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Firefox redirection

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#1 Falcon Seven

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:31 AM

I accidently downloaded a virus a few days ago which redirected Firefox to seeminlgy random yet often related websites and made Google results appear in a new tab. This was accompanied by an autorun.inf file on a portable hard drive which I tried to remove with little success, I could remove using some methods, but it kept coming back. I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Virus but it didn't fix the problem.

So then I formatted the C drive, reinstalled Windows XP and installed a few programs. Firefox will now not open certain high profile websites, such as YouTube and Facebook. It returns:

"Restricted Site!"
"This web site is restricted based on your security preferences."
"Your system is infected. Please activate your antivirus software."

At first this was accompanied by some fake (I assume) anti-virus software which somehow got on the computer. I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and it got rid of the anti-virus software but not the browser message. Also, autorun.inf keeps being recreated on my external hard-drive.

Here is the DDS log...

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by admin at 20:00:21.82 on Thu 09/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.61.1033.18.2047.1674 [GMT 10:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://facebook.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = local
mWinlogon: Taskman=c:\recycler\s-1-5-21-5122889956-5202265320-285064294-8932\rundll32.exe
mRun: [PHIME2002ASync] c:\windows\system32\ime\tintlgnt\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
mRun: [PHIME2002A] c:\windows\system32\ime\tintlgnt\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
dRun: [CTFMON.EXE] c:\windows\system32\CTFMON.EXE
dRunOnce: [_nltide_3] rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSectionEx nLite.inf,C,,4,N
uPolicies-explorer: StartMenuLogoff = 1 (0x1)
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
LSP: c:\windows\system32\winhelper.dll

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\admin\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\ef1slbc0.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.google.com.au/

c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("media.enforce_same_site_origin", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("media.cache_size", 51200);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("media.ogg.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("media.wave.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("media.autoplay.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("capability.policy.mailnews.*.wholeText", "noAccess");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("dom.storage.default_quota", 5120);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("content.sink.event_probe_rate", 3);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.http.prompt-temp-redirect", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("layout.css.dpi", -1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("layout.css.devPixelsPerPx", -1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("gestures.enable_single_finger_input", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("dom.max_chrome_script_run_time", 0);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.tcp.sendbuffer", 131072);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("geo.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.remember_cert_checkbox_default_setting", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("browser.search.param.yahoo-fr", "moz35");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("browser.search.param.yahoo-fr-cjkt", "moz35");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.blocklist.level", 2);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.urlbar.restrict.typed", "~");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.urlbar.default.behavior", 0);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.history", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.formdata", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.passwords", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.downloads", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.cookies", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.cache", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.sessions", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.offlineApps", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.siteSettings", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.history", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.formdata", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.passwords", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.downloads", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.cookies", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.cache", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.sessions", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.offlineApps", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.siteSettings", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.ssl_override_behavior", 2);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("security.alternate_certificate_error_page", "certerror");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.privatebrowsing.autostart", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.privatebrowsing.dont_prompt_on_enter", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("geo.wifi.uri", "https://www.google.com/loc/json");

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

S3 Ambfilt;Ambfilt;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Ambfilt.sys [2009-7-5 1684736]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-07-08 11:08 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\VideoLAN
2009-07-08 10:55 38,160 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-07-08 10:55 19,096 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-07-08 10:55 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-07-08 10:52 20,480 a------- c:\windows\system32\winhelper.dll
2009-07-07 16:09 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\admin\applic~1\Flux
2009-07-07 16:05 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\ASIO4ALL v2
2009-07-07 16:04 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\admin\applic~1\REAPER
2009-07-07 16:03 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Digidesign
2009-07-07 16:03 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Flux
2009-07-07 15:35 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\admin\applic~1\Blue Cat Audio
2009-07-07 15:32 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\u-he
2009-07-06 20:38 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\LogFiles
2009-07-06 16:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\admin\applic~1\SumatraPDF
2009-07-06 16:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\SumatraPDF
2009-07-06 15:25 <DIR> --d----- C:\vst
2009-07-06 03:56 211,938 a------- c:\windows\system32\lcphrase.tbl
2009-07-06 03:54 4,992 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\MSPQM.sys
2009-07-06 03:54 6,272 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\splitter.sys
2009-07-06 03:52 57,472 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\redbook.sys
2009-07-06 03:51 74,240 a------- c:\windows\system32\usbui.dll
2009-07-06 03:50 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\ODBC
2009-07-06 03:50 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\SpeechEngines
2009-07-06 03:49 69,120 a------- c:\windows\NOTEPAD.EXE
2009-07-06 03:49 68,768 a------- c:\windows\system\MMSYSTEM.DLL
2009-07-06 03:49 74,752 a------- c:\windows\system32\storprop.dll
2009-07-06 03:49 <DIR> --d--r-- c:\documents and settings\all users\Documents
2009-07-06 03:47 13,753 a----r-- c:\windows\SET8.tmp
2009-07-06 03:47 1,086,058 a----r-- c:\windows\SET4.tmp
2009-07-06 03:47 1,042,903 a----r-- c:\windows\SET3.tmp
2009-07-06 03:47 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\CatRoot2
2009-07-06 03:47 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\CatRoot
2009-07-06 03:47 <DIR> --d----- C:\Documents and Settings
2009-07-06 03:46 808 a------- c:\windows\system32\$winnt$.inf
2009-07-05 22:32 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\admin\applic~1\foobar2000
2009-07-05 22:32 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\foobar2000
2009-07-05 21:59 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\admin\applic~1\Mp3tag
2009-07-05 21:59 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Mp3tag
2009-07-05 21:05 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Autorun Eater
2009-07-05 20:27 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\admin\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-07-05 20:26 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-07-05 20:22 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Xiph.Org
2009-07-05 20:15 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Wise Installation Wizard
2009-07-05 20:14 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\REAPER
2009-07-05 19:57 5,689,344 a------- c:\program files\mplayerc.exe
2009-07-05 19:39 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\ffdshow
2009-07-05 19:00 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Realtek
2009-07-05 18:02 <DIR> --dsh--- c:\documents and settings\all users\DRM
2009-07-05 18:02 <DIR> --d-h--- c:\program files\WindowsUpdate
2009-07-05 18:01 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\MSSoap
2009-07-05 18:00 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Online Services
2009-07-05 18:00 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Messenger
2009-07-05 18:00 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\MSN Gaming Zone
2009-07-05 17:59 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Windows NT

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-07-05 18:17 86,327 a------- c:\windows\pchealth\helpctr\offlinecache\index.dat
2009-07-05 18:00 21,640 a------- c:\windows\system32\emptyregdb.dat
2009-07-05 15:55 1,580,544 a------- c:\windows\system32\sfcfiles.dll
2009-07-05 15:50 360,960 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\tcpip.sys
2009-07-05 15:49 64,000 a------- c:\windows\system32\nwapi32.dll
2009-07-05 15:47 811,064 a------- c:\windows\system32\imjp81k.dll
2009-06-05 15:16 142,336 a----r-- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Rtenicxp.sys
2009-06-02 18:11 85,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\ff_vfw.dll

============= FINISH: 20:00:28.45 ===============

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 05:56 PM

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