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#1 randomnamehere

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 04:30 PM

I recently (past few days) managed to acquire a google redirect virus. Most links I attempt to follow in a google search redirect me to a non-malicious, yet not-related website.

Here's what I've tried so far:

1. Quick scan with Anti-Malware Bytes--12 files infected, with Trojan.Tracur.WOW and Malware.Trace. Successfully quarantined and removed all instances. Rebooted.

2. Still having problems, so tried TDSSKiller as per the tutorial/walkthrough on this website. Ran in under a minute with no issues discovered.

3. Still having problems, so did a full scan with Anti-Malware Bytes--no issues found.

4. Still having problems, so did a Spybot S&D Scan--no issues found.

5. Last ditch effort--reran TDSSKiller once more. Still nothing found, yet still having unwanted redirects.


Any help appreciated.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:35 PM

Hello, I need to ask if you updated MBam before scanning,
Is this XP or another?
Are you on a router,are other PC's on it also and do they Redirect?

Plaese do an online scan.


I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on Posted Image to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check Posted Image and check Remove found threats
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Push Posted Image


NOTE: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:11 PM

Tnanks for the speedy reply.



The computer runs Windows Vista. MBAM was updated before scanning (Database version 6872, updated 6/16/11).

As for other computers on the router--as this is a laptop it experiences work and home environments. I have heard of no issues with others who share my home router, nor anyone at work. Although, if it is possible to check the status of my home router, I would like to do so to ensure it isn't passing anything on.



ESET scan revealed the following, after which the computer was restarted:

C:\ProgramData\AudioEng32.dll Win32/TrojanDownloader.Agent.PDY trojan cleaned by deleting (after the next restart) - quarantined
C:\Users\Beth\AppData\Local\Temp\NOD7A38.tmp Win32/TrojanDownloader.Agent.PDY trojan cleaned by deleting (after the next restart) - quarantined
C:\Users\Beth\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\8\2e524588-3ba8f9ea multiple threats deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Beth\AppData\Roaming\C2FBA802F8FC4E3EAA741AE3CFE5A92E\enemies-names.txt Win32/Adware.AntimalwareDoctor.AE.Gen application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Users\Beth\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\rymju63p.default\extensions\{5f3d4a00-8bce-415e-b99b-87b6f3c56b85}\chrome.manifest Win32/TrojanDownloader.Tracur.F trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Users\Beth\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\rymju63p.default\extensions\{5f3d4a00-8bce-415e-b99b-87b6f3c56b85}\chrome\xulcache.jar JS/Agent.NDB trojan deleted - quarantined
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\IDOQVCZX\QQkFBg0NBgYDDAABEkcJBQcEAAMGDAMGAg==[1].htm JS/Exploit.Agent.NCQ trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\MDDPMDXH\jquery[1].js JS/Kryptik.AL trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined




EDIT/UPDATE: Post-restart, I checked several search engines and the problem appears to be fixed. Are there other steps I need to take?

Also, in another virus incident (it's been a long week...) a virus hacked into Windows defender. I was able to remove it via MBAM, but now Defender refuses to initialize. Is there a way to fix Defender? or does it even matter seeing as I regularly scan with MBAM? (Please let me know if you wish me to start a new thread with this query)

Edited by randomnamehere, 20 June 2011 - 08:24 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:47 PM

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tracur.A listens on an undefined TCP port and waits for instructions. It may be instructed to perform the following actions:
•Download and execute arbitrary files
•Redirect the user's web browser to a URL of the attacker's choice, and maximize the web browser Window.


If you run Javs or Adobe be sur they are updated. Java is at >> Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE)
Version Number: 6.0 Update 26 updated updated 06/07/11

Adobe is at 10X

I would have the other run MBAM and/or ESET to be surethey are clear.



If there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:
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