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had/have browser redirect virus, how to know if it is gone

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#1 Jeffajab


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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:49 AM

I have a WIN XP laptop that started to get browser redirects in IE8 and I couldn't reboot in safe mode. I tried to remove with Malware Bytes and then, after some Internet searching, starting looking for rootkit removers. I ran HitManPro 3.5 and UnHackMe and a few others. They did not find any problems, but the browser redirects kept coming back.

Somewhat desperate I ran ComboFix (I have a log) and it repaired "WS2_32.dll" and I was able to reboot in safe mode. I then ran MalwareBytes and it found and deleted the following:

Files Infected:
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{22B1D675-E73B-4401-A00B-228C7630DB3B}\RP65\A0011198.sys (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{22B1D675-E73B-4401-A00B-228C7630DB3B}\RP65\A0011226.com (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

I ran CCleaner also, including temporary files older than 24 hours.

Now my infected computer is sitting in safe mode and I'm afraid to reboot in normal mode with networking.

My question is: how do I tell if I have removed the virus and repaired the damage, especially if it was some rootkit type virus? Is there some other diagnostic program I should run?

Thanks in advance,


Edited by Orange Blossom, 28 January 2010 - 10:24 PM.
Move to AII. ~ OB

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