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This can take some time but the results are well worth the effort and may restore your computer from the malware infection.
There s tons of good malware advice on the webite.
Malwarbyte s Anti-Malware tends to do more of a deep scan of your drives and files and is a great tool to use.
Firewalls help keep intruders out of your computer.
To check it s status, click Start (or in Windows 8, while at the start screen) and type windows firewall.
It will boot to a menu, from here select Safe Mode.
This will bring you to a black screen called Advanced Boot Options.
The best way, I ve found, to tackle a virus in Windows, is to first: 1 Boot into Safe Mode with Networking.
Removing a virus infection can seem like a monumental task.
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That s it your computer should be virus-free!
Bleeping Computer has a guide to using Combofix.
The modern variations of the Google redirect probably won t use the hosts file.
In particular it will redirect sites like Microsoft, , avg etc back to Google, so it makes it difficult to download any type of virus removal tools to eliminate the.
It will redirect most urls from your browser back to the Google homepage.
You should not run ComboFix unless you are specifically asked to by a helper.
So, you ve been infected with malware and can t hardly use your computer?
Combofix is probably the number one tool I use when tackling bad virus infections.