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#1 Rob_v

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 11:31 AM

Hello,

Not sure when it started, but I just started noticing that after a google search, if I click on a result, sometimes it takes me to some random page like infomash and other sites.
I have bitdefender running - but its coming up clean.

Any help would be great!!


OS is is Windows 7.


Thanks
Rob

Edited by Rob_v, 17 June 2010 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:06 AM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1
Download Link 2
MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:05 PM

Sorry for the delay - was gone for a few days.
So I just ran the quick scan - came back with nothing infected. Im running a full scan now to see if there is any difference and if that sees anything.
Im still have the google issue. Starting to get quite annoying, more than that Im worried about some type of keylogger/trojan on the machine.
Here is the log from the quick scan.
Ill post the full scan log when its done.

Thanks for your help so far. I hope you can help me sort this out!


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4223

Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

6/21/2010 10:00:04 PM
mbam-log-2010-06-21 (22-00-04).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 127404
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 7 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:37 PM

ok - full scan complete - no malicious items detected Here is the log

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4223

Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

6/21/2010 10:36:34 PM
mbam-log-2010-06-21 (22-36-34).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 485778
Time elapsed: 34 minute(s), 49 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:54 PM

Try this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...sing-tdsskiller
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:17 PM

Ok - just tried that - downloaded TDSSKiller.exe and ran it and got this message :

TDSS rootkit removing tool, Kaspersky Lab, 2010
version 2.3.2.2 Jun 30 2010 17:23:49
Utility doesn't support x64 operating systems!
Press any key to continue . . .


Any suggestions??

I appreciate your help so far!

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 05:11 PM

Please download HostsXpert 4.3
  • Extract (unzip) HostsXpert.zip to a permanent folder on your hard drive such as C:\HostsXpert
  • Double-click HostsXpert.exe to run the program.
  • Click "Restore MS Hosts File".
  • Click OK at the confirmation box.
  • Click "Make ReadOnly?".
  • Click the X to exit the program.
-- Note: If you were using a custom Hosts file you will need to replace any of those entries yourself.

Also, what browser do you use?
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:36 AM

Ok - did that - host file was ok - I do have a few entries in there for some local machines - but left them off for now.

I use Firefox - but did some tests using Iron (chrome w/out the google tracking) and do not see the redirects using that - its only on FF.
(I have not tried IE)

did that change - rebooted - still happening.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:30 PM

Try this:

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=182559
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:28 PM

Ok - here is the log :
GooredFix by jpshortstuff (03.07.10.1)
Log created at 20:25 on 07/07/2010 (Rob)
Firefox version 3.6.6 (en-US)

========== GooredScan ==========


========== GooredLog ==========

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\
{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} [19:01 16/02/2010]
{CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0022-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [21:13 16/02/2010]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [01:49 17/02/2010]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0019-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [15:01 05/04/2010]

C:\Users\Rob\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xj3oqexd.default\extensions\
[email protected] [15:40 10/05/2010]
{68E5DD30-A659-4987-99F9-EAF21F9D4140} [19:04 16/02/2010]
{c45c406e-ab73-11d8-be73-000a95be3b12} [19:04 16/02/2010]
{D4DD63FA-01E4-46a7-B6B1-EDAB7D6AD389} [12:08 12/04/2010]
{E2883E8F-472F-4fb0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} [16:00 30/06/2010]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]
"[email protected]"="C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\bdaphffext\" [16:40 19/05/2010]

-=E.O.F=-

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:32 PM

Still having problems?
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:33 PM

Ok - just did a reboot - did a few tests and that seemed to do the trick!
Budapest - Thanks so much for your help - I really appreciate it.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:37 PM

Let us know if you have any more problems.
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