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Firefox Hijack Problem

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#1 The Thingfish

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 04:17 AM

I have been having problems with Firefox, and hence the whole box for a few days.

It redirects to third party sites when clicking out from Google searches. In addition it is ramping up memory use as it goes, sometimes to levels so high that the computer grinds to a halt.

I have also had a phishing page insert attack when I tried to log on to my bank.

I have tried to fix with:

McAfee Security Centre Scan – No Result
Vundo Fix – No result
Malwarebytes – 16 malware problems found and fixed
Kaspersky 2010 (trial) – 138 Trojans 34 Riskware Found and either nutlalised or quarantined.

Yet still the problem persists.

I have an HJT log if that helps.

Has anyone any thoughts on the next move?

This box is mission critical to my business so a knock down re-install is pretty much out of the question.

Thanks people

Edited by The Thingfish, 22 December 2009 - 04:17 AM.

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#2 The Thingfish

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 04:20 AM

Just realised that this is in the wrong forum. I will repost this there.


#3 Orange Blossom

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:05 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/280724/firefox-hijack-problem/ 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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