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#1 Rus1

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:11 PM

Hi,
Since 2 days i am experiencing behavior where search results (google, bing) redirect to completely other sites. It looks like i have some kind of trojan that hijacked my browser. So far i have done following:
1. Scanned with Malwarebytes - nothing detected
2. Scanned with Spybot search & destroy - nothing detected
3. Scanned with Microsoft Forefront - nothing detected
4. Checked hosts file - it was missing, which is strange, i have edited it before, it was not there, so i created it.
5. Checked TCP/IP settings - set to obtain DNS server names automatically
6. Checked Firefox network settings - set to use no proxy.

Behavior is same for both IE and Firefox.
Versions of browsers: IE7 and Firefox 3.6.17.
OS - Windows XP Professional, SP3

Please let me know what next steps should I do.
Thanks!

Edited by Orange Blossom, 01 May 2011 - 12:34 PM.
Moved to AII for initial assistance. ~ OB


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Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:44 PM

I forgot to add that also sometimes i get random sites opening in new tab in Firefox.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 01:33 PM

Hi Rus1,

For google redirects http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-tdss-tdl3-alureon-rootkit-using-tdsskiller

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 06:10 PM

Hi coles1mom,

Thanks for reply, i downloaded and renamed tdsskiller app, but when i try to run it, it failes during initialization step. It reaches 80% and then errors, saying "tool has encountered a problem and needs to close". I tried running it yesterday, without renaming though, i got same result. Would appreciate any help to get rid of this problem!

Hi Rus1,

For google redirects http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-tdss-tdl3-alureon-rootkit-using-tdsskiller






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