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Malware Redirecting my Firefox Searches


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#1 Angel Rodriquez

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:41 PM

I seem to have acquired some sort of Malware or Spybot or something along those lines that seems to be pretty deep-rooted.

I have run:
AdAware
SuperAntiSpyware
Malware Bytes
Windows Defender
CC Cleaner
Spyware Doctor
Registry Booster

And the problem persists. I am using Firefox and there is something that, particularly when I conduct searches via google, redirects me to all sorts of crazy pages. I, sometimes, even get random pop-ups out of nowhere.

I have seen this same similar problem in other threads but I have tried and tried to resolve the issue and nothing seems to work.

Any suggestions on what steps to take?

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:49 AM

Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.zip) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!
Be sure to print out and follow all instructions for performing a scan or refer to these instructions with screenshots.
  • Extract (unzip) the file to your desktop and make sure TDSSKiller.exe (the contents of the zipped file) is on the Desktop itself, not within a folder on the Desktop. Vista/Windows 7 users refer to these instructions.
  • If you don't have an extracting program, you can download TDSSKiller.exe and use that instead.
  • Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • When the program opens, click the Start Scan button.
  • Do not use the computer during the scan
  • If the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.
  • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.
  • Ensure Cure is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.
    Note: If 'Suspicious' objects are detected, Skip will be the default selection.
  • A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).
  • Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.
-- If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.
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