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Yet another case of Google redirecting links

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#1 Spiralings


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:21 PM


I have seen and read a few of the other cases and I'm not sure of what to do. I'm guessing it would help more and cause less damage if I could get help specifically for the case on my computer.

I am running on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 and I am using Rogers Online Protection for my antivirus and firewall.
I have been infected with a "Windows Security alert" virus around 3 days ago and I believe I had it removed. At around the same time after the Windows Security Alert virus was removed, IE was not displaying web pages.

Once I got IE to display the pages again from reading some threads, the Google redirect problem started happening as well as the occasional new tab opening to a random website.

Thanks in advance

Edited by Spiralings, 07 May 2010 - 10:21 PM.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 11:41 PM

I'm not a pro (as in part of the malware removal team) at this but I had something similar happen to me today, it sounds like something to do with proxy servers....well anyway...


The part that says to go to Internet Options -> connections -> LAN settings -> Uncheck All

This stopped my Internet Explorer from redirecting (I use firefox, but seeing how the proxy was set up by malware, I assume the end result would have been a redirection to the malware's site), give that a try. If that doesn't work, wait for someone more experienced at this to give it a go.

Edited by nugetsnfries, 07 May 2010 - 11:46 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:08 AM

Thanks for the suggestions
I'll try running another Malwarebytes scan under safe mode to see if I get anything

Here is my latest Malwarebytes full scan in safe mode

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46

Database version: 4052

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

5/8/2010 02:13:39 PM
mbam-log-2010-05-08 (14-13-39).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|G:\|)
Objects scanned: 310973
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 52 minute(s), 34 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Nothing was found but I still get redirected/ new tabs opening up to random sites

Edited by Spiralings, 08 May 2010 - 02:06 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:39 PM

Hello. MBAm is actually stronger in normal mode. If you installed it from Safe mode it needs to be reinstalled.

Next run 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 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
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

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

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.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:13 AM

Booted up in safe mode and ran ATF and cleared the main as well as Firefox. Next I ran SAS and heres the log:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 05/09/2010 at 01:36 AM

Application Version : 4.36.1006

Core Rules Database Version : 4907
Trace Rules Database Version: 2719

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 07:26:01

Memory items scanned : 247
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 8845
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 171069
File threats detected : 43

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@ad.jmg[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@ads.gossipcenter[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@ads.gossipcenter[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@ads.networldmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@ads.networldmedia[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@ads.networldmedia[4].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@ads.networldmedia[5].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@advertise[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@advertise[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@advertise[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@advertise[4].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@adx.bidsystem[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@adx.bidsystem[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@atdmt[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@atdmt[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@bizzclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@bizzclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@burstnet[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@casalemedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@clickpayz2.91469.blueseek[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@clickpayz6.91469.blueseek[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@clickpayz8.91469.blueseek[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@clickpayz9.91469.blueseek[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@content.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@content.yieldmanager[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@content.yieldmanager[4].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@invitemedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@invitemedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@invitemedia[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@networldmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@networldmedia[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@revenue[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@revsci[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@trafficengine[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@vitamine.networldmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@vitamine.networldmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@vitamine.networldmedia[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@vitamine.networldmedia[4].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@www.burstnet[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@xml.happytofind[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@xml.happytofind[3].txt

The new tabs opening up to random sites and google redirects are still persisting

Edited by Spiralings, 09 May 2010 - 06:28 PM.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:05 PM

Ok, one more to get this Please go HERE.
Download and run the 32 bit version. Let me know!! You will need to activate the free 30 day trial to remove what it finds.

Edited by boopme, 09 May 2010 - 10:07 PM.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 04:08 PM

Heres the log from HitmanPro

- <Log computer="KIDSAUG06" scan="Normal" version="" date="2010-05-10T16:25:59" timeSpentInSecs="426" filesProcessed="32025">
- <Item type="Repair" score="0.0" status="Repaired">
<File path="HKU\S-1-5-21-1417001333-448539723-725345543-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" />

The redirecting problem and new tabs opening is still happening. If it helps, the problem is occurring in Firefox. Sorry I didn't include this before

Edited by Spiralings, 10 May 2010 - 06:45 PM.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:23 PM

Ok, this is a tough one. Rather than ru a few more scans here let's get a DDS log and move to that forum.
We need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 06:24 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/316215/google-redirect-with-random-sites-in-new-tabs/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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