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#1 rosyt

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:10 PM

Hi there,

I am new to this venue. I had the dreaded fake rogue XP security application. Thanks to this site, I was able to download the malwarebytes solution and now I am up and running...yipee. But, when I use my internet browser and type in a search, I get a list of results; however, when I click on any result, instead of taking me to the site, it takes me to Google. I had IE Explorer 7, so I downloaded Explorer 8 hoping it would solve the problem, but no go. I tired changing the settings in the Internet Tools, but didn't seem to have any luck. Any solutions out there? Thank you SO MUCH.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:17 PM

Take a look at your proxy settings.

Do you have trouble accessing any websites directly in the browser?

Did you download IE 8 from the Microsoft website...or via Windows Update?

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:24 PM

Hmmmm, I am so new at this. What is a "proxy setting"?

Hm, I am very novice, what is a "proxy setting"?

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:27 PM

I can go to any website by typing in the name. Or, I can go by using my favorites, but if I search google.com or yahoo.com or bing.com and get a list of results, whenver I click on a result it goes to a blank "google" web page. I downloaded the IE 8 from Microsoft?

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:49 PM

Sounds like you still might be infected with something

When you ran Malwarebytes did you update it and then run the full scan?
The full scan can sometimes take quite some time & its important to update the program as well.

You might also want to run SuperAntiSpyware
Again, update it and run the full scan.

You can run both scans at the same time but dont do anything else as the scans will tax the system.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:08 PM

Hmmmm, I am so new at this. What is a "proxy setting"?

Hm, I am very novice, what is a "proxy setting"?


It's a setting that using a Proxy is on or not..

a proxy server is a server (a computer system or an application) that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource, available from a different server. The proxy server evaluates the request according to its filtering rules.

WIKI

Some malware change this setting to opposite of what you use to prevent connecting or [age displays.
Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.
Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.
Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.
Now check if the internet is working again.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:08 PM

I did run a full scan of Malwarbytes, it found nothing. I also used Symantic and Adaware. I will try the one you suggested. thanks for the tip.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:17 PM

Hello, just letting you know I moved this topic to here in the Am I Infected forum is the Secrity forum.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:49 PM

I checked the Lan proxy settings...they were not checked. I downloaded mozilla foxfire and it reacts the same way...grrrr. any other suggestions?

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 08:18 PM

Ok.

Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!
Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.5.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.
  • Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • 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 How to change the file extension.
  • Click the Start Scan button.
  • Do not use the computer during the scan
  • If the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.
  • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.
  • Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.
  • A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_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[/color] instructions. [color=green]In some cases it may be necessary to redownload TDSSKiller and randomly rename it before downloading and saving to the computer
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