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#1 Veebz

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 08:48 PM

For the past few days, search engine links have been redirected through a few sites. Chief amongst these are "tazinga" and "going on earth". Searching for the latter sends me to hxxp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/aa570318.aspx

At this point the problem is greater than what I can deal with from my experience.

I've used Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware and SpybotSearch and Destroy both in regular and in safe mode numerous times. All three have picked up and removed infected files. Subsequent scans with Spybot SnD have alerted me that my firewall keeps getting disabled. For a short period of time, however, search engines work correctly before the problem returns. The last time I had a redirect infection was atapi.sys - over a year ago, and on a different machine. TDSS killer instantly cured that machine, but it picks up nothing on this one. I've also made sure that the only program on my startup list is teatimer for Spybot SnD.

I've noticed that this infection has shown up a lot in other posts on this forum as well as places like yahoo answers. Clicking google cache links still works for me.

Running Windows XP on an HP Pavillion a1104n with manufacturer default parts.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advanced!

Edited by Orange Blossom, 24 April 2011 - 10:16 PM.
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:41 AM

The last time I had a redirect infection was atapi.sys - over a year ago, and on a different machine. TDSS killer instantly cured that machine, but it picks up nothing on this one.

Did you download and use the latest version or just rerun the one you previously used?
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:04 AM

As far as I know, I've used the most recent version of TDSS killer (2.4.21.0)

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:09 AM

Ok.

If none of the tools you have used thus far are finding any malicious files or not successful at removal, this issue will require further investigation. Many of the tools we use in this forum are not capable of detecting (repairing/removing) all malware variants so more advanced tools are needed to investigate. Before that can be done you will need you to create and post a DDS log for further investigation.


Please read the "Preparation Guide".
  • If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.
  • In Step 7 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.
When you have done that, post your log in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the Malware Response Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, please reply back here with a link to the new topic so we can closed this one.
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for your response. I've posted a new topic on the other forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic393568.html

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:35 PM

You're welcome.

Now that your log is posted, 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 Malware Response Team member...nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process or make things worst which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Response 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 Malware Response Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Response 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 Malware Response Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic until you are cleared by the Malware Response Team. If you still need assistance after your log has been reviewed and you have been cleared, please PM me or another moderator and we will re-open this topic.

Good luck with your log
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