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Google (IE, FF) redirect - SOLVED

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#1 Stefan_AM


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Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:55 PM

I noticed more ppl are seeing more or less the same effects as I did. Since this forum has been a great help, I'd thought to share my experiences.

The effects I saw were;
- google (and others) search results redirects
- AVG would not update anymore
- windows update website gives an error
- windows update from configuration screen does not start
- programs like cmd, regedit, combifix, etc would no longer run / stay running

It turned out that in registry key
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32]

the "aux" value refered to a malware program. In my case it was called "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\..\\efumr.swr"

The solution was to use HijackThis to remove this file at boot time.

It was new malware, not recognized by any virusscanner. I submitted it to a number of anti-virus vendors. Kasperky already responded and called the new malware "Trojan.Win32.Agent.byab".


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