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computer respells cookies and changed a .dll file to do it too


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#1 David Mac

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 10:25 AM

My computer started to respell cookies when I would do a search and so I had my OS deleted and restored, they put all my old harddrive in a separate file and it stills does this. When I first turned on the computer I got a fast message, it said something about a cookie.dll file being changed. and it spelled the change like cokieos, the same that I get when I do a search in Bing or Google and it respells it with other functions too. I can go into some websites but other like Bleeping Computer I cannot access from home. I am writing this from work. Any ideas? I saw someone else had this problem here on this web site but can't find the thread.

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Edited by hamluis, 13 September 2011 - 03:23 PM.
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#2 GuruLounge

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 02:37 PM

I've never heard of "cookies" being "respelled". Are these browser cookies you are talking about or the "cookie.dll" file?

From what I can tell "cookie.dll" is a Mozilla component (i.e. Firefox). Can you browse successfully in Internet Explorer?

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 02:47 PM

You might want to post in the Am I Infected forum

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:11 PM

This is sure an odd one. lets run a scan and see if we get some info,

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Download Link 1
Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Troubleshoot Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware



Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:
  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.

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  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.
-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in safe mode.
-- If GMER crashes or keeps resulting in a BSODs, uncheck Devices on the right side before scanning
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#5 David Mac

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:43 AM

Jeff
It's both, definately respells in Bing and when I try to access sites that I normally have access to I'm not allowed, like Bleeping Computer and Morningstar etc...

Yes I have access to Internet Explorer

boopme,

Thanx for the suggestions I'll run this thru, I already have Mal-Ware Bytes but I'll run thru all of this.
I only have the work computer so it may take a couple of days

Thanx all again




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