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#1 mar72vin

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 06:55 PM

Hi Guys,
Recently I have been having trouble with my google searches. When I click a google link it takes me to an unrelated ad site.

I have tried super-anti spyware, malwarebytes, avg, TDSKiller with no luck. My HOSTs file looks unaffected and I don't appear to be running through a proxy server.

I have windows 7 and firefox.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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#2 boopme

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:39 PM

Hello and welcome. Are you using a router?
Did TDSKiller find anything?

Please read and follow all these instructions.
  • Please download GooredFix and save it to your Desktop.
  • Double-click GooredFix.exe to run it.
  • A log will open, please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called Goored.txt).

Run this online scan.
Please perform a scan with Eset Online Antiivirus Scanner.
This scan requires Internet Explorer,Opera or Firefox 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.

Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal 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.

Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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#3 mar72vin

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:48 PM

Hi boopme,
Thanks for your advice.

I am using a router. TDSKiller did not find anything. It looks like ESET has though.

I haven't noticed any redirecting since running these tools, but it sometimes hides for a few hours, so i will keep an eye out.


Here is the log from GooredFix
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GooredFix by jpshortstuff (03.07.10.1)
Log created at 09:03 on 01/02/2011 (tim)
Firefox version 3.6.13 (en-US)

========== GooredScan ==========


========== GooredLog ==========

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\
{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} [23:54 18/10/2009]
{B13721C7-F507-4982-B2E5-502A71474FED} [05:11 19/10/2009]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0016-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [21:45 29/10/2009]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0020-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [09:36 10/07/2010]

C:\Users\tim.CAVDOM\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\p4j1syet.default\extensions\
{a7c6cf7f-112c-4500-a7ea-39801a327e5f} [21:19 05/12/2010]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]
"{3f963a5b-e555-4543-90e2-c3908898db71}"="C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\Firefox\" [03:57 18/01/2011]
"avg@igeared"="C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\Toolbar\Firefox\avg@igeared" [03:58 18/01/2011]

---------- Old Logs ----------
GooredFix[03.05.51_31-01-2011].txt

-=E.O.F=-
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



---------------
-- ESET Log
---------------
C:\Downloads\cole2k.media.-.codec.pack.v7.7.0.-advanced-.setup.exe Win32/Adware.Toolbar.Dealio application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\tim.CAVDOM\AppData\Local\C7a54Wd6YTsdK\A8xn53yTmnzx.cpl a variant of Win32/Sefnit.AL trojan cleaned by deleting (after the next restart) - quarantined
C:\Users\tim.CAVDOM\AppData\Local\Temp\NOD6EDE.tmp a variant of Win32/Sefnit.AL trojan cleaned by deleting (after the next restart) - quarantined
C:\Users\tim.CAVDOM\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\56\6cc760f8-6c1d635c a variant of Java/Exploit.CVE-2010-0844.A trojan deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\tim.CAVDOM\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\7\2702c187-121a5094 multiple threats deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\tim.CAVDOM\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\7\2702c187-16ae8dbd multiple threats deleted - quarantined
C:\~Home\Downloads\Multi-language Incl Crack\Extracted\Crack\Keygen.exe a variant of Win32/Keygen.AH application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
--------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------
-- MBAM Log
---------------------------------------

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5651

Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

1/02/2011 12:33:59 PM
mbam-log-2011-02-01 (12-33-59).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 231132
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 57 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)
------------------------------------------------------------

Edited by mar72vin, 31 January 2011 - 09:51 PM.


#4 boopme

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:07 PM

Looks like you got it,Sefnit.A is a trojan that may inject itself into Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox to hijack the search results for various search engines.

If there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:08 PM

Everything seems to be working well. thanks boopme! You have been a great help!

I am doing a restore point as you have suggested now :)

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:30 PM

You're welcome from us all. Have a great day!!
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