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Browser Redirect Malware


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#1 VisualOD

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 12:12 PM

(((Forenote: I've already posted this in the 'Infected? What do I do?' forum, but I'm not sure if I was supposed to post it in this one or there. My apologies if I've done something wrong, feel free to lock either of the topics.)))


Hi guys, thanks very much for taking the time to look at my thread. I've been trying on my own for the past 2 or 3 days to figure out how this is happening but haven't got anywhere. Time for the pros to step in.

Formatted and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 about 5 days ago, and within a day I'd got this malware problem. I've got AVG and Malwarebytes always running in the background. I've read about these Google redirects elsewhere on the forums and on other sites, but mine doesn't seem to be quite as intense (touch wood). It seems to only affect me when I visit known anti-virus sites like the AVG forums etc. Though I have noticed it redirecting me when just looking at innocent sites such as BBC.co.uk. The redirect is taking me to 'licosearch'.

Steps I've taken:
Scanned with AVG in Safe Mode. -Nothing found.
Scanned with MalwareBytes in Safe Mode -Nothing found.
Created HijackThis logs and processed at hijackthis.de checker -Nothing found.
Scanned with HitmanPro -Nothing found.
Scanned with AVG Rootkit Scan in Safe Mode. -Nothing found.

Update to above list:
Scanned with ESET Online Scanner. -Nothing found.
Scanned with TDSSKiller. -Nothing found.

Random Attempts:
Someone elsewhere on this forum or on another tech support forum (I forget which), said they found it to be a network problem rather than local to their own PC. They said after rebooting their router the problem stopped. I tried this, didn't work...


Any help would be great appreciated, and I'll check this thread every half hour or so to ensure I don't waste anyones time by not responding!

Best regards,
Rob

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:55 PM

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Then post your DDS and GMER logs as a reply to this topic. Once you have done that I will remove my reply and consolidate the posts so that you retain your correct place in the queue.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please 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 reply 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.
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 07:27 PM

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