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Ping.exe *32 and Google Redirects

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#1 jonahsbystander


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Posted 21 October 2011 - 05:10 PM

Earlier today I was attaempting to fix a comms issue with a program I was running and in a effort to determine what was preventing the program from transmitting data, I turned of my firewall (zonealarm). Forgetting I had done this, I began to surf the web (epic facepalm). About five minutes into my surfing, AVG popped up with a message indicating that 3 files on my pc were infected (one of which was c:/windows/sysWOW64/PING.EXE) and that a process had been stopped. My pc then restarted by itself. When it rebooted, the cpu usage was 100% and the RAM was being consumed rapidly. I started task manager and noticed a process called PING.exe *32 consuming basically all of the resources. I ended the process and launched firefox. I entered a google search and whenever I clicked a result I was redirected to anti-malware software purchase pages.

I have run a full AVG scan and a full malwarebytes scan and although a few files were found, this has still not stopped the PING.exe process from reappearing or the redirects.

Can anybody help please?

Edited by jonahsbystander, 21 October 2011 - 05:11 PM.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:09 PM

PING.exe *32

Check for C:/WINDOWS/SYSTEM64 (not the sysWOW64 folder)

if u have it then i can confirm that is a 64 bit zaccess rootkit

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.

Edited by sundar7701, 21 October 2011 - 07:09 PM.

#3 Orange Blossom

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 10:08 AM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic424546.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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