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Computer Running Slow, browser is hijacked, redirects or opens new windows


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#1 Darth Micah

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:25 PM

This is my first post, thanks your anyone's help in advance.

My computer running very slow and my browser is hijacked, redirects or opens new windows in IE 7, Google Chrome and Firefox. I have ran several malware removal programs including Spybot, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition. They usually find stuff, but I think whatever it is reinstalls itself or it isn't being detected. Please let me know what my first step should be in detecting the issue and solving this! Thank you!!!

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:26 PM

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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 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 Darth Micah

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:10 AM

I tried running RootRepeal with no success. It says "intitalizing, please wait" and never does anything. I even tried doing it in safe mode. It kept telling me that I don't have enough virtual memory to run the application. That seems hard to believe since I can run Half Life 2 on my machine with no issues. But, anyways, I was able to do step 2 and 3 with no problem.

By the way, things seem to be getting worse, not better with the pop ups and redirects. Here's what info I was able to get.

Win32kDiag:

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

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

WARNING: Could not get backup privileges!

Searching 'C:\WINDOWS'...


Finished!

Log:

Volume in drive C is System_80Gig
Volume Serial Number is A092-6B86

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$

08/04/2004 02:56 AM 180,224 scecli.dll

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$

08/04/2004 02:56 AM 407,040 netlogon.dll

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$

08/04/2004 02:56 AM 55,808 eventlog.dll
3 File(s) 643,072 bytes

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386

04/13/2008 07:12 PM 181,248 scecli.dll

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386

04/13/2008 07:12 PM 407,040 netlogon.dll

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386

04/13/2008 07:11 PM 56,320 eventlog.dll
3 File(s) 644,608 bytes

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

04/13/2008 07:12 PM 181,248 scecli.dll

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

04/13/2008 07:12 PM 407,040 netlogon.dll

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

04/13/2008 07:11 PM 56,320 eventlog.dll
3 File(s) 644,608 bytes

Total Files Listed:
9 File(s) 1,932,288 bytes
0 Dir(s) 13,401,776,128 bytes free

#4 garmanma

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 05:33 PM

Try this first:

Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2
Link 3
Link 4
  • Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
  • If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.
  • A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
  • If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
  • If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
Do not reboot the computer or you will have to run it again


Try Root Repeal again but select only Drivers to scan
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#5 Darth Micah

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 03:25 PM

I downloaded Rkill and ran it. Then I tried the RootRepeal again. A system information box comes up and says that I do not have enough virtual memory and it is attempting to shut down unneeded processes to run RootRepeal. I waited about an hour and it still locked up the computer.

My computer is running on 512 MB RAM and an AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2.00 GHz. I have an A-Bit NF7-S motherboard and am running on Windows XP Professional. I'm gonna pick up some more RAM, which I had planned on doing anyways, and see if I can run it after that.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:12 PM

Try running a DDS scan


Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.

You will also be instructed to create a Root Repeal Log Use the other ones I had you run

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

The HJT team is very busy and it will take awhile to get to your post
Please be patient and good luck
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:50 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/276728/computer-slow-browser-is-hijacked-redirects-or-opens-new-windows/ 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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