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Google Redirect/Winlogon.exe Infection?

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#1 secre55


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 09:24 AM

Hi there,

I'm new to these forums and I have recently encountered a rather irritating problem. I believe I am yet another victim of the google redirect virus, where it redirects me to different search engines, etc. after clicking links found through google. However, to add to my confusion, it seems that Hitman Pro 3.5 has picked up on a Winlogon.exe infection.

I am curious as to whether this is a false positive and whether the two are related, as well as how to remove both of them if they are indeed a danger to my computer.

I have tried using Hitman Pro, (it does not delete the Winlogon.exe), TDSSKiller (it does not detect either), Malware Bytes (does not detect either), and Spybot S&D (does not detect either). I am currently using Avira Antivir, which does not detect either as well.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 11:46 AM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic343981.html you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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