SOLVED Google redirects to Yahoo

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  1. Joannelys

    Joannelys New Member

    Jun 15, 2017
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    Microsoft
    Operating System:
    Windows 10
    Are you using a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system?:
    64-bit (x64)
    Infection date and initial symptoms:
    14 June 2017, Google redirects to Yahoo after clicking "Search", Chromium was downloaded without knowledge and opens itself every time I turn on my laptop
    Current issues and symptoms:
    Same issue with Yahoo, Chromium is removed (hopefully)
    Steps taken in order to remove the infection:
    Deleted suspicious programs, reinstalling Chrome, deleted Chromium files
    Logs added to help request:
    • FRST.txt
    • Addition.txt
    Hi, I'm having this problem of Google redirecting me to Yahoo when I try to search for something. When I open Chrome, my homepage is the same: Google, but once I type something in the search bar and press Enter, it automatically redirects to Yahoo. This happens 95% of the time, only a few times I managed to go through Google search engine. I found out this malware does not affect tabs in incognito mode. Only Chrome has this problem, IE and Firefox is working fine.

    I suspect that this malware was downloaded along with a game I was trying to download for free online. I have deleted the game file and all other suspicious programs I can find. Chromium was probably downloaded along with it too.

    I have tried installing Malwarebytes (trial version) to solve it, but after scanning, quarantine and deleting all the threats, the problem still persists. Tried uninstalling unwanted applications, but it's still the same. Removed unwanted extensions from Chrome, removed Yahoo from search engine options, reset Chrome to default settings, uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome, but Yahoo still keeps hijacking Google.

    For the Chromium problem, it was downloaded without my knowledge and opens itself whenever I turn on my laptop. Solved it by watching a Youtube tutorial by:
    1. End all Chromium tasks in task manager
    2. Locate the file location and deleting the file
    3. Empty recycle bin
    Chromium no longer pops up after I restarted my laptop. However, I realised that whenever I turn on my laptop, a window will open for a split second, then vanishes. I cannot identify what kind of window that is before it disappears. I don't know if I had actually removed Chromium from it roots, and is worried that the problem is still hiding somewhere on my device.

    Please help me, I am still studying and cannot afford a new laptop...Any guidance will be very much appreciated, thank you.
     

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  2. TwinHeadedEagle

    TwinHeadedEagle Removal Expert
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    Mar 8, 2013
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    Hello,


    [​IMG] Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

    [​IMG] This fix was created for this user for use on that particular machine. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Running it on another one may cause damage and render the system unstable. [​IMG]

    Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop:

    Both files, FRST and fixlist.txt have to be in the same location or the fix will not work!

    • Right-click on [​IMG] icon and select [​IMG] Run as Administrator to start the tool.
      (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
    • Press the Fix button just once and wait.
    • If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.
    • When finishes FRST will generate a log on the Desktop, called Fixlog.txt.

    Please attach it to your reply.
     

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  3. Joannelys

    Joannelys New Member

    Jun 15, 2017
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    Malaysia
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    Done. Google no longer redirects to Yahoo. What shall I do next?
     

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  4. TwinHeadedEagle

    TwinHeadedEagle Removal Expert
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    Mar 8, 2013
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  5. Joannelys

    Joannelys New Member

    Jun 15, 2017
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    Microsoft
    Thank you so much! :D
     
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