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SecurityTool and Google Redirect - HELP!!!

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#1 dividedasone


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Posted 18 October 2010 - 02:04 PM

I'm having a bit of an issue here...

I was doing some research on Google (on obesity and depression) and out of no-where I start receiving messages in my system tray that I have all these infected files, eventually got the "blue screen of death" - yada yada yada - and after much research (forced to be done on my Blackberry), learned it was the SecurityTool virus.

I ran rkill, Malware-Bytes, CCleaner, Norton, TDSSKiller, and Ad-Aware with no success. I was able to trace the file location and delete the file, which in turn, got rid of SecurityTool...


I tried logging into YouTube and got "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage." So I went to Google to try and log-in and it gives me the same message. So, naturally, I tried to search for a solution (on Google). When I click on the link I'm redirected by "www.searchbenefits71.com" which in turn re-directs me to various sites every time. Whenever I click on "Search Settings" in the top right hand corner of Google, it just reloads the Google home page.

So I pull out my nifty little Blackberry again to search Google for different solutions...The results instructed me to try Win32/Olmarik, TDSSKiller, Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, BlackLight, Stinger by McAfee (which found Artemis!CE373E4A4427 trojan), PLUS I re-ran all the previous things I've mentioned, and nothing...ABSOLUTELY NOTHING...is working.

I'm becoming very frustrated and I have to wonder if this re-direct virus is somehow related to the SecurityTool Virus. It's keeping me from logging into Google and into YouTube (which is powered by Google, so this makes sense).


Thanks in advance...

BTW, I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 18 October 2010 - 03:07 PM

Hello, looks like an embedded rootkit.
We need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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