Redirect just goes to different pages. One is Livesearchnow, but there are a few.
Did ALL of the things recommended on this forum. Tried several virus removal applications. Booted into safe mode and did it again. Booted again and ran programs from a USB.
It affects IE, Firefox, and Opera. Did clean installs of all. No dice. It affects all search engines.
The guy from TechRepublic in the link below covered most of the bases and after reading the suggestion, I did the clean installs, but I don't think that the problem was in any browser. Still, I figured it was worth a try.
I've restored the computer several times. Searched all the hidden files, etc.. Host file looks clean. When I do system searches for livesearchnow or random.exe, no luck.
In fact, I had just purchased a new computer before I went into the hospital, so the timing was not the worst for this to happen, but I want to transfer my files and I'm worried about infecting the new computer. Not to mention that the new one runs Windows 8 which SUCKS
I'm completely stumped. It's hard to remember but before my hiatus, I think I downloaded Google Chrome. That may not be the issue though - apparently one way this comes in is thru videos and we watched a number of YouTube vids. That's one place I get redirected to as well. And some cooking site called Relish.
Weird thing is, it never redirects to a porn site or medical site or even anything that's trying to sell me something outright. Mostly they just look like legit sites. I suppose the sender gets a small fee for the redirects. It sends me to a lot of game sites. I've never played a computer game in my life and have no interest in doing so, but Windows 7 comes with a lot of games built into the OS and I had to kill all of those because those were what it started with. All the other stuff is since then. http://www.techrepublic.com/bl...-redirect-virus/8860