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malware altering Google search results


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#1 joeanonymous

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:38 PM

Google search results return links to other websites. For example, if I search for my own company website by name on google, it will return the correct description but the link is to another unrelated site usually trying to sell me something. The same google search on another unaffected computer would list my company website with the correct link as the first search result. The same thing happens when I try other google searches on my computer where I know what the results should be. I get the correct description but the incorrect link. Also, when google does the search, it takes unusually long to display the results. It also takes unusually long when the google result link (which is the wrong link) is hit to take me to the incorrect website. I hope I have described the problem accurately enough. If not, please let me know any other information you require to describe the problem. I tend to use google every day and need it for both personal and work.

I have tried running several anti-virus software packages. I have Norton SystemWorks 2002 (with updated definitions) and ran a complete scan which took several hours and did not find anything. As instructed by one of the google support pages, I also installed and ran full scans using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Lavasoft Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy in that order. Each programs detected problems with my computer and I ran each of the fixes as instructed by each program. None of these fixed the problem and I continue to get false google search results. Further research into my problem (using another uninfected computer) indicates that I should use HijackThis and post the results to an expert who can instruct me on how to proceed. Further searching lead me to your website and tutorial on HijackThis which instructed me to install and run DDS which I have done. The contents of the DDS.txt file are pasted below. I have also attached the Attach.txt file as instructed.

Please help!! Let me know any other information you require. Thank you.

JoeAnonymous


DDS (Ver_09-01-19.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Del Real at 13:49:42.46 on Tue 01/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
uStart Page = about:blank
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\SDHelper.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {aa58ed58-01dd-4d91-8333-cf10577473f7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {af69de43-7d58-4638-b6fa-ce66b5ad205d} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\3.1.807.1746\swg.dll
BHO: CNavExtBho Class: {bdf3e430-b101-42ad-a544-fadc6b084872} - c:\program files\norton antivirus\NavShExt.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
TB: Norton AntiVirus: {42cdd1bf-3ffb-4238-8ad1-7859df00b1d6} - c:\program files\norton antivirus\NavShExt.dll
TB: &Google: {2318c2b1-4965-11d4-9b18-009027a5cd4f} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
uRun: [MSMSGS] "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
uRun: [RealPlayer] "c:\program files\real\realone player\realplay.exe" /RunUPGToolCommandReBoot
uRun: [swg] c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
mRun: [TkBellExe] "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot
mRun: [StatusClient 2.6] c:\program files\hewlett-packard\toolbox\statusclient\StatusClient.exe /auto
mRun: [TomcatStartup 2.5] c:\program files\hewlett-packard\toolbox\hpbpsttp.exe
mRun: [ccApp] "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccApp.exe"
mRun: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] c:\progra~1\symnet~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [Ad-Watch] c:\program files\lavasoft\ad-aware\AAWTray.exe
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\SDHelper.dll
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\java\classes\xmldso.cab
DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} - hxxp://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/swdir.cab
DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} - hxxp://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/content/opuc.cab
DPF: {597C45C2-2D39-11D5-8D53-0050048383FE} - hxxp://office.microsoft.com/productupdates/content/opuc.cab
DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} - hxxp://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061001/housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} - hxxp://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37623.7840625
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_06-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0009-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_09-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0010-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_10-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0001-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_01-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_02-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_03-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0005-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_05-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
DPF: {E7D2588A-7FB5-47DC-8830-832605661009} - hxxp://liveca04.rightnowtech.com/sonystyle/sonystyle/rnt/rnl/java/RntX.cab

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============


=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-01-26 16:47 4,107 a------- c:\windows\wininit.ini
2009-01-26 15:46 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2009-01-26 15:46 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2009-01-26 15:33 15,688 a------- c:\windows\system32\lsdelete.exe
2009-01-26 15:00 64,160 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Lbd.sys
2009-01-26 14:40 <DIR> -cd-h--- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\{83C91755-2546-441D-AC40-9A6B4B860800}
2009-01-26 13:02 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\delrea~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-01-26 13:02 15,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-01-26 13:02 38,496 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-01-26 13:02 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-01-26 13:02 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-01-23 13:50 664 a------- c:\windows\system32\d3d9caps.dat
2009-01-23 13:38 <DIR> --d----- c:\documents and settings\del real\.housecall6.6

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-01-26 17:06 2,883 a------- c:\windows\system32\HPANT.DAT
2008-12-12 22:40 3,593,216 a------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mshtml.dll
2008-12-11 02:57 333,952 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\srv.sys
2008-12-11 02:57 333,952 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\srv.sys
2008-11-10 05:43 410,984 a------- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2008-11-07 16:45 2,174,976 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\WMVCore.dll
2008-08-19 12:40 32,768 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\local settings\history\history.ie5\mshist012008081920080820\index.dat

============= FINISH: 13:51:04.64 ===============

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#2 KoanYorel

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:09 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.


Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
  • Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Scan
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

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#3 joeanonymous

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:33 PM

Hi KoanYorel,

I appreciate your reply. When I did not hear back from anyone, I reposted again under another topic titled "malware and/or virus - cannot remove - help!". I then received a response from DocSatan who instructed me to re-run dds.scr to get current results, which I did just a few minutes ago. I am now waiting his response after he analyzes the results.

Thanks for following up.

JoeAnonymous




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