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Search engines all hijack results to fake search sites


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#1 rch427

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 06:25 PM

I have no idea what's gotten into my computer, but when I perform a search in Google or Yahoo!, more often than not, clicking on a resulting link will take me to a fake result (www.clean-pc-now.com is a frequent result). I can still get to the page I want by copying and pasting the link's URL into the address box, but this has become tiresome.

I've done the usual anti-malware things -- HijackThis!, Spybot, etc., and I always have Windows Firewall, Avast! and Scotty (WinPatrol) running, and I haven't gotten any bugs for a couple of years, nor could those programs find anything that might be responsible for this. I've also run Maywarebytes Anti-Malware, Wise Registry & Disk Cleaners, but again -- nothing repoted. My computer is a desktop PC running XP Pro, and my browser is FireFox 3.5.2. I even tested MSIE to see if it has the same trouble with search engines, and indeed it does, so FF isn't at fault.

Here's the result of my DDS scan, and thanks in advance for any assistance:


DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Robert's account at 14:57:55.79 on Mon 08/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_02
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1023.497 [GMT -7:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 090817-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Robert's account\My Documents\ProcessExplorerNt\procexp.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\FOXITS~1\FOXITR~1\FOXITR~1.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Robert's account\Desktop\dds.scr

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

BHO: Octh Class: {000123b4-9b42-4900-b3f7-f4b073efc214} - c:\program files\orbitdownloader\orbitcth.dll
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
TB: Grab Pro: {c55bbcd6-41ad-48ad-9953-3609c48eacc7} - c:\program files\orbitdownloader\GrabPro.dll
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
mRun: [WinPatrol] c:\program files\billp studios\winpatrol\winpatrol.exe
mRun: [avast!] c:\progra~1\alwils~1\avast4\ashDisp.exe
IE: &Download by Orbit - c:\program files\orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/201
IE: &Grab video by Orbit - c:\program files\orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/204
IE: Do&wnload selected by Orbit - c:\program files\orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/203
IE: Down&load all by Orbit - c:\program files\orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/202
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
DPF: {00000161-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - hxxp://codecs.microsoft.com/codecs/i386/msaudio.cab
DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_02-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0001-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_01-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_02-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_02-windows-i586.cab
Notify: !SASWinLogon - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASWINLO.dll
SEH: SABShellExecuteHook Class: {5ae067d3-9afb-48e0-853a-ebb7f4a000da} - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASSEH.DLL

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\robert~1\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\ffgp3ozu.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.defaulturl - hxxp://www.google.com/search?lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Google
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage -

hxxp://us.mg2.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch?.gx=1&.rand=eunk2jd7akimk|http://www.sfgate.com/news/|http://my.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?

FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=ffds1&p=
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\google updater\2.2.1273.1045\npCIDetect12.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0001-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
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 ===============

R1 aswSP;avast! Self Protection;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys [2009-8-8 114768]
R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\superantispyware\sasdifsv.sys [2009-8-5 9968]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [2009-8-5 74480]
R2 aswFsBlk;aswFsBlk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswFsBlk.sys [2009-8-8 20560]
R2 avast! Antivirus;avast! Antivirus;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashServ.exe [2009-8-9 138680]
R3 avast! Mail Scanner;avast! Mail Scanner;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashMaiSv.exe [2009-8-9 254040]
R3 avast! Web Scanner;avast! Web Scanner;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashWebSv.exe [2009-8-9 352920]
S3 SASENUM;SASENUM;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASENUM.SYS [2009-8-5 7408]

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

2009-08-14 11:55 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-08-14 11:55 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2009-08-14 11:55 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\robert~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-08-14 11:54 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Wise Installation Wizard
2009-08-11 12:08 38,160 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-08-11 12:08 19,096 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-08-11 12:08 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-08-08 10:30 752 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\sfi.dat
2009-08-08 02:30 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\robert~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-08-08 02:30 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-08-08 00:29 343 a------- c:\windows\wininit.ini

