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Unknown infection-Google redirecting

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#1 esg


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Posted 17 March 2011 - 10:48 PM

A few hours ago I posted this topic in the "Am I infected? What do I do?" forum with a description of the problem but no log. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic385608.html

Here is the text from that topic, now with the DDS log included at the end of this post. When I try to create a GMER log, the program keeps shutting off as soon as I click "Scan" so I was unable to include it.

Whenever I perform any Google search online on my laptop, which is running Windows XP Professional, and click on the link I want, I am redirected to random sites.

I've tried to run a few antivirus programs but none will run:

While downloading Spybot a window pops up saying "C:\Program Files \Spybot - Search & Destroy \SpybotSD.exe is a read-only file" and asks me if I want to retry, ignore or abort. So when I try to run the program after clicking ignore I receive the error message: "Unable to execute file: C:\Program Files \Spybot - Search & Destroy \SpybotSD.exe"

Malwarebytes Anti-malware also doesn't work, even after renaming files.

I tried running PC Tools Antivirus Free and the program will open but won't run. I followed PC Tool's Support instructions, such as running in safe mode, etc. None worked.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Here is the DDS log:

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by User at 21:24:33.65 on Thu 03/17/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.374.54 [GMT -4:00]
AV: PC Tools AntiVirus Free *Disabled/Updated* {D3C23B96-C9DC-477F-8EF1-69AF17A6EFF6}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkManager.exe
C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkUI.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\PCTS\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\WiFiConnector\NintendoWFCReg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Downloads\dds.scr
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = iexplore
uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uURLSearchHooks: PC Tools Browser Guard: {472734ea-242a-422b-adf8-83d1e48cc825} - c:\documents and settings\user\my documents\pcts\bdt\PCTBrowserDefender.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: PC Tools Browser Guard BHO: {2a0f3d1b-0909-4ff4-b272-609cce6054e7} - c:\documents and settings\user\my documents\pcts\bdt\PCTBrowserDefender.dll
BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer: {3049c3e9-b461-4bc5-8870-4c09146192ca} - c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\real\realplayer\browserrecordplugin\ie\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {aa58ed58-01dd-4d91-8333-cf10577473f7} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {af69de43-7d58-4638-b6fa-ce66b5ad205d} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.6.6209.1142\swg.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
TB: PC Tools Browser Guard: {472734ea-242a-422b-adf8-83d1e48cc825} - c:\documents and settings\user\my documents\pcts\bdt\PCTBrowserDefender.dll
TB: Google Toolbar: {2318c2b1-4965-11d4-9b18-009027a5cd4f} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [swg] "c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
uRun: [MSMSGS] "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
uRun: [api32] c:\docume~1\user\locals~1\temp\apiqq.exe
mRun: [ISTray] "c:\program files\pc tools security\pctsGui.exe" /hideGUI
mRun: [PCTools FGuard] c:\program files\pc tools security\bdt\FGuard.exe
mRun: [TkBellExe] "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\common files\java\java update\jusched.exe"
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installquiet
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [NeroFilterCheck] c:\windows\system32\NeroCheck.exe
mRun: [igfxtray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [igfxpers] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [igfxhkcmd] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [GhostStartTrayApp] c:\program files\symantec\norton ghost 2003\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [Adobe ARM] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
dRun: [DWQueuedReporting] "c:\progra~1\common~1\micros~1\dw\dwtrig20.exe" -t
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\runnin~1.lnk - c:\program files\wificonnector\NintendoWFCReg.exe
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Google Sidewiki... - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_D183CA64F05FDD98.dll/cmsidewiki.html
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
LSP: mswsock.dll
DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} - hxxp://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
DPF: {32505657-9980-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/0/A/9/0A9F8B32-9F8C-4D74-A130-E4CAB36EB01F/wmvadvd.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_21-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0021-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_21-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_21-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - hxxp://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\user\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\tcu4bh52.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Answers.com
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.type - 0
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\real\realplayer\browserrecordplugin\firefox\ext\components\nprpffbrowserrecordext.dll
