It looks nothing like what options google brings up or even what firebox used to bring up. What could have happened?

now i have to just type what i have in the little google window but I liked typing in my long firefox browser window. Anyone know what happened? I also right clicked on the little box beside the browser window and it has the options with navigation toolbar, menu toolbar, bookmarks toolbar and yahoo toolbar checked

DoctorCAD
09-13-2010, 02:04 PM
Are you sure that you are not the victim of the Google re-direct virus? I had it and it is a bitch to get rid of.

Can't tell from your description...

jkkyler
09-13-2010, 02:57 PM
Are you sure that you are not the victim of the Google re-direct virus? I had it and it is a bitch to get rid of.

Can't tell from your description...

I had one of those too and it was incredibly hard to rid myself of it - took many hour and scans with about 12 different programs - In the end in addition to a browser re-direct I had caught a boot sector virus which re-installed it every time I got rid of it. I reccomend going to malwareremoval.com a free organization/forum of it users/professionals who will help you for free and they will be able to get rid of it.

nyg052003
09-13-2010, 03:23 PM
I had one of those too and it was incredibly hard to rid myself of it - took many hour and scans with about 12 different programs - In the end in addition to a browser re-direct I had caught a boot sector virus which re-installed it every time I got rid of it. I reccomend going to malwareremoval.com a free organization/forum of it users/professionals who will help you for free and they will be able to get rid of it.

ok thanks appreciate it

nyg052003
09-13-2010, 03:44 PM
I had one of those too and it was incredibly hard to rid myself of it - took many hour and scans with about 12 different programs - In the end in addition to a browser re-direct I had caught a boot sector virus which re-installed it every time I got rid of it. I reccomend going to malwareremoval.com a free organization/forum of it users/professionals who will help you for free and they will be able to get rid of it.
oh boy lol.

I hope there isnt a potential to get an actual virus virus on my pc?

I have norton antivirus and it seems to do a really effective job

DoctorCAD
09-13-2010, 06:53 PM
I had one of those too and it was incredibly hard to rid myself of it - took many hour and scans with about 12 different programs - In the end in addition to a browser re-direct I had caught a boot sector virus which re-installed it every time I got rid of it. I reccomend going to malwareremoval.com a free organization/forum of it users/professionals who will help you for free and they will be able to get rid of it.

The Google re-direct IS a boot sector virus.

nyg052003
09-13-2010, 10:13 PM
The Google re-direct IS a boot sector virus.

ok.................................., and what is that lol?

................................didnt say anything about rather it would or could eventually possibly prevent me from being able to browse at all, turn into a major virus.

just googled it

DoctorCAD
09-14-2010, 05:54 AM
A boot sector virus is one that self-installls in your computers boot sector. That means even if your Norton finds and quarantines the actual virus, the next time you reboot the computer, it will re-load the virus again. Very hard to get rid of them.

jkkyler
09-14-2010, 07:22 AM
Some re-directs are boot sectors and some aren't. The toughest part was figuring out that it was a boot sector virus once identified it was easy to get rid of. The way I accomplished it was I was going to re-format my hard drive with the 'Data tools' cd I had used to partition and format it to begin with. As I went to set-it up it immediately identified it gave me the option to delete it and literally 2 min after I decided to re-format it I was done and no format needed. All this after umpteenth hours spent trying to find the damn thing although malware removal forum found some smalware that had gotten by antivirus and listed a lot of free tools to combat virus/worm/trojan/malware.

nyg052003
09-14-2010, 08:07 AM
Some re-directs are boot sectors and some aren't. The toughest part was figuring out that it was a boot sector virus once identified it was easy to get rid of. The way I accomplished it was I was going to re-format my hard drive with the 'Data tools' cd I had used to partition and format it to begin with. As I went to set-it up it immediately identified it gave me the option to delete it and literally 2 min after I decided to re-format it I was done and no format needed. All this after umpteenth hours spent trying to find the damn thing although malware removal forum found some smalware that had gotten by antivirus and listed a lot of free tools to combat virus/worm/trojan/malware.

i went to malware's website and they instructed me to get lists of somethings and waiting on them to reply on whats the next step. What disc did you use to do that?

oh just saw u already had a reformat disc. I guess i will wait for them to help me

jkkyler
09-14-2010, 08:34 AM
i went to malware's website and they instructed me to get lists of somethings and waiting on them to reply on whats the next step. What disc did you use to do that?

oh just saw u already had a reformat disc. I guess i will wait for them to help me

Yea - the folks at malware are good honest people who will get you fixed and do it for free. They are usually pretty expedient too as they know you don't want your computer down. I feel confident they will be able to help you as they seem to be a knowldgeable bunch with a rigorous training program before they will let somebody help you. Let us know if you have any probs.

nyg052003
09-14-2010, 08:53 AM
Yea - the folks at malware are good honest people who will get you fixed and do it for free. They are usually pretty expedient too as they know you don't want your computer down. I feel confident they will be able to help you as they seem to be a knowldgeable bunch with a rigorous training program before they will let somebody help you. Let us know if you have any probs.

ok thanks sounds good.