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Redirect Virus

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#1 HayLizz


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Posted 26 June 2010 - 03:50 PM

I have a virus that appears to infect nothing other than my browsers, thankfully. My default and preferred browser is Google Chrome, but when I try to open Google Chrome, it just doesn't load. For some time, I was getting "unresponsive pages" error that gives you the options "wait" or "kill pages". I apologize that I don't have the exact error message for you.

How I discovered the virus: I've really wanted Kaspersky Anti-Virus for some time now, but it's spendy. I decided I would download the free trial until I figured out a way to get the full version. I knew Kaspersky would not run with other ant-virus/spyware/malware programs, so I removed PC Tools (my dad had installed it on reccomendation of Dr. Phil) and tried to access Kaspersky.com. There was no activity between these two actions. When I try to access Kaspersky in IE, I recieve the "Cannot Find Server" page. The page cannot be displayed, click here for internet connection help, etc. I also recieve a yellow bar just under my toolbar saying "This website wants to run the following add-on: 'Shell-Doc Object and Control Library' from 'Microsoft Corporation'. If you trust the website and the add-on and want to allow it to run, click here..." Obviously, there's no website to be found so I have completely ignored this. If I use a search engine to access a website, I am redirected to random ad pages from all over the place. I can access websites like Facebook, bleepingcomputer, and a plethora of anti-virus/malware/spyware sites and can even download them, but cannot acess Kaspersky website or websites through search engines. Sometimes, I'll be redirected to an ad page when I try to head to Facebook or Microsoft Security Essentials, but can access the website on the second or third try.

I have already performed one full and one quick scan using MBAM. The first full scan detected somewhere around 40 threats and I had MBAM remove and delete all of them, but the virus stayed. The second quick scan by MBAM detected nothing. I have now uninstalled MBAM and am running a full scan with Microsoft Security Essentials, which has found/removed on threat, but I have a feeling it won't help much. I still get redirected when I boot up in safe mode.

EDIT: Moved from XP to Am I Infected forum ~ Hamluis.

UPDATE: Ran Kaspersky TDSSKiller. Found nothing, redirect still there, Chrome still dead.

Edited by HayLizz, 26 June 2010 - 06:14 PM.

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