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\user\my documents\pcts\bdt\firefox\platform\winnt_x86-msvc\components\libheuristic.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\real\realplayer\browserrecordplugin\mozillaplugins\nprphtml5videoshim.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\\npGoogleOneClick8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - Ext: Default: {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
FF - Ext: RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin: {ABDE892B-13A8-4d1b-88E6-365A6E755758} - c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\real\realplayer\browserrecordplugin\firefox\Ext
FF - Ext: Browser Defender Toolbar: {cb84136f-9c44-433a-9048-c5cd9df1dc16} - c:\documents and settings\user\my documents\pcts\bdt\Firefox
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R0 PCTCore;PCTools KDS;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCTCore.sys [2011-2-6 239168]
R0 pctDS;PC Tools Data Store;c:\windows\system32\drivers\pctDS.sys [2011-2-6 338880]
R0 pctEFA;PC Tools Extended File Attributes;c:\windows\system32\drivers\pctEFA.sys [2011-2-6 656320]
R1 GhPciScan;GhostPciScanner;c:\program files\symantec\norton ghost 2003\GhPciScan.sys [2002-8-14 5632]
R2 Browser Defender Update Service;Browser Defender Update Service;c:\documents and settings\user\my documents\pcts\bdt\BDTUpdateService.exe [2011-2-6 247760]
R2 DisplayLinkService;DisplayLinkManager;c:\program files\displaylink core software\DisplayLinkManager.exe [2010-1-27 4752744]
R3 DisplayLinkFilter;DisplayLinkFilter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\DisplayLinkFilter.sys [2010-1-27 7040]
R3 DisplayLinkGA;DisplayLinkGA;c:\windows\system32\drivers\DisplayLinkGAport.sys [2010-1-27 27776]
R3 DisplayLinkmirror;DisplayLinkmirror;c:\windows\system32\drivers\DisplayLinkmirrorport.sys [2010-1-27 24320]
S0 cerc6;cerc6; [x]
S2 gupdate;Google Update Service (gupdate);c:\program files\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2010-7-16 135664]
S2 sdAuxService;PC Tools Auxiliary Service;c:\documents and settings\user\my documents\pcts\pctsAuxs.exe [2011-2-6 366840]
S2 sdCoreService;PC Tools Security Service;c:\documents and settings\user\my documents\pcts\pctsSvc.exe [2011-2-6 1150936]
S3 DisplayLinkUsbPort;DisplayLink USB Device;c:\windows\system32\drivers\DisplayLinkUsbPort_5.2.23219.0.sys [2010-1-27 21888]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2011-03-17 22:35:53 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Safer Networking
2011-03-17 22:04:04 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2011-03-10 21:39:50 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\user\locals~1\applic~1\Ahead
2011-02-26 22:24:00 180224 --sh--r- C:\lpl.exe
2011-02-26 21:44:33 274288 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mucltui.dll
2011-02-26 21:44:33 215920 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\muweb.dll
2011-02-26 21:44:33 16736 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mucltui.dll.mui
==================== Find3M ====================
2011-02-09 13:53:52 270848 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\sbe.dll
2011-02-09 13:53:52 186880 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\encdec.dll
2011-02-02 07:58:35 2067456 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mstscax.dll
2011-01-27 11:57:06 677888 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mstsc.exe
2011-01-21 14:44:37 439296 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\shimgvw.dll
2011-01-07 19:54:18 149456 ----a-w- c:\windows\SGDetectionTool.dll
2011-01-07 19:54:16 1533904 ----a-w- c:\windows\PCTBDRes.dll
2011-01-07 19:54:14 2000848 ----a-w- c:\windows\PCTBDCore.dll
2011-01-07 19:54:04 767952 ----a-w- c:\windows\BDTSupport.dll
2011-01-07 14:09:02 290048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\atmfd.dll
2010-12-31 13:10:33 1854976 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2010-12-22 12:34:28 301568 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\kerberos.dll
2010-12-20 23:59:20 916480 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2010-12-20 23:59:19 43520 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\licmgr10.dll
2010-12-20 23:59:19 1469440 ------w- c:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl
2010-12-20 17:26:00 730112 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\lsasrv.dll
2010-12-20 12:55:26 385024 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\html.iec
=================== ROOTKIT ====================
Stealth MBR rootkit/Mebroot/Sinowal/TDL4 detector 0.4.2 by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Windows 5.1.2600 Disk: HITACHI_DK23DA-30 rev.00J1A0A3 -> Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP0T0L0-3
device: opened successfully
user: MBR read successfully
Disk trace:
called modules: ntoskrnl.exe CLASSPNP.SYS disk.sys >>UNKNOWN [0xF75BD134]<<
_asm { PUSH EBP; MOV EBP, ESP; PUSH ECX; MOV EAX, [EBP+0x8]; PUSH EBX; PUSH ESI; PUSH EDI; CMP EAX, [0xf75c0858]; JNZ 0x1f; MOV EBX, [EBP+0xc]; CALL 0xfffffffffffffd3b; }
1 nt!IofCallDriver[0x804E37D5] -> \Device\Harddisk0\DR0[0x82F5B670]
3 CLASSPNP[0xF74C8FD7] -> nt!IofCallDriver[0x804E37D5] -> [0x82663520]
\Driver\Disk[0x82A44F38] -> IRP_MJ_CREATE -> 0xF75BD134
kernel: MBR read successfully
_asm { XOR AX, AX; MOV SS, AX; MOV SP, 0x7c00; STI ; PUSH AX; POP ES; PUSH AX; POP DS; CLD ; MOV SI, 0x7c1b; MOV DI, 0x61b; PUSH AX; PUSH DI; MOV CX, 0x1e5; REP MOVSB ; RETF ; MOV BP, 0x7be; MOV CL, 0x4; CMP [BP+0x0], CH; JL 0x2e; JNZ 0x3a; }
user & kernel MBR OK
============= FINISH: 21:25:41.25 ===============

