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Google searchs with Firefox redirect to spam sites


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#1 Case3688

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:15 AM

Hey guys,

I believe I have malware that causes my Firefox searches to redirect to spam some sites. Some info:

-When I click on a result, sometimes I've redirected to a site called searchfindsite.com and other times I get a blank page.
-When I right click anywhere on the page, I get another blank page.
-This only occurs on Firefox. I've testing Chrome and IE 8 and haven't had the same issue.
-This also has seemed to affect other processes on my computer. It's caused other programs to stall to the point where I've had to power down the computer.
-I'm running Windows XP, Service Pack 3.

I first tried to fix this myself. Here are a few of the things I've done.

-Downloaded several malware programs: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, HiJack This, Spybot Search & Destroy, Lavasoft AdAware, and Windows Defender. Ran full scans for each. Got only tracking cookies except for Anti-Malware showed something called "Worm.Autorun.B", which I fixed.
-Tried disabling then removing all Firefox extensions.
-Tried running GooredFix.exe. My most recent log is below.
-Tried uninstalling Firefox, deleting all associated files, and clearing all associated registry keys.

After all of this it's still happening. Anybody have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Here's my GooredFix log after I uninstalled Firefox:

========== GooredScan ==========

(none)

========== GooredLog ==========

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\
{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} [02:45 19/12/2009]

C:\Documents and Settings\Case\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\wqc7g1up.default\extensions\
(none)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]
(Key not found)

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:28 AM

Have you ran any AntiVirus Programs ?
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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:38 AM

Oh yeah, forgot to mention I also tried AVG Internet Security after the infection. I don't normally run anti-virus software because it slows down my computer.

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:39 AM

I should also add that I've done Google searches like:

"google redirect searchfindsite"

that have pinpointed the problem. The only thing is they recommend to fix it with ComboFix, which can't be downloaded right now.

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:50 AM

1 major suggestion would be to install an anti virus , cant believe you still actually have a working machine up to this point , i recommend Avast Anti Virus and allowing it to do an on boot scan

If you need instructions , let me know
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Posted 20 December 2009 - 05:58 PM

I installed Avast and ran complete regular and boot time scans. It turned up a Trojan, which I was successfully able to remove. However, this problem is still occurring.

I've done Google searches that have turned up similar problems that have suggested the use of ComboFix. Does any one know any other solutions?

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 06:23 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)

Edited by Computer Pro, 20 December 2009 - 06:23 PM.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 08:21 PM

Sorry if this is a dupe post but it looks like my other replies didn't go through.

Thanks for the help. I downloaded the program and clicked OK to start the scan. After this my computer restarted and I wasn't able to find a log anywhere. Am I doing something wrong? Does this program work for Windows XP? Thanks again.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 08:27 PM

This happened with Dr. Web Cureit correct?
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Posted 20 December 2009 - 09:38 PM

Yep, Dr. Web CureIt. I used the link provided. When I ran it, I saw a licensing prompt. Then after that I clicked start now and it gave me the Scan prompt, which I hit ok after and then it restarted my computer, which I think had something to do with an express scan.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 09:40 PM

Lets run ESET:

Please follow the instructions here for running the ESET online scanner:

Please perform a scan with ESET Online Scanner
(Requires Internet Explorer to work. If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)
Vista Users be sure to run Internet Explorer as Administrator. To do this, right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu or Quick Launch Bar on the Taskbar and select "Run as Administrator" from the context menu.)

You will see the Terms of Use. Tick the check-box in front of YES, I accept the Terms of Use

Now click Start.

You may receive an alert on the address bar that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Insall ActiveX component.

A new window will appear asking "Do you want to install this software?" (OnlineScanner.cab)".
Answer Yes to install and download the ActiveX controls that allows the scan to run.

Click Start. (the Onlinescanner will now prepare itself for running on your pc)

To do a full-scan, check: "Remove found threats" and "Scan potentially unwanted applications"
Press Scan to start the online scan. (this could take some time to complete)
When the scan has finished, it will show a screen with two tabs "overview" and "details" and the option to get information or buy software. Just close the window.

Now click Start > Run... > type: C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt

The scan results will open in Notepad.

Copy and paste the log results in your next reply.


Note: Some online scanners will detect existing anti-virus software and refuse to cooperate. You may have to disable the real-time protection components of your existing anti-virus and try running the scan again. If you do this, remember to turn\ them back on after you are finished.
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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:15 PM

Here's the log. The two files found were on an external drive. I've deleted them.

ESETSmartInstaller@High as CAB hook log:
OnlineScanner.ocx - registred OK
# version=7
# iexplore.exe=8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339)
# OnlineScanner.ocx=1.0.0.6211
# api_version=3.0.2
# EOSSerial=7f2469d66bad2144b3c850e1734693d2
# end=finished
# remove_checked=true
# archives_checked=false
# unwanted_checked=true
# unsafe_checked=false
# antistealth_checked=true
# utc_time=2009-12-21 04:10:15
# local_time=2009-12-20 11:10:15 (-0500, Eastern Standard Time)
# country="United States"
# lang=1033
# osver=5.1.2600 NT Service Pack 3
# compatibility_mode=512 16777215 100 0 13432165 13432165 0 0
# compatibility_mode=769 16775141 100 98 0 196725658 0 0
# compatibility_mode=1024 16777215 100 0 0 0 0 0
# compatibility_mode=8192 67108863 100 0 0 0 0 0
# scanned=135960
# found=2
# cleaned=2
# scan_time=2513
E:\torrent\XilisoftVideoConverterltimateKeygen.exe probably a variant of Win32/Agent trojan (cleaned by deleting - quarantined) 00000000000000000000000000000000 C
E:\torrent\Xilisoft Video Converter 5.1.3.0926 Ultimate\Keygen.exe probably a variant of Win32/Agent trojan (cleaned by deleting - quarantined) 00000000000000000000000000000000 C

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:35 AM

Kaspersky time:

Kaspersky Online Scanner

Click on Kaspersky Online Scanner

You will be prompted to install an ActiveX component from Kaspersky, Click Yes.
The program will launch and then begin downloading the latest definition files:
Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
Now click on Scan Settings
In the scan settings make sure that the following are selected:
o Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:
Extended (if available otherwise Standard)
o Scan Options:
Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases
Click OK
Now under select a target to scan:
Select My Computer
This will program will start and scan your system.
The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run.
Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected.
o Now click on the Save as Text button:
Save the file to your desktop.
Copy and paste that information in your next post.
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