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#1 lorrymae


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Posted 03 December 2010 - 05:45 AM

I am quite new here and I really need help. I have been getting this search engine redirect problems. May it be google or yahoo. It made me really nervous because just minutes ago i had a new password generated,(as i forgot the old one) and when i clicked on the link that was sent to my yahoo email address in order to be able to log in to bleepingcomputer, it was also redirected and I couldn't get to the website. So i had to restart my notebook, and thankfully after typing the url manually, I was able to get in. hence, here i am. I have been reading about the google redirect virus. First, I tried to delete all ip's except for the localhost, but it wouldn't let me save it. Then I started reading about rootkits and downloaded reimage just to run a scan while my notebook was on a safe mode with networking. This are what reimage has found:
c:\windows\system32\wininit.exe --- Virus:Bamital.H a.k.a. Troj/Patched-O a.k. Patched

c:\windows\explorer.exe ---Suspicious.Mystic a.k.a Troj/Patched-O a.k.a Gen:Trojan.Heur>TP.Fs0@byH7G0

I couldn't have it removed as the reimage is sooo expensive and I just could not afford it. I also have hotbar installed and it won't allow me to uninstall it. I don't even know how i managed to get this things into my system. I do my banking and business online and I'm afraid that my identity, activity and financial information are in jeopardy. Please help.


Edited by jgweed, 03 December 2010 - 09:21 AM.
(Moved post to more appropriate forum.jgw)

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#2 boopme


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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:36 AM

Hello and welcome.
Is this an XP system.
let's run these please.

Please perform a scan with Eset Online Antiivirus Scanner.
This scan requires Internet Explorer to work. Vista/Windows 7 users need to run Internet Explorer as Administrator.
To do this, right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu or Quick Launch Bar on the Taskbar and select Run

As Administrator
from the context menu.
  • Click the green Posted Image button.
  • Read the End User License Agreement and check the box:
  • Check Posted Image.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Check Remove found threats and Scan potentially unwanted applications. (If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)
  • Click the Start button.
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer.
  • If offered the option to get information or buy software at any point, just close the window.
  • The scan will take a while so be patient and do NOT use the computer while the scan is running. Keep all other programs and windows closed.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop as ESETScan.txt.
  • Push the Posted Image button, then Finish.
  • Copy and paste the contents of ESETScan.txt in your next reply.
Note: A log.txt file will also be created and automatically saved in the C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\ folder.
If you did not save the ESETScan log, click Posted Image > Run..., then type or copy and paste everything in

the code box below into the Open dialogue box:

C:\Program Files\ESET\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
  • Click Ok and the scan results will open in Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the contents of log.txt in your next reply.
-- Some online scanners will detect existing anti-virus software and refuse to cooperate. You may have to disable the real-time protection components of

your existing anti-virus and try running the scan again. If you do this, remember to turn them back on after you are finished.

NOTE: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Download Link 1
Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Troubleshoot Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
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#3 lorrymae

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 02:11 AM

thank you for your help. At first I had a hard time downloading ESET, only because my antivirus (stopzilla) was enabled. I had to disable it first and it worked just fine. this are the results:

C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Temp\hblitesa.exe a variant of Win32/Adware.HotBar.E application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Server\hlp.dat Win32/Bamital.DZ trojan cleaned by deleting (after the next restart) - quarantined
C:\Windows\explorer.exe Win32/Bamital.EQ trojan unable to clean
C:\Windows\System32\wininit.exe Win32/Bamital.EQ trojan unable to clean
Operating memory Win32/Bamital.EQ trojan

The Malwarebytes scan was a lot faster, took less than 5 minutes! here are the results:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50

Database version: 5253

Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

06/12/2010 2:00:05 AM
mbam-log-2010-12-06 (02-00-05).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 156678
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 44 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 14
Registry Values Infected: 5
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 9
Files Infected: 14

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4D1EC4CA-4B92-4324-B8F8-C9A6ED06A8AE} (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{6F098504-CDB1-420f-A2E6-DDC0B835FEDF} (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{30B15818-E110-4527-9C05-46ACE5A3460D} (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HBLiteAX.Info.1 (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HBLiteAX.Info (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{4D1EC4CA-4B92-4324-B8F8-C9A6ED06A8AE} (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{4D1EC4CA-4B92-4324-B8F8-C9A6ED06A8AE} (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4E674574-3F0B-491d-8AE3-F90B43A34FD6} (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HBLiteAX.UserProfiles.1 (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HBLiteAX.UserProfiles (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{4E674574-3F0B-491D-8AE3-F90B43A34FD6} (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{A078F691-9C07-4AF2-BF43-35E79EECF8B7} (Adware.Softomate) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\hblitesa (Adware.HotBar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\HBLite (Adware.HotBar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\LvkdhfngpJ (Trojan.Downloader) -> Value: LvkdhfngpJ -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Lvkdhfngrmc (Trojan.Downloader) -> Value: Lvkdhfngrmc -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\uPc+nloZkfgneNCxl (Trojan.Downloader.Gen) -> Value: uPc+nloZkfgneNCxl -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\uPc+nloZkfgngeaXms (Trojan.Downloader.Gen) -> Value: uPc+nloZkfgngeaXms -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions\HBLite@HBLite.com (Adware.HotBar) -> Value: HBLite@HBLite.com -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_ShowSearch (PUM.Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
c:\programdata\2aca5cc3-0f83-453d-a079-1076fe1a8b65 (Adware.Seekmo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\HBLite (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\programdata\HBLiteSA (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\HBLite (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\HBLite\bin (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\HBLite\bin\ (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\HBLite\bin\\firefox (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\HBLite\bin\\firefox\extensions (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\HBLite\bin\\firefox\extensions\plugins (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npclntax_hblitesa.dll (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\Users\Public\documents\Server\admin.txt (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\Users\Public\documents\Server\server.dat (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\microsoft\Windows\start menu\Programs\thinkpoint.lnk (Rogue.ThinkPoint) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\programdata\HBLiteSA\HBLiteSA.dat (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\programdata\HBLiteSA\hblitesaabout.mht (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\programdata\HBLiteSA\hblitesaau.dat (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\programdata\HBLiteSA\hblitesaeula.mht (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\programdata\HBLiteSA\hblitesa_hpk.dat (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\programdata\HBLiteSA\hblitesa_kyf.dat (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\HBLite\bin\\hblitesahook.dll (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\HBLite\bin\\firefox\extensions\chrome.manifest (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\HBLite\bin\\firefox\extensions\install.rdf (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\HBLite\bin\\firefox\extensions\plugins\npclntax_hblitesa.dll (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

and now my search engine redirect problems have stopped! Thank you so much! I do my banking online. Was my information compromised? How do I prevent this from happening again? I never download anyhing. No music, movies, nothing... do u have any tips on what websites to avoid and links to avoid? Please and Thank you.

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:15 PM

So far only adwares,so you are OK... Trojan:Win32/Bamital.A is a trojan often installed by other malware. It monitors and modifies Web search queries and displays advertisements.

I would still like to run somethings and be sure you are clean before you go.
Clean your temp files
Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link

Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.
Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal/regular mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.
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