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Google Search Redirection (Virus?)


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#1 proximity

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:23 AM

Okay, so basically, yesterday my Google Chrome just stopped working all together. It opens, but it can't load a single page. So then I used Firefox, and noticed that when I did google searches, 90% of the results I'd click redirected me to these search advertisements or something. It would open some random site like:

hxxp://searchwesearch.com/search.php
hxxp://ecobrief.com/search.php
and a TON more random sites.

These sites would then direct me to sites like:
hxxp://www.pcperformanceclinic.com/pc-optimizer1.php?f=l&fid=156

I scanned using Malwarebytes yesterday and today, and got rid of some malware that I thought would have been the cause of the problem.
I found that I had SearchSpy and this other trojan, which I indeed removed and then restarted my computer. It's been about a day, and I've scanned through Malwarebytes again, and I have 0 infections.

I've tried googling these random search websites to see if anybody had a similar problem and couldn't really find anything. Can someone please help?

Edited by Orange Blossom, 31 May 2010 - 12:58 PM.
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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 01:05 PM

Hello proximity,

I removed your other post to keep from getting that topic confused. Infection mixes and computer set-ups are unique and thus require unique approaches to fixing the issues.

I scanned using Malwarebytes yesterday and today, and got rid of some malware that I thought would have been the cause of the problem.


Please post both those logs in chronological order please.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 01:38 PM

First Log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4052

Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18241

5/30/2010 11:49:54 PM
mbam-log-2010-05-30 (23-49-54).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 135690
Time elapsed: 14 minute(s), 52 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\AppCertDlls\appsecdll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Program Files\SearchSpy (Adware.SearchSpy) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Program Files\SearchSpy\SearchSpyMenu.exe (Adware.SearchSpy) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.




Second Log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4052

Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18241

5/31/2010 10:15:30 AM
mbam-log-2010-05-31 (10-15-30).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 135999
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 20 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 02 June 2010 - 02:39 PM

Hello,

Sorry about the delayed reply. I've been battling raccoons, the cunning beasties.

Please provide an update of your computer issues since you ran the MalwareBytes scans. It's not clear to me from your initial post whether the symptoms you describe persisted after you ran that program.

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