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Problem with malicious redirects to random sites

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#1 blasater


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 11:56 AM

I'm running Vista, SP1.

I got infected by AntiVirus Studio 2010 a few days ago. After some research, I was able to remove it with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. Since then, my browsers have been hijacked -- all search results get redirected.

In addition to MalwareBytes, I've run
  • SuperAntiSpyware
  • rkill
  • ComboFix

For combofix, I ran it with the following script file in the same directory:

c:\Program Files\AdvancedVirusRemover\PAVRM.exe

My combofix log is attached.

So far, nothing has worked. My hope is that some of you who know more than I can review this log and tell me what to do next.

Many thanks,

Bo Lasater

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#2 boopme


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:53 PM

Hello, Having run ComboFix we will need that log witha DDS log. You cannot attach the file here in this forum but can in the New one.
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.
Include the comboFix log.

Let me know if that went well.
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#3 blasater

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:23 PM

Thanks, Boopme.

I followed your instructions and reposted. As you hinted, GMER didn't work for me, but DDS did. All the info is in the appropriate forum.


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 05:05 PM

Reference: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic359314.html/page__p__2009068#entry2009068

Now that your log is properly posted, [color="#8B0000"]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 Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere.[/color] Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the logs 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team members are very 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.


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