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#1 maconcitizens

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 01:31 PM

My google search results are being redirected to other sites when I click on them. I have tried malwarebytes, tdsskiller.exe, and superantispyware pro, but nothing has of yet had any effect on the problem. Can anyone offer a little help? Thanks.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 02:37 PM

Did they find and remove anything?
Is this XP or another?
Are you on a router? Are there other machines on it and do they redirect?
Are you running Firefox or IE?



Your HOSTS file may be infected.
Reset the HOSTS file
As this infection also changes your Windows HOSTS file, we want to replace this file with the default version for your operating system.
Some types of malware will alter the HOSTS file as part of its infection. Please follow the instructions provided in How do I reset the hosts file back to the default?

To reset the hosts file automatically,go HERE click the Posted Image button. Then just follow the prompts in the Fix it wizard.


OR
Click Run in the File Download dialog box or save MicrosoftFixit50267.msi to your Desktop and double-click on it to run. Then just follow the promots in the Fix it wizard.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:05 PM

Thanks for your reply.


They did find a few things but the redirect problem is still present.

The computer is running 64 bit windows 7.

Its on a router. There are 9 other machines on the router and 1 other has started redirecting. I've reset the router to factory defaults and that didn't seem to help.

The browser I'm using is IE. I get the same redirect results using Chrome.

I ran the microsoft Fix it for the Hosts file but the problem remains.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:33 PM

I am going to post this process. If it seems to difficuly with all the machines then we need to get a deeper look. In fact if this does not work then we have to do this anyway as thenit is a well hidden rootkit..

The problem is actually based in your router.
Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates
Next disconnect your system from the internet, and your router, then…
Open MBAM in normal mode and click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected,

Next you must reset the router to its default configuration. This can be done by inserting something tiny like a paper clip end or pencil tip into a small hole labeled "reset" located on the back of the router. Press and hold down the small button inside until the lights on the front of the router blink off and then on again (usually about 10 seconds). If you don’t know the router's default password, you can look it up HERE


However, if there are other infected machines using the same router, they will need to be cleared with the above steps before resetting the router. Otherwise, the malware will simply go back and change the router's DNS settings. You also need to reconfigure any security settings you had in place prior to the reset. Check out this site here for video tutorials on how to properly configure your router's encryption and security settings. You may also need to consult with your Internet service provider to find out which DNS servers your network should be using.

Once you have ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware on the infected system, and reset the router to its default configuration you can reconnect to the internet, and router. Then return to this site to post your logs/


If still no joy.
Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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