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Google warning users of malware infection


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#1 keyboardNinja

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:57 AM

If you see a notification above your Google search results that your computer is infected with malware, itís probably best to take it seriously - the search giant has identified traffic patterns consistent with infection, and itís letting users know that they need to take action.

The malware in question routes Google traffic through a small number of proxies, according to the official blog entry. If Googleís search engine detects that youíre coming to them through these intermediaries, itíll display a banner notification (pictured right) in hopes that youíll fix the problem.

Full article here: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/google/google-warning-users-of-malware-infection/3145

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for the heads-up, KBN. That message could easily be mistaken for a fake alert if described. :)
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:10 PM

:thumbup2:

Just wonder how long it will be before the malware writers start having "warnings" of their own like these. :whistle:

It's a nice thought, but I just wonder how effective this is going to be...
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:00 AM

Hello everyone ...
I recently was infected with "startnow" ad-ware that I picked up through a download for Chrome browser. I had to change my homepage back to what it was not only through Internet Options but in all the browsers I use. IE wasn't affected other than a startnow tool bar showing up which I uninstalled. As a follow up, I contacted Malwarebytes support and they looked at my system, and said that it looked like I got it all but that I should run ComboFix to make sure something wasn't lurking. That worked great and it appears all it well now. The Malwarebytes support team is awesome!

Am I supposed to copy and paste the ComboFix log somewhere on this site? I think I saw a request for that during the procedure, but I don't know where to post it. Thanks.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:17 AM

Am I supposed to copy and paste the ComboFix log somewhere on this site? I think I saw a request for that during the procedure, but I don't know where to post it. Thanks.

Hello the forum section you would post your logs would be this one here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html

It is always best to run combofix with the professional supervision from one our our trained MRT staff members.

The general rule for posting combofix logs is the following: DO NOT RUN ComboFix unless requested to do so by a MRT staff member or trained Moderator.

The forum you would start your opening topic (minus the logs) would be in this forum here called Am I Infected? What do I do?: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html

Please DO NOT post any logs in the AII forum except for MalewareBytes or other anti-virus scanning tools logs, post what you feel is wrong with your computer.
When a staff member decides you need to post a Combofix log and perform a thorough cleaning for Malware or virus infection, they will instruct you to start a new thread in the first forum I linked you to above.

Hope this answers your question.

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