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#1 akchan22

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 07:53 AM

This is part #2 of overclick.cn problem related to a laptop on the same network as the desktop with the overclick.cn search redirect posted earlier (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic240012.html ). The laptop did not appear to have any search redirect issues (clicking on the search results took me to the actual website) but whenever i searched for overclick.cn through the google toolbar, it tries to take me to http://overclick.cn/ and results in "Oops! This links appears to be broken" screen.

I tried to run SmitfraudFix.exe but the DOS window closed mid-way through the process and did not produce any output screen. Laptop is on Vista Home Premium 64bits

Not sure if this is a problem with google toolbar or something else. Thank you again for your help.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:57 AM

If your laptop connects through a router,disconnect from the net. Reset the router, and give it a strong password.

Let's start with the same tools that you used before


The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note:
-- If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Note 2:
-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes. To disable these programs, please view this topic: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs
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Then run ATF and SAS


ATF
Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
  • 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 browser click Firefox 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.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera 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.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

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SAS,may take a long time to scan
Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and 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.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
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 SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • 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.
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Follow it up with a Dr. Web CureIt scan

Please download Dr.Web CureIt, the free version & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.

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 launch.exe 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.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now 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 Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "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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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:00 AM

Sorry for the late reply, it took me some time to figure out how to reset the router.

MBAM
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.39
Database version: 2507
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

7/26/2009 16:59:38
mbam-log-2009-07-26 (16-59-38).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 92811
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 4 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)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

ATF - Done

SAS

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

Generated 07/26/2009 at 06:50 PM

Application Version : 4.26.1006

Core Rules Database Version : 4020
Trace Rules Database Version: 1960

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:22:03

Memory items scanned : 134
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6568
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 184118
File threats detected : 31

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@a1.interclick[2].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@ads.bridgetrack[2].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@ads.foodbuzz[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@ads.pointroll[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@ads.techguy[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@advertising[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@apmebf[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@at.atwola[2].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@atdmt[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@cdn4.specificclick[2].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@chitika[2].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@collective-media[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@counter.surfcounters[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@data.coremetrics[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@doubleclick[2].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@fastclick[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@foxinteractivemedia.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@iacas.adbureau[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@imrworldwide[2].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@interclick[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@kontera[2].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@media6degrees[2].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@mediaplex[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@microsoftwindows.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@oasn04.247realmedia[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@richmedia.yahoo[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@specificclick[2].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@specificmedia[1].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@statcounter[2].txt
C:\Users\Val\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\val@www.burstnet[1].txt

Dr. Web Cureit

Express Scan didn't find anything

Complete Scan - was only asked once to move/cure when it found SmitfraudFix.exe (installed per instruction from the desktop posted earlier http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/240012/overclickcn-search-engines-google-toolbar/ ) but no action was taken for the other 4. Manually selected all at the end, and chose Move if incurable.


SmitfraudFix.exe\SmitfraudFix\Process.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Val\Downloads\SmitfraudFix.exe;Tool.Prockill;;
SmitfraudFix.exe\SmitfraudFix\restart.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Val\Downloads\SmitfraudFix.exe;Tool.ShutDown.14;;
SmitfraudFix.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Val\Downloads;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
Process.exe;C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\SmitfraudFix;Tool.Prockill;Incurable.Moved.;
restart.exe;C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\SmitfraudFix;Tool.ShutDown.14;Incurable.Moved.;
Process.exe;C:\Windows\System32;Tool.Prockill;Incurable.Moved.;
Process.exe;C:\Windows\SysWOW64;Tool.Prockill;Invalid path to file ;

Thank you for your help

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:41 PM

Not sure if this will show anything or not, but try Root Repeal on this computer also:

HERE, and download RootRepeal.zip to your Desktop.
Tutorial with images ,if needed >> L@@K.
Unzip that,(7-zip tool if needed) and then click RootRepeal.exe to open the scanner.
Next click on the Report tab, now click on Scan. A Window will open asking what to include in the scan. Check all of the below and then click OK.

Drivers
Files
Processes
SSDT
Stealth Objects
Hidden Services


Now you'll be asked which drive to scan. Check C: and click OK again and the scan will start. Please be patient as the scan runs. When the scan has finished, click on Save Report.
Name the log RootRepeal.txt and save it to your Documents folder (it should automatically save it there).
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 07:47 PM

can't run, seems like it does not support 64bit...

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:56 PM

I believe it would be best for you to submit a DDS / HJT log

Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.



If you have trouble running the DDS scan post back
They are very busy over there so please be patient and good luck
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:45 PM

ok, I will try that this weekend, and thank you for all your help. BTW, the last few days the formatting for this site (just noticed same for yahoo mail) look off as if all of the borders/boxes are not loaded. For example, the Post Icons, instead of being left of the reply box, now appears below this reply box without any borders. Is there something wrong with this site? or sign of some other problems with my laptop. thanks

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:41 PM

Try clearing out your cookies.
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:01 PM

just tried it, didn't work. How do you insert screenshot here?

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 07:21 PM

How do you insert screenshot here?


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/195438/inserting-an-image-within-a-post/

I seem to remember someone else having that problem after running ATF but clearing the history solved it
I'll find out

Edited by garmanma, 31 July 2009 - 07:22 PM.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 02:25 PM

clearing the history (including cache and cookies) solved it, thanks so much.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 02:53 PM

DDS does not seem to support my OS (vista 64bits)..what should i do?

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:22 PM

Before you post in the HJT forum would you try a few more things

Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe
Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately.

also as one of our HJT team members says

Just a side note for you regarding 64bit machines: Many malware related tools cannot be run on a 64 bit vista machine but many malware have a tough time installing themselves on 64 bit machines as well because their driver cannot be loaded or installed. Usually rootkits are very hard to be installed on 64bit machines but I have seen services installed on them, but it can usually be removed.


Because of this we see very few 64 bit Vista infections, the few we see are usually easily cleaned, of course they said the same thing when Vista first came out.

Edited by DaChew, 01 August 2009 - 03:30 PM.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:27 PM

Old Timer done, not sure if i should be looking for any log.

Went back to IE (which got updated to IE 8 from the window update), and the "Oops! This link appears to be broken" seems to happen only with the google toolbar, and no longer with search box (next to the web address) which is also set to google. This only happens when i search for overclick.cn NOT overclick. A friend mentioned that google toolbar may be seeing the overclick.cn as a website and tries to take me to a website that doesn't exist instead of running a search, and not malware related(?)

This laptop connects, thru wifi, to the same router with the infected desktop connected through powerline (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic240012.html), can the desktop infect other computers connected to same router?

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:58 PM

Try uninstalling the google toolbar and reinstalling if you feel there's a real problem, are there any signs of infection?
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