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#1 kingerthethird


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Posted 25 March 2011 - 10:02 AM

The title explains most of it. On my work computer I'm getting redirects when I click links from google searches. My brain is thinking in facts right now, not sentences, so I'm not going to try and type out a paragraph.

-My work computer is running Windows XP and I'm using Firefox 3.6.12
-The redirects are slightly sporadic.
-I have a modified hosts file to block ads/malware on the web.
-The redirects normally go to googleads.doubleclick or r.looksmart. These are caught by my hosts file, and do not load.
-I keep getting cookies dropped into my browser from Static IP addresses. I whois-ed the addresses, and they don't look like advertising companies.
-Malware Bytes, and Kaspersky both come up blank.
-I've done the same exact searches from my personal windows 7 tablet while connected to the same network, clicked on the same links, and my tablet DOES NOT get redirected. It has the same Hosts file hack.
-Another coworker was having redirect issues yesterday.

My current thoughts are either I have a rootkit that's spreading, or the bug is on our domain controller (Which I believe all traffic routes through). Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 08:30 AM

Since you say this a work computer, have you contacted and advised your IT Department? In most work environments, the IT staff implement specific policies and procedures for the use of computer equipment and related resources. In fact, many companies will require you to read those policies and sign a statement of understanding. These official procedures are designed and implemented to provide security and certain restrictions to protect the network. This allows all users to safely use business resources with minimum risk of malware infection, illegal software, and exposure to inappropriate Internet sites or other prohibited activity. We will not assist with attempts to circumvent those policies or security measures.

Our forums are set up to help the home computer user deal with issues and questions relating to personal computers. At most community security sites like this, we do not have the staff or resources to deal with numerous client machines or the complexities of network disinfection. A lot of helpers are not familiar with Servers and many of the tools we use are restricted to non-commercial use by their creators. Further, we are not equipped to involve ourselves in any legal issues that may arise due to loss of business data and loss of revenue as a result of malware infection or the disinfection process which in some instances require reformatting and reinstallation of the operating system.

A business IT staff generally has established procedures in place to deal with issues and infections on client machines on the network. As such, they may not approve of employees seeking help at an online forum or outside the business office as doing so could interfere or cause problems with their removal methods. The malware you are dealing with may have infected the network. If that's the case, the IT Department needs to be advised right away so they can take the appropriate disinfection measures.

If you're reluctant or embarrassed to inform the IT Team, keep in mind that they can easily trace the source of the infection. It is much better to bring this to their attention than to deal with the consequences of violating security policy once the IT Team and your supervisor finds out.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:55 PM

Wow. A four paragraph reeming out. I feel like you could have just gone with "We can only help with personal computers."

FYI: It's a small business, our IT staff is one guy. There aren't any network security protocals that I'm aware of, AND I've already brought this to his attention. He didn't seem terribly concerned.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 03:11 PM

My reply was not intended to be a "reaming out" or a refusal to help but an explanation why it is important the IT folks know what is going on. We realize some businesses only have minimal IT support if any at all but I need to check first as some folks will try to hide their computer's infections which can make things worst for all.

With that said, please post the results of your last MBAM scan for review (even if nothing was found).

To retrieve the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan log information, launch MBAM.
  • Click the Logs Tab at the top.
  • The log will be named by the date of scan in the following format: mbam-log-date(time).txt
    -- If you have previously used MBAM, there may be several logs showing in the list.
  • Click on the log name to highlight it.
  • Go to the bottom and click on Open.
  • The log should automatically open in notepad as a text file.
  • Go to Edit and choose Select all.
  • Go back to Edit and choose Copy or right-click on the highlighted text and choose Copy from there.
  • Come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.
  • Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
Logs are saved to the following locations:
-- XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-yyyy-mm-dd
-- Vista, Windows 7, 2008: C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-yyyy-mm-dd

Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.zip) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!
Be sure to print out and follow all instructions for performing a scan or refer to these instructions with screenshots.

