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Getting redirected to unintended sites


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#1 MarcAngeDraco

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:42 PM

Just recently I began getting redirected to unintended sites when using search engines like Google and Yahoo. I'm assuming this is some sort of virus/malware etc.

I tried to download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and it seems to download and install ok, but will not run. (Nothing seems to happen when I double click on it). I tried renaming the .exe file as suggested in another person's topic, but it still won't run.

Any suggestions what I can try next?

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#2 MarcAngeDraco

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:44 PM

I should probably add that I am using iolo AntiVirus (System Mechanic Pro 8) and it is not finding any viruses or malware.

Edited by MarcAngeDraco, 15 May 2009 - 07:45 PM.


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Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:58 PM

Hello and welcome. Let's get one more opinion please.


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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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:11 PM

I cannot download from any of those links. I get "404 not found", "Oops that link appears to be broken", or similar from each of those links.

I had a copy of MBAM that I dowloaded on another computer and emailed here. But as I described earlier, I couldn't get it to run.

A few minutes ago tried to run the Kaspersky Online Scanner and it "failed to update" so it wouldn't run either.

Any more ideas?

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:19 PM

Just removed my existing copy of MBAM and reinstalled a clean, new copy. But it will still not launch.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:22 PM

I was able to get HijackThis to download, install, and run. Should I post a log file from that?

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:01 PM

If you want to post that log, they must be posted in a different section. Go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.

Let me know if it went OK.
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:14 PM

boopme,

As you suggested, I posted my HijackThis logfile here

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:19 PM

Hi, looks good,,, You're welcome!


Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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