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johnnyboy54
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9/21/2012 5:10:16 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I have a problem. I was on Google Chrome, searching on the Google website. And when I clicked the link, I was redirected to a website I didn't want to go. It has happened multiple times, making it obvious that this is a virus or something at work. The redirect site changes. Sometimes it sends me the bts.scour.com, sometimes it sends me to a site called merchant circle.

I have tried many thing suggested on the internet. I have scanned my computer with McAffe, Malware Bytes, and not AVG, and they have found nothing.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
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bossyburrito
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9/22/2012 1:29:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Ah, this happened to me before. Hint: if an antivirus program says that Drive Zero looks suspicious, DO NOT DELETE IT!!! I felt so stupid...
Download Spybot: Search and Destroy.
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1dustpelt
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9/22/2012 2:55:59 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
1. Delete all cookies. I am on Internet Explorer right now so I don't know, but in Chrome it should be in Settings -> Delete History -> Select everything and delete.

2. Download Spybot Search & Destroy and scan and remove
3. Download Malwarebytes, search & remove all viruses

4. You need a better antivirus. Mcafee has failed the majority of it's tests with independent lab results and recieves terrible reviews on CNET.
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johnnyboy54
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9/22/2012 3:30:19 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Okay I got the problem taken care of. I think I had a rootkit but it has since been deleted.

I'm going to switch antivirus software when my next paycheck come around. What do you recommend?
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1dustpelt
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9/22/2012 5:00:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/22/2012 3:30:19 PM, johnnyboy54 wrote:
Okay I got the problem taken care of. I think I had a rootkit but it has since been deleted.

I'm going to switch antivirus software when my next paycheck come around. What do you recommend?

It is unnecessary to pay for antivirus. A free one is more than enough.

Avast! Free Antivirus
AVG Antivirus Free Edition
Microsoft Security Essentials
Zonealarm Free Antivirus + Firewall is good

All are good.
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"Infanticide is justified as long as the infants are below two" ~ RoyalPaladin
"Promoting female superiority is the only way to establish equality." ~ RoyalPaladin
"Jury trials should be banned. They're nothing more than opportunities for racists to destroy lives." ~ RoyalPaladin after the Zimmerman Trial.
bossyburrito
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9/22/2012 5:42:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I use Comodo antivirus. I like the whole "sandbox" thing.
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Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
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9/22/2012 5:50:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/22/2012 5:42:41 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
I use Comodo antivirus. I like the whole "sandbox" thing.

I use Comodo too, but for the average user it is a little hard to use.

My mom using my computer:

Comodo Antvirus: Program would like to access Restricted COM File. Allow or deny?
My mom: What is this?!!?
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"Infanticide is justified as long as the infants are below two" ~ RoyalPaladin
"Promoting female superiority is the only way to establish equality." ~ RoyalPaladin
"Jury trials should be banned. They're nothing more than opportunities for racists to destroy lives." ~ RoyalPaladin after the Zimmerman Trial.