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Help! possible redirect virus

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#1 jwicks55


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Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:29 AM

1. When attempting to download items from the iternet I am redirected to the google homepage.
2. Unable to use my messenger services, only able to maintain a connection for an average of 1 minute before I am disconnected from the internet. I do not have internet disconnection problems when just browsing the internet.
3. Difficulty opening internet explore
4. DID HAVE google ads at the top of by brower, but I THINK I was able to remove that feature of the virus.
5. Computer is running abnormally slow.
6. Sometimes when rebooting I will have 'odd things happen to my desktop'. For example, once I restarted my computer wherever my mouse pointed the 'master volume tool' (with the level to adjust the volume) would pop up and freeze in place. Everytime I moved my mouse another one would pop up and freeze. Eventually I had to restart my computer becaue I had about 10 of these small little freezes on my desktop. This happened only once.

I thought I may have the google redirect virus but when running the Trojan remover (which I was told would remove the google redirect virus) it did not find anything. I submitted the log to the Trojan Remover support help and they could not find anything wrong with the log.

I am currently living in Beijing, China (for a short 3 months) and thing I picked up the virus over here. I have downloaded a few free vpn softwares to allow me to access blocked sites. I've finally foudn one thta worked 'FreeVPN', but I think this is how I may have originally received the virus.

I have ran MBAM (came up clean), Norton anti-virus (clean), Trojan Remover (clean), Spy-Sweeper (clean).

Plllllease help. Most importantly I want to be able to use my messenging services so I am able to contact friends and family back home in the US.

I hope someone can help, thanks!

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#2 jwicks55

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 09:26 AM

Maybe, I am wrong. Maybe this is not a virus. Do I possibly need to run a registry sweep?

anytime I try to download somethin from the internet I am redirected to the google homepage. If I do want to download I must right click and save target as. I can then open that way.

Help pllllease!

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 08:31 PM

We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepeal
  • Download RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.
  • Extract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).
  • Open Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Click the Posted Image tab.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Check all seven boxes: Posted Image
  • Push Ok
  • Check the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.
  • Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.
  • Once the scan completes, push the Posted Image button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.


Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to High

Also try: right-click on rootrepeal.exe and rename it to tatertot.scr

Please download peek.bat and save it to your Desktop. Double-click on peek.bat to run it. A black Command Prompt window will appear indicating the program is running. Once it is finished, copy and paste the entire contents of the Log.txt file it creates in your next reply.

If you encounter a problem downloading or getting peek.bat to run, go to Posted Image > Run..., and in the open box, type: Notepad
  • Click OK.
  • Copy and paste everything in the code box below into the Untitled - Notepad.
DIR /a/s C:\WINDOWS\scecli.dll C:\WINDOWS\netlogon.dll C:\WINDOWS\eventlog.dll C:\Windows\cngaudit.dll >Log.txt
START Log.txt
DEL %0
  • Go to File > Save As, click the drop-down box to change the Save As Type to *All Files and save it as "peek.bat" on your desktop.
  • Double-click peek.bat to run the script.
  • A window will open and close quickly, this is normal.
  • A file called log.txt should be created on your Desktop.
  • Open that file and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.
-- Vista users, users can refer to these instructions to Run a Batch File as an Administrator.
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