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Vista Malware - Search Engine Results Redirection


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#1 vwh

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:10 AM

Hi,

I am running windows Vista Business using Internet Explorer which have no problem until few days ago.
Forgot what really happen, but all I know, now everytime I use search engine (Yahoo or Google), I can search, but when clicking on one of the results, always redirected to some advertising page.
Futhermore, my firewall always get turns off automaticall whenever I log in to windows, so I need to manually turn it back on everytime.

I have also installed AVG (free version), done manual update (i.e. download the update file and install manually) because the automatic update always fail, scan whole computer, and got a few infections detected and healed. Unfortunately, this doesn't solve the issue.

Then I tried many other things such as:
- Using combofix: resulted in blue screen dump, windows then restore the system, no log file whatsoever
- Installing HiJack This, which didn't work at all (double click, ask whether I want to unzip, then error message)
- mbam also similar situation, managed to install, but double click on the progrm to start, but nothing happened

Now it seems that the virus is getting worse, creating pop-ups about every 10 minutes of browsing.

Really appreciate your kind assistance.

Vincent.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 06:20 AM

Sorry, I think I should've attached this instead?

Can anyone please help?

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:47 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 clear description of the problems you're having, 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.
  • 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.

Information on A/V control HERE

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 06:14 AM

Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

Sorry not to let you know earlier, but I just re-format my laptop yesterday. The problem got worse, with some of my devices not functioning properly (like sound driver, ethernet, etc.). Not sure whether it was due to the same malware / multiple infections.

Many thanks nevertheless.

Vincent.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:09 AM

Thanks for informing us.

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