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#1 tigersharksamurai

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 02:42 PM

*WinXP (fully updated)
*Most recent Mozilla Firefox

I had the search tool bar and when I did searches there I would get Google redirects. Removing it I no longer get the redirects, but instead about an hour after doing a search a new tab in Firefox opens of my search and redirects me.

Recent Avast! (fully updated) scan found nothing. Same thing with recent scans of Spybot Search & Destroy and Malwarebytes (both fully updated).

I'm not sure where to go from here. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:00 AM

So a week has gone by and I've noticed a new problem: occasionally I'll wake up and find there is a general error with Win32 and only Windows sounds work. I need to reboot to get other sounds to work.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:20 PM

Download this file and save it to your desktop:

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.scr

Double-click the file to run it. A command window will open briefly. Then run a quick scan with Malwarebytes. Post the Malwarebytes log.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 02:04 PM

Thanks Budapest. Here is my log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4084

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

5/18/2010 1:55:39 PM
mbam-log-2010-05-18 (13-55-39).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 349311
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 5 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)

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:55 PM

Do the redirects only occur in Firefox?
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:22 PM

I don't use IE, but if you like I can mess around in it to see what happens. I haven't had the links redirect anymore, but instead I'm getting a pop-up about an hour later of a redirect of a search I previously did. Something else I noticed today is that I am also getting pop-ups at certain websites about surveys. They appear to be bogus surveys and are on sites I have frequented for years that have never had surveys.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:24 PM

OK actually within one minute of using IE, I was reading an article and I got a redirect pop-up of something I searched a couple hours ago for through Google in Firefox.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:26 PM

Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and 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 a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • 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 (you can edit out the cookies if you like).
  • Click Close to exit the program.
If you have a problem downloading, installing or getting SAS to run, try downloading and using the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner instead. Save the randomly named file (i.e. SAS_1710895.COM) to a usb drive or CD and transfer to the infected computer. Then double-click on it to launch and scan. The file is randomly named to help keep malware from blocking the scanner.
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:19 AM

I did as you instructed and when I rebooted into normal Windows mode I received a pop up from Windows. The header reads "Data Execution Prevention - Microsoft Windows" and it reads "To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program."

Name: Generic Host Process for Win32 Services
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation

There is a box that says "Close Message" and at the bottom it says "Data Execution Prevention helps protect against damage from viruses and other security threats. What should I do?" "What Should I do?" is a link to a help topic in Windows.

After clicking "Close Message" I then get a pop up saying "[b]Generic Host Process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needed to close." Then it says "Send Error Report" and "Don't Send".

Sorry if this is not relevant. My next reply is the SAS Scan Log you requested...

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:20 AM

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

Generated 05/19/2010 at 00:36 AM

Application Version : 4.37.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 4951
Trace Rules Database Version: 2763

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 06:55:57

Memory items scanned : 217
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 4561
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 236054
File threats detected : 60

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@adbrite[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@serving-sys[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@msnportal.112.2o7[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@eaeacom.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@atwola[6].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@at.atwola[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@atwola[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@tacoda[5].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@msnportal.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@ads.pointroll[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@cdn.at.atwola[4].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@ar.atwola[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@pointroll[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@bs.serving-sys[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@questionmarket[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@ad.wsod[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@tacoda[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@ad.wsod[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@server.cpmstar[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@ar.atwola[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@atwola[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@atwola[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@atwola[5].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@cdn.at.atwola[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@cdn.at.atwola[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@cdn.at.atwola[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@insightexpressai[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@tacoda[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Cookies\bear@tacoda[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\bear@at.atwola[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\bear@atwola[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Bear\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\bear@cdn.at.atwola[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@247realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@ad.jmg[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@ad.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@ad.yieldmanager[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@advertise[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@advertise[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@cdn4.specificclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@clicksor[2].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@invitemedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@myroitracking[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@network.realmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@questionmarket[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@revsci[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@roiservice[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@smartadserver[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@specificclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@specificmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@tracking.dc-storm[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@trafficengine[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@trafficmp[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@videoegg.adbureau[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@xml.happytofind[1].txt

Trojan.Agent/CDesc[Generic]
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\BEAR\MY DOCUMENTS\NEW FOLDER (2)\MY GAMES\PLAYSTATION\PLUGINS\SPUIORI148\SPUIORI.DLL
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\BEAR\MY DOCUMENTS\NEW FOLDER (2)\MY GAMES\PLAYSTATION\PLUGINS\SPUIORI148\SPUIORIL.DLL

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:25 AM

I'm not too sure about the Generic Host Process for Win32 Services error.

Apart from that, how is your computer running now?
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 10:18 AM

Got another search pop-up thing in my browser.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:53 PM

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.

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  • 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 be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.
-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in safe mode.
-- If GMER crashes or keeps resulting in a BSODs, uncheck Devices on the right side before scanning
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:14 PM

I had GMER running today and checked on it a few times. When I just checked on it it was frozen and I had to reboot my computer. I'll try another scan tonight. Thanks for your help so far though.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:35 PM

You could try running GMER in safe mode. Also, try unchecking Devices on the right side before scanning.
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