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Interval Hehe virus - Google/Yahoo ect redirects


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#1 vflagship

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:13 AM

Hello

I recently tried to download WinRar from what I believed was a trusted site but obviously not. After downloading I got a pop up which kept coming up every minute or so saying "interval hehe".

I managed to get rid of the pop up and deleted winrar but when I went back onto the internet my homepage had been set to Google.com which automatically directed to what I believe is a fake Microsoft Security Centre page. This said I had been infected with a virus and told me to download Antispyware 2008 (which I have not done).

Yahoo, facebook and a few more also do the same.

I have run an malwarebytes anti-malware scan which did identify some threats and removed them and I have run a super antispyguard scan which cleared some adware cookies however Google etc are still the same.

Can anyone give me any guidence on how to proceed?

Should say I'm running XP on a Dell Dimension 5120 with a 3 GB processor. Use both IE and Firefox but both are equally effected.

Thanks

Edited by vflagship, 09 December 2008 - 06:35 AM.


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Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:35 PM

If the malware blocks you from downloading or runnig a scan, once you have SAS on the infected computer and before install, locate the SAS.exe file and rename it. Right click on the file and choose rename. Name it lastchancescan and then click on the file to install SAS. Follow the instructions below for setting SAS for scanning.

http://www.superantispyware.com/
Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation. (OR the Renamed .EXE)
* 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".
* 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):
o Close browsers before scanning.
o Scan for tracking cookies.
o Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
* Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
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".

* 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.
o Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
o Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
o If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
o Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
* Click Close to exit the program.
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:09 PM

If the malware blocks you from downloading or runnig a scan, once you have SAS on the infected computer and before install, locate the SAS.exe file and rename it. Right click on the file and choose rename. Name it lastchancescan and then click on the file to install SAS. Follow the instructions below for setting SAS for scanning.

http://www.superantispyware.com/
Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation. (OR the Renamed .EXE)
* 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".
* 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):
o Close browsers before scanning.
o Scan for tracking cookies.
o Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
* Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
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".

* 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.
o Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
o Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
o If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
o Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
* Click Close to exit the program.


You should also remove HOST file from x:\windows\system32\etc\ as thats where your sites are being redirected from, I would then make a new one, no text inside, and save it and then make it READ ONLY, this will stop your browser going to where it shouldn't.

Tools I used to remove this issue were Unhack Me & Win Clam Anti Virus & Comodo Firewall & (believe it or not) Notepad (used for fixing the HOST file)

Edited by ^eRrOR^, 13 December 2008 - 02:17 PM.





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