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#1 weelizzie

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 12:49 PM

When I am on the internet and carry out a search on google when I click on a link I sometimes get redirected to another site, usually selling something but also been sent to porn site. I use internet explorer. Now I can't access my email either as get message saying error loading message try again later.
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#2 Eraser23

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 03:54 PM

Can you test something for me.

(1) Click START > RUN > and type in "C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"
(2) When prompted, open the HOSTS file in either Notepad or Wordpad

Check the IP addresses at the bottom. Do you have any others, other than "127.0.0.1 localhost"?

Viruses sometimes will alter your "hosts" file, which is basically a file that controls the redirecting for your browsers. It's just a quick check to see if that's the case, only a little check.

#3 weelizzie

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 05:02 PM

Hi Eraser. Tried what you suggested. Not very computer literate am afraid. Whole lot of numbers came up but not 127.0.0.1 localhost. Looked at rest of this site and ran malwarebytes. Report below. This has sorted my email problem but am still being redirected to other sites. Its driving me round the bend. Can someone please help!

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4713

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

29/09/2010 01:07:49
mbam-log-2010-09-29 (01-07-49).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 362284
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 43 minute(s), 54 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 17
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\0 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\1 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\2 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\3 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\4 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\5 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\6 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\7 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\8 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\9 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\10 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\11 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\12 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\13 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\14 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\15 (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\{87e3ddb0-99a0-5dd0-b8bc-f8129d5a1884} (Trojan.ZbotR.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{D3B61FEB-137B-403F-856C-6F57CCCA998E}\RP588\A0212428.exe (Adware.TryMedia) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\amanda.gill\Application Data\Uliwg\odfo.exe (Trojan.ZbotR.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Edited by weelizzie, 29 September 2010 - 02:15 AM.


#4 weelizzie

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 03:07 PM

:thumbsup: Thanks for all the help guys (not!) Laptop has totally crashed and can not reboot. Does anyone actually bother to reply to these posts?

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 01:34 PM

Hello,

I have the same problem and did as Eraser23 suggested. I have this as a result:

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost

Can you hlp?

Thanks!

Edited by lolodestuddal, 08 January 2011 - 01:35 PM.





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