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Browser keeps redirecting me to shopica.com or toseeka.com


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#1 serpico78

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 12:23 PM

The last few days, I have had this problem where whenever I search for something on google and then click on any search results, the browser directs me to shopica.com or toseeka.com. I scanned my laptop with the following so far:

Spybot S&D
Malawarebytes Anti Malware
CC Cleaner

I did find some trojans and removed them. However, this has been continuing and is getting extremely annoying. I had Norton Antivirus installed but that started giving me a message saying "AT RISK" and then when I tried to update it, it gave me a message to the effect that a malicious program is trying to redirect it the download, and so I uninstalled that. I have ZoneAlarm firewall installed and my Windows Firewall is also on. I really appreciate anyone's help in this regard. I am very grateful to you guys helping me out. I am a student and will never be able to afford professional help.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 02:07 PM

Hello and welcome. Please post your MBam log so we can see what was here.
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. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

Next run ATF and SAS:
Note.. SAS doesn't open the registry hives for other user accounts on the system, so scans should be done from each user account.

Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
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
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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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 or Opera browser click that browser 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
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NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
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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#3 serpico78

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 12:41 AM

Absolutely nothing showed up in both the logs - MBAM as well as SuperAntiSpyware.

Here are the logs.

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

Generated 08/05/2009 at 11:26 PM

Application Version : 4.27.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 4040
Trace Rules Database Version: 1980

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 05:16:15

Memory items scanned : 242
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5503
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 99312
File threats detected : 0


MBAM Log:


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.40
Database version: 2551
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

8/5/2009 5:23:05 PM
mbam-log-2009-08-05 (17-23-05).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 88562
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 32 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)



When I was rebooting the laptop in safe mode, it kept asking me if I wanted it to load sptd.sys. Is that malware?

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:27 AM

Not sure if this would be of any assistance to you but here is the log from HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:29:01 AM, on 8/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

{EDITED Out HJT Log``boopme}

Edited by boopme, 06 August 2009 - 09:10 AM.


#5 boopme

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:13 AM

Hi, OK We will check another and if no go we will post your HJT log where it belongs.
sptd.sys
Driver used by the CD Rom emulation program, Daemon Tools Version 4. There have been some reports of problems with this driver.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/sptd.sys-13477.html


Please run this next and tell me of any improvement.
Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully.
  • Please download GooredFix and save it to your Desktop.
  • Double-click GooredFix.exe to run it.
  • A log will open, please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called Goored.txt).

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:15 PM

I downloaded GooredFix. Here is the log from the scan. I am still having the same problem with the browser being redirected to shopica or toseeka but now its happening only 1 in 4 times I'd say.

GooredFix by jpshortstuff (12.07.09)
Log created at 17:16 on 07/08/2009 (Serpico)
Firefox version 3.5.2 (en-US)

========== GooredScan ==========

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\
Access Privileges Test [01:39 31/08/2008]
Access Privileges Test-1 [00:44 11/10/2008]
Access Privileges Test-2 [10:43 11/10/2008]
Access Privileges Test-3 [06:26 23/03/2009]
{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} [00:52 05/08/2009]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [05:53 11/08/2008]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]
"{ABDE892B-13A8-4d1b-88E6-365A6E755758}"="C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\browserrecord" [00:32 05/08/2009]
"{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}"="C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension\" [09:06 06/08/2009]

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:48 PM

Okk best to post your HJT log now.
Go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.

Let me know if it went OK.
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:02 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/248260/browser-keeps-getting-redirected-to-shopicacom-or-toseekacom/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days, perhaps less, to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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