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#1 shesgone

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:30 AM

Hi all. New to this foreum but pretty much an old hand at computers. I have been programming in several languages for many years and fixing cmputers since my first TRS Radioshack in 1959. Now retired only using my home computer for some minor MS Access and Visual Basic programing and some graphics design projects.

Enough about me; now my problem, the Redirect virus or trojen. With Google, Mozella, MSN browsers, I keep getting redirected to other sites. After about three three tries I can usually get the site I want. Also whin I am on the Internet a secont WEB page will open automatically. These redirected sites or the second site are always different and do not apperar to to malicious or porn sites. Several searches for solutions have not turned a successfuk fix. The best seems to be ComboFix but somehow I do not seem to be able to download and run the .exe file.

My second problem in connection to the internet. Whil traveling recently I began to have problems with wireless connection. My conputer hangs up showing "acquiring network address', or 'acquiring Ip address'. Now it is doing the same thing when connected to my DSL modem at home. I can usually restart the computer and it connects OK.

Looking forward to some suggestions.

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

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:33 AM

Try to flush the DNS cache
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:43 AM

When encountering any inaccessible or unable to load web page issue, one possible solution is to try to flush the DNS cache . To flush the DNS on Windows system (Windows XP and Vista inclusive), please follow these steps:

1. Click on Start button and then click on Run to open Run command dialog. Type Cmd into the Run box, and hit Enter. In Windows Vista, open an elevated command prompt.
2. A command prompt DOS window will open. Type ipconfig /flushdns and then press Enter to purge the DNS resolver cache.
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:40 PM

I tried the ipconfig /dnsflush and no luck. Still experiencing the problme

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:41 PM

Excuse my error. I meant ipconfig /flushdns

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:47 PM

Hmm.. sounds like a problem.

Could be your host file thats corrupted.

The link below might help you out with the 1st issue. You can try running combofix after that and let see what happens.
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 08:26 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/327982/browser-redirect-virus-or-trojen-infection/ 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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