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Searches run slow in IE and Firefox, but not chrome


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#1 mcflyguy26

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:18 AM

Hi guys,
Great forum btw, so glad I found this place. I have been having problems with I.E. 8 and Firefox when it comes to using popular search engines, such as google, msn, yahoo, ect. They all seem to either load bad results or take forever to display results. I tried clearing all the caches in each browser, deleting all cookies and history, and even did a DNS flush and renew from the command line. I deleted my user profile for firefox and re-installed same problem existed. IE same result also.

Decided to run spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, and did a virus scan using zone-alarm, all turned up nothing and the problem was still there.

Anyhow started reading the forum a bit and downloaded and ran combofix. The problem is GONE!

However if possible, I'd like someone to take a look at the log to see what if anything still needs fixed and to inform me as to what I should do to fix it.

I won't post my log unless someone wants to help as I see it's against the rules to just post it.

At any rate I am grateful to have found this forum!

Thanks in advance!

Edited by mcflyguy26, 20 July 2009 - 01:23 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:37 AM

ComboFix logs are not allowed to be posted outside the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum and then only when requested by a HJT Team member. The HJT Team members are all volunteers who contribute to helping members as time permits but currently there is a backup and you may have to wait for assistance. Referrals are made to the HJT forum if we cannot assist you in this forum.

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\\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs
-- In Vista: C:\Documents and Settings\Users\All Users\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs


Please download and scan with Dr.Web CureIt - alternate download link.
Follow these instructions for performing a scan in "safe mode".
If you cannot boot into safe mode or complete a scan, then try doing it in normal mode. Be aware, this scan could take a long time to complete.
-- Post the log in your next reply. If you can't find the log, try to write down what was detected/removed before exiting Dr.WebCureIt so you can provide that information.

Please download Rooter.exe and save to your desktop.
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  • Double-click on Rooter.exe to start the tool. If using Vista, right-click and Run as Administrator...
  • Click the Scan button to begin.
  • Once the scan is complete, Notepad will open with a report named Rooter_#.txt (where # is the number assigned to the report).
  • A folder will be created at the %systemdrive% (usually, C:\Rooter$) where the log will be saved.
  • Rooter will automatically close. If it doesn't, just press the Close button.
  • Copy and paste the contents of Rooter_#.txt in your next reply.
Important: Before performing an ARK scan it is recommended to do the following to ensure more accurate results and avoid common issues that may cause false detections.
  • Disconnect from the Internet or physically unplug you Internet cable connection.
  • Clean out your temporary files.
  • Close all open programs, scheduling/updating tasks and background processes that might activate during the scan including the screensaver.
  • Temporarily disable your anti-virus and real-time anti-spyware protection.
  • After starting the scan, do not use the computer until the scan has completed.
  • When finished, re-enable your anti-virus/anti-malware (or reboot) and then you can reconnect to the Internet.

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