Oct 6, 2011
Google Chrome Redirect Virus
For nearly a month I’ve been struggling with the Google Chrome redirect virus that takes you to a number of different websites including the MSDN page and skews your search results towards things like Get-Answers-Fast domains online. Having Kaspersky Internet Security and Symantec Endpoint Protection on my machine, I figured that would be enough protection to help get rid of this virus. Unfortunately it’s not the case. Running fully scans and using Ad-Aware or Malware-Bytes in addition to the other security programs we were running had no impact. Furthermore we could not find the virus either in local folders within the User Account nor could we find them in the system32 or drivers folders. This is a redirect that seemed specific to Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. That being said it turns out that running COMBO FIX will actually neutralize this threat and restore Google Chrome to a working order.