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Virus Affecting Even My Search Engines?


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#1 jjlew

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:18 PM

I've got a virus that is pretty nasty. It's causing some pretty typical "virus removal" pop ups, so I went about trying to remove it like I normally would. Ran some Hijack This, looked for bad files on my Task Manager, etc. I found the file, which is named ati2evxx.dll. So when I went about trying to remove it, it seems to have mutated and become worse. NOW it seems to affect even my searches on Yahoo and Google. I went to Yahoo and typed in that file name specifically. All but about one or two of my search results were junk sites. So I went to Google to see if Google was still working. It was. Then, stupidly, I typed in the file name again. It affected Google similarly--in fact, I got the same junk results. This is now the case for every search I do for Yahoo and Google, regardless of what the topic is. (I've since used Dogpile, but don't worry--I've learned my lesson.)

I have an mbam log that I'll post if someone wants to see it. It found a ton of junk that I'd overlooked.

Anyway, does anyone have any tips? I'd really appreciate any help I can get.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:50 AM

Please post the results of your MBAM scan for review.

To retrieve the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan log information, launch MBAM.
  • Click the Logs Tab at the top.
    • The log will be named by the date of scan in the following format: mbam-log-date(time).txt
      -- If you have previously used MBAM, there may be several logs showing in the list.
  • Click on the log name to highlight it.
  • Go to the bottom and click on Open.
  • The log should automatically open in notepad as a text file.
  • Go to Edit and choose Select all.
  • Go back to Edit and choose Copy or right-click on the highlighted text and choose copy from there.
  • Come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.
  • Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Logs are saved to the following locations:
-- In XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs
-- In Vista: C:\Documents and Settings\Users\All Users\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs

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