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

2009-08-07 22:09 2,847 a------- c:\program files\hijackthis.log
2009-06-02 09:11 85,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\ff_vfw.dll
2009-05-29 14:37 205,824 a------- c:\windows\system32\xvidvfw.dll
2009-05-29 14:31 881,664 a------- c:\windows\system32\xvidcore.dll
2009-03-31 10:11 4,998,707 a------- c:\program files\flvplayer_setup.exe
2008-03-22 16:47 3,258,750 a------- c:\program files\reaper214159-install.exe
2008-03-05 01:09 27,561,571 a------- c:\program files\Emiliana Torrini - 1999 - Merman.zip
2008-03-02 21:46 1,268,353 a------- c:\program files\InstallRarZilla.exe
2007-01-10 00:06 16,329 ac------ c:\program files\musicstd.ini
2007-01-07 21:09 15,324,037 a------- c:\program files\VivaldiPlayAlongEng.exe
2007-01-06 01:43 363,824 a------- c:\program files\download-KRISTAL_AE_Setup.exe.exe
2007-01-06 01:32 2,710,023 ac------ c:\program files\SigJenny.zip
2007-01-06 00:51 637,063 ac------ c:\program files\MidiSliders11.zip
2007-01-06 00:47 764,958 ac------ c:\program files\MidiChords13.zip
2007-01-01 02:34 5,533,163 a------- c:\program files\timetosetup20061010.exe
2006-12-28 14:58 814 a------- c:\program files\DesignWorks Viewer.lnk
2006-12-28 14:57 104 a------- c:\program files\Microsoft Outlook.lnk
2006-12-10 17:24 1,987,853 a------- c:\program files\wsftp6.exe
2006-12-08 01:57 342,039 a------- c:\program files\pd.exe
2006-12-07 22:02 212,849 ac------ c:\program files\hijackthis.zip
2006-12-07 21:45 1,147,120 a------- c:\program files\StartOpt.exe
2006-12-07 20:40 468,849 a------- c:\program files\SubliminalFlashLite.exe
2006-12-05 23:22 2,711,422 a------- c:\program files\BitComet_0.70_setup.exe
2006-12-04 23:08 13,453,171 a------- c:\program files\quicktimealt176.exe
2006-12-01 20:46 6,087,947 a------- c:\program files\FLV2Video_Setup.exe
2006-12-01 20:33 119,329 ac------ c:\program files\youtubegrabberv2.zip
2006-11-30 23:49 1,244,188 ac------ c:\program files\Standard_Monitor_Driver_Unsigned_x64_061107.ZIP
2006-11-30 23:46 2,224,304 ac------ c:\program files\Standard_Monitor_Driver_Signed_WinXP_061107.ZIP
2006-11-29 11:41 4,179,293 a------- c:\program files\everesthome220.exe
2006-11-28 21:53 5,900,416 a------- c:\program files\Firefox Setup 2.0.exe
2006-11-01 01:31 245,760 a------- c:\program files\Youtube Grabber.exe
2006-10-23 12:37 2,930,176 a------- c:\program files\Musicstd.exe
2006-03-20 16:37 5,689,344 a------- c:\program files\mplayerc.exe
2005-11-24 13:34 578,048 ac------ c:\program files\vstrack.aep
2005-02-16 12:06 218,112 a------- c:\program files\HijackThis.exe
2004-07-09 15:40 19,628,611 a------- c:\program files\Homesite55-en.exe
2004-07-09 10:45 2,188,916 a------- c:\program files\macromediahomesitev5.5englishtrialpatchbidjan.zip
2004-06-25 16:21 581,296 ac------ c:\program files\JPegger.chm
2003-08-06 17:50 4,014 a------- c:\program files\keygen.nfo
2003-07-29 10:32 3,128 ac------ c:\program files\readme.txt
2000-10-12 18:23 358 ac------ c:\program files\PreSysEx.Ini
2000-10-12 18:21 15,726 ac------ c:\program files\PreEFX.Ini
2000-03-12 13:11 1,008,767 ac------ c:\program files\data1.cab
2000-03-12 13:11 341,472 ac------ c:\program files\data2.cab
2000-03-12 13:11 49 ac------ c:\program files\setup.lid
2000-03-12 13:11 386 a------- c:\program files\layout.bin
2000-03-12 13:11 186,233 ac------ c:\program files\_sys1.cab
2000-03-12 13:11 45,415 ac------ c:\program files\_user1.cab
2000-03-12 13:11 109 ac------ c:\program files\DATA.TAG
2000-03-12 13:11 80 ac------ c:\program files\SETUP.INI
2000-01-08 00:50 27,074 ac------ c:\program files\setup.bmp
2000-01-01 20:43 55,934 a------- c:\program files\setup.ins
1999-02-03 13:20 1,282,048 a------- c:\program files\nspa6.dll
1999-01-19 12:06 1,138,688 a------- c:\program files\nsppx.dll
1999-01-19 12:06 1,245,184 a------- c:\program files\nspm6.dll
1999-01-19 12:06 1,187,840 a------- c:\program files\nspm5.dll
1999-01-19 12:06 1,183,744 a------- c:\program files\nspp6.dll
1999-01-19 12:03 118,784 a------- c:\program files\nsp.dll
1997-11-19 17:08 11,264 a------- c:\program files\_setup.dll
1997-11-19 17:05 8,192 a------- c:\program files\_ISDEL.EXE
1997-11-19 17:05 300,178 ac------ c:\program files\_INST32I.EX_
1997-08-07 13:00 2,166 a------- c:\program files\wall.bmp
1997-05-30 12:31 4,557 a------- c:\program files\lang.dat
1997-05-06 15:15 417 ac------ c:\program files\os.dat

============= FINISH: 15:00:28.17 ===============

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:31 AM

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We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

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