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Looks like I have a re-directing adware


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#1 ThomasB3

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 08:55 PM

Hello everyone.

The issue started about a week ago. Clicking the Links off of search pages would send me to random sites. Then browser windows would start opening by themselves going to random sites. Sometimes I can see it hit a site named wwwadcntr before it redirects.

I'm running XP Pro SP2 and IE8.

I have Panda GP installed as an antivirus with everything turned on (Firewall, etc).

I've used Registry Clean Expert to manage startup files and such.

After the issue started I also installed Spybot Search & Destroy and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. They found numerous adware in both normal and safeboot and said they removed them but this issue has persisted. I would assume from reading it is some sort of trojan, but I'm not the expert.

Oh, and the last day or so IE keeps thinking I'm not on the network and asking if I want to work offline, even when I'm just following a link to another page.

I'm in your hands...

Tom

Edited by ThomasB3, 14 July 2010 - 08:57 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:05 PM

Try this:

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

Also, I would not recommend the use of any registry cleaning applications as they can cause more harm than good.
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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:18 PM

Are you sure?

None of the activity described for that virus has occurred on my system.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:01 PM

It won't cause any harm.
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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:39 PM

Looks like it found serial.sys infected. It cleaned it and I ran MalwareBytes and that came up clean.

You think that was all of it?

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 11:37 PM

Is the scans are coming up clean and there are no problems you should be okay I think.
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 06:08 AM

OK. I'll keep watching it.

Thanks!




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