smartbizsearch has taken over google searches

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lloyd709, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. lloyd709 macrumors 6502

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    Every time I do a google search using any browser, google will only come back with exactly 10 finds. On clicking one of them I get redirected by something called 'smartbizsearch' to some other random site. It's driving me nuts but have no idea how to get rid of it. I've run "iantivirus" but it doesn't pick anything up. Anyone any ideas how I can get rid of this without having to re-build me machine?
     
  2. pinktank macrumors 6502

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    maybe you installed a plug-in without really reading? Is this firefox?
     
  3. ihabime macrumors 6502

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    It sounds like you've caught the DNSChanger trojan, have you installed any strange video codecs lately?

    There's a removal tool on MacUpdate, run it then empty your trash and restart.

    ClamXav may also help, but I'm not sure if it detects this particular trojan.
     
  4. lloyd709 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The DNS Changer Removal Tool on the MacUpdate link removed it. Lots of thanks.
     

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