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IE Hijacking and Suspicious Activity

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#1 YSF200


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 12:02 PM

Hello all, new here. I recently was infected with Vista Smart Security, which is a rogue anti-spyware program. I removed it by deleting its registry keys and disabling it so that malwarebytes could run. Malwarebytes removed the infections and the program is gone, but everytime I use IE, random search engines open in another tab and have a query from a previous site. I also have been using peerblock to provide a safer browsing exerience. When I leave peerblock running when IE isn't open, random ip's are blocked. They are connections such as "Amazon.com", "Tribal Fusion Inc." When I closed IE, next to my mouse is a loading cursor that disappears after about 3 sec. This is not normal and I had never experienced this before. Also, at the same time, my taskbar makes a quick shift like something was running. I have tried everything to find the infection. I have ran AVG, ESET, Superantispyware, Malwarebytes, Hijack This, and ComboFix. I have ran these in safe mode multiple times as well, but no luck. Any help is gladly appreciated. I am running Vista Home Premium.


Edited by Orange Blossom, 18 April 2010 - 02:50 PM.
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 11:27 PM


Your issues are caused by remnants of the infection and its buddies. Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting with step 6.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<==

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then post back here and we will provide you with further instructions.

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