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Redirected internet searches & rootkit.win32.Sst.a

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#1 Jordan24


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Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:09 PM

Hello. I recently have been having problems with my Yahoo searches being redirected. My laptop is 3 years old and this is the first problems I've had. I started out having the windows vista recovery virus but safely removed it. After I removed it however, I noticed my internet searches being redirected. I have used Hitman 3, AVG, Avast, and now Kaspersky. Kaspersky issued a warning that it had found MEM:rootkit.win32.Sst.a. When I went to remove it, it said that it was unable to be removed. I have since started a new scan and am 75% in and it hasn't found the virus again but I'm still having the problems. What steps do you recommend I take to remove this aggravating virus?

Also, I have run every scan under safe mode. I attempted to download combofix but it would not finish downloading or open. I have also downloaded tdsskiller but it will not open even if I try to run as administrator. I operate on Firefox only and rarely use Internet Explorer.



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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:57 PM

Here are my results from the 3 scans I've run using Kaspersky:

Autoscan: stopped 8 hours ago (events: 4, objects: 584116, time: 09:44:42)
5/31/2011 2:13:31 AM Task started
5/31/2011 6:32:33 AM Detected: MEM:Rootkit.Win32.Sst.a Unknown application
5/31/2011 11:39:35 AM Cannot be backed up: MEM:Rootkit.Win32.Sst.a Unknown application
5/31/2011 11:58:14 AM Task stopped
Autoscan: completed 2 hours ago (events: 4, objects: 1127560, time: 02:00:13)
5/31/2011 12:28:51 PM Task started
5/31/2011 3:17:56 PM Task stopped
5/31/2011 4:27:57 PM Task started
5/31/2011 6:28:10 PM Task completed
Autoscan: completed 32 minutes ago (events: 2, objects: 564748, time: 01:27:46)
5/31/2011 6:55:32 PM Task started
5/31/2011 8:23:18 PM Task completed

And in addition, my Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Database version: 6735

Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 7.0.6002.18005

5/31/2011 4:23:40 PM
mbam-log-2011-05-31 (16-23-40).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 164340
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 25 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)

Edited by Jordan24, 31 May 2011 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:13 PM

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and 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 topic 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.

Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 04:08 AM

My new topic in the malware removal logs forum:


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 07:09 AM


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

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

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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