Nasty Google Redirect Virus on the loose

For the less tech savvy among us:

My symptoms were that whenever I would search for anything in Google, MSN, or Yahoo, the results would appear as normal, except that all of the links were redirected to bogus spam sites.

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Basically, if when your search results are loading you see “7.7.7.0″ in your browser’s status bar, you need to browse to your C:/Windows/system32/wdmaud.sys and delete the file.

[andydidyk.com]

It seems the virus is rather old, since the post from the link was from a month ago but then again we all know how long and wide viruses can spread. Only came to know about it from a thread in BeyondUnreal forums. When in doubt, never ever click the “OK” button.

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