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#1 jnord24

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:13 PM

I would be able to get to the pages I was trying to, but across the top of firefox, it would offer suggestions for what I was typing. Once I was where I wanted to be, after a delay, it would redirect me to an add where I would have the option to "skip this ad". All that did was made it more angry.


I also noticed that my Windows Security Center was off. Looking at services, it was disabled. Every time I re-enabled it and started it, after a short delay, it would disable itself.

I did a scan using malwarebytes, and it found Adware.Agent, Malware.Trace, Trojan.Downloader, ADware,AdRotator, Trojan.Agent, Adware.Agent, Adware.AdRotator.

Rebooted, still having same problems.

I found other similar posts which indicate to run combofix. (And I know we're not supposed to do this, but I needed this computer to work today). Ran combofix, rebooted, and security center problem fixed, but still was having same problem with Mozilla.

So, I went into the Add/Remove programs area because of another post to remove all javas and install new. I found a strange entry "contextual tool yourprofitclub". Removed it, rebooted, and all fine now.

I'm not sure how this tool installed itself unless it took advantage of the older java version left behind.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:33 PM

It is very possible it was installed along with another program you installed.

Always be aware when ever you install any program. Do not become click happy. Read each bit of instruction that displays when installing a new program. Remove or add check marks as needed to opt out of features\toolbars etc that you do not want.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:36 PM

I realize that is how many of these things get installed, but not in my case. I had not willfully installed anything new since November 2010 (when I installed the brother driver for a printer).

I started having this problem two days ago out of the blue. I leave my laptop on at night so it can run updates, virus scans, etc. I work out of an office in my home. I don't have children, and no one has the password to my machine to log on. In the morning I came in to find my laptop rebooted and locked. The next thing I know, system restore was disabled, security center is disabled, and I'm receiving these weird re-directs to ads inside Firefox. I use all of the built in security features, warn me when sites try to install add-ons, block reported attack sites, block reported web forgeries, block pop up windows, etc. Although I do have javascript enabled.

Is it possible I visited a website which dumped something into my temp (without my permission and knowledge?)due to the older versions of java still hanging around (although mine was updated) and then activated once my AV scanned and attempted to remove? Possibly since the same day it started, I see an entry during the early morning hours of Adware.Lop found during a scan of the temp folder.

I am always very careful when I do install, and unclick any extra ware many software tries to install.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:35 PM

Since you ran combofix, 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.

In order to have your log analyzed.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:55 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic383661.html you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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