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#1 g3_ultra

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:31 PM

Hello, newbie here with my 1st question. I keep getting random websites opening up while I'm online. I don't get re-directed, really, they just open up in another window. I close them and they go away. I keep AVG updated and I've updated and run SAS and MBAM. They usually find some malware and get rid of it, but I can't seem to get these websites to stop popping up. BTW, I'm not surfing porn or anything, usually just Yahoo mail or a forum or something. They don't pop up constantly, just here and there. I'm running XP and IE8. Below, I'll copy and paste a couple of the sites that do this.
BTW, I didn't mean to make these hot links, it just did it automatically. I just posted the addresses so you'd know what I'm talking about....Thanks!

http://newsdaily7.com/income/index2.html (This is the most frequent one)

http://www.localtribune.org/Finance/Jobs/i...from=113594_ron (This one is pretty frequent too)

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:30 PM

Hello and welcome. Let's see how we do doing it this way. (Since you have the tools installed update first again)

Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking
How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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>>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.

RKill....

Download and Run RKill
  • Please download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3
    Link 4

  • Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
  • Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
  • A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
  • If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply
Do not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.


If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.



Next run Superantisypware (SAS):

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the Scanning Control tab.
  • Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.
  • Back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.
  • Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes".
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.
If you have a problem downloading, installing or getting SAS to run, try downloading and using the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner instead. Save the randomly named file (i.e. SAS_1710895.COM) to a usb drive or CD and transfer to the infected computer. Then double-click on it to launch and scan. The file is randomly named to help keep malware from blocking the scanner.


Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.

Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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#3 g3_ultra

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:59 PM

Thanks, boopme. I just downloaded rkill again. I already had it, but I understand I should download it whenever I need to use it because it gets updated often. So I run SAS in safe mode, then after restart, I run MBAM in normal mode?
Is that correct?

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:16 AM

Yes correct.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:43 AM

UPDATE:

Well, this fix seemed to work on one computer, as I haven't had any more of these re-directs, but the same thing is happening on my other computer. Went through all the above steps just like before and I just got one of the same sites opening up again, so I guess it didn't work on this one. Anything else I can do?
Thanks again!

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 01:14 PM

Is the other machine also XP and are the redirects specific to g\Google or it doesn't matter which browser or search engine ?.

We can run an ONLine scan on all ODS"s so run this,

Please perform a scan with Eset Online Antiivirus Scanner.
This scan requires Internet Explorer to work. Vista/Windows 7 users need to run Internet Explorer as Administrator.
To do this, right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu or Quick Launch Bar on the Taskbar and select Run As Administrator from the context menu.
  • Click the green Posted Image button.
  • Read the End User License Agreement and check the box:
  • Check Posted Image.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Check Remove found threats and Scan potentially unwanted applications. (If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)
  • Click the Start button.
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer.
  • If offered the option to get information or buy software at any point, just close the window.
  • The scan will take a while so be patient and do NOT use the computer while the scan is running. Keep all other programs and windows closed.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop as ESETScan.txt.
  • Push the Posted Image button, then Finish.
  • Copy and paste the contents of ESETScan.txt in your next reply.
Note: A log.txt file will also be created and automatically saved in the C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\ folder.
If you did not save the ESETScan log, click Posted Image > Run..., then type or copy and paste everything in the code box below into the Open dialogue box:

C:\Program Files\ESET\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
  • Click Ok and the scan results will open in Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the contents of log.txt in your next reply.
-- Some online scanners will detect existing anti-virus software and refuse to cooperate. You may have to disable the real-time protection components of your existing anti-virus and try running the scan again. If you do this, remember to turn them back on after you are finished.

NOTE: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.
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Posted 21 October 2010 - 08:34 AM

Thanks for the reply. Sorry it took so long for me to get back to this, but I've had a family situation to deal with and haven't had time. I don't won't to seem ungrateful by taking so long to take the help you're offering. So....back to the task at hand. Both computers are running XP and I'm not sure if it's always specific to Google, as my wife is often the one using it when I'm not here, but it does happen with both IE8 and Firefox. It doesn't always happen when searching, but rather when you're just on a web page and then a new window will open up out of the blue. Anyway, I'm going to go ahead and try the steps you've given me here. Wish me luck and thanks again for your help!!!

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:25 AM

Yes do those steps thanks, Don't fret it.. Our motto is Real Life Comes First.
Post the logs and tell me how it's doing.
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Posted 21 October 2010 - 11:10 AM

OK, finally finished; below are the scan results: I have to run in a few minutes, so I'll have to come back to it later. Thanks again!

C:\Documents and Settings\Darla\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\20\7bb99554-10cba3cb Java/TrojanDownloader.Agent.NBL trojan deleted - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\Darla\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\29\7adbb65d-7d573513 Java/TrojanDownloader.Agent.NBK trojan deleted - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\Darla\My Documents\Downloads\XvidSetup.exe a variant of Win32/Adware.HotBar.G application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\3\480f0d03-20b58f11 multiple threats deleted - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\6\3eab2a46-2d59f4dd multiple threats deleted - quarantined
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\CEIQ3w.tmp a variant of Win32/Kryptik.ENJ trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\iQG3iQG3.tmp a variant of Win32/Kryptik.ENJ trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\win8.tmp a variant of Win32/Kryptik.ESM trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:59 AM

Man, I just got another one when I clicked to come here!!! I went to my search bar drop down and when I clicked on bleepingcomputer to get here, another window opened up with redeemyourprize.com! :thumbsup:

Edited by g3_ultra, 23 October 2010 - 10:00 AM.


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:07 AM

Ok, I think we can get this now.

Please run the tool here How to remove Google Redirects

When it is done, a log file should be created on your C: drive called "TDSSKiller.txt" please copy and paste the contents of that file here.

Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.
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