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Browser Hijacker still infecting this machine


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#1 Ferru

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 06:20 PM

My machine is currently infected with a browser hijacker. I have run mcafee, AVG, superantispyware, ad-aware (of course, all NOT at the same time), and, while I have removed over a hundred different pieces of malware, I have not been able to find this one. The wording in the title of this topic implies that I should not post a hijackthis log, so I will just wait until someone confirms that I indeed can.

The symptoms are that it creates new tabs on firefox or new windows on IE (even though it's IE8) with advertising sites, and also redirects me when I click links from google.com or yahoo.com, and probably many more sites that I don't frequent. It does not redirect if I simply type in the raw URL in the address bar.

Does anyone have any ideas on what I should do from this point?

I am running windows XP SP3, 32 bit


EDIT: I am running a second, more thorough scan using superantispyware and I am finding more things, a total of 32 more things right now. What worries me is that I have found 11 rootkits. Even after removing these, is the OS pretty much toast from this point, and I should just do a reinstall?

Edited by Ferru, 26 June 2010 - 07:10 PM.


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