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Nasty redirect/browser virus won't go away

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Recently cleaned my windows 7 system of the anti-virus 2012 hijacker.

Not sure if this was a previous infection, but I now notice firefox is still slow and randomly redirects to advertising websites. It seems to do this on almost a timer, and sometimes very infrequently.

I've checked and rechecked all the common culprits including DNS and hosts. I can't see any hosts file under the etc folder, so I'm not sure if that's good or bad or if I should create one. I have enabled hidden files and it's not there.

My router is running dd-wrt and i checked it out , so I don't think that's the problem.

All items in startup have been disabled, and I've run malwarebytes and tddskiller several times. they come up clean.

no other major problems other than slowdown and this random redirect. thanks for any ideas!

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Greetings :)

It sounds as though some part of the infection is still present. We don't work on malware removal in this part of the forums.

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