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#1 zenshiite

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:37 PM

Yesterday I started getting a tab popping up off Yahoo.com leading to a "survey" by "thesurveywebsite.com" and then when I would use the search function I'd get redirected to some random search website instead of the link I clicked for. This is true for IE as well and any search engine. Yahoo, Google, and Bing. Eventually it started doing redirects to things such as this: hxxp://thewebantivirus.com/search.php?q=bleeping+computer&r=1&PHPSESSID=1142036039

And this: hxxp://wired-worker.com/search.php

Here is the website survey thing: hxxp://www.thewebsitesurvey.com/?c=11374&kw=yahoo.com

I've also been getting this as a new tab opening on its own: hxxp://www.local-news-online.com/?t202id=12893&t202kw=

This is another of the links that pops up: hxxp://www.lawyerhub.net/

I've run SAS, and it's not really picking anything up. MBAM didn't pick anything up until I installed Avira which picked up a bunch of stuff, and then MBAM picked up 3 rootkits. I was running COMODO until yesterday and it's been picking up a HUER thing lately and qurantining that never made it go away.

I can fully run Dr Web either.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: My OS is WindowsXP, and I cannot start in Safe Mode.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 13 December 2009 - 05:23 PM.
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 08:48 AM

I have exactly the same issue with my system. I think it started after I did a search for a lawyer and may have clicked on an infected link. It may have been the link you mention to laywer hub. So far nothing I've tried has fixed it. I've posted my hijack this log to the forun and I'm hoping they have some ideas.

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 04:48 PM

I was looking at threads with similar problems. I know I'm not the first in line with this, but it's been pestering me for a few days now. So I did what was suggested by boopme in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/277573/google-search-results-keep-redirecting-to-random-websites/

Here's my MBAM log, it said nothing was detected. Next I'm going to attempt to start in Safe Mode again, though I don't think I'll have any luck, and run ATF Cleaner.



Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.42
Database version: 3355
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

12/13/2009 1:44:57 PM
mbam-log-2009-12-13 (13-44-57).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 132486
Time elapsed: 11 minute(s), 12 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Edited by zenshiite, 13 December 2009 - 04:49 PM.


#4 zenshiite

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 06:59 PM

Bump. I need help on this ASAP.


Just got this detection notice from Avira:

C:\WINDOWS\temp\nfyp.tmp\svchost.exe

Is the TR/Crypt.ZPACK/Gen Trojan

Edited by zenshiite, 14 December 2009 - 07:02 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2009 - 07:34 PM

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Please download Dr. Web the free version & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.

Scan with Dr. Web Cureit as follows:
Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
The Express scan will automatically begin.
(This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
(This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)
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Posted 15 December 2009 - 12:14 AM

I just wanted to make a preliminary statement regarding what DrWeb has found thus far... it's not done with the complete scan... found a trojan in StopZILLA_Setup.exe. So what does that mean for StopZILLA? I downloaded that program from one of the random ads google puts on this site in the process of trying to find anti-spyware/malware programs to use with this redirect problem.

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:45 AM

StopZILLA is a questionable program on whether it is a trojan or not. But go and ahead and let Dr. Web delete it. As far as the GoogleAds, Bleeping Computer has no control over which ads appear.
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Posted 15 December 2009 - 11:10 AM

So, update. I cannot post my DrWeb log because I cannot get windows started in my infected computer. It won't start normally, still won't start in any kind of safe mode, nor do the "last known good settings" result in a start up.

I can say off the top of my head that DrWeb found a couple infections of BackDoor.Tdss.Gen, the trojan I mentioned before in the StopZILLA setup file, and something else too. Only one of which was "incurable" which I told it to move. Now I can't even get started...

Sounds like I'm royally screwed. I dont think I even have an XP restore disk...

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 08:43 PM

Could you borrow a disk from a friend?
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Posted 15 December 2009 - 09:14 PM

Okay, i got a disk. I accidentally hit the recovery console option first... didn't do anything with the command but exit. However, when I do the instructions I found for a repair install it's not detecting a prior installation of windows. It says something like detecting partitions and stuff, shows "unknown disc - no disc installed" or something like that and leaves me only with press enter to install and f3 to exit. Am I just at some stage that isn't noted in the various tutorials I've found online or am I frakked?

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:02 AM

Which version of Windows XP are you using, and what kind of disk do you have?
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Posted 16 December 2009 - 10:19 AM

I'm using XP with Media Center from the end of 2006, I think. Right before Vista was released. The disk is just a standard XP Home Edition disk from 2002.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 12:22 PM

Has anybody been able to remove this thewebsitesurvey problem?

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:39 PM

Yes. But the reason why it's not working is because you need a Windows XP Media Center Edition disk.
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Posted 16 December 2009 - 10:57 PM

I don't remember getting a restore disk with my comp. It's a Gateway. I do have a Vista update disk that I never used, might that be of any help?




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