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#1 fishman205502

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:25 PM

I am running windows XP and have a problem with IE7 redirecting my request to unwanted websites. I have run malwarebytes but the problem still exists. I have run spybot and adware also with no help. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:06 PM

I think you should post a HJT log to be examined.
Please post back if we found the solution

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:42 PM

Would you post the Mbam log so we can see what was found/removed.
What Antivirus is installed?
Next run SAS from your regular user account.

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 20 January 2009 - 10:06 AM

I too am having the same problem: anytime i do a search, i get redirected to shopping or anti virus websites:
freescan.antivirus.com/kern.html
www.areaconnect.com
www.wyp.net
antivirus2009.com

i ran the program directed in the previous post - and i am still having the same problem.
please, please help. i cannot do any work as i use search engines alot!!

here are the log results from the superantispyware free edition:

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

Generated 01/20/2009 at 02:05 AM

Application Version : 4.25.1012

Core Rules Database Version : 3717
Trace Rules Database Version: 1691

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:22:44

Memory items scanned : 219
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 11088
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 122204
File threats detected : 81

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@advertising[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@tribuneinteractive.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@247realmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ads.ft[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@oasc05.247realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@stats.townnews[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@tacoda[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@trafficresults[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@bluestreak[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@revsci[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@collective-media[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@atdmt[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@msnportal.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@statse.webtrendslive[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@s.clickability[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@mediaplex[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ad.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@247realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@2o7[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@a.websponsors[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@adbrite[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@adopt.euroclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@adopt.specificclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@adrevolver[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@adrevolver[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@ads.as4x.tmcs[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@ads.pointroll[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@advertising[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@americanexpress.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@app.insightgrit[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@as-us.falkag[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@atdmt[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@belnk[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@c5.zedo[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@casalemedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@counter2.sextracker[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@counter3.sextracker[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@counter7.sextracker[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@data.coremetrics[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@data3.perf.overture[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@dist.belnk[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@edge.ru4[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@ehg-socaledison.hitbox[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@fastclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@findtattoo[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@hitbox[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@image.masterstats[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@indextools[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@insightexpressai[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@keywordmax[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@linksynergy[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@maxserving[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@mediaplex[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@overture[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@perf.overture[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@phg.hitbox[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@pro-market[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@questionmarket[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@revsci[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@sales.liveperson[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@sec1.liveperson[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@server.iad.liveperson[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@sextracker[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@snapfish.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@statcounter[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@stats.bigdrum[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@statse.webtrendslive[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@tacoda[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@tracker.myspacemaps[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@tradedoubler[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@trafficmp[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@tribalfusion[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@tripod[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@www.findarticles[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@www.hrsaccount[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@www.precisioncounter[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\owner@zedo[2].txt

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 02:20 PM

Now please run MBam from normal mode.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • 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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