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Redirect virus help

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#1 frank11111


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Posted 09 October 2010 - 04:45 PM

This is my first post on the site so i apologize if i didn't post in the right place.

I'm running Windows XP Home, SP3

A few days ago my computer got swamped with several viruses that i was able to remove using AVG free, Super anti virus, and Malwarebytes. The trojans managed to attach themselves to, or replace, explorer.exe and winlogon.exe which were deleted making it impossible to use the computer. I did a repair using my windows XP cd and after that i ran a scan and deleted some more malware. To be sure did another scan which turned up more problems which were also deleted. After a couple attempts I have now run several scans in a row that have come up clean with the previously mentioned software. (i'm currently using a trial version of the full AVG not the free one)

Now i just get redirected to incorrect sites when i use google but it's not 100% of the time. Aside from that in the last hour i got a fake virus alert but i closed the window and i cant remember what it was called. Also, some of my processes in Task Manager seem to be using a little more memory than usual (I installed security task manager which identified a couple risky processes which i haven't been able to identify.) but o=ther than that i currently have no other symptoms.

What should i try next?

Edited by frank11111, 09 October 2010 - 04:53 PM.
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#2 frank11111

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:05 PM

How long does it usually take to get some kind of reply? Am I looking for help in the wrong place or does this just take a while?

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:32 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic353694.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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