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#1 psych1610

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:27 AM

This thread is a continuation of the one located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/280012/search-results-redirect-to-ad-pages/

Description

This issue began a couple of days ago. When performing searches in Google (further tested with yahoo and bing) any results redirect me to "ad pages". One of the first redirects took me to "http://newserversearch . com" There was at least one other site it took me to, however, my father didn't get a chance to write that one down and we haven't seen it since. In recent days, we just get sent to a blank page instead with no url in the bar.

Throughout all of this firefox has informed me it can't find the page/server. Internet explorer will say it has a connection problem and prompt us to diagnose it. When this is diagnosed (immediately afterwards) we are sent to the correct website.

We have used Nod32 locally, kapersky online scanner, ad aware, spybot s&d, Windows Defender, Dr. Web, malware bytes, and quite possibly others. All have returned nothing of significance (or anything that has fixed the problem).

Upon looking through Whats Running: http://www.whatsrunning.net/ I discovered that a program called zagrebland was running with a process called c.exe and was set to startup every time the computer did. I removed the entries for this through What's Running.

I found an article here at bleeping computer relating to zagrebland.exe: www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/b.exe-25366.html

An interesting fact, all searches, etc, work normal in safe mode still which means to me that something is still running even though I can't see c.exe, b.exe, or zagrebland anymore.

Operating System is Windows XP SP3, updated. Affected browsers are Firefox v 3.5.6 and Internet Explorer 8. A reinstall of firefox did not solve the problem.

Logs

Pseudo Hijack This:

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 10:46:13.56 on Sun 12/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.608 [GMT -5:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\UltraVNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\UltraVNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Downloads\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie_rsearch.html
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/keyword/%s
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie_rsearch.html
mWinlogon: SfcDisable=-99 (0xffffff9d)
TB: {3041d03e-fd4b-44e0-b742-2d9b88305f98} - No File
mRun: [egui] "c:\program files\eset\eset nod32 antivirus\egui.exe" /hide /waitservice
mRun: [SoundMAXPnP] c:\program files\analog devices\core\smax4pnp.exe
mRun: [igfxtray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [igfxhkcmd] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [igfxpers] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
mRun: [itype] "c:\program files\microsoft intellitype pro\itype.exe"
mRun: [nmctxth] "c:\program files\common files\pure networks shared\platform\nmctxth.exe"
dRunOnce: [nltide_3] rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSectionEx nLite.inf,C,,4,N
uPolicies-explorer: NoResolveTrack = 1 (0x1)
uPolicies-explorer: NoSMConfigurePrograms = 1 (0x1)
uPolicies-explorer: MemCheckBoxInRunDlg = 1 (0x1)
uPolicies-explorer: NoActiveDesktop = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: MemCheckBoxInRunDlg = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: StartMenuFavorites = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-explorer: Start_ShowMyComputer = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: Start_ShowMyDocs = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: Start_ShowMyMusic = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-explorer: Start_ShowRun = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: Start_ShowSearch = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: DisableCAD = 1 (0x1)
dPolicies-explorer: NoSMHelp = 1 (0x1)
dPolicies-explorer: ForceClassicControlPanel = 1 (0x1)
dPolicies-explorer: NoResolveTrack = 1 (0x1)
dPolicies-explorer: NoSMConfigurePrograms = 1 (0x1)
dPolicies-explorer: MemCheckBoxInRunDlg = 1 (0x1)
dPolicies-explorer: NoActiveDesktop = 1 (0x1)
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~1\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: {01A88BB1-1174-41EC-ACCB-963509EAE56B} - hxxp://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/SysPro.CAB
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/C/0/C/C0CBBA88-A6F2-48D9-9B0E-1719D1177202/LegitCheckControl.cab
DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1251157577578
DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} -
DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - hxxp://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
Handler: pure-go - {4746C79A-2042-4332-8650-48966E44ABA8} - c:\program files\common files\pure networks shared\platform\puresp4.dll
Notify: Antiwpa - antiwpa.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
SEH: Microsoft AntiMalware ShellExecuteHook: {091eb208-39dd-417d-a5dd-7e2c2d8fb9cb} - c:\progra~1\wifd1f~1\MpShHook.dll

