Yesterday, while searching the internet for some info about an svg attribute, I must have run into some spyware. AVG alerted me to two Agent_r.SI infections, a 505.tmp in C:\Windows\temp\ and another .exe in a location I cannot recall. Both were quarantined, but I quickly saw symptoms of the infection continue to manifest:
- Browsers (IE and Firefox) redirecting search link results from google
- Browsers blocking access to certain websites (ESET and Kapersky online scanners, for instance).
- Previously unable to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or SuperAntiSpyware (I can now, but cannot update my definitions MBAM, and had to update SAS manually from another computer)
I've been pretty good about avoiding and removing viruses in the past, but this one has me stumped. Here are the steps I've already taken to remove the infection, more or less in order:
1. Ran a full AVG scan. Cleaned the above files located in my Windows\temp directory. Rebooted, and found they had been replaced.
2. Ran Process explorer and killed a certain process with a garbage name under the "company" field -- I was then able to start up MBAM. I Also killed Llr.exe and Llq.exe found within my Windows\temp folder.
3. Deleted the above files through explorer. Cleaned out my Windows\temp folder completely.
4. Ran SuperAntiSpyware via the alternate execution shortcut, scanned and removed an Adware.Vundo/Variant and an Unclassified.Unknown Origin.
5. Ran MBAM. Results came up clean.
6. Ran HijackThis!. Scan provided no useful (to me) information as I'm inexperienced in interpreting the log.
7. Following advice for a similar infection on another forum, ran CCleaner, TDSSKiller, ComboFix, rootrepeal. One infection was found and cleaned with TDSSKiller. Re-scanning after a reboot did not find anything. Following this forum's preliminary advice, I've run DeFogger and DDS, and I am currently running GMER, and will update this post with my log once it finishes scanning.
So here is my current situation:
- Browsers still occasionally redirect google search results
- Browsers still block some websites, particularly online virus scanners
- AVG, MBAM, and SuperAntiSpyware will not update from within the program itself, and must be done so manually (However, MBAM will crash and require a reinstall if I try)
Attached are logs from ComboFix, DDS, and recent ones from HijackThis and Rootrepeal.
Edited by javan287, 03 July 2010 - 07:40 PM.