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Google Redirect Virus


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#1 SpicyCrab

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 02:21 PM

I was recently infected with a piece of malware called "SecurityTool"

I recognized what it was immediately and took steps to remove it. As far as I can tell I succeeded.

However, ever since I removed it I have been getting that annoying google redirect problem. Sometimes popups open on their own, but mostly, if I click a link from a google search there is about a 50% chance I'll be redirected to a bizarre and pointless ad site. (1-800 kidneys? really?)

I ran Hitman Pro and it told me that it detected a "possible variant of the TDL3 Rootkit."

Then I ran combofix which seemed to run without a hitch.

However, when I powered up my system again, I was still experiencing the redirect. Hitman Pro is still reporting that it detects the rootkit.

I am a very computer savvy person, in fact, I do tech support for a living. However, I have been unable to remove this virus on my own.

I am running Windows 7 OEM, but i installed it on a second computer so it is technically unregistered. I have to click through two "your windows isn't registered" boxes when my Windows first starts up. I don't know if this matters.

Thank you all in advance for any help you can provide. I will be refraining from taking any more steps on my own so I eagerly await your assistance.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:03 PM

I am sorry to bump but I really need help. Is there any diagnostic tool or something I need to run to get started. I looked through the FAQ but didn't see any thing. Please help.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:12 PM

Hello,

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:23 PM

Thank you, sorry I was being stupid.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:33 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic361589.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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