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#2 gringo_pr


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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:48 PM

Hello and Welcome to the forums!

My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.

Somethings to remember while we are working together.

  • Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!
  • Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.
  • Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.
  • Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.
  • Do not run anything while running a fix.

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.

In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.

Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.


  • Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

    Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
  • The application window will appear
  • Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers
  • Click Yes to continue
  • A 'Finished!' message will appear
  • Click OK
  • DeFogger may ask you to reboot the machine, if it does - click OK
Do not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed.

Download DDS:

  • Please download DDS by sUBs from one of the links below and save it to your desktop:

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    Please disable any anti-malware program that will block scripts from running before running DDS.

    • Double-Click on dds.scr and a command window will appear. This is normal.
    • Shortly after two logs will appear:
    • DDS.txt
    • Attach.txt
  • A window will open instructing you save & post the logs
  • Save the logs to a convenient place such as your desktop
  • Copy the contents of both logs & post in your next reply

Scan With RKUnHooker

  • Please Download Rootkit Unhooker Save it to your desktop.
  • Now double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.
  • Click the Report tab, then click Scan.
  • Check (Tick) Drivers, Stealth,. Uncheck the rest. then Click OK.
  • Wait till the scanner has finished and then click File, Save Report.
  • Save the report somewhere where you can find it. Click Close.
Copy the entire contents of the report and paste it in a reply here.

Note** you may get this warning it is ok, just ignore

"Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself!
It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?"

"just click on Cancel, then Accept".

information and logs:

  • In your next post I need the following

  • .logs from DDS
  • log from RKUnHooker
  • let me know of any problems you may have had


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Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:06 AM


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Posted 27 March 2011 - 03:44 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.In the event you still have problems, please send me or any Moderator a Private Message and ask them to reopen this topic within the next 5 days.
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