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Reoccurring clickker.cn browser hijacking


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#1 andypants

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 10:59 PM

Hi all,

I noticed a couple days ago that clickker.cn was hijacking my google queries, so I formatted my system partition and started fresh. (Formatting seemed less of a hassle than the HJT/combofix solutions I saw here.)

Unfortunately, it appears that the malware stuck around despite the format, or else was unleashed again within the first few apps I reinstalled after the format. I suspect it may be the latter.

I'm hoping that you guys might be able to answer a couple general questions:

1. Will this clickker.cn malware stick around despite formatting, or is it probably the case that I foolishly reinstalled it myself? Could it have attached itself to executables on other partitions?

2. Does this malware have a keylogger component? Should I be worried about the fidelity of any logins/passwords I used on the infected machine? (e.g. gmail accounts, online banking, etc.)

(specs: WinXP pro, service pack 3)



Thanks in advice for your help and expert advice!

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 03:44 PM

Will this clickker.cn malware stick around despite formatting, or is it probably the case that I foolishly reinstalled it myself? Could it have attached itself to executables on other partitions?

Yes
Did you try backing up documents and such to an external hard drive? That would be infected also


Does this malware have a keylogger component? Should I be worried about the fidelity of any logins/passwords I used on the infected machine? (e.g. gmail accounts, online banking, etc.)

It's possible
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