05-25-2011 04:35 AM
I seem to have a virus or something that changes the home page of my browsers to searchqu.com/406 no matter how many times I change them back to my preferences. I have NIS 2011 and have run couple full scans but it doesn't seem to remove this virus-program. Has anyone else had problems with this virus-program and if so how did you get it removed?? I did make sure my NIS 2011 had the newest virus definitions before running the full searches.
Thanks to anyone that can be of help to me on this subject
05-25-2011 07:42 AM
Sounds like you need a little extra help
Download the free copy of Malware Bytes utility and run it. Be sure to use the free version, there is a conflict when you try to run more than one real-time security program.
Norton is good but not perfect so using more than one security program may be necessary to keep your system absolutely clean.
Hope this thelp - be sreu to let us know
05-25-2011 08:54 AM
Welcome to the Norton Community Forum
I would also recommend a full scan with the free SUPERAntiSpyware program which is safe to use with your Norton Product.
Here is a free on demand antimalware scanner. It is safe to use on demand with your Norton product.
Here is another site you can use to get the program.
The download button is on the right hand side. Please be careful not to download Spyware Doctor which is on the left side. Also, please don't forget to update the program each time before use of it. In fact you can update it every day just in case some malware may prevent you from updating it.
Please come back and let us know how you made out. Thanks.
Success always occurs in private and failure in full view.
05-25-2011 07:06 PM
I forgot to add that I did try the Super Anti-Spyware and while it picked up on a lot of things that NIS missed it didnt get rid of the Searchqu.com/406 problem. Thanks for the suggestion though!
05-25-2011 07:11 PM
Thanks for the input, Im down loading the Malware Bytes and will post tomarrow on how the battle goes on!!! You know Ive used Norton as my computer protection for years and this is the first time Ive gotten something that it hasnt been able to find and get rid of that I know of. Pretty good track record as fare as Im concerned and I will continue to use them in the future. Ive never had any problems with them running on any of my PCs, just basicly install and forget, they do the rest! :)
05-25-2011 08:47 PM
There should be a couple of randomly named files, and a randomly named profile within Firefox's path with a search plugin that controls the homepage and possibly redirect.
c:\documents and settings\[username]\[RANDOM].exe
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins\SearchquWebSearch.xml
c:\documents and settings\[username]\[RANDOM].tmp (possibly)
c:\documents and settings\[username]\Application data\\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[RANDOM].default\se
After that you will still have to reset in your browser(s) the homepage etc.
06-21-2011 06:52 AM
i have this same proublem, I tryed to remove it mailwearbyts seemed to of done it, but its still on the computer !!! I removed toolbar and every thing and its still on here. Is Norton working on something to fix this?
06-21-2011 07:31 AM
Sorry to hear about your problem, have you tried to use Norton Power Eraser? its a good tool ro remove threat with.
try this and see if it helps you with your problem.
let us now how it went, if it fixed the problem ot not.