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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:43 AM

I am redirected to mutiple links and pop ups when clicking on search results in google and other search engines.

i have XP Home version 5.1.2600 / with AVG free, Verszon Security Suite, Ad-Aware

I have run Adaware, Malwarebytes TDSS Killer and AVG all to no help.

Any Suggestions?

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:38 PM

Go Start > Run > type: "cmd" In the window that appears type: "ipconfig /flushdns". Close the command box.

Also, try resetting your router.
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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:09 PM

I tried both, but still have the same issue.

The pop up window i get when clicking on a google search link starts with results5 every time if that helps identify the issue.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:59 PM

Please download HostsXpert 4.3
  • Extract (unzip) HostsXpert.zip to a permanent folder on your hard drive such as C:\HostsXpert
  • Double-click HostsXpert.exe to run the program.
  • Click "Restore MS Hosts File".
  • Click OK at the confirmation box.
  • Click "Make ReadOnly?".
  • Click the X to exit the program.
-- Note: If you were using a custom Hosts file you will need to replace any of those entries yourself.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:38 PM

ran it and still getting redirected

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:21 PM

Which internet browser do you use?

Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.
If you have a problem downloading, installing or getting SAS to run, try downloading and using the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner instead. Save the randomly named file (i.e. SAS_1710895.COM) to a usb drive or CD and transfer to the infected computer. Then double-click on it to launch and scan. The file is randomly named to help keep malware from blocking the scanner.
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Posted 25 July 2010 - 09:59 AM

Internet Explorer
Version: 8.0.6001.18702

Would reinstalling XP and reformatting my hardrive get rid of it? I did that but it popped up again.

Here is the log...

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 07/25/2010 at 10:40 AM

Application Version : 4.41.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 5264
Trace Rules Database Version: 3076

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:35:01

Memory items scanned : 300
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 4255
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 23326
File threats detected : 78

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@cdn4.specificclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@content.yieldmanager[4].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@r.unicornmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@advertising[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@www8.addfreestats[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ads.xtra[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ehg-thomsonhealthcareinc.hitbox[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@admarketplace[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@adecn[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ehg-viacom.hitbox[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@247realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@www.gotrackthis[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@bs.serving-sys[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ads.pubmatic[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ads.basal[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ad.wsod[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ads.undertone[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@questionmarket[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@advertise[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@liveperson[4].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@bridge2.admarketplace[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@media6degrees[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@sales.liveperson[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@tacoda[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@bluestreak[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@tribalfusion[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@clicksor[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@statcounter[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@2o7[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@specificclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@zedo[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@apmebf[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@dc.tremormedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@track.simplefreerewards[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@liveperson[5].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@mediabistro[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@adserver.adtechus[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@interclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@a1.interclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@richmedia.yahoo[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@at.atwola[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@revsci[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@atdmt[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@collective-media[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@content.yieldmanager[5].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@insightexpressai[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@adbrite[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@media.adfrontiers[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@adinterax[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@statse.webtrendslive[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@specificmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@hitbox[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@liveperson[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@burstnet[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@trafficmp[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@s.clickability[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@casalemedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@www.burstnet[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@mediaplex[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ads.gossipcenter[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ru4[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@atwola[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@counter.surfcounters[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@www.mediabistro[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@liveperson[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@sales.liveperson[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@myroitracking[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ad.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ero-advertising[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@serving-sys[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@invitemedia[2].txt
media.nbcbayarea.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\3LHCPS5W ]
objects.tremormedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\3LHCPS5W ]

Adware.Flash Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\3LHCPS5W\MEDIA.NBCBAYAREA.COM
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\3LHCPS5W\OBJECTS.TREMORMEDIA.COM

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 04:12 PM

Try this again as I believe it has been recently updated:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...sing-tdsskiller

Would reinstalling XP and reformatting my hardrive get rid of it?

Yes.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 03:38 PM

I tried TDSSKiller with no luck.

I also reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled XP. Got it right back. Do i need to run a special prgram for a more detailed wipe of my harddrive?

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 04:00 PM

i followed these instructions i found online. I no longer get redirected. Is it fixed or is this just masking the symptoms?

""I BEAT THIS VIRUS
All this antivirus, antimalware didnt helped me. Here is how my friend helped me:

I fixed it by stopping my netbook getting DNS settings automatically, in the network card properties,
go to down to the bottom of items (Internet Protocol TCP/IP) click it, then click properties below.

Then, click on “Use following DNS Server Address” and put the following in 8 . 8 . 4 . 4

This should have your DNS set to Google’s servers and eliminates the Result5 redirects.

Trust Me, it works!!!""




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