cannot get rid browser hijack

  rsturbo 13:02 25 Feb 15

i have 2 windows 7 computers, both have three browsers ie chrome opera. everytime i go to a website searched or input to address bar the website appears but if i click on link inside website a second window appears with an advertisement (various websites various subjects). i have tried the following scans in full and safe mode. antivirus malwarebytes hitmanpro i have also cleared all cache and reset all browsers.

any ideas would be appreciated

  rsturbo 18:41 25 Feb 15


81 views but no answers - is it that bad?? :( have tried online scan too and still no result

  john bunyan 18:58 25 Feb 15

I would try downloading , and run (scan) with ADWCleaner. Accept its defaults.

Bleeping Computer

  rdave13 00:19 26 Feb 15

Could be a rootkit. Try ADW Cleaner as recommended, it would be my last resort, as it can create problems, but does a good cleaning job.

If that fails then TDSSKiller will look for rootkits that are difficult to remove.

  lotvic 00:38 26 Feb 15

Sounds like a redirect virus, try the measures on click here Browser Redirect virus (Removal Guide)

  Secret-Squirrel 08:58 26 Feb 15

"i have 2 windows 7 computers,.............."

If they both started behaving the same way at the same time then perhaps your router has been compromised. One way to test for this is to ask a friend or neighbour to pop round with their laptop and see if they get the same problem when connected to your network.

  rsturbo 12:48 26 Feb 15

thanks for the posts i will try and then get back with results.

  rsturbo 14:44 26 Feb 15

ok what would i do if my router is compromised

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:46 26 Feb 15

reset it to default and re enter your connection details for you isp.

  rsturbo 19:17 10 Mar 15

yes it was router been hacked! reset router and updated firmware thanks

  Secret-Squirrel 08:47 11 Mar 15

".........reset router and updated firmware..."

If the default router-access password is something like "admin" or "password" then you need to change that too to prevent the same thing happening again. Just as importantly, when you next access the router with the new password, don't tick the box to remember the log-on details.

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