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Malware help (Browser Hijacking)


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#1 tnam4

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 10:46 AM

Hello farbar

My laptop has recently been infected with a malware. It hijacks my browsers (IE and FF), and redirects me to other sites like hobbyforyou.net etc. Often times I keep getting connection related errors when my browser screen does not refresh.


As I searched through the web for a fix, I noticed that you have very recently helped another user with the same problem. See link:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/lof...hp/t187211.html


I realize that I cannot replicate the steps exactly like shown in the post above, as his machine contents may be different than mine. I would appreciate if you could assist me in getting rid of this problem since I have never dealt with the registry keys.

I am attending some classes online, and this problem keeps on coming in my way of accessing the school's web site by breaking my browser connection.


A little bit of a history of the problem:

I am a careful user and stay away from all suspicious downloadable contents. Some days ago I did download a key for an application that stopped working. Once exected the file, this whole thing started. Initially I had no access to regedit, but after using Malwarebytes AM, I can at least open the registry listing. I have also used Spybot S&D which cannot get rid of something called "Premium Search" malware. I am not sure what and how to remove the infected keys from the HijackThis scans.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

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#2 Farbar

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:54 AM

Hi tnam4,

I would like to assist you but there are many users waiting for days. The best thing you can do is to go through the Preparation Guide and initiate a topic with the requested logs.

Regards,
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Posted 26 December 2008 - 06:47 PM

Also please let me know you have read this in order to close this topic. Thanks.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:43 AM

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