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Redirection problem, AskTBar


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#1 Solomaxwell6

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 09:45 PM

Hello,

Over the last couple of days, I've had problems with Google redirects. Trying to click a link repeatedly (ie, clicking it once, hitting back after it redirects, and clicking it a second time) works properly, as does just using copy link location and manually entering it into my address bar. The problem affects both Firefox (v3.5.5) and IE (v6.0.29). Bing is affected, as well, although I haven't tried any other search engines. I've tried a few different scanning tools, and none of them have detected anything. I tried running HijackThis; I noticed something from AskTBar, which I didn't recognize. So I checked it out, and I saw that AskTBar is malware. I uninstalled it, all the files are gone, but I still have the problem. Thank you for any advice.

Edit: Note that I'm not actually sure the fault lies with AskTBar. It's just that some other sites I've seen seem to think that AskTBar is malware, and it was definitely on my computer until I removed the folder.

DDS Log

DDS (Ver_09-11-24.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Dave at 21:00:46.39 on Wed 11/25/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2014.1276 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Livescribe\PenComm\PenCommService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = iexplore
mURLSearchHooks: AIM Toolbar Search Class: {03402f96-3dc7-4285-bc50-9e81fefafe43} -
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No File
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: AIM Toolbar Loader: {b0cda128-b425-4eef-a174-61a11ac5dbf8} - AIM Toolbar Loader
TB: AIM Toolbar: {61539ecd-cc67-4437-a03c-9aaccbd14326} -
uRun: [Aim6] "c:\program files\aim6\aim6.exe" /d locale=en-US ee://aol/imApp
mRun: [PSQLLauncher] "c:\program files\thinkvantage fingerprint software\launcher.exe" /startup
mRun: [TPHOTKEY] c:\program files\lenovo\hotkey\TPOSDSVC.exe
mRun: [SoundMAXPnP] c:\program files\analog devices\core\smax4pnp.exe
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installquiet /keeploaded /nodetect
mRun: [TPKMAPHELPER] c:\program files\thinkpad\utilities\TpKmapAp.exe -helper
mRun: [PWRMGRTR] rundll32 c:\progra~1\thinkpad\utilit~1\PWRMGRTR.DLL,PwrMgrBkGndMonitor
mRun: [BLOG] rundll32 c:\progra~1\thinkpad\utilit~1\BatLogEx.DLL,StartBattLog
mRun: [SynTPLpr] c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\SynTPLpr.exe
mRun: [SynTPEnh] c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\SynTPEnh.exe
mRun: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [Windows Defender] "c:\program files\windows defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
mRun: [avgnt] "c:\program files\avira\antivir desktop\avgnt.exe" /min
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\digita~1.lnk - c:\program files\digital line detect\DLG.exe
IE: &AIM Toolbar Search - c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\aim toolbar\ietoolbar\resources\en-us\local\search.html
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
IE: {0b83c99c-1efa-4259-858f-bcb33e007a5b} - {61539ecd-cc67-4437-a03c-9aaccbd14326}
DPF: ActiveGS.cab - hxxp://www.virtualapple.org/activegs.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_03-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0005-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_05-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
Notify: psfus - c:\windows\system32\psqlpwd.dll
Notify: tpfnf2 - c:\program files\lenovo\hotkey\notifyf2.dll
Notify: tphotkey - c:\program files\lenovo\hotkey\tphklock.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
SEH: Microsoft AntiMalware ShellExecuteHook: {091eb208-39dd-417d-a5dd-7e2c2d8fb9cb} - c:\progra~1\wifd1f~1\MpShHook.dll
LSA: Notification Packages = scecli psqlpwd

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\dave\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\n1l7u4ds.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.defaulturl - hxxp://slirsredirect.search.aol.com/slirs_http/sredir?sredir=2706&invocationType=&query=
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Google
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://dashboard.aim.com/
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://slirsredirect.search.aol.com/slirs_http/sredir?sredir=2706&invocationType=&query=
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\dave\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\n1l7u4ds.default\extensions\{3112ca9c-de6d-4884-a869-9855de68056c}\components\frozen.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\dotnetassistantextension\

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl3.rsa_seed_sha", true);

