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#1 daraksharnah

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:19 PM

Hello, I'm at the end of my chain with this, it's a long story but I just want to make sure i cover everything and give you guys all the info i can.

months ago, bout 3 or 4 I would guess, I started being redirected. I'm sent to google-antalytic and amazonaws, among other random sites and popups. I'm not new to computers and/or virus's, so i ran my usual: Spybot, hijack this, malware bytes, panda free (scanner at that time). But nothing was found, started researching and saw it might be a rootkit so i used more programs: tdsskiller, a fresh install and update of previous listed programs. I even tried to reinstall browsers (i use chrome, but also found it happens in firefox and IE as well). But nothing was/is working. Recently i bought a new harddrive and installed windows xp home, applied SP3 and all updates. And yea, i know, I was stupid there, i should have set that drive up alone and not to the old drive.

So here, I am, having tried all programs listed, along with GMER, Rootrepel, windows defender on top of it all.

I'm running 2 drives, one with HP installed windows XP media center, the new one with windows xp home. I've also tried to reset my router to factory default. I use Qwest DSL with the actiontec M1000 router and a Netgear rangemax wireless WPN824 v2. (i never reset that to factory, could that be it instead of my router? i'll try resetting both again just to make sure).

I'll run whatever i have to as many times as i have to. If needed, and IF it would work, i'll even reinstall windows. I just want this gone. Thanks for the help!

edit: my current anti-virus is avast, cause i can't seem to find a free panda anymore.

edit: I reset both my router and wireless to factory default. I update here if i keep getting redirected, but i'd appreciate advice nonetheless :)

Edited by daraksharnah, 17 February 2011 - 05:44 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:13 PM

Hello well it appears we need a deeper look here. You will need to repost this info with a DDS log.

Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.

Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:28 AM

Thanks! I'll runs those tonight (gmer is taking a while) and post in the morning :), so far i haven't been redirected after resetting my wireless and dsl router

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:46 AM

Well if it's not redirecting nowthen we got it and you will not need to repost in the DDS frum.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:12 AM

Yea, looks like the reseting of both the wireless and router got it. I haven't been redirected all day, even on sites where it did nothing but redirect. :D sorry to post prematurely, but I'll save your post so i know what to do if it comes back.

Thanks!

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:02 PM

You're welcome. Now 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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