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\admini~1\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\vp2f1hmz.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.google.com/
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.type - 4
FF - HiddenExtension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\dotnetassistantextension\
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl3.rsa_seed_sha", true);

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R1 ehdrv;ehdrv;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ehdrv.sys [2009-5-14 107256]
R1 epfwtdir;epfwtdir;c:\windows\system32\drivers\epfwtdir.sys [2009-5-14 94360]
R2 ekrn;ESET Service;c:\program files\eset\eset nod32 antivirus\ekrn.exe [2009-5-14 731840]
R2 uvnc_service;uvnc_service;c:\program files\ultravnc\winvnc.exe [2009-11-5 1589704]
S2 WinDefend;Windows Defender;c:\program files\windows defender\MsMpEng.exe [2006-11-3 13592]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-12-23 20:15:16 0 d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository
2009-12-23 20:14:57 0 d-s---w- C:\KittyFix
2009-12-23 20:14:54 0 d-----w- C:\32788R22FWJFW.0.tmp
2009-12-23 19:50:28 0 d-----w- C:\RECYCLER(2)
2009-12-23 01:23:54 0 d-----w- C:\cmdcons
2009-12-23 01:22:34 0 d-----w- C:\ComboFix
2009-12-22 23:33:22 0 d--h--w- c:\windows\system32\GroupPolicy
2009-12-21 16:39:28 0 d-----w- c:\documents and settings\administrator\DoctorWeb
2009-12-20 13:46:59 176 ----a-w- c:\windows\wininit.ini
2009-12-19 17:43:53 499712 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\MSVCP71.dll
2009-12-19 17:43:53 348160 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\MSVCR71.dll
2009-12-19 17:43:53 1060864 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\MFC71.dll
2009-12-19 15:29:43 0 d-----w- C:\32788R22FWJFW.3.tmp
2009-12-19 15:29:12 0 d-----w- C:\32788R22FWJFW.2.tmp
2009-12-19 15:24:18 0 d-----w- C:\32788R22FWJFW.1.tmp
2009-12-19 15:11:19 98816 ----a-w- c:\windows\sed.exe
2009-12-19 15:11:19 77312 ----a-w- c:\windows\MBR.exe
2009-12-19 15:11:19 261632 ----a-w- c:\windows\PEV.exe
2009-12-19 15:11:19 161792 ----a-w- c:\windows\SWREG.exe
2009-12-19 14:36:50 272 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\sfi.dat
2009-12-19 14:34:35 0 d-----w- c:\program files\COMODO
2009-12-17 03:06:22 195456 ------w- c:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe
2009-12-16 07:47:59 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-12-16 07:47:41 0 d-----w- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2009-12-16 07:47:41 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\admini~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-12-16 06:58:14 15064 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wuapi.dll.mui
2009-12-13 18:54:29 2621440 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\administrator\ntuser.bak
2009-12-12 02:02:16 132096 --sha-r- c:\windows\system32\inetcplz.dll
2009-12-07 02:00:11 13492 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\defprtr2.ppd
2009-12-07 01:56:07 0 d-----w- c:\documents and settings\administrator\WINDOWS

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-10-31 23:31:07 5 ----a-w- c:\program files\eula.txt

============= FINISH: 10:46:32.96 ===============



Attached: Ark.txt (root repeal log)
Attach.txt (DDS log?)

Thanks for any help that can be provided. If I can provide any more information let me know.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:37 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.

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.

If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

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.

If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.

Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
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  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
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  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. You can find information on A/V control HERE

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:26 PM

Hi, I managed to resolve this on my own. Thank you very much for taking the time to reply and for taking the time in the previous thread to help me out.

Much appreciated.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:37 PM

Hello

Thank you for posting back. I'm glad that your computer problems have been fixed. Since this issue seems to be resolved, this thread will now be closed.

In case you experience any problems with the computer, please start a new topic.

Happy computing,

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