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#1 sdz121

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:06 AM

Hi,

I have been experiencing problems with google and yahoo on all of my internet browsers - Chrome, Firefox (my primary one), and IE. For example, if I search for "jump" in google, it will return: "YouTube-Madonna Jump Video" - but actually taking me to www.toseeka.org, "Jump-NewYork City" - www.revolution health.com, "JUMP!" - www.shopasearch.com, "The JUMP Project" - www.monstermarketplace.com; and so on.

I was able to use search.com to search for help on this and saw some other people had experienced similar problems. I ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in standard and safe mode. I also ran AVG in safe mode. AdAware 2008 could not pick up anything either. Upon reading about the firefox plugin "NoScripts", I downloaded and installed that. Upon enabling it, the problem is resolved. However, I would like to be able to run firefox without the add-on because it seems to severely slow down my browsing and I have viewing problems here and there with it.

Thank you very much.

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:52 AM

Please reboot your computer and update Malwarebytes. This time do a FULL scan and post the new log here so we can have a look
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#3 sdz121

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 08:26 AM

Sorry for the delay, thank you for the quick response!

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1565
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

12/29/2008 8:20:11 AM
mbam-log-2008-12-29 (08-20-11).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 181826
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 39 minute(s), 27 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 29 December 2008 - 10:57 AM

Please download Dr.Web CureIt & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan 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".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:22 AM

toolbox.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents\civil procedure;Joke.Puncher;;
FairUseWizardUpdate.exe;C:\Program Files\FairUse Wizard 2;Adware.Rabio;;
wdmaud.sys;C:\WINDOWS\system32;Trojan.DownLoad.26637;Deleted.;


From what I read, the trojan was the problem. I ran a search without Noscripts and the search returned non-hijacked results.

Edited by sdz121, 30 December 2008 - 11:34 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2008 - 01:42 PM

Thank you very much for the assistance!

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 03:25 PM

If there are no longer signs of malware then please....

Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok"
  • Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.
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