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#1 cyberdyne

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 05:35 AM

When using Google search, the results look correct but they do not correspond to the pages I'm taken to when I click the results.
I've run MalwareBytes and it reported it has successfully removed VUNDO.

However, the search issue remains.

Any help appreciated.
Thank you in advance.


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Edited by cyberdyne, 10 February 2009 - 09:45 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:41 PM

The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable 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.
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-- 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.

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-- 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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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:28 PM

Thank you.

Here's a MalwareBytes and HJT log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1741
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

11/02/2009 17:23:32
mbam-log-2009-02-11 (17-23-32).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|E:\|H:\|)
Objects scanned: 133852
Time elapsed: 3 hour(s), 31 minute(s), 7 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel\Homepage (Hijack.Homepage) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuLogOff (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Edited by garmanma, 11 February 2009 - 03:59 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:01 PM

I removed your HJT log as it is not permitted in this particular forum
I don't think you will need one hopefully
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Please update mbam and select FULL Scan
Run the scan, Remove selected and reboot
Post the log for review
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#5 cyberdyne

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:09 PM

Oh OK, I apologise, I wasn't aware about the HJT logs.

I thought I updated mbam today? Does it indicate otherwise?

Of course, I'll do as you've requested though.

Thank you

Edited by cyberdyne, 11 February 2009 - 04:11 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 05:24 PM

Hello.

Please perform the following scan in addition to the MBAM scan.

Backup Registry with ERUNT

This tool will create a complete backup of your registry. A backup is created to ensure we have backup so encase anything goes wrong we can deal with it. Do not delete these backups until we are finished.
  • Please download erunt-setup.exe to your desktop.
  • Double click erunt-setup.exe. Follow the prompts and allow ERUNT to be installed with the settings at default. If you do not want a Desktop icon, feel free to uncheck that. When asked if you want to create an ERUNT entry in the startup folder, answer Yes. You can delete the installation file after use.
  • Erunt will open when the installation is finished. Check all items to be backed up in the default location and click OK.
You can find a complete guide to using the program here:
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/erunt.txt


How to Restore from the ERUNT Backup
Only restore from the backups if instructed to, or you need to do so. You need it if after doing something, your computer will only boot in Safe Mode and you are unable to contact us (or anyone else) for help by other means, or if your computer will not boot into Windows at all.

To restore if you can boot, navigate to C:\WINDOWS\erdnt, choose the folder with the most recent date, and double click ERDNT.EXE. Check all boxes in the restoration options.

To restore from the Recovery Console using the Windows CD:
  • Turn on your machine with the disk in the drive.
  • Type in the number of the Windows installation you want to repair (usually 1), then press Enter.
  • Type in the Administrator password (leave blank if you are unsure what it is or if you do not have one) and press Enter.
  • Type without quotes "cd erdnt" followed by Enter.
  • Type without quotes "dir" followed by Enter. This will list out the available folders, whose names are the date on which the backup was taken in (M)M-DD-YYYY format. Try the most recent dates first.
  • Type without quotes "cd **name of the folder**" followed by Enter.
  • Type without quotes "batch erdnt.con" followed by Enter.
  • Type without quotes "exit" followed by Enter.
  • Remove your CD from the drive and reboot your computer into the restored registry. If you still cannot boot, try again with an earlier restore date.

Create and Run batch script
  • Copy the following into a notepad (Start>Run>"notepad"). Do not copy the word "quote".

    @Echo off

    reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\drivers32" >> C:\looking.txt
    Notepad C:\looking.txt

    Exit

    Del %0

  • Click File, then Save As... .
  • Click Desktop on the left.
  • Under the Save as type dropdown, select All Files.
  • In the box File Name, input Look.bat.
  • Hit OK.
When done properly, the icon should look like Posted Image for the .bat file.

Double click on Look.bat, and Black DOS window shall appear and then notepad will soon open. This is normal please do not panic. Once it's complete copy and paste the contents of notepad in your next reply.

Note: If you closed notepad accidentally, it can also be found at C:\looking.txt

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 06:30 PM

Thanks guys, backup created with ERUNT and as requested, here's a fresh mbam report and a look.bat report:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1750
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

11/02/2009 23:29:55
mbam-log-2009-02-11 (23-29-55).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 133141
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 27 minute(s), 16 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)



