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Google Redirect Virus: Need Help


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#1 Stony1

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 02:42 PM

For nearly a week now, my system has been suffering, what I believe, is the Google Redirect Virus. I have tried everything I know, to no avail.

This is a Windows XP SP2 box. Fully patched.

I use MBAM, and my most recent scan, as of few moments ago, comes up clean with no infections.
I also use SuperAntiSpyware Professional, in addition to NOD32, and those also show no infection.

Symptoms: I use IE7 as my browser. When clicking on a link in the Google search engine, I am redirected to ad sites.
I have run Goored, and oddly I don't expereince the redirect behavior in Firefox.
Just IE7.

I've tried diagnosis and removal on my own, and now I can't see the forest throught the trees.
I've used Combofix and Avenger in the past, however, these programs rewquir a restart, and when i do so, my PC does not start a scan and will not reboot.

This infection is daunting and use of some of these tools, daunting as well.

Cry for help.

Please tell me how to proceed.

Thanks,

Stony

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:12 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.
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  • 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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Posted 07 December 2009 - 02:38 PM

Mark;

Close thread.

Thanks for the courtesy of your reply. This forum is of inestimable value in offering top-notch help to infected users.
You guys are doing a great job and valuable work.

I have been knocking myself senseless with this for over a week now.

Turns out what I had is the Tdss rootkit or some variant.

This is a particularly good piece:

http://www.prevx.com/blog/139/Tdss-rootkit...ns-the-net.html

Standard tools that I used were not able to detect the presence of this rootkit.

MBAM, SuperAntiSpyware. much as I like and trust them, never saw it the infection on my machine.

Ultimately, what nailed the bogey and fixed the problem for me was Dr. Web.

Dr. Web located 2 infected files: Backdoor.Tdss:565
nvata.sys in the system32/drivers folder.

And an infected exe of Diskeeper dkservice.exe:168

Symptoms of the infection: Google Redirects and an inability to enter SafeMode (BSOD)
12 hours later I am currently symptom-free, but watching things carefully.

Thanks.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 07:49 PM

Good luck
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