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#1 KevinB12

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 06:37 PM

My homepage, and now some of the other sites I visit, are redirect to http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st%3Fad_type> I have run the McAfee scan, Ad-Aware, SpyBot and also Ace Utilites. They have found some problems, but the redirect is still there. I see others had this problem and there are fixes posted, but I am a novice and need help to understand exactly what to do.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 06:48 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • 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 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 and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:43 PM

Here are the results from the scan. What do I need to do next?

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28
Database version: 1159
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

9/15/2008 6:39:36 PM
mbam-log-2008-09-15 (18-39-36).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 69134
Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 42 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 8
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 18
Files Infected: 34

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\etlrlws.bfor (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2b96d5cc-c5b5-49a5-a69d-cc0a30f9028c} (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2f63dd45-30a0-422e-af1e-01dd88ba9a5c} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{0ac49246-419b-4ee0-8917-8818daad6a4e} (Adware.180Solutions) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{99410cde-6f16-42ce-9d49-3807f78f0287} (Adware.180Solutions) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{f31a5d11-bf0b-4a4e-90af-274f2090aaa6} (Adware.180Solutions) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\The Weather Channel (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Weather Services (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform\spamblockerutility 4.8.0 (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Jonathan Boyer\Application Data\SpamBlockerUtility_Icons (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337 (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337\buttons (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337\contexts (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337\Games (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337\Games\images (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337\Games\images\active (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337\Games\images\default (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337\images (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337\Movies (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337\Movies\images (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337\Movies\images\active (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337\Movies\images\default (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337\ScreensaversMarketingSitePager (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Starware337\ScreensaversMarketingSitePager\images (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:53 PM

Please reboot, update and scan again with Malwarebytes. Post a new log.

How is your computer now? Are you still having redirect problems?
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 06:39 PM

I rebooted and ran the scan again. My old homepage is still being redirected, but not all of the sites as before.


Results of scan:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28
Database version: 1159
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

9/15/2008 7:28:27 PM
mbam-log-2008-09-15 (19-28-27).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 69514
Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 3 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 15 September 2008 - 06:40 PM

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 07:13 PM

Do I reboot after I run the ATF-Cleaner?

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 07:17 PM

No need to reboot after ATF Cleaner, just run the SUPERAntiSpyware scan.
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 07:19 PM

It would not allow me to do that, something about windows.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:07 PM

What was the exact error message?

Boot back into Normal Mode. Uninstall and then reinstall SUPERAntiSpyware then update it. Boot back into Safe Mode and try to run the scan again.
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:28 PM

I had to cut the scan short because of time. Still have the redirect. I will rerun tomorrow.

Scan results:



SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 09/16/2008 at 00:04 AM

Application Version : 4.21.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3567
Trace Rules Database Version: 1555

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 03:34:47

Memory items scanned : 214
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 8114
Registry threats detected : 10
File items scanned : 74421
File threats detected : 3

Adware.180solutions/ZangoSearch
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ModuleUsage\C:/WINDOWS/Downloaded Program Files/SAIX.dll
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ModuleUsage\C:/WINDOWS/Downloaded Program Files/SAIX.dll#.Owner
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ModuleUsage\C:/WINDOWS/Downloaded Program Files/SAIX.dll#{DECEAAA2-370A-49BB-9362-68C3A58DDC62}

Registry Cleaner Trial
HKCR\Install.Install
HKCR\Install.Install\CLSID
HKCR\Install.Install\CurVer
HKCR\Install.Install.1
HKCR\Install.Install.1\CLSID

Adware.MediaMotor
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ModuleUsage\C:/WINDOWS/System32/safe.tlb
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ModuleUsage\C:/WINDOWS/System32/safe.tlb#.Owner
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\amm06.inf
C:\WINDOWS\System32\safe.tlb
C:\WINDOWS\mm06y.ini

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 10:13 PM

I ran both scans and the original hompage is still being redirected to the following url: http://www.google.com/hws/dell/afe?hl=en&a...A=5307731/R=0/*.

It appears that the other sites are not being redirected.

Scan results:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 09/17/2008 at 10:39 PM

Application Version : 4.21.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3570
Trace Rules Database Version: 1558

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 04:44:39

Memory items scanned : 215
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 8117
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 156717
File threats detected : 0

Is there anything else I should try?

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 10:18 PM

Please do an online scan with Kaspersky WebScanner

Click on Kaspersky Online Scanner

You will be prompted to install an ActiveX component from Kaspersky, Click Yes.
  • The program will launch and then begin downloading the latest definition files:
  • Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
  • Now click on Scan Settings
  • In the scan settings make that the following are selected:
    • Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:
    Extended (if available otherwise Standard)
    • Scan Options:
    Scan Archives
    Scan Mail Bases
  • Click OK
  • Now under select a target to scan:Select My Computer
  • This will program will start and scan your system.
  • The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run.
  • Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected.
    • Now click on the Save as Text button:
  • Save the file to your desktop.
  • Copy and paste that information in your next post.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:59 AM

Results of the Kaspersky scan:

Saturday, September 20, 2008
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version: 7.0.25.0
Program database last update: Saturday, September 20, 2008 13:35:50
Records in database: 1247597


Scan settings
Scan using the following database extended
Scan archives yes
Scan mail databases yes

Scan area My Computer
A:\
C:\
D:\

Scan statistics
Files scanned 145671
Threat name 2
Infected objects 3
Suspicious objects 0
Duration of the scan 02:23:16

File name Threat name Threats count
C:\Program Files\Morpheus\mymorpheusToolbar.exe Infected: not-a-virus:AdTool.Win32.MyWebSearch.bm 1

C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Common\ComponentMgr\HoldingArea\WebSys2\WebSys.mmz Infected: not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.Deleter.f 1

C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Musicmatch Jukebox\WebSys\offline.mmz Infected: not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.Deleter.f 1

The selected area was scanned.

What do I do next?

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 05:39 PM

What happens if you set your homepage back to what is originally was?
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