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Unable to locate nasty piece of malmare


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#1 MexiBrit

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:49 PM

I know it's there somewhere, just not able to locate it....

In Firefox when browsing I get random tabs being created with URLs to various malware and search sites.
Occasionally when clicking on links in google I am also redirected to these sites.

I've tried Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, Spybot Search and Destroy, none of which are able to detect the malware.

Any ideas on what I can do to track it down?

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 02:18 AM

Hello MexiBrit, :flowers:

Let's try this:

We will use ATF and SAS:
If you cannot access Safe Mode, run in normal, but let me know.

Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

From your regular user account..

Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run just yet.

Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program
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NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log.
A text file will open in your default text editor.
Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
Click Close to exit the program.


Please ask any needed questions, post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.

Regards
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#3 MexiBrit

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 02:50 AM

Here are the logs. As you can see, it finds nothing. Still getting the "random" web pages.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 03/25/2010 at 02:13 AM

Application Version : 4.34.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 4729
Trace Rules Database Version: 2541

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:43:15

Memory items scanned : 437
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5743
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 189518
File threats detected : 0

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:24 AM

Hello again MexiBrit, :flowers:

Let's do this then:

we need to move to another forum and use specialized tools to scan your computer more deeply.

Please go HERE....

From the Preparation Guide: > do steps 4 -to- 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic from step 9.
If Gmer won't run, skip it and move on.

Then comeback here and post the link to the new thread so I can take over that there.

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#5 MexiBrit

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:18 AM

Here is a link to the topic. Machine kept rebooting when running GMER so I've not yet been able to get complete logs from that.

Topic 304806

Edited by MexiBrit, 25 March 2010 - 11:19 AM.


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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:02 PM

Hello MexiBrit. :flowers:

I replied to your new thread.

Moderator: This topic can be close.

Thanks.

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