iGoogle Redirect etc on opening up

  Glen 11:03 14 Oct 10

My wife's Laptop is W7, using Open Office and Firefox. On booting up, instead of getting the desktop, two unwanted pages appear, as follows

1) " iGoogle Redirect - Windows Internet Explorer (working offline)"
2) "Users/Name/appdata/ Roaming/ Windows/ Start Menu/ programs/ browsers/ Mozilla Firefox"

If these are deleted the desktop appears and all is well. I have run a virus scan with Bullguard and all is clear.What can I do about it?

  rdave13 12:06 14 Oct 10

Check you have no shortcuts in the startup folder.
Start- all programs and scroll down to startup, then right click and select open.

  birdface 12:15 14 Oct 10

There is a Google virus doing its rounds which redirects you to different web addresses maybe give Malwarebytes free a run just to see if it finds any problems.

  birdface 12:36 14 Oct 10

I may have got that wrong as i think it was meant for folk using the Google Home page.

How to Remove the Google Redirect Virus - TDSS rootkit

TDL3 Rootkit has caused the Google redirect virus infection. A person who is using Google as a home page or search engine is redirected to visiting unwanted websites. Google redirect virus removal is detailed in this article.
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in a nutshell:

suggested programs:

- EMSISOFT antimalware
- MalwareByte's AntiMalware
- SuperAntispyware free

suggested specialized free removal tool

# Win32/Olmarik Removal tool by ESET
# TDSSKiller by Kaspersky Labs.
# Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool by Microsoft
# BlackLight by F-Secure
# Stinger by McAfee
# CureIt! by Dr.Web.

I'd add HitMan Pro 3.5.6
and Norman TDSS Cleaner

Just some of the programs that will remove it.

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