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I have some form of the Google Redirect Virus


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#1 ebusojar

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 08:44 PM

Hi everyone,

As was probably the case with many others out there, I found myself browsing with Google on Firefox, and suddenly the results of the search would send me to random websites (things like Yellowpages.com or various advertisements, etc...). It doesn't seem like a life or death problem, and I wasn't even that annoyed by it, but I realize that whatever's causing it probably can't be good to have just sitting on my computer somewhere.

I attempted to work out what it was myself, but I'm not great with computers. After running my regular Trend Micro searches and not getting anything, I tried downloading the Kapersky program (TDSSKiller), but that search came up with nothing as well. So I was hoping someone else out there was in my boat and might have a few more helpful tips for me to try in order to sort this out!

Thanks guys!

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:06 PM

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Can you check if IE is being redirected as well?

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#3 ebusojar

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 11:42 AM

I did a couple of searches on IE, and it doesn't seem to be doing the same redirecting thing. In case it matters, I rarely use IE - probably 2 or 3 times in the last several years. It mostly lies dormant in case something gives me trouble on Firefox.

Thanks for the quick reply! I really appreciate it,

Evan

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:03 PM

Please download GooredFix from one of the locations below and save it to your Desktop
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  • Ensure all Firefox windows are closed.
  • To run the tool, double-click it (XP), or right-click and select Run As Administrator (Vista).
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  • GooredFix will check for infections, and then a log will appear. Please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called GooredFix.txt).

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:08 PM

Alright! I ran the scan, and the log came back like this:

GooredFix by jpshortstuff (03.07.10.1)
Log created at 17:04 on 18/09/2011 (Evan)
Firefox version 6.0.2 (en-US)

========== GooredScan ==========

Deleting "C:\Users\Evan\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\irbt96z9.default\extensions\{35e079d4-a500-41e3-8aa0-ef0fe2ad2793}" -> Success!

========== GooredLog ==========

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\
{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} [15:18 11/08/2011]
{AB2CE124-6272-4b12-94A9-7303C7397BD1} [09:55 09/07/2010]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [11:45 08/11/2008]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0014-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [13:40 10/07/2009]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0020-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [14:07 26/07/2010]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0021-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [13:52 23/08/2010]

C:\Users\Evan\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\irbt96z9.default\extensions\
gamesbar@oberon-media.com [11:58 13/09/2011]
{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} [01:33 05/08/2009]
{c2f863cd-0429-48c7-bb54-db756a951760} [13:36 10/08/2011]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]
"{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}"="c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension\" [07:38 27/07/2009]

-=E.O.F=-


I'm crossing my fingers that the word "Success" in that log along with the exclamation point is a good sign, but who knows?

Any further steps?

Thanks!

Evan

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:47 PM

Use Firefox for a while and let me know....

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:58 PM

Awesome!

Thank you so much for the help!

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 05:10 PM

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:36 PM

Hey there,

So firefox has started acting up again - same problem, so I ran the GooredFix again, with the result:

GooredFix by jpshortstuff (03.07.10.1)
Log created at 15:01 on 26/09/2011 (Evan)
Firefox version 6.0.2 (en-US)

========== GooredScan ==========

Deleting "C:\Users\Evan\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\irbt96z9.default\extensions\{35e079d4-a500-41e3-8aa0-ef0fe2ad2793}" -> Success!

========== GooredLog ==========

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\
{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} [15:18 11/08/2011]
{AB2CE124-6272-4b12-94A9-7303C7397BD1} [09:55 09/07/2010]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [11:45 08/11/2008]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0014-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [13:40 10/07/2009]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0020-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [14:07 26/07/2010]
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0021-ABCDEFFEDCBA} [13:52 23/08/2010]

C:\Users\Evan\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\irbt96z9.default\extensions\
gamesbar@oberon-media.com [11:58 13/09/2011]
{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} [01:33 05/08/2009]
{c2f863cd-0429-48c7-bb54-db756a951760} [13:36 10/08/2011]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]
"{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}"="c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension\" [07:38 27/07/2009]

-=E.O.F=-


Is there any kind of permanent fix for this annoying issue? Or does it tend to come back over and over.

Thanks!
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Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:50 PM

I'm not sure.
Update me in a while....

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:43 AM

Sorry to be such a bother, guys. But this Google Redirect thing keeps coming back and is getting pretty annoying to manage. Any thoughts?

Thanks a lot! Evan

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:26 AM

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team.
Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.
Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.
Including a link to this thread will be helpful.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 11:20 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic421447.html 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 MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in 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 MRT 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 MRT Team members are EXTREMELY 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 MRT 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 MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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