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Suspected MAL_OTORUN1 Infection. Please Advise

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#1 Boundary Layer

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 06:35 PM


A few days ago my Google searches were hijacked and I lost the ability to update all of my security software or do Windows updates.

I had been running Avira Personal v, Threatfire v, and Ad-Aware 8.0.3, supplemented by occasional scans with Advanced System Care v3. Since noticing the strange behaviour I did install Malwarebytes 1.37 to see if it would find anything my other software wasn't, but unfortunately I was unable to run it.

Next I ran TrendMicro's Housecall and it indicated a MAL_OTORUN1 infection but was unable to do anything about it.
Following the advice of my IT guy at work, I ran ComboFix. In retrospect, I probably should've come to these forums first to explain things and make sure I wasn't skipping a step... Anyways, it seems to have helped, but not totally removed all symptoms. So far all Google links have been working properly and Malwarebytes will launch, but I am still unable to update the definitions of any of my software.

Can I please get a hand with beating this thing? What should my next move be?

Thanks in advance!


Two things to add.

Firstly, I fogot to mention that I'm running XP SP3.

Secondly.... things have taken a slight turn for the better. I rebooted my PC and am now able to update all my software. Nonetheless, if it's not too much to ask I would still like some confirmation from someone a little more knowledgeable about these things that the malware/virus/whatever it was is gone. Just let me know what sort of logs to post.

Edited by Boundary Layer, 01 June 2009 - 08:05 PM.

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