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I Think I Have A Search Redirector PLEASE HELP!!!


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#1 drmario23

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 03:14 PM

Whenever I search for something using Google, Yahoo, or any other search engine that I've tried so far, I get a list of sites and when I click one of the links I get redirected to blinkx.com, peoplefindhere.com, top-web-links.com, toseeka.com, or various other sites that have nothing to do with what I was searching for.

I ran Malwarebyte's Anti Malware and removed all the viruses, but the problem still continues.

I also downloaded and ran HijackThis, because it was recommended on another site, but all it does is give me a log of information that I don't understand or have any clue what to do with. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:36 PM

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

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:14 AM

I think I might have gotten rid of the virus, because I'm not having any problems anymore, but just in case here is the log.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2775
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

10/17/2009 4:49:42 PM
mbam-log-2009-10-17 (16-49-42).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|)
Objects scanned: 248406
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 35 minute(s), 20 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Illysoft (Rogue.SpyNoMore) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Illysoft (Rogue.SpyNoMore) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Users\Guest\Desktop\SpyNoMore.lnk (Rogue.SpyNoMore) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 06:13 AM

Your Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log indicates you are using an outdated database version.
The database shows 2775. Last I checked it was 3004.

Please update it through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a new Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. When done, click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the new report in your next reply.

Lets do another anti-malware scan to see if we find anything else that MBAM may have missed.

Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
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  • 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. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.
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 it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.
  • 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.
If you cannot boot into safe mode, then perform your scans in normal mode.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 07:49 PM

I ran SUPERAntiSpyware and it found and removed 11 harmful things. I don't know how to get a log of that though. Here's an updated log of Malewarebyte though.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 3007
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

10/21/2009 7:37:47 PM
mbam-log-2009-10-21 (19-37-30).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|)
Objects scanned: 254068
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 2 minute(s), 29 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_FIO32 (Worm.KoobFace) -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SfX (Rootkit.Agent) -> No action taken.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SvcHost\fioo32 (Worm.KoobFace) -> No action taken.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Local\Temp\m7CImyH7.exe.part (Rogue.Installer) -> No action taken.
C:\Windows\System32\fio32.dll (Worm.KoobFace) -> No action taken.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 06:56 AM

To retrieve the SAS scan log information, launch SAS.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Also let me know how your computer is running and if there are any more reports/signs of infection.
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:21 PM

I haven't been having problems. My computer is running fine now. Here's the SAS log.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
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Generated 10/21/2009 at 08:37 PM

Application Version : 4.29.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 4179
Trace Rules Database Version: 2097

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:52:32

Memory items scanned : 713
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7580
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 31830
File threats detected : 12

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\joseph@content.yieldmanager[2].txt
C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\joseph@imrworldwide[2].txt
C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\joseph@pointroll[1].txt
C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\joseph@ads.bridgetrack[2].txt
C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\joseph@ads.pointroll[2].txt
C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\joseph@atdmt[1].txt
C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\joseph@content.yieldmanager[3].txt
C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\joseph@doubleclick[2].txt
C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\joseph@apmebf[1].txt
C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\joseph@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt
C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\joseph@mediaplex[2].txt

Adware.Vundo/Variant
C:\PROGRAMDATA\ZURUFALO\ZURUFALO.DLL

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 06:31 PM

If there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Posted Image > Run... and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point in Vista and Disk Cleanup in Vista.
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Posted 23 October 2009 - 05:59 PM

My system restore is off. I turned it off a long time ago, so anything I've done recently shouldn't be on it.

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 08:51 PM

Then I would advise to turn it back on.

Edited by quietman7, 23 October 2009 - 08:55 PM.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:53 PM

My Anti Malware has been corrupted. I tried downloading it again but I can't. I think I'm still infected. What should I do?

By the way, I don't know how to turn System Restore back on. I think that's why I never turned it back on when I turned it off the last time.

Edited by drmario23, 25 October 2009 - 11:08 PM.


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Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:01 AM

I redownloaded Malwarebytes' Anti Malware and it's working again. I'm running it now. I still need to know how to turn my system restore back on though.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:03 AM

How to Disable or Enable System Restore in Vista (includes screenshots)
How to Disable or Enable System Restore in Vista for Beginners (includes screenshots)
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:58 PM

Okay, I made a system restore point. Everything seems to be fine now. I'll let you know if I have any more problems. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:47 PM

You're welcome.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:

Keep Windows and Internet Explorer current with all critical updates from Microsoft which will patch many of the security holes through which attackers can gain access to your computer. If you're not sure how to do this, see Microsoft Update helps keep your computer current.

Avoid gaming sites, porn sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs (i.e. Limewire, eMule, uTorrent). They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Malicious worms, backdoor Trojans IRCBots, and rootkits spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming, porn and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans, and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications.Beware of Rogue Security software as they are one of the most common sources of malware infection. They infect machines by using social engineering and scams to trick a user into spending money to buy a an application which claims to remove malware. For more specific information on how these types of rogue programs and infections install themselves, read:Keeping Autorun enabled on USB (pen, thumb, jump) and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:Many security experts recommend you disable Autorun asap as a method of prevention. Microsoft recommends doing the same.

...Disabling Autorun functionality can help protect customers from attack vectors that involve the execution of arbitrary code by Autorun when inserting a CD-ROM device, USB device, network shares, or other media containing a file system with an Autorun.inf file...

Microsoft Security Advisory (967940): Update for Windows Autorun

Other related reading sources:• Finally, if you need to replace your anti-virus, firewall or need a reliable anti-malware scanner please refer to:
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