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#1 ppritts

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:48 PM

Posted Today, 12:30 PM
Computer Info:

Windows XP 1gb ram 80Gb with 260Gb free, P4 2.6GHz


What is happening:

Search for anything in google (and possibly other search engines)
and receive a list of results, but click on any of them, and you
are sent to something like blinddate.myyearbook.com instead.


What has been done so far:

Malwarebytes (updated) full scan found nothing
SuperAntiSpyware found (& supposedly removed) Trojan.Agent/Gen-IEFake and Trojan.Agent/Gen-IExplorer[Fake].
I moved the hard drive to another pc and scanned it there with MS Security Essentials. It kept saying it found
Virus:Win32/Alureon.H and wanted me to reboot to remove it, but always just found it again at reboot. Don't know if it was hitting something in the now D: drive quarantine file, or what. I ignored the error and scanned, but the problem persisted after putting the drive back in the original pc.

The computer was originally very slow and would hang after boot, so some bad stuff has been removed, but I'm still getting redirected.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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#2 ppritts

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:32 PM

Never mind.
I got no responses here, so I posted to myantispyware.com forum, where they suggested running TDSSKiller, which I did, and it fixed it. (Which is strange, since I ran TDSSKiller on Jan 5, and it didn't fix it then.) :mellow:

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:39 PM

Does seem an odd occurance. Run an online scan and see if anything was missed.

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.
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