Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Unknown Infection - cmd and regedit crashes explorer, google search result redirects


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
3 replies to this topic

#1 Dr. WAV

Dr. WAV

  • Members
  • 9 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:44 AM

Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:52 PM

Attached File  hijackthis.log   6.98KB   7 downloads

EDIT: I am unable to run DDS, when I try and command window appears for a fraction of a second and then nothing happens that I can see. I believe that whatever is causing my problem is preventing DDS from running.

This is a log from my Windows XP Pro SP3 machine that is exhibiting symptions as described in the title of this topic and in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/206736/run-cmdexe-causes-explorer-to-crash/

Whenever I run cmd OR regedit OR batch files explorer.exe crashes as evidenced by my taskbar and desktop icons disappearing and then coming back after a second or two.

I’ve also been experiencing occasional redirects when clicking on search results from google, this happens in both Opera and Firefox. I have no idea how this is happening since the redirects happen after arriving at the exact URL that the results give me since my back button will bring me back to the page I was expecting most of the time.

I believe I first noticed the problem with the redirects Thursday night (Feb 26), but it is subtle enough that I might have seen it sooner.

I have tried running the following to resolve this with no success:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Spybot Search & Destroy
SUPERAntiSpyware
Ad-Aware 2008
Norton Anti-Virus Corporate Edition (my school’s IT department gave it to all students)

I have also tried renaming cmd.exe to cmd1.exe and running cmd1 and that DOES work.

I checked my hosts file in windows\system32\drivers\etc and all it has is the 127.0.0.1 entry in it.


I believe this is a new kind of adware/malware.

I would be greatful for any help or suggestions you could provide.

Edited by Dr. WAV, 02 March 2009 - 06:09 AM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Dr. WAV

Dr. WAV
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 9 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:44 AM

Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:01 PM

Attached File  rsit_log.txt   26.79KB   3 downloads

Upon the suggestion of one of the moderators I used the RSIT tool since I was unable to get DDS to work. Hopefully this will be of more help.

#3 KoanYorel

KoanYorel

    Bleepin' Conundrum


  • Staff Emeritus
  • 19,461 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:65 miles due East of the "Logic Free Zone", in Md, USA
  • Local time:04:44 AM

Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:10 PM

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.

Please provide a new RSIT LOG since you cannot get a DDS.
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.
[/list]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.

Information on A/V control HERE

R,
K
The only easy day was yesterday.

...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)

#4 KoanYorel

KoanYorel

    Bleepin' Conundrum


  • Staff Emeritus
  • 19,461 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:65 miles due East of the "Logic Free Zone", in Md, USA
  • Local time:04:44 AM

Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:12 PM

Due to the lack of feedback This Topic is closed.

Should you need it reopened, please contact a Forum Moderator. Include the address of this thread in your request.

If you have a new issue, please start a New Topic.

This applies only to the original poster. Everyone else please begin a New Topic.

R,
K
The only easy day was yesterday.

...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users