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#1 HippoAttack

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 08:06 PM

Recently I've had a problem on Firefox with links redirecting to random search engines and other strange sites. I don't have the same problem with Internet Explorer. For security, I have McAfee, Spybot, and Malwarebytes. None of them seem to be able to find the problem. This morning I seemed to pick up some sort of nasty virus or malware that basically acted like a fake Windows Defender, telling me I had some unknown trojan and telling me I needed to download from a list of antivirus programs. I couldn't access the internet or even open up a Word document. After rebooting in safe mode, I looked around at past topics, downloaded SpyHunter 4, and it seemed to eliminate today's problem. But I'm still having problems with links redirecting to random sites. The most recent names I've seen are "Asklots.com" and "Mymedia.com." This is infuriating, and I'm worried if I don't fix it soon I'll end up exposing myself to more destructive malware like I got this morning. I'd rather avoid system restore if I can. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 21 August 2010 - 08:57 PM.
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:36 PM

Try this:

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=182559
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:09 AM

Thank you. I used GooredFix. After using it, I found that fewer links got redirected, but some still did. Here is my Gooredfix log:

Log created at 10:03 on 03/09/2010 (Cole)
Firefox version 3.6.8 (en-US)

========== GooredScan ==========

Deleting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\\{01D37BF8-2E0D-49FB-BACB-92BEE5534BFE} -> Success!
Deleting C:\Users\Cole\AppData\Local\{01D37BF8-2E0D-49FB-BACB-92BEE5534BFE} -> Success!

========== GooredLog ==========

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\
{1CE11043-9A15-4207-A565-0C94C42D590D} [22:43 26/07/2010]
{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} [23:46 11/08/2010]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0021-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [22:32 23/08/2010]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]
"{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}"="c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension\" [19:18 24/04/2009]

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:33 PM

Download this file and save it to your desktop:

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.scr

Double-click the file to run it. A command window will open briefly. Then run a quick scan with Malwarebytes. Post the Malwarebytes log.
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