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Found Exploit.PDF, browser re-directing, browser closing automatically, AVG components stopped

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#1 akhanrac


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Posted 18 January 2010 - 12:11 PM

So the other day my browser was being redirected when clicking on my search results. The browser would also shut off automatically.

I downloaded MalwareBytes, AVG and SuperAnti Spyware the only thing they found was Exploit.PDF.

Now the AVG components have been removed, so nothing is running that can really protect me, Ive run Highjack this so i have the log files for that.

I can log into windows in normal mode, i can browse the internet, after "removing" Exploit.PDF the browser re-direction has been reduced but still occurs as well as shutting down firefox.

Any help would be great.


Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 18 January 2010 - 12:52 PM

I would try installing Avira Free, updating same...then running a complete scan.

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Anti...nload-6527.html Click on the Softpedia Secure Download (US) button.

Although Malwarebytes is a good tool, it cannot find/remove everything that might cause such problems (IMO).


Edited by hamluis, 18 January 2010 - 12:53 PM.

#3 akhanrac

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 05:05 PM

thanks, i installed that and am trying to run in, in the mean time there is a new icon in the lower right hand corner of my running applications section, its a red circle with a white X and alerts keep popping up telling me to check my security and anti virus installations.

i rebooted the computer and was told that i have "worm.win32.skynet"

my wall paper is gone, i disable my wifi for now.

i can provide the highjackthis logs if needed,

ive run avg, the components were disabled so i had to remove it,
malware didn't really find anything
super anti spyware wasn't of much help either

thanks to every for the help in advance, including "Animal" for moving this to where i can get move help :thumbsup:

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