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#1 Dirk Pro

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 09:17 PM

Hi I have a problem with my computer and it's search engines. A few days ago, when I started to go on Google and do a search, the links that were shown were all suspicious, most of them having to relate to anti-spyware or shopping. Next, I tried searching on Yahoo with no luck. I have ran, Spybot, AVG Anti-Virus, Ad-Aware, and Windows Defender to no avail. I am wondering how I can fix this problem so that I can search something on google without having it redirect me. Thanks!

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 09:20 PM

Hello and welcome. Lets get a MBAM scan log. Please disable SpyBot for this.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • 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. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
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 using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 09:29 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1607
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3, v.5657

1/3/2009 9:27:58 PM
mbam-log-2009-01-03 (21-27-58).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 52634
Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 53 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 03 January 2009 - 09:35 PM

Hmmm let's get a look from SAS,but first run ATF cleaner.
Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
  • 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".

SAS this needs about an hour.
Please download and scan with 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. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, 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".

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 03 January 2009 - 11:57 PM

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

Generated 01/03/2009 at 11:53 PM

Application Version : 4.20.1046

Core Rules Database Version : 3694
Trace Rules Database Version: 1670

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:08:12

Memory items scanned : 174
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5797
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 81828
File threats detected : 0

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 12:14 AM

This is weird since none of these programs find anything.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 10:09 AM

hi, are there any other programs I can use to detect this? Thanks.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 12:46 PM

OK I'm suspicious of Rootkit activity here.

Please navigate to the download page of Avira AntiRootkit and click on Download to save it to your Destop.
  • You should now find a file called: antivir_rootkit.zip on your Desktop.
  • Extract the file to your Desktop (you may then delete the zip file).
  • You should now have a folder with Setup.exe and some other files within it on your Desktop.
  • Double-click Setup.exe.
  • Click Next.
  • Highlight the radio button to acceppt the license agreement and then click Next.
  • Then click Next and Install to finalise the installation process.
  • Click Finish (you may now also delete the folder with the extracted files from the zip archive)
You successfully installed Avira AntiRootkit!
  • Please now navigate to Start > All Programs > Avira RootKit Detection. Then select: Avira RootKit Detection
  • Click OK when a message window pops up
  • Click Start scan and let it run
  • Click View report and copy the entire contents into your next reply.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:16 PM

Avira AntiRootkit Tool - Beta (1.0.1.17)

========================================================================================================
- Scan started Sunday, January 04, 2009 - 13:13:17
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Configuration:
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- [X] Scan files
- [X] Scan registry
- [X] Scan processes
- [ ] Fast scan
- Working disk total size : 465.75 GB
- Working disk free size : 373.67 GB (80 %)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Results:
Hidden value : HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1078081533-261478967-682003330-500\Software\SecuROM\License information -> datasecu
Hidden value : HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1078081533-261478967-682003330-500\Software\SecuROM\License information -> rkeysecu
Hidden value : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\System -> oodefrag10.00.00.01workstation

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Files: 0/103012
Registry items: 3/292251
Processes: 0/23
Scan time: 00:02:15
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active processes:
- kiyjdjaz.exe (PID 3048) (Avira AntiRootkit Tool - Beta)
- System (PID 4)
- smss.exe (PID 768)
- csrss.exe (PID 832)
- winlogon.exe (PID 856)
- services.exe (PID 900)
- lsass.exe (PID 912)
- svchost.exe (PID 1100)
- svchost.exe (PID 1168)
- MsMpEng.exe (PID 1276)
- svchost.exe (PID 1316)
- svchost.exe (PID 1376)
- aawservice.exe (PID 1596)
- explorer.exe (PID 1840)
- spoolsv.exe (PID 160)
- AppleMobileDeviceService.exe (PID 428)
- inetinfo.exe (PID 472)
- oodag.exe (PID 496)
- PnkBstrA.exe (PID 544)
- tcpsvcs.exe (PID 576)
- alg.exe (PID 1644)
- firefox.exe (PID 3092)
- avirarkd.exe (PID 3896)
========================================================================================================
- Scan finished Sunday, January 04, 2009 - 13:15:33
========================================================================================================

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:35 PM

Please run Avira AntiRootkit again by following the below steps:
  • Please now navigate to Start > All Programs > Avira RootKit Detection. Then select: Avira RootKit Detection
  • Click OK when a message window pops up
  • Click Start scan and let it run
  • When the scan has finished, select Qurantine all
  • When done, please click OK (you may be asked to restart, if so please do so by clicking OK once more)
  • The log can be found here: C:\Program Files\Avira GmbH\Avira RootKit Detection\avirarkd.log. Please copy the entire contents into your next reply.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:40 PM

I am not able to click on the "Quarantine All" Button or the Quarantine Button. Do you know why this is?

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:53 PM

I'm looking for something here
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:54 PM

Ok, thank you very much for your time!

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:21 PM

Would it change anything if I clicked Fast Scan vs. having it unclicked?

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:51 PM

I'm searching thru avira's forum for an answer,never crossed this bridge before. see we all learn here.
probably worth a try ,do that. Also here's some scanning tips to check.

Disconnect from the Internet or physically unplug you Internet cable connection.
Close all open programs, scheduling/updating tasks and background processes that might activate during the scan including the screensaver.
Temporarily disable your anti-virus and real-time anti-spyware protection.
After starting the scan, do not use the computer until the scan has completed.
When finished, re-enable your anti-virus/anti-malware (or reboot) and then you can reconnect to the Internet.

Note: Not all hidden components detected by ARKs are malicious. It is normal for a Firewall, some Anti-virus and Anti-malware software (ProcessGuard, Prevx1, AVG AS), sandboxes, virtual machines and Host based Intrusion Prevention Systems (HIPS) to hook into the OS kernal/SSDT in order to protect your system. You should not be alarmed if you see any hidden entries created by these software programs after performing a scan.
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