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Google search link redirects to Anti-virus 2009 website - YOUR WEBSERVER HAS BEEN HACKED!


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#1 MArketingGuru

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 12:38 AM

I have come across a couple of websites like this, if you click a direct link to your website it works fine BUT if you do a Google search for a website using either IE or Firefox and you click on the found link and it redirects you to an Anti-virus 2009 webpage with pop-up window, DO NOT CLICK OK! or you will install malware. Avast free is a good anti-virus program that picks up this threat and allows you to break the link before you do damage to your system.

This problem is caused because someone has hacked into your webserver and changed some code, no matter if you do virus scans on your system, they most likely will come up negative, you need to speak with whoever is hosting your website ASAP and show them the problem. If this is happening to your website, it is most likely happening to others on that same webserver.

I found somebody that had a similar problem here and fixed it:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic108867.html

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 02:49 PM

This is a stubborn virus that keeps morphing all of the time. What worked one week might not work the next
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The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.

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.
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.

Note 2:
-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes. To disable these programs, please view this topic: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs
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