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#1 dougwmyers

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 08:53 AM

I believe I have the same problem that it seems a lot of people on this forum have and that is when I do google searches every 10-15th time i click a link i get redirected to an ad page. Also I run a website and my site loads noticeably slower on my computer than my brothers even though we are on the same network, I am hoping that the redirect problem is causing this as well. I apologize for being a computer noob and not simply following the instructions in the other threads of users having my same problem. I have tried running countless anti-virus problems but so far nothing has worked. Your help is greatly appreciated as I don't want to reformat my computer.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:43 PM

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS unless a log is specifically requested.

I apologize for being a computer noob and not simply following the instructions in the other threads of users having my same problem.


No need to apologize. And in fact in the case of malware removal, you shouldn't follow the instructions posted for another anymore than a person should follow the medical regime designed for someone else.

Please tell us what your operating system is: Windows XP, Vista, etc.

i get redirected to an ad page.


Please describe this ad page and be as specific as possible, but please do not post live links.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:54 AM

I apologize for the delay in my response I thought i had enabled email notification of replies so i had been checking my email. I am running windows xp. The add I get changes but it generally is an ad like I had just done a search in another search engine that wasn't google. I'll get a bunch of listing of results. I believe the site is usually called something like findstuff.com. Back when i was trying to fix this on my own I ran combo fix. I know I shouldn't have done this on my own, but I do have that report if it is at all helpful.


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:08 PM

Hello, sorry for the delay can we get an MBAM log?
Next run MBAM:
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.36) 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.
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#5 dougwmyers

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:56 AM

Below is my log. I ran this program before when I was trying to fix this issue myself (as well as a ton of over programs) so i am not surprised to see it didn't find anything.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2031
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

4/23/2009 11:54:30 AM
mbam-log-2009-04-23 (11-54-30).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 72939
Time elapsed: 2 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 23 April 2009 - 04:01 PM

Hello again. What else have you run.. Let's see what Drweb produces.

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Please download DrWeb-CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.

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".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All. (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • After the Express Scan is finished, put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and unheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Apply, Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • Please be patient as this scan could take a long time to complete.
  • When the scan has finished, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 11:07 PM

I had basically just gone through about 5 anti-virus programs that I downloaded at download.com. Also as a heads up to my dr. cure report the first time i ran it after it finished my computer ran out of batteries. So then i ran it a second time and this is that report. I know the first time i ran it it listed some virsuses that it didn't list the second time so i assume it deleted them:

CacheManager.ocx;C:\Documents and Settings\KFBS User\Desktop\Doug\sda1\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files;Adware.Cashman;Incurable.Moved.;
A0066417.EXE;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{6131268E-0978-456A-B4CB-22EE46DC6090}\RP217;Program.PsExec.170;Incurable.Moved.;


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Posted 24 April 2009 - 10:27 AM

Probably yes as that is normal. Did you reboot after the scans? How is it running now,any more issues?
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 11:58 AM

I rebooted after the scans. As far as I can tell i haven't been getting those redirects anymore. They would come rarely though so i'm not positive. I have noticed though that my webpages still load a lot slower than other people who are on my same wireless network and slower than i know they did just a couple weeks ago. Do you think this could be a spyware app doing this, or is it most likely my computer loaded down with too much junk and i just need to bite the bullet and reformat. I haven't reformatted since the summer but i have ran a bunch of programs from download.com to improve my performance. I just really want to improve my browsing speed because I work doing website meetings over webex and my slow page loading is really a strain.

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