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Posted: 5/26/2013 4:31:15 PM EST
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How the bloody fuck do I remove this fucking piece of search redirecting shit?

Thanks in advance for the legitimate help, as well as for the lambasting I'm about to receive
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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 4:40:43 PM EST
Tried This?
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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 4:45:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By TZapp:
Tried This?


Giving it a run now. I'll post results.
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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 4:54:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/26/2013 4:55:43 PM EST by TZapp]
Originally Posted By 1911SFOREVER:
Originally Posted By TZapp:
Tried This?


Giving it a run now. I'll post results.


Good luck. I know it sucks to have pc issues.

I was recently infected when I clicked an unknown link.

I ran ESET and Malware bytes and was able to rid myself of the virus. I had to use rkill to shut it down before ESET would get it though.

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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 5:03:10 PM EST
Let me google that for you.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+remove+lavasoft

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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 5:11:11 PM EST
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Let me google that for you.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+remove+lavasoft





To be fair, his browser is redirecting him when he types in a search.

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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 5:13:20 PM EST
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Let me google that for you.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+remove+lavasoft



Yeah, did that. You'll note that many of those links are to other very sketchy looking sites selling tools to remove my problem. I don't feel like borrowing any more trouble, thanks,
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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 5:18:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
Let me google that for you.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+remove+lavasoft



Yeah, did that. You'll note that many of those links are to other very sketchy looking sites selling tools to remove my problem. I don't feel like borrowing any more trouble, thanks,


Well are you redirect free?

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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 5:19:20 PM EST
No. Looks like I'm going to have to edit the registry manually to remove this motherfucker.
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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 5:20:57 PM EST
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No. Looks like I'm going to have to edit the registry manually to remove this motherfucker.


What browser?

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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 5:22:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By TZapp:
Originally Posted By 1911SFOREVER:
No. Looks like I'm going to have to edit the registry manually to remove this motherfucker.


What browser?



IE 10. It has infected Firefox as well.
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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 5:25:12 PM EST
Looks like I got it from downloading AdAware.
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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 5:26:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/26/2013 5:28:07 PM EST by TZapp]
Originally Posted By 1911SFOREVER:
Originally Posted By TZapp:
Originally Posted By 1911SFOREVER:
No. Looks like I'm going to have to edit the registry manually to remove this motherfucker.


What browser?



IE 10. It has infected Firefox as well.


You read This at the link I provided? Seems like it may be the issue you have.

The problem software is likely to have installed as an ad-on with adaware. Did you check to see if there are any other programs or software that was installed in the same timeframe as adaware?

If there are some they/it may be the culprit.



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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 5:31:54 PM EST
If your browser is redirecting you, this indicates the presence of a HOSTS file, as often as not.

If there is a HOSTS file, rename it to anything else. Or delete it.

If you don't know why there is a HOSTS file on your PC, then there should NOT be one. Delete it.

I use one to block the worst sources of spam ads.

A HOSTS file is used to redirect your browser so that, for example, you can block specific ad or porno sites from being accessed.

They can also be used to block access to sites that host virus and worm recovery tools and anti-virus software.


On Windows 7 or XP, the HOSTS file will be located here:
windows\system32\drivers\etc

Open HOSTS (no file extension) using Notepad.

If the file exists, delete or rename it.

Reboot.


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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 5:35:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By TZapp:
Originally Posted By 1911SFOREVER:
Originally Posted By TZapp:
Originally Posted By 1911SFOREVER:
No. Looks like I'm going to have to edit the registry manually to remove this motherfucker.


What browser?



IE 10. It has infected Firefox as well.


You read This at the link I provided? Seems like it may be the issue you have.

The problem software is likely to have installed as an ad-on with adaware. Did you check to see if there are any other programs or software that was installed in the same timeframe as adaware?

If there are some they/it may be the culprit.





Probably the case. The hunt continues, thanks!
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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 5:58:05 PM EST
If multiple browsers are affected, it could easily be a HOSTS file. Check for it. If there isn't one, it's one less thing to worry about.

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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 7:17:48 PM EST
http://blog.teesupport.com/useful-guides-on-how-to-manually-remove-safesearch-lavasoft-com-virus-from-internet-explorer-mozilla-firefox-google-chrome/
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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 7:24:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1911SFOREVER:
http://blog.teesupport.com/useful-guides-on-how-to-manually-remove-safesearch-lavasoft-com-virus-from-internet-explorer-mozilla-firefox-google-chrome/


So you rooted that shit out then?
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Link Posted: 5/26/2013 7:29:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/26/2013 7:30:45 PM EST by WP_10]
Something to note is that there will always be a hosts file. It's there when you install a fresh OS. It's only a problem if there are items unrelated to localhost that you didn't add.

Edit: spelling--stupid autocorrect
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