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Search Redirects (FF and IE) - no success in cleaning yet!

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#1 bp787


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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:35 PM

Hi all. Hope you can help me out. I made a bonehead mistake and allowed my son on my account by accident. Now, I get to deal with viruses/malware! YAY! I have tried to clean this since last friday, using a multitude of tools. When this occurred, I had spybot and avast running, and up to date.


whenever I search, using either firefox or IE8, some of the links get redirected. I created a new FF profile, which seemed fine for a few hours, then began seeing redirects. The redirects don't seem to go to the same type of sites all the time. I often see a link name starting like: http://r8484549..... with different numbers in them.

I have been using the following tools:
Avast - occasionally finds something, boot time scans seem to turn up nothing
NOD32 - only reports false detections of Ultimate boot cd, which I downloaded.
ClamAV - finds a few things here an there
AVG - not much here.
INSERT LIVE CD - nothing useful there

Malwarebytes - finds something everytime. Sometimes, it reports TDSS rootkits. others not. I have scanned in safe mode as well, finding things. Right now, it's scanning and has found at least 1 item.
SuperAntiSpyware - finds things occasionally. However, the last 3 scans have only turned up cookies.
Spybot - mostly clean at this point.
various root kit utilities - none of which turned up anything, probably because of Malwarebytes removing them first.

Hijackthis log analysis seems to turn up little to nothing... everything always shows up as safe on hijackthis.de.
So, something is being really sneaky and hiding itself very well. I've not had a virus in a long time and never had this much trouble with them on other machines before *sigh*

My router's firewall is pretty much set to block everything except HTTP and HTTPS at this point. The infected Computer's firewall is on and vista is updated.

I would simply wipe this system, as I was going to soon anyway, but my data backup drive died a week or so ago! so now, I need to make sure I get all my docs/files clean before putting them on a new rig.

so HELP! Please!?

Here are my logs. Thanks for any input/help you all can provide!

I wanted to post this up quickly, but root repeal is taking more than 3 hrs. So I will post when it is complete.

I also have a hijackthis log if desired.

last note. While posting, a malwarebytes scan completed and found 1 threat: trojan.banker, in my registry. Mbam removed it.

Again, thanks for any help you all can provide!

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Edited by bp787, 03 December 2009 - 01:36 PM.

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#2 bp787

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 04:50 PM

sorry for the quick bump,

but while running root repeal, my pc bluescreened. And it was nearly finished :(

Anyway, as soon as it finishes running again, I'll post up the log.

Any help in the meantime would be appreciated.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 01:55 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

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Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:11 PM

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