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#1 schzmo

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:34 PM

Hello all. I am using Windows Vista Business with Firefox as my primary browser. I recently got infected with some kind of malware/trojan after visiting an infected web page two days ago. It was caught by Symantec AntiVirus, which identified it as "Downloader", and was cleaned by deletion. The next morning, upon starting up my computer, Windows Defender detected another risk, identified as "Trojan:Win32/Hiloti.gen!D" which was also removed. I also deleted a suspicious registry entry that was flagged by Windows Defender (but permitted): HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\Crozayejuhediq.

Since then, I haven't had any detections of harmful software by either Symantec Auto-Protect or Windows Defender. I also ran scans with both Symantec and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, with nothing detected.

However, I noticed that today, when I am using Firefox and click on a Google search result, it occasionally redirects to an unrelated page. The browser status bar reads "http://feed.bizzclick.com/click.php?id=....." or "http://meta.7search.com/click/click.aspx?=....." for a few seconds before redirecting. This has only happened several times today, so it is too sporadic to tell whether it occurs on Internet Explorer or on other search engines. Again, nothing was detected by Symantec or MalwareBytes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Edited by schzmo, 10 January 2011 - 08:37 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:54 AM

Hello and welcome. Let's run these and see how we are after.

Clear the temp files. TFC by OT
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.



Now an Online scan.
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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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:05 PM

Thanks for the help. I ran GooredFix last night, which seems to have caught a hidden add-on in Firefox. Since then I have not had any redirect issues. However, while using Internet Explorer just a few minutes ago, I got a popup from a rogue antivirus program that started "scanning" my machine. I killed it with Task Manager, the program was identified as "bjswvwslajb.exe". After this happened, I couldn't load any web pages in IE, though Firefox was working fine. I was able to get IE working again by resetting the settings, but I'm concerned that this program is still posing a risk. I ran TFC and am currently scanning with MalwareBytes, will post the log when it's finished.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:22 PM

Hello, Do this rhen follow my instructions and post the logs thanks.

For the connection....

Try this-- Open Control Panel, Internet Options, Connections tab, Lan settings, uncheck the box next to "use proxy...."
OR
Go to Start ... Run and type in cmd
A dos Window will appear.
Type in the dos window: netsh winsock reset
Click on the enter key.

Reboot your system to complete the process.



Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.

Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.

Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.

Now check if the internet is working again.
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