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Need Help With a Redirect Virus


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#1 bayareaguy

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 12:27 PM

Many of my searches end up being "redirected" to random sites whose URLs I didn't enter. I understand this is called a "redirect" virus. All attempts by me to eliminate it have failed, including the use of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, G-Cleaner, and a couple of others.

I'm using Internet Explorer and Firefox, with Windows XP operating system. I have the ComboFix log waiting to be posted, if anyone is willing to help me out. This is my only computer, and it's very frustrating!

Thanks!

Edited by The weatherman, 08 November 2009 - 12:59 PM.
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#2 garmanma

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:48 PM

Please do not post the combofix log here

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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.

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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

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Please download Win32kDiag.exe by AD and save it to your desktop.
alternate download 1
alternate download 2
  • This tool will create a diagnostic report
  • Double-click on Win32kDiag.exe to run and let it finish.
  • When it states Finished! Press any key to exit..., press any key on your keyboard to close the program.
  • A file called Win32kDiag.txt should be created on your Desktop.
  • Open that file in Notepad and copy/paste the entire contents (from Starting up... to Finished! Press any key to exit...) in your next reply.
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:thumbsup: Go to Posted Image > Run..., then copy and paste this command into the open box: cmd
Click OK.
At the command prompt C:\>, copy and paste the following command and press Enter:
DIR /a/s %windir%\scecli.dll %windir%\netlogon.dll %windir%\eventlog.dll >Log.txt & START notepad Log.txt
A file called log.txt should be created on your Desktop.
Open that file and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.
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#3 bayareaguy

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:09 PM

Thanks very much for taking the time to help me. I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to get back to the site and follow your instructions.

Here's the text from my use of RootRepeal:


ROOTREPEAL © AD, 2007-2009
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Scan Start Time: 2009/12/04 18:49
Program Version: Version 1.3.5.0
Windows Version: Windows XP SP2
==================================================

Drivers
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Name: dump_atapi.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_atapi.sys
Address: 0xEE910000 Size: 98304 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: dump_WMILIB.SYS
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_WMILIB.SYS
Address: 0xF8A60000 Size: 8192 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: hiber_WMILIB.SYS
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\hiber_WMILIB.SYS
Address: 0xF8A4C000 Size: 8192 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: rootrepeal.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\rootrepeal.sys
Address: 0xB7EF5000 Size: 49152 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Hidden/Locked Files
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Path: C:\hiberfil.sys
Status: Locked to the Windows API!

==EOF==


And here's the text from my use of Win32kDiag:

Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Sheldon\Desktop\Win32kDiag.exe

Log file at : C:\Documents and Settings\Sheldon\Desktop\Win32kDiag.txt

WARNING: Could not get backup privileges!

Searching 'C:\WINDOWS'...





Finished!

Neither seems to have much to report, but hopefully you'll be able to tell me what it all means and what I should do from here.

Thanks again!


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Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:11 PM

Oops! I forgot to include the result of the third step. Here's what resulted:

Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 75A1-75BE

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

08/04/2004 12:00 AM 180,224 scecli.dll

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

08/04/2004 12:00 AM 407,040 netlogon.dll

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

08/04/2004 12:00 AM 55,808 eventlog.dll
3 File(s) 643,072 bytes

Total Files Listed:
3 File(s) 643,072 bytes
0 Dir(s) 31,634,624,512 bytes free

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 06:15 PM

Using the logs you created in this topic, please follow these instructions



Now that you were successful in creating those logs you need to post them in our HJT forum There they will help you with the removal through some custom scripts and programs that we cannot run here in this forum

First, try to run a DDS / HJT log as outlined in our preparation guide:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

If it won't run, don't worry, just give a brief description and tell them that these logs were all you could get to run successfully

Post them here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

The HJT team is extremely busy, so be patient and good luck
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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:48 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/277292/possible-google-redirect-virus/ 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, up to two weeks 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 as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

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

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