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Yet Another Misdirect - Hijacked Browser


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#1 adkis280

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:18 PM

I've read over some of the other threads regarding the hijacked browser funk and it seems that there are many various perps and just as many different fixes, so I figure that I better get some specific help. I'm a total noob, so please understand my ignorance on some jargon and logic. Basically, when using the search function, specifically google, I may get the sight that I click on, maybe not. For example, the browser my list an auot parts dealer and at the bottom the addy might say carparts.com but when I click on it I'll get an ad for a men's magazine, and air purifying system, or an obviously bogus "warning" banner and a great oportunity to download their garbage spy-malware-bot virus crap. Thanks in advance!

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:37 AM

I'm not expert or anything but I think I had the same issue. One of the moderators, boopme, helped me.

My post is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/230776/weird-redirecting-virus/

You might or might not find it helpful.

Hope your computer gets fixed.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:03 AM

Hey Thanks,

I hope that I can get it worked out as well. I already have MalwareBytes program installed on my laptop from months ago and it is up to date according to their site. I've run it as well as MSN's scan and the factory equipped and up to date AVG fixes and neither of them are detecting anything, but I'm still getting 'jacked to advertisements instead of the search results.

If it matters I'm using XP on a dual-core D820 series Dell Latitude.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:59 AM

Please download GooredFix and save it to your Desktop. Double-click Goored.exe to run it. Select 1. Find Goored (no fix) by typing 1 and pressing Enter. A log will open, please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called Goored.txt). Note: Do not run Option #2 yet.
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:03 PM

Results of GooredFix, first option is:



GooredFix v1.92 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 22:01 on 01/06/2009 running Option #1 (New Owner)
Firefox version [Unable to determine]

=====Suspect Goored Entries=====

=====Dumping Registry Values=====

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions]
"jqs@sun.com"="C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ff"

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 09:18 PM

Results today...

GooredFix v1.92 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 22:17 on 02/06/2009 running Option #1 (New Owner)
Firefox version [Unable to determine]

=====Suspect Goored Entries=====

=====Dumping Registry Values=====

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions]
"jqs@sun.com"="C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ff"

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 09:29 PM

I couldn't even log on to the internet today so I ran MalwareBytes. After I ran it and disposed of a few things I could then log on. I ran the Malware before the GooredFix that I posted above. Here's the Malware log......


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2198
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

6/2/2009 9:18:35 PM
mbam-log-2009-06-02 (21-18-35).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 132828
Time elapsed: 17 minute(s), 37 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 3
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 9

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\msb.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\autochk (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\autochk (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\autochk (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
c:\WINDOWS\Temp\rptexyrhfp.exe (Trojan.Dropper) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\autochk.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\New Owner\protect.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\LocalService\protect.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\New Owner\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ChkDisk.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ChkDisk.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\New Owner\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ChkDisk.lnk (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\nsrbgxod.bak (Trojan.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\msb.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Delete on reboot.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:09 PM

Hello please reboot normally to complte that scan's removal.

Rerun MBAM like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan.
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.

Next run ATF and SAS:
From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program
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NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log.
A text file will open in your default text editor.
Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
Click Close to exit the program.


Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:33 PM

Log after Update and Quick Scan as follows:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2218
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

6/2/2009 11:26:53 PM
mbam-log-2009-06-02 (23-26-53).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 88449
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 50 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: 1

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:
c:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\protect.dll (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 11:45 PM

Next the SUPERAntispyware log please.
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:37 AM

Wow! The scan in Safe Mode took forever it seemed:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 06/03/2009 at 01:28 AM

Application Version : 4.26.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3921
Trace Rules Database Version: 1865

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:19:08

Memory items scanned : 247
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 4557
Registry threats detected : 1
File items scanned : 40714
File threats detected : 0

Rogue.Component/Trace
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1563985344-1801674531-1003\Software\Microsoft\FIAS4052N

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:54 AM

The computer really seems to be zipping right along now. I'll spend some more time on it tomorrow and give an update at that time. Thanks boopme!

Edited by adkis280, 03 June 2009 - 12:55 AM.


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Posted 03 June 2009 - 08:53 AM

Hi, SAS is a slow scan if you run it weekly it be be less than an hour..

Rerun MBAM like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan.
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.

Let me know how it;s running.
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 02:17 PM

Well, CRUD!..... I woke up this morning after my late night of running scans and encouraging results, turned the laptop on, went to log onto the Bank of America website and was jacked to another site. I closed the browser and tried again from a different link and was directed to the same crappy phony advert. Here's the scan from right now:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2224
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

6/3/2009 3:08:58 PM
mbam-log-2009-06-03 (15-08-58).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 80266
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 45 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)

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 02:20 PM

I hate malware :thumbsup: let's run DrWeb.

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 Dr.Web CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.
alternate download link
Note: The file will be randomly named (i.e. 5mkuvc4z.exe).

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 the randomly named file 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 uncheck "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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