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    IE8 Google redirected to Qandas.com How to get rid of it?

    When I click on the results of a Google search I am redirected to Qandas.com. How do I get rid of this?

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    Try downloading Malwarebytes antimalware and / or SuperAntiSpyware and have them scan your computer.

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    Thanks, I ran Malwarebytes and that did not fix it. Now I will try SuperantiSpyware. I have also sent the information to Google support in hopes that they might fix it. I think I will abandon IE and try another browser.

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    Once you are done, check to see what search provider IE is using, if SuperAntiSpyware does not solve it.

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    Try clicking on Tools>Manage Addons and see if you find any reference to Qandas in Toolbars and Extensions or in Search Providers. If you do, disable it.

    Jerry

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    These are redirects FROM Google search results. It's a virus, not just a changed search provider. Try Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool.

    Bruce

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    Does it just happen with Google Search Results or when you click on any web page link?
    If this just started recently, you could try a System Restore to a date prior to the problem.

    Jerry

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    SuperAntiSpyware did not fix it. Manage AddON does not show it. Google is the derault search provider and the only enabled provider. It only happens when I click on any of the Google search results. I switched to Google Chrome and it happens there as well. I will not try Malicious Software Removal Tool. I really appreciate all of your suggestions and I will keep trying them. I have not heard from Google support.

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    Surprisingly, there aren't many references to this malware. I can only find sites which don't seem incredibly reliable and offer tools to fix the issue, which I would not download.

    It is also rather surprising that top rated tools such as Malwarebytes or Superantispyware can't fix this. I would probably try Emsisoft's Emergency Kit Scanner, too.

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    Microsoft Malicious Software Removal tool did not remove it. All of my google search results are still being redirected to various ad sites. The only way I can use Google results is to copy the URL and paste it into the address line. Still no response from Google support.

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    My IE9 is doing the exact same thing!!!

    I have the ghetto free AVG for protection. I haven't had any problems until this Saturday! My husband or my little Cousin was using my laptop while I was at work. When I got it back there was the Virus redirect B**S but of course nobody knows what happened & they swear they didn't download anything.
    I'm happy to see that the list has been narrowed down a bit for me. The last thing I think I should do is start downloading different things trying to fix it

    MR.WINDOWS SECRETS GUY PLEASE HELP ME FIX THIS!!! I really really dont want to have reinstall my windows to get rid of this thing(LOL thats what I do when I have a problem I cant figure out or fix . . I just hold down the Handy Dandy Zero button while powering on my laptop ) Shoot I dont even know if that really fixes problems or if it just makes it so I cant tell the problems there anymore!!

    Anywho .. . I am using Windows 7 Internet Explorer 9 PLEASE HELP



    Thank you for your time

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    I am sorry you have this problem as well. I have not been able to get rid of it and I have tried all the suggestions. I don't know what else to try except rebuilding my system. I really dread that.

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    None of the top antimalware protection software seem to solve this.

    The sites where I have seen info about removing this, to be honest, seem all pretty shady to me. I saw a suggestion to use TDSSKiller to solve the problem. Maybe try it.

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    Ok I have a few questions. What if I (or we) cant find a way to remove or fix this thing? Is this thing slowly destroying my computer?

    Is it on my computer for a reason,like to steal my info??

    If I was to reset my computer using the "Hold down Zero while powering on my computer" to put it back to factory settings .. . . Would that remove it? Fix it? Or would that just cover up the problem??

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    What do you know about a site called Fixredirectvirus.org? They claim they can fix the problem for $29.95. They also give instructions for a manual fix that looks pretty hairy to me. They mention files starting with TDSS.

    Everything I have read calls this a rootkit and that it is the most difficult pc infection to fix. I guess the ultimate fix is to reload Windows from a cd. I am running XP SP3 but my cd is pre SP3. It will take days if not weeks to rebuild my system! What a bummer!!

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