Firefox is corrupted?

sarahhhh - Jul 22, 2010 at 11:53 AM
Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 - Jul 26, 2010 at 04:55 PM
i have avast antivirus installed on my computer, as well as malwarebytes. i used to combination of these two to fix the google search results redirected virus... or most of it, at least.

my google searches are fine now. but, sometimes when i click on random links, i get a popup that trues to connect to '' or some google page about search analytics? i always close out of them before they can connect. i need to find a way to block these websites completely on my computer.

anyways, back to firefox... whenever i load firefox, my avast always pops up that 'a threat has been detected'. could something be trying to connect or corrupt something everytime i load firefox? ive scanned the contents of my firefox folder in program files and it always comes up clean.

basically, i know i have more viruses or some sort of malware on my computer, but they wont show up on any of my antivirus programs and i dont know how to get rid of them.

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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,173
Jul 22, 2010 at 05:13 PM
I don't know the state of your system now, however, I shall prescribe to you a very powerfull antidote that is able to kill and send and Trojan Horse to the glue factory. It is of very last resort and should not be abused of, as matter of a fact, once you have used it, I suggest you delete it from your system.

To keep your system safe, you must follow the instructions hereunder to the letter:

1. Download Combofix to your desktop.

2.Close all open Windows including this one.

Close or disable all running Antivirus, Antispyware, and Firewall programs as they may interfere with the proper running of ComboFix.

3. Double click on the ComboFix icon.

Windows is issuing this prompt because ComboFix does not have a digital signature. This is perfectly normal and safe and you can click on the Run button to continue.

4. Accept the disclaimer and the recovery

5.You should now press the Yes button to continue. If at any time during the Recovery Console installation you receive a message stating that it failed to install, please allow ComboFix to continue with the scan of your computer.

ComboFix will disconnect your computer from the Internet, so do not be surprised or concerned if you receive any warnings stating that you are no longer on the Internet. When ComboFix has finished it will automatically restore your Internet connection.

While the program is scanning your computer, it will change your clock format, so do not be concerned when you see this happen. When ComboFix is finished it will restore your clock settings to their previous settings.

If you see your Windows desktop disappear, do not worry. This is normal and ComboFix will restore your desktop before it is finished. Eventually you will see a new screen that states the program is almost finished and telling you the programs log file, or report, will be located at C:\ComboFix.txt.

During the process, please do not mouse click nor must you tap on the keyboard. Let the tool run.

Once you are done, paste the log here and report to me on how your system is behaving.

Good luck

hey! i tried this and it worked like a charm. found a whole folder called "search settings" that was corrupted. the log is very long, but i'll still post it if you want me to.

my computer seems to be running fine now. it's only been about five minutes but in general it just seems less laggy and operating more smoothly.
Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,173
Jul 26, 2010 at 04:55 PM

Pay to the next!