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Links on google & yahoo are taking me to 'dangerous' websites


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#1 ezpkns34

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:38 PM

Well, like the title says, when I search on yahoo or google (even in images), I'll click on either a link to site or to go to the next page of results & be taken to a site that Firefox tells me is unsafe. It doesn't happen every time I click on a link, but enough times for me to come on here to see what's going on. I've yet to notice the same thing occur using IE, but then again I rarely use IE.

Ran a quick-scan with Malwarebytes AntiMalware and nothing was found. Is it some kind of malware or just something wrong with FireFox?

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:44 PM

Greetings

Please download GooredFix from one of the locations below and save it to your Desktop
Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2
  • Double-click GooredFix.exe to run it.
  • Select 1. Find Goored (no fix) by typing 1 and pressing Enter.
  • A log will open, please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called GooredLog.txt).
Note: Do not run Option #2 yet.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:41 PM

GooredFix v1.91 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 18:41 on 25/02/2009 running Option #1 (Nick)
Firefox version 3.0.6 (en-US)

=====Suspect Goored Entries=====

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\{94D52E1D-6AE6-4047-8767-C41CA250FC7B}

=====Dumping Registry Values=====

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6\extensions]
"Plugins"="C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6\extensions]
"Components"="C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\components"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions]
"jqs@sun.com"="C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ff"

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:53 PM

Please double-click GooredFix.exe on your Desktop to run it.
  • Select "2. Fix Goored" by typing 2 and pressing Enter.
  • Make sure all instances of Firefox are closed at this point.
  • Type y at the prompt and press Enter again.
  • A log will open, please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called GooredLog.txt).
Note: If you receive a message saying that GooredFix needs your system to be restarted, please close all applications and reboot your system. Please also allow any registry changes that may be prompted by any of your security programs.

Please update and run Malwarebytes according to this procedure

On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Full 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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Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:56 PM

Goored Log:

GooredFix v1.91 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 18:54 on 25/02/2009 running Option #2 (Nick)
Firefox version 3.0.6 (en-US)

=====Goored Deletions=====
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\{94D52E1D-6AE6-4047-8767-C41CA250FC7B}
->Backing up folder... Done.
->Emptying folder... Done.
->Deleting folder... Done.

=====Dumping Registry Values=====

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6\extensions]
"Plugins"="C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6\extensions]
"Components"="C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\components"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions]
"jqs@sun.com"="C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ff"




Will post MBAM log after the scan...

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:10 PM

No malicious malware was found. However, when MBAM's scan got to the file C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5, AVG's Resident Shield opened up with a popup showing multiple trojans (curious as to whether you advise me to Close it, Removed Selected Infections, or Remove all Unhealed Infections?)

Pic of the AVG popup:
Posted Image


Here's the MBAM log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1804
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

2/25/2009 8:00:44 PM
mbam-log-2009-02-25 (20-00-44).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 276603
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 2 minute(s), 55 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 25 February 2009 - 08:18 PM

It is possible that those files aren't targeted by MBAM. That is the primary reason we run many different products before we say you are probably clean.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
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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".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose:
    Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp"

ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".


Please update AVG and scan your computer. Post its log. Thanks!

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:27 PM

Just want to make sure that you want me to close this AVG Resident Shield popup before proceeding with those steps?

Edited by ezpkns34, 25 February 2009 - 08:28 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:32 PM

Remove the selected infections. Then run the above steps.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:58 PM

Only way I could run AVG was with the command line scanner (since I was in safe mode I assume)

AVG 8.0 Anti-Virus command line scanner
Copyright © 1992 - 2008 AVG Technologies
Program version 8.0.228, engine 8.0.237
Virus Database: Version 270.11.3/1971 2009-02-25


------------------------------------------------------------
Objects scanned : 273353
Found infections : 0
Found PUPs : 0
Healed infections : 0
Healed PUPs : 0
Warnings : 0
------------------------------------------------------------

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 09:11 PM

Excellent! Please run Superantispyware to verify you are clean. Thanks!

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:46 PM

It's not quite done scanning yet, but I assume you want me to follow any removal instructions after it is done scanning?

I ask as right now there is an adware tracking cookie shown up as found...

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:55 PM

My apologies ezpkns34 - long night. Use these instructions after the main scan is complete. Tracking cookies are ok to find. They are common with a lot of websites. It depends on which ones.

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 25 February 2009 - 10:57 PM

LOL, the tracking cookie was from bleepingcomputer :thumbsup:

Here's the log:


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

Generated 02/25/2009 at 10:54 PM

Application Version : 4.25.1014

Core Rules Database Version : 3776
Trace Rules Database Version: 1735

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:41:35

Memory items scanned : 474
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6561
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 225323
File threats detected : 1

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Nick\Cookies\nick@ads.bleepingcomputer[1].txt

Edited by ezpkns34, 25 February 2009 - 10:57 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:18 PM

I believe you are clean. I would recommend reruning Malwarebytes in a week to make sure nothing returns.

If there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok"
  • Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Safe Surfing!!!

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