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Fake AV and Google redirecting


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#1 christo76

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 05:19 PM

I need help. I have a computer that had some fake AV on it. I managed to get rid of that, or at least get it to stop popping up, but now google search results all link to random sites. And occasionally firefox will just open up a new tab to a random site.

So far I have run Avast, and found nothing during the active scan, though it did find a fake.av file (or something like that) while I had Malwarebytes running. I ran Malwarebytes and it found some registry errors the first time, and nothing since. Ran SUperantispyware and it found a trojant.agent. Also ran HijackThis, and attached the log if that helps.

I also tried to run combofix 4 times. 2 times it found an infection, and 2 it found nothing, but all 4 times it restarted the computer apparently before it completed the log, so all it says

"ComboFix 09-11-17.03 - Julie Peil 11/17/2009 11:00:54.4.1 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.767.516 [GMT -6:00]
Running from: C:Documents and SettingsJulie PeilDesktopCombo-Fix.exe
AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1296 [VPS 091117-0] *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
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"

Please help, I have been trying to find whatever I can since yesterday, and the redirect virus is still there.

Thanks in advance for any help

Currently trying to run Avast, but it seems to be going extremely slow... been running almost 2 hrs and its gone through just 2% (about 9000 files), seems to be about 2 seconds per file right now. Last time I ran it, it was much faster, and I think only took 3-4 hours total to scan everything. Not sure if that means anything or helps to diagnose.

Merged posts. ~ OB

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 17 November 2009 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:18 AM

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