! REG.EXE VERSION 3.0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\drivers32
midimapper REG_SZ midimap.dll
msacm.imaadpcm REG_SZ imaadp32.acm
msacm.msadpcm REG_SZ msadp32.acm
msacm.msg711 REG_SZ msg711.acm
msacm.msgsm610 REG_SZ msgsm32.acm
msacm.trspch REG_SZ tssoft32.acm
vidc.cvid REG_SZ iccvid.dll
VIDC.I420 REG_SZ msh263.drv
vidc.iv31 REG_SZ ir32_32.dll
vidc.iv32 REG_SZ ir32_32.dll
VIDC.IYUV REG_SZ iyuv_32.dll
vidc.mrle REG_SZ msrle32.dll
vidc.msvc REG_SZ msvidc32.dll
VIDC.UYVY REG_SZ msyuv.dll
VIDC.YUY2 REG_SZ msyuv.dll
VIDC.YVU9 REG_SZ tsbyuv.dll
VIDC.YVYU REG_SZ msyuv.dll
wavemapper REG_SZ msacm32.drv
msacm.msg723 REG_SZ msg723.acm
vidc.M263 REG_SZ msh263.drv
vidc.M261 REG_SZ msh261.drv
msacm.msaudio1 REG_SZ msaud32.acm
msacm.sl_anet REG_SZ sl_anet.acm
msacm.l3acm REG_SZ C:\WINDOWS\system32\l3codeca.acm
wave REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
midi REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
mixer REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
msacm.lameacm REG_SZ LameACM.acm
wave1 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
midi1 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
mixer1 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
aux REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
vidc.iv50 REG_SZ ir50_32.dll
vidc.iv41 REG_SZ ir41_32.ax
MSVideo REG_SZ vfwwdm32.dll
MSVideo8 REG_SZ VfWWDM32.dll
wave2 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
midi2 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
mixer2 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
aux1 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
wave3 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
midi3 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
mixer3 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
wave4 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
midi4 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
mixer4 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
aux2 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
msacm.siren REG_SZ sirenacm.dll
wave5 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
midi5 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
mixer5 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
aux3 REG_SZ wdmaud.drv
msacm.iac2 REG_SZ C:\WINDOWS\system32\iac25_32.ax
vidc.ffds REG_SZ C:\PROGRA~1\COMBIN~1\Filters\FFDShow\ff_vfw.dll

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\drivers32\Terminal Server

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:18 PM

Create and Run batch script
  • Copy the following into a notepad (Start>Run>"notepad"). Do not copy the word "quote".

    @Echo off

    For %%a in (
    C:\Windows\system32\wdmaud.sys
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\sysaudio.sys
    ) Do (
    del /q /s /f /a %%a

    Exit

    Del %0

  • Click File, then Save As... .
  • Click Desktop on the left.
  • Under the Save as type dropdown, select All Files.
  • In the box File Name, input removal.bat.
  • Hit OK.
When done properly, the icon should look like Posted Image for the .bat file.

Double click on removal.bat, and Black DOS window shall appear and then disappear. This is normal please do not panic.

Reboot your computer afterwards

How is your computer now? Is there still redirects?

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:30 PM

Done.

The redirects do appear to have stopped. Clearly, I've not tested extensively but the first few tests were fine.

I'll clean up by turning off System Restore, rebooting, re-enabling System Restore, etc., now.

Thanks very much for your help.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:02 PM

Hello.

Run an online scan now and see if there's anything else that needs to be done:

Run ESET Online Scan
  • Please disable your realtime protection software before proceeding. Refer to this page if you are unsure how.
  • Please go to ESET OnlineScan (NOD32)
  • You will then see the Terms of Use, tick the check-box infront of YES, I accept the Terms of Use
  • Now click Start. If you see a "Security Warning" that asks if you want to install and run a file called "OnlineScanner.cab", click Yes.
  • Click Start. The online scanner will now prepare itself for running on your pc.
  • To do a full-scan, tick: Remove found threats and Scan potentially unwanted applications.
  • Press Scan. The Onlinescan will now start and scan your computer. Please be patient as this a while.
  • When the scan has finished, it will show a screen with two tabs "overview" and "details" and the option to get information or buy software, just close the window.
  • Click Start, then Run.... The the box that appears type with the quotes:
    "C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt"
  • The scan results will now open in Notepad
  • Click into the text area, right-click and chose select all. Right-click again and chose Copy.
  • Post back with the log.txt in your next reply.
Note: For Vista Users: Eset is compatible but Internet Explorer must be run as Administrator. To do this, right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu or Quick Launch Bar on the Taskbar and select "Run as Administrator" from the context menu.)

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 02:48 PM

Thank you. Scan complete and logs are below.

One other thing I've noticed; when trying to manually change startup entries in 'msconfig', a message appears saying I don't have enough security privileges to do so, yet my account is an Administrator account (not THE Administrator account...)

NOD32 Online Scan:

# version=4
# OnlineScanner.ocx=1.0.0.635
# OnlineScannerDLLA.dll=1, 0, 0, 79
# OnlineScannerDLLW.dll=1, 0, 0, 78
# OnlineScannerUninstaller.exe=1, 0, 0, 49
# vers_standard_module=3851 (20090213)
# vers_arch_module=1.064 (20080214)
# vers_adv_heur_module=1.066 (20070917)
# EOSSerial=dd838c735611ec4fa5e47714876ffcf3
# end=finished
# remove_checked=true
# unwanted_checked=true
# utc_time=2009-02-13 06:11:55
# local_time=2009-02-13 06:11:55 (+0000, GMT Standard Time)
# country="United Kingdom"
# osver=5.1.2600 NT Service Pack 3
# scanned=261049
# found=0
# scan_time=6639

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 08:25 PM

Hello.

The ESET scan looks clean. The Msconfig problem is not related to malware but a setup issue/problem, I have read an article on this a while back ago but can't find it now. We will see if we can deal with that later or another expert can help you out on another forum afterwards. Let's focus on the malware and I will do some research on this afterwards. I need to leave soon so I don't have much time to look in to this. I will once I come back :thumbsup:

Is the msconfig the only problem you still have?

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 04:30 AM

Well, a couple of keys on the keyboard are temperamental and the system is pretty slow but I'm assuming the latter is because of the fact that I've installed AVG 8.0 Internet Security which is pretty resource heavy, even with not all modules running, plus it really needs some more RAM, so I wasn't going to worry about the speed until I've bought and installed that.

Other than that, it appears to be fine.
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:14 PM

Okay. Glad everything is better then.

Happy surfing again.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:19 PM

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