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  1. Perhaps I did not make myself clear. Installing Firefox and resetting Firefox made the problem go away on internet explorer. I do not understand this but I do thank you for your help.
  2. Maniac, Thank you very much for your help. I do not understand why this worked but it did. There was no Firefox on the computer so I installed a fresh copy and followed your instructions. I no longer have the redirection problem. It is very starange but the problem also disapeared on Internet Explorer. Thank you again.
  3. Right now I have only tested with Internet Explorer. Previously I had the same results with Firefox.
  4. I still have the same problem. In my first attempt to find and remove the virus I searched on "scour virus removal". One of the sites that appeared was "" When I click this link on my good computer I get the correct web site. When I click the same link on the infected computer it goes to the correct site BUT after about 1 second goes to "" Because I replaced the entire hard drive with a new one and installed the entire operating system from a CD I think the virus must be in the BIOS. Thanks for your help
  5. Maniac, Here is the log. It was actually at V:\Program Files\ESET\Eset Online Scanner\log.txt ESETSmartInstaller@High as CAB hook log: OnlineScanner.ocx - registred OK
  6. Maniac, Attached is the combofix log file. combofixLog.txt
  7. Here is the contents of the log file AdwCleaner[R1].txt: # AdwCleaner v2.001 - Logfile created 09/12/2012 at 17:41:54 # Updated 09/09/2012 by Xplode # Operating system : Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bits) # User : Joe - JOE-DESKTOP # Boot Mode : Normal # Running from : C:\Users\Joe\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe # Option [search] ***** [services] ***** ***** [Files / Folders] ***** ***** [Registry] ***** ***** [internet Browsers] ***** -\\ Internet Explorer v7.0.6000.16386 [OK] Registry is clean. ************************* AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [509 octets] - [12/09/2012 17:41:54] ########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [568 octets] ##########
  8. Maniac, Attached are the two files zipped together. When I first detected the virus I saw the same behavior using both internet explorer and firefox. I have now reinstalled the operating system and have not reinstalled firefox but I still have the same problem in internet explored. Thank you again fro your help. gbheron
  9. Maniac, I do appreciate your help but the istructions in your link do not seem to apply to my situation. I am on a different computer than the infected one so I can not easily obtain and send the logs. I have disconnected the infected computer from the internet and from all other computers. I did scans with several programs including Malwarebytes and none of them found any viruses. I then replaced my hard drive with a new one and reloaded the operating system from an installation disk. The virus (scour redirect) was still on the system so I think it is in the BIOS. My system is a Dell Inspiron 530 runing Windows Vista (32 bit). I have attempted to find how to replace the BIOS but can not follow the instructions on the Dell web site and I would appreciate any help I can get. Thank you very much for any help you can give me. gbheron
  10. I appear to have a computer infected with the scour redirect virus. After MANY attempts to detect and remove it based on instructions in this and other forums I finally removed my hard drive, installed a new one and reinstalled the operating system (Windows Vista) from CD. The virus was still there. Since I have started with a new, out of the box, hard drive, and installed the operating system from a CD, I can't imagine where the virus could be hiding? In the BIOS??? I would greatly appreciate help finding, and removing this virus. The evidence of the virus is that when I attempt to go to certain web pages (for example the expected page appears for about 1 second and then I am redirected to another page (gttp:// which WOT lists as questionable. If I attemt to go to the desired sites on another, unaffected computer, there are no problems. None of the malware detection and removal programs that I have attemped to use (Malwarebytes, SUPERantivirus, Microsoft Security Essentials, tdsskiller) find the virus.