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internet security 2010 fixed, but browser keeps redirecting randomly


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#1 winenut2010

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:36 PM

I discovered I had Internet Security 2010 virus. Once detected I installed malwarebytes and spybot search and destroy. Both programs detected and repaired the random window popups that I was getting. So that problem seems to have been resolved. sorry I did not save those logs.

However, now I seem to have a problem with my browser in that internet searches using google work, but the search result links don't.
In other words, I get redirected to random places (not the places indicated by the search result).

I have uninstalled then reinstalled malwarebytes and spybot and they do not report any more problems.

The latest software I installed was gmer . I was able to run it and I am providing the log here. It did not indicate any problems however, so I am now stumped what to do next.

I have renamed iexplorer.exe, but each time I do a new copy shows up in the program files/internet explorer directory. I seem to have the same problem with the latest version of firefox as well.

Please help!

I just added the hijackthis log as well.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:02 AM

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#3 winenut2010

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:02 AM

Hello,
thank you for your help on my issue. I would like to re-iterate that the main problem I have now is that google searches with "internet security 2010" get redirected to random sites (the resulting links).
Thanks again.

see OTL logs:

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 09:10 AM

Hi,

please also run a scan with gmer:

Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:
  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.


  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.
-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in Safe Mode.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 11:45 PM

see gmer log attached.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:56 AM

Hi,

you have been infected by a nasty rootkit. It is a backdoor trojan.

This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.

I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:

How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?
When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall

We can still clean this machine but I can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.


If you decide to clean, then please run ComboFix and post the log in your next reply:

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:00 PM

Hi,
Thanks for getting back to me on this issue. I guess I have decided to reinstall the OS to be sure it is completely gone. That might take me some time and then I will post if the problem is completely gone!

Thanks for all of your help. This a tremendous service and I am glad you all keep doing this work.
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:23 AM

Since this topic appears to be resolved, I will now close it.

If you need this topic re-opened please send me a PM.

Everyone else, please start a new topic.

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