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Google redirect malware/Trojan/Rootkit/problem slowing down computer!


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#1 b2daoni

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:36 PM

Okay. I've had a bit of trouble for about a week. First I noticed that my google searches kept redirecting to different sites. And then I noticed my browser was running entirely too slow. I tried pulling up the Task Manager to see what was going on but I kept getting an error message upon a black screen saying that Task Manager failed to boot up or something. At this point I was very aware that I had something on my computer and phoned a friend who said to download Malwarebytes and use it.

I did just that. Took care of the Task Manager problem. I decided to run an AVG scan. Full scan waited for 3 hours and came back with nothing. I use Google Chrome as my browser and hopped back on but was still experiencing the same problem. So I searched around and find a Youtube video demonstrating Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro and ComboFix. I downloaded/ran Hitman Pro and was shown a "possible TDSS/Alureon/variant" message across the top of the scan and something about hidden drivers. I was still convinced that the problem was present but I had read the warnings about ComboFix and how it was to be used only by pros. I googled ComboFix and after some browsing came across a forum post of the Admin Gringo helping someone get rid of a problem that seemed very similar to mine. So this is me giving it a shot.

Since I found out I was infected I've been operating in Safe mode with Networking support fairly often so i dont get slowed down too much. Hope that is a good thing. My OS is Windows Vista Basic and I'm on a Toshiba computer.(Satellite L335-S7915) I use Google Chrome as my default browser. Websites that I frequent are Facebook, Solecollector, Niketalk, ebay, Amazon, Filetram, narutospot, anime44, cashcrate, xvideos, and redtube. (Not very proud of the last two.) Recently I've downloaded extensively from filetram and Im thinking thats where I might have gotten the problem from.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:09 PM

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With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.

It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:39 AM

Hi! Wow thanks for the fast response. I am currently at work but I will follow instructions when I get home. Thank you kindly!

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:36 PM

Just posted the topic in the malware removal forum. Thanks in advance guys!

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:46 PM

Malware topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic406993.html

Now that your log is properly 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 Removal 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 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 Malware Removal 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 Removal 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 made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal 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 MR Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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