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#1 lostplanet

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:13 PM

I don't what to do,i keep getting redircted to ad sites (i,e, monstermaketplace,nexplore,freescan.antivirus) when i type in a name of a site like say wikipedia,the link beneath wikipedia is not what it should be,instead it has a link to a ad site,is my broswer hijacked? if so how can i get rid of it? every time i use google links to ad sites appear,i need help,it's maddening. Also im thinking of foramting my hard drive,will that get rid of this hijacker i think i may have? Thanks in advance if anyone helps me.

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#2 DaChew

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:43 PM

:thumbsup:

Having your data backed up and being prepared for a full flatten and rebuild thru format is something we all need to do
in this day and time.

But first let's try this

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.34) 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.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/

Edited by DaChew, 19 February 2009 - 11:43 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:17 AM

Here is the mbam-log

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1780
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

19/02/2009 11:14:26 PM
mbam-log-2009-02-19 (23-14-26).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 61469
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 37 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 20 February 2009 - 12:25 AM

Please download SmitfraudFix

Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:50 AM

next

Edited by lostplanet, 20 February 2009 - 02:12 AM.


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Posted 20 February 2009 - 01:23 AM

So what next?

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:08 AM

So what next?


Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

My crystal ball was stolen, no big loss it was clouding up anyway
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:10 AM

When it is done, the results of the scan will be displayed and it will create a log named rapport.txt in the root of your drive, eg: Local Disk C: or partition where your operating system is installed


My apologies, this should have been included
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:58 AM

My browser is working perfectly fine now, i just started to go nuts and was gonna format my hard drive but it didn't work,so i just started deleting all programs i downloaded,the program i deleted was audacity and several others but i don't remember the program names.And i ran combofix i think thats what helped restore my browser,it was my first time using it,now everything is fine :thumbsup:




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