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R1 TPPWRIF;TPPWRIF;c:\windows\system32\drivers\TPPWRIF.SYS [2008-3-24 4442]
R2 AntiVirSchedulerService;Avira AntiVir Scheduler;c:\program files\avira\antivir desktop\sched.exe [2009-11-25 108289]
R2 PenCommService;Livescribe Pulse Smartpen Service;c:\program files\common files\livescribe\pencomm\PenCommService.exe [2009-6-27 151552]
R2 smihlp;SMI Helper Driver (smihlp);c:\program files\common files\thinkvantage fingerprint software\drivers\smihlp.sys [2007-3-8 11152]
R3 WinMTBus;WinMount Bus;c:\windows\system32\drivers\WinMTBus.sys [2008-5-16 196224]
S3 PulseUsb;Livescribe Pulse Smartpen USB Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PulseUsb.sys [2009-6-27 19584]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-11-26 00:35:37 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Avira
2009-11-26 00:08:38 0 d-sha-r- C:\cmdcons
2009-11-26 00:05:22 98816 ----a-w- c:\windows\sed.exe
2009-11-26 00:05:22 77312 ----a-w- c:\windows\MBR.exe
2009-11-26 00:05:22 260608 ----a-w- c:\windows\PEV.exe
2009-11-26 00:05:22 161792 ----a-w- c:\windows\SWREG.exe
2009-11-26 00:05:11 0 d-----w- C:\ComboFix
2009-11-25 23:37:17 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Free Window Registry Repair
2009-11-25 06:50:03 0 d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository
2009-11-22 19:56:24 754 ----a-w- c:\windows\WORDPAD.INI
2009-11-22 06:32:18 195456 ------w- c:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe
2009-11-22 06:16:56 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2009-11-13 01:33:45 1024 ----a-w- C:\.rnd
2009-11-13 01:31:44 0 d-----w- c:\program files\VMware
2009-11-13 01:04:49 35571 ----a-w- c:\windows\DIIUnin.dat
2009-11-13 01:04:47 94208 ----a-w- c:\windows\DIIUnin.exe
2009-11-13 01:04:47 2829 ----a-w- c:\windows\DIIUnin.pif
2009-11-13 00:57:03 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Diablo II
2009-11-10 15:25:07 0 d-----w- c:\program files\SimulationExams
2009-11-05 05:49:21 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Condemned - Criminal Origins
2009-11-02 04:58:53 1712128 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\GdiPlus.dll
2009-11-02 04:58:48 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Pass4sure Test Environment
2009-10-30 07:09:04 453456 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d3dx10_41.dll
2009-10-30 07:09:04 4178264 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\D3DX9_41.dll
2009-10-30 07:09:04 1846632 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\D3DCompiler_41.dll
2009-10-30 07:09:03 69448 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\XAPOFX1_3.dll
2009-10-30 07:09:03 517448 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\XAudio2_4.dll
2009-10-30 07:09:03 235352 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\xactengine3_4.dll
2009-10-30 07:09:02 22360 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\X3DAudio1_6.dll
2009-10-30 07:07:35 0 d-----w- c:\windows\system32\AGEIA
2009-10-30 07:07:02 0 d-----w- c:\program files\common files\Wise Installation Wizard
2009-10-30 05:55:59 2756 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\dave\.recently-used.xbel

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-11-25 06:49:45 277784 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\iaStor.sys
2009-11-10 15:24:54 249856 ------w- c:\windows\Setup1.exe
2009-11-10 15:24:53 73216 ----a-w- c:\windows\ST6UNST.EXE
2009-10-20 09:47:34 398433 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\dave\HW2.exe
2009-09-25 05:37:11 667136 ------w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2009-09-25 05:37:09 81920 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ieencode.dll
2009-09-11 14:18:39 136192 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\msv1_0.dll
2009-09-04 21:03:36 58880 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\msasn1.dll

============= FINISH: 21:01:22.35 ===============


RootRepeal Log

ROOTREPEAL AD, 2007-2009
==================================================
Scan Start Time: 2009/11/25 21:32
Program Version: Version 1.3.5.0
Windows Version: Windows XP SP3
==================================================

Drivers
-------------------
Name: catchme.sys
Image Path: C:\DOCUME~1\Dave\LOCALS~1\Temp\catchme.sys
Address: 0xAF565000 Size: 31744 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: dump_iastor.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_iastor.sys
Address: 0xA7F6F000 Size: 778240 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: PROCEXP113.SYS
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\PROCEXP113.SYS
Address: 0xBAE66000 Size: 7872 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: rootrepeal.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\rootrepeal.sys
Address: 0xA48E9000 Size: 49152 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

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

Path: C:\Documents and Settings\Dave\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\n1l7u4ds.default\sessionstore.js
Status: Could not get file information (Error 0xc0000008)

SSDT
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#: 041 Function Name: NtCreateKey
Status: Hooked by "<unknown>" at address 0xbafdecc6

#: 053 Function Name: NtCreateThread
Status: Hooked by "<unknown>" at address 0xbafdecbc

#: 063 Function Name: NtDeleteKey
Status: Hooked by "<unknown>" at address 0xbafdeccb

#: 065 Function Name: NtDeleteValueKey
Status: Hooked by "<unknown>" at address 0xbafdecd5

#: 098 Function Name: NtLoadKey
Status: Hooked by "<unknown>" at address 0xbafdecda

#: 122 Function Name: NtOpenProcess
Status: Hooked by "<unknown>" at address 0xbafdeca8

#: 128 Function Name: NtOpenThread
Status: Hooked by "<unknown>" at address 0xbafdecad

#: 193 Function Name: NtReplaceKey
Status: Hooked by "<unknown>" at address 0xbafdece4

#: 204 Function Name: NtRestoreKey
Status: Hooked by "<unknown>" at address 0xbafdecdf

#: 247 Function Name: NtSetValueKey
Status: Hooked by "<unknown>" at address 0xbafdecd0

#: 257 Function Name: NtTerminateProcess
Status: Hooked by "<unknown>" at address 0xbafdecb7

==EOF==


Thanks,
Solo Maxwell6

Edited by Solomaxwell6, 26 November 2009 - 05:39 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:42 PM

I actually decided to upgrade to Windows 7. Since I'm formatting my hard drive this should go away. If it comes back for whatever reason, I'll post again.

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