Removing Google redirect malwares(95p.com/mediashifting.com)
For most of the browsers this is a very frustating situation when your web browser redirects you to a different page which in no way relates to what you have searched for.Of lately, google redirect viruses have become a severe problem with web browsers. This is mainly either http://95p.com or http://mediashifting.com (there might be some other web browser hijacker too). The redirect malware not only infects your browser and system but it also puts your system information security at risk. These malwares are not easily detected by the antiviruses. As a result proper care should be taken to get rid of this malicious trojan.
Some of the troubleshooting that is required to remove this disastrous malware are:
1)The associated files of google redirect malwares should be found and deleted. Check Windows HOSTS file. For this go to:
b) Double-click "hosts" file to open it. Choose to open with Notepad.There should be only one line: 127.0.0.1 local host in Windows XP and 127.0.0.1 local host::1 in Windows Vista. If there are more, then remove them and save changes.
2) Stop google redirect malwares process using the windows task manager.
a) Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Windows Task Manager.
b) Click on the "Processes" tab, search for the virus random .exe, then right-click it and select "End Process" key.
3) Uninstall google redirect malwares program from windows control panel Add/Remove Programs.
4) Check Local Area Network (LAN) settings.
a)Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Internet Options.
b) Click on "Connections" tab, then click "LAN settings" button.
c) Uncheck the checkbox under "Proxy server" option and click OK.
5) Make sure that DNS settings are not changed.
a)Open Control Panel (Start->Control Panel).
b) Double-click "Network Connections" icon to open it.
c) Right click on "Local Area Connection" icon and select "Properties" Choose "Obtain DNS server address automatically" and click OK.
6) Remove unknown or suspicious add-ons from internet explorer.
a)In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Manage Add-ons.
b)Disable suspicious Toolbars or Search Providers.
7)The registry entries of google redirect malwares program need to be removed.
a)Click "Start" button and selecting "Run." type "regedit" into the box and click "OK."
b)Once the Registry Editor is open, , find and remove all google redirect malwares program registry files. For example:
8) Reset a Router Back to the Factory Default Setting.
a)Go to Start >Run (or WinKey+R) and type in "cmd" .
b) In the new window type "ipconfig /flushdns" and hit Enter.
9) For automatic removal, go for the following softwares :
http://www.superantispyware.com/ :it detects and remove spyware, adware, trojan horses, rogue security software, computer worms,rootkits, parasites and other potentially harmful software applications.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/: removes all forms of malware, including viruses, Trojans, spyware, adware and rootkits.
http://kaspersky-tdsskiller.en.softonic.com/: It detects and removes Tidserv, TDSServ and Alureon rootkits and alsomalicious Trojans.TDSSKiller tool removes malware belonging to the family of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS. (It is the best advised for removing the redirect trojan)
http://www.combofix.org/download.php: It scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically.
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