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Browser Search Results Redirect + Virtumonde


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#1 directresponse

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 02:03 PM

For the past 2 months or so it seems like I had some spyware that would redirect my searches in Google to another site. This would only happen one time per search result. The second time, the correct site would appear.

I tried running, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware a few times, but it wasn't able to fix the problem. I also ran Spybot Search and Destroy, but didn't have luck with that either. Since I didn't see any other problems, I just let it go.

Yesterday, I seem to have got hit with Virtumonde. Additionally, I wasn't able to use the internet on this laptop, and I had a number of the fake AntiVirus popups showing everytime I did anything. After using the rkill and VundoFix.exe, I was able to get my computer partially working, and then ran a few scans with Malwarebytes, and Spybot. Those found a few instances of spyware, which I removed. This was done in safe mode and then normal.

As of now, I still have the browser hijack happening in Firefox. IE (which I almost never use) will not connect to the internet, and I can't get my instant messaging program (Digsby) to connect to the internet. I am able to send/receive email fine, and Firefox does work. Scans now are not showing any instances of spyware, but I'm still having issues.

Additionally, I tried running a scan with SUPERAntiSpyware and I'm not able to update the virus definitions. I get an error saying to check and see if a firewall is blocking the program from accessing the internet. I added a record to Windows Firewall to allow it but its not working. I've had this program for a while, and I was able to update it fine before.

Lastly, this computer is running Windows 7 Professional.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:13 AM

UPDATE: I was able to fix IE and my Instant Messaging problem. Somehow IE was set to use a proxy to connect to the internet. I'm not sure how that happened, since I never use IE.

The remaining issue is the browser still redirecting to random sites.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:21 AM

I'm still having the problem with my browser redirecting.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:28 AM

I would try updating SAS via safe mode with networking by hitting F8 just after the BIOS Splash Screen.

Also do the following scan as well.

Hello,

And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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 Full 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.



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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:53 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5554

Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

1/19/2011 12:51:27 PM
mbam-log-2011-01-19 (12-51-27).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|E:\|F:\|G:\|)
Objects scanned: 657243
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 11 minute(s), 1 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 01:33 PM

Lets take a look at your proxies:

In Internet Explorer go to Control Panel then Internet Options - Select the Connection tab and go to LAN Settings make sure nothing is checked.

In FF go to Tools then Options the Advanced Tab then hit the Network Sub Tab after that go to settings and see if there is anything checked. You should have No Proxies.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:55 PM

Nothing was checked in IE.

Nothing was checked in FF.

Also now when I go to a site (while using FF) that I clicked on in the Google serps, I'm getting the "Reported Attack Page" warning. This web page at 64.111.212.229 has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

Only seems to happen on the first search. Once I go back, the page is fine.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 01:12 PM

Are you still having this issue?

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:52 AM

Yes

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:51 PM

this may need a deeper look by the Malware Removal Team:

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and 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.

Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.




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