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#1 dstation


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 12:58 PM


I am having the occasional redirect when I click on a google search result. I am not experiencing any pop-ups or homepage problems. I am running Firefox 3.5.11. The redirect probably happens twice out of say, twenty attempts. It's usually a redirect to Infomash, and at times to others. When it happens I simply use the Back arrow, click on the link again and it goes to the proper web page.

I have run Malwarebytes, Super Anti-Spyware (Free Edition) and McAfee. Malwarebytes and McAfee come back saying nothing infected. Super Anti-Spyware almost always finds a few tracking cookies from Macromedia Flash and a few others (if this is important I will run and log the specific sites). I am on a Dell Inspiron and the reinstallation dvd says I running Windows Vista Home Premium 64Bit SP1.

A disclaimer: I am fairly computer illiterate, so any help will have to be talked about in a manner which a beginner will be able to understand :thumbsup: sry! And this may not mean anything, but I swear I have tried to download programs in the past and have been told I didn't have 64, but 32 Bit?!

Also, none of my programs will update. Should the update topic be another thread?

Thanks in advance for any help received.

EDIT: Oops, meant to introduce myself. Hi all! Newbie here!

Edited by dstation, 06 September 2010 - 12:59 PM.

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#2 Driesiooo


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 01:26 PM


I think it's best for your computer, to threat that infection. Just follow the steps on http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html (Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help).
  • When post your (Hijackthis log +) DDS Log:
  • Be patient, it's very busy at this forum.
  • A professional expert will view your logs and will help you with that problem.
  • Do not use tools (like ComoFix) without professional experience/helper.
Good luck.

Edited by Driesiooo, 06 September 2010 - 01:27 PM.

#3 dstation

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 02:13 PM

Thanks for the tip, Driesiooo. Going through the steps, I found some slight differences in the gmer.exe options than the ones presented on that page. The first one may not mean anything, but when I right click I do not get an option to "Extract All". Instead I get the options to Extract Files..., Extract Here, Extract to gmer. I chose Extract Files, created a gmer folder and gmer showed up in that folder. (it did not show up as gmer.exe, but as gmer).

But when I get to this window:
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Everything from System --> Libraries is unchecked, shaded in grey, and I am not allowed to check or uncheck any of the boxes.

The drives that show up are C and D, C box being checked.

Other boxes checked: Services, Registry, Files and ADS.

So the question is: Will running this be as effective as it is intended without the boxes from System --> Libraries being checked.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 06:40 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic345648.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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