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Google Hijack Virus Removal

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I had at some point picked up the Google Hijack Virus and was unable to get rid of it until now. This nasty thing does a redirect on Google search result links about 50% and had prevented me from going past page 1 on Google search results. Here is how I fixed it.

I had tried booting into safe mode and running Hijack This, Adaware, Spybot S&D, AVG, ComboFix and a host of other apps with no resolution. I then tried to do a system restore back to any earlier date, that didn’t help either. This thing was becoming a nasty little booger.

So What Is the Fix?
If you have this annoying thing this is what you can do to remove it.

  1. Turn off System Restore (right click my computer, select the system restore tab, put a check in the box that says “turn off system restore”)
  2. Boot into Safe Mode (restart your computer and tap F8 repeatedly while the computer boots, a screen will come up, choose Safe Mode with Networking)
  3. Download Kapersky Here, then choose all options and scan. Delete anything bad that it finds.
  4. Restart your computer, turn on System Restore

there you go, those are the exact steps that fixed my computer finally. We hope this helps your issue as well.

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