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Google keeps redirecting me to other sites


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#1 comp_bimbo

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 01:59 PM

Hello everyone,

I have been a big fan of bleeping computer for a while now. It has always helped me to read similar problems faced by other folks and fix my own computer.
However, I am in a fix now and have not found many threads related to the problem Im having. So I thought Id ask for help.....

I am working at a small office with about 5 computers. We have avg 8.5 installed on all of them, apart from MBAM and spybot.

Just a few days back, my browser started acting weird ( Mozilla firefox). It would redirect me to some other site when I click on any links after a google search. I thought it was an adware problem and ran mbam and spybot. spybot found a few adwares and I gladly deleted them. However, it still gives me the same problems. I tried running various online scanners like trend housecall, bit defender, Microsoft live one care, mbam , panda online scan and a few other rootkit healers. None of them found any problems with my system.

I downloaded other browsers like chrome and opera to check if it was an issue with the browser. However, all of them started getting the same problems after a restart. The only browser that doesnt seem like its infected is the IE8. Also when the site is redirected, it shows an opposite '6' number on the addressbar jst before the site link. by opposite '6' I mean that a 6 the other way round. Not sure if its of much help, but just giving out info that I know.

I read another guy having the same problem on bleeping computer, but was kind of scared to try the final combofix step without any help. Also, when I tried to run combofix, it gave a few errors in this order ,

1> " windows cannot access the specific path or file. The file name maybe invalid. CLick search and type in a new name.....blah blah..."
2> "installation failed"
3> " windows cannot find 32788R22FW\hidec.exe. Make sure you typed the name correctly adn try again. To search for a file click the start button and then click search"

Theres similar problems occurring at the other machines too. By the way I had renamed combofix to 123.exe as suggested in one of the posts.

Im not sure how to attach my hijack this and avz logs. Would be great if someone could help me out.


This is the link i was looking at...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/234967/help-with-combofix-moved/


Thanks & Regards

Edited by comp_bimbo, 01 June 2010 - 02:05 PM.


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#2 boopme

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 03:26 PM

Hello as you will see in the Blue text atop this forum we do not recommend you run ComboFox on your own. 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 01 June 2010 - 03:41 PM

Hello Boop...
Thanks for the reply...
I wil move the topic to the mentioned thread.
By the way, the DDS app by default opens in autocad lt 2010 and shows some garbage random characters.
Is there another way to do it?

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 03:48 PM

Wow!! that's a first..
If you cannot get DDS to work, please try this instead.

Please download RSIT by random/random and save it to your Desktop.
Note: You will need to run this tool while connected to the Internet so it can download HijackThis if it is not located on your system. If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding RSIT attempting to contact the Internet, please allow the connection.
  • Close all applications and windows so that you have nothing open and are at your Desktop.
  • Double-click on RSIT.exe to start the program.
  • If using Windows Vista, be sure to Run As Administrator.
  • Click Continue after reading the disclaimer screen.
  • Leave the drop down box set to default: "List/folders created or modified in the last 1 month (30 days).
  • When the scan is complete, a text file named log.txt will automatically open in Notepad.
  • Save the log file to your desktop and copy/paste the contents into a new topic in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here.
Important: Be sure to mention that you tried to follow the Prep Guide but were unable to get DDS to run.
If RSIT did not work, then reply back here.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:49 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/320830/google-keeps-redirecting-me-to-other-sites/ 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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