  • Extract (unzip) the file to your desktop and make sure TDSSKiller.exe (the contents of the zipped file) is on the Desktop itself, not within a folder on the Desktop. Vista/Windows 7 users refer to these instructions if you're unsure how to unzip a file.
  • If you don't have an extracting program, you can download TDSSKiller.exe and use that instead.
  • Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • When the program opens, click the Start Scan button.

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  • Do not use the computer during the scan
  • If the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.
  • Any objects found, will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.
  • If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure...do not change it.

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  • Click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.<- Important!!

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  • If 'Suspicious' objects are detected, you will be given the option to Skip or Quarantine. Skip will be the default selection. Leave it as such for now.
  • A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).
  • Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.
-- If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to these instructions. In some cases it may be necessary to redownload TDSSKiller and randomly rename it before downloading and saving to the computer.

-- For any files detected as 'Suspicious' (except those identified as Forged to be cured after reboot) get a second opinion by submitting to Jotti's virusscan or VirusTotal. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.

Edited by quietman7, 27 March 2011 - 03:12 PM.

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#5 kingerthethird

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:35 PM

Sorry, sometimes It's hard to interpret tone over the internet. I'll get the logs firs thing in the morning. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:20 AM

Not a problem.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:00 AM

Latest MBAM Log. I've got another one going.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Database version: 6160

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

3/25/2011 10:29:14 AM
mbam-log-2011-03-25 (10-29-14).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|U:\|)
Objects scanned: 274611
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 28 minute(s), 8 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)

TDSSKiller log
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0717 3292	TDSS rootkit removing tool Mar 10 2011 12:26:28
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	================================================================================
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	SystemInfo:
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	OS Version: 5.1.2600 ServicePack: 3.0
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	Product type: Workstation
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	ComputerName: REDACTED
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	UserName: REDACTED
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	Windows directory: C:\WINDOWS
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	System windows directory: C:\WINDOWS
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	Processor architecture: Intel x86
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	Number of processors: 2
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	Page size: 0x1000
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	Boot type: Normal boot
2011/03/28 08:59:05.0842 3292	================================================================================
2011/03/28 08:59:06.0248 3292	Initialize success
2011/03/28 08:59:08.0873 3224	================================================================================
2011/03/28 08:59:08.0873 3224	Scan started
2011/03/28 08:59:08.0873 3224	Mode: Manual; 
2011/03/28 08:59:08.0873 3224	================================================================================
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2011/03/28 08:59:21.0499 3224	================================================================================
2011/03/28 08:59:21.0499 3224	Scan finished
2011/03/28 08:59:21.0499 3224	================================================================================
2011/03/28 08:59:28.0530 1340	Deinitialize success

I forgot to post this. I did some other poking around, and the Redirects seem to only happen with the Firefox/Google combo. Firefox/Bing, IE/Google, and IE/Bing all work fine.

Edited by kingerthethird, 28 March 2011 - 08:06 AM.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 09:01 AM

There are various ways a malware infection can cause browser redirects. If none of your security tools are finding any malware and the redirects persist, try these steps:

I realize you said the redirects only seem to happen with the Firefox/Google combo but it won't hurt to double-check/reset all your settings just to be sure.

:step1: Reset Internet Explorer or use Microsoft's Fix it to automatically reset registry keys and the browser back to the way it was when initially installed. If you check the Delete personal settings checkbox in Advanced settings, it will reset the home page(s), search providers and Accelerators to their default values. It will also delete temporary Internet files, history, cookies, web form information (passwords) and InPrivate Filtering data.

-- Note: Microsoft Fix it does not work in Windows 7. Instead, you can use the Internet Explorer troubleshooters to achieve this automatically.itially installed. Then clear your browser history.

If using FireFox, refer to these instructions to reset all user preferences, toolbars and search engine to their default settings using Firefox Safe Mode.

:step2: Clearing your Web browser cache. As you browse web pages, the browser stores a copy of the pages you view on your local hard drive; this is called caching. Clearing the cache forces the browser to load the latest versions of Web pages and programs you visit.

