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Hey all -

I've done some research and can't figure out how to get rid of (what I'm pretty sure is) a virus on my Mac. This is the first!

On certain websites I'm being redirected to a different URL. I'm being routed via "SearchDiscovered.com" which I hope can help you out with this diagnosis. Also, in accessing a normal website like "facebook.com" I'm being told I don't have an SSL connection (which is out of the blue and usual.)

I'm happy to provide any further information for you. I've got ClamX Virus Scan which hasn't detected anything, but clearly something's up.

Thanks!

Zicksivbinm.

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Hey all -

I've done some research and can't figure out how to get rid of (what I'm pretty sure is) a virus on my Mac. This is the first!

On certain websites I'm being redirected to a different URL. I'm being routed via "SearchDiscovered.com" which I hope can help you out with this diagnosis. Also, in accessing a normal website like "facebook.com" I'm being told I don't have an SSL connection (which is out of the blue and usual.)

I'm happy to provide any further information for you. I've got ClamX Virus Scan which hasn't detected anything, but clearly something's up.

Thanks!

Zicksivbinm.

This also doesn't appear to be related to my router as Remote Management is OFF and I'm not being redirected to a different DNS. I should also mention that using my computer on a different network does NOT incur this redirect issue. Any thoughts?

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Hi and welcome to Malwarebytes.

The router is likely to blame here.

1. Very important: First disconnect your computers from the Internet.

2. Router Reset: Next you must reset the router to its default configuration. This can be done by inserting something tiny like a paper clip end or pencil tip into the small hole labeled Reset located on the back of the router. Press and hold down the small button inside until the lights on the front of the router blink off and then on again (usually about 30 seconds).

3. Reset the IP/DNS settings of your Internet connection on each computer connected:

  • Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Double click on Network Connections.
  • Right click on your default connection (usually Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection) and select Properties.
  • Select the General tab.
  • Double click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
    • Under General tab:
      • Select "Obtain an IP address automatically".
      • Select "Obtain DNS server address automatically".

    [*]Click OK twice to save the settings.

    [*]Reboot if you had to change any setting.

4. Flush the DNS cache:

  • Click the Start logo in the bottom left corner of the screen
  • Click on Run
  • In the command window copy/paste the following:
    ipconfig /flushdns


  • Then hit enter.
  • Exit the command window.

5. Reconnect: Once you have followed all the above steps you can reconnect your computer to the internet.

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