:step3: Some infections will alter the Proxy settings in Internet Explorer which can affect your ability to browse, update or download tools required for disinfection. Check/Reset Proxy Server Settings. To do that, please refer to Steps 4-7 under the section Automated Removal Instructions for System Tool using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in this guide.

Alternatively, you can press the WINKEY + R keys on your keyboard or click Posted Image > Run..., and in the Open dialog box, type: inetcpl.cpl
Click OK or press Enter. Click the Connections tab and continue following the instructions in the above guide.

If using FireFox, refer to these instructions to check and configure Proxy Settings under the Connection Settings Dialog.

:step4: Some types of malware will alter the HOSTS file as part of its infection. Please follow the instructions provided in How to reset the hosts file back to the default.

To reset the hosts file automatically, click the Posted Image button.
Click Run in the file download dialog box or save MicrosoftFixit50267.msi to your Desktop and double-click on it to run. Then just follow the promots in the Fix it wizard.

If you want to add a custom HOSTS file instead, read here first, then download hosts.zip, save it to your Desktop and follow follow these instructions to install the MVPS HOSTS File.

If you encounter a problem with the zipped version, try using an alternative zipping tool like 7zip or ExtractNow. If you still encounter problems, then use the MVPS HOSTS File text version. Go to File in the top menu and select "Save As", then save hosts.txt to your desktop. Rename it hosts without an extension. Go to the folder containing your existing HOSTS file and rename it HOSTS.MVP. Then copy the hosts file on your desktop into the same folder where you renamed the existing file.

Note: If using Vista or Windows 7, be aware that they require special instructions.
:step5: Reset your network settings and Configure TCP/IP to use DNS.
  • Go to Posted Image > Control Panel, and choose Network Connections.
  • Right-click on your default connection, usually Local Area Connection or Dial-up Connection if you are using Dial-up, and and choose Properties.
  • Double-click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) or highlight it and select Properties.
  • Under the General tab, write down any settings in case you should need to change them back.
  • Select the button that says "Obtain an IP address automatically" or make sure the DNS server IP address is the same as provided by your ISP.
  • Select the button that says "Obtain DNS servers automatically".
  • If unknown Preferred or Alternate DNS servers are listed, uncheck the box that says "Use the following DNS server address".
  • Click OK twice to get out of the properties screen and restart your computer. If not prompted to reboot go ahead and reboot manually.
-- Vista users can refer to How to Change TCP/IP settings.
-- Windows 7 users can refer to How to Change TCP/IP settings.

CAUTION: It's possible that your ISP (Internet Service Provider) requires specific DNS settings here. Make sure you know if you need these settings or not BEFORE you make any changes or you may lose your Internet connection. If you're sure you do not need a specific DNS address, then you may proceed.

:step6: If using a router, disconnect from the Internet and reset your router with a strong logon/password. Many users seldom change the default username/password on the router and are prone to some types of infection. If you're not sure how to do this, refer to the owner's manual for your particular router model. If you do not have a manual, look for one on the vendor's web site which you can download and keep for future reference.

Consult these links to find out the default username and password for your router and write down that information so it is available when doing the reset:These are generic instructions for how to reset a router,:
  • Unplug or turn off your DSL/cable modem.
  • Locate the router's reset button.
  • Press, and hold, the Reset button down for 30 seconds.
  • Wait for the Power, WLAN and Internet light to turn on (On the router).
  • Plug in or turn on your modem (if it is separate from the router).
  • Open your web browser to see if you have an Internet connection.
  • If you don't have an Internet connection you may need to restart your computer.

Once you have completed these steps, let me know if the redirects have stopped.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:34 PM

Starting Firefox in safe mode seemed to do the trick, so I made all the fixes permanent. Now I wish I hadn't as I've lost all leads back to the source. Oh well.

Thanks for the help.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:21 PM

You're welcome. Safe surfing and have a malware free day.
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