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Google Redirect, Smitfraud-C.gp, Rootkit.Boot.Pihar.b

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#1 DaMongoose


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:59 PM

I am using Windows 7 64-bit Home Edition. I noticed last night that when I used IE and did google searches, sometimes it would send me to wrong webpages. I thought perhaps I had some spyware, so I used Spybot Search & Destroy, and besides the normal cookies that popped up, this time it showed there was a file. It says this is Smitfraud-C.gp. I tried to google it to figure out how to get rid of it, and it seems many links lead to this website. I saw someone recommend tdsskiller.exe, so I downloaded that and ran it, and it said I had Rootkit.Boot.Pihar.b, it selected cure, and restarted my computer, and scanned again, and nothing had changed, it still said the rootkit was there. Also this time, the cmd prompt console kept opening and closing on my screen very fast. I opened up Process Explorer to look at why that was happening, and apparently conhost.exe was opening and closing over and over and over. Also an svchost.exe was opening and closing over and over. I tried to run the tdsskiller.exe one more time and restarted my computer again. Still nothing changed, still said it had the rootkit. This time in process explorer rather than conhost.exe opening over and over, there was just 7 instances of it open. Also, in my taskbar there is what looks like an open program, it has no icon, if you hover over it the title of it is L, and if I right click it, it says it is winsrcmde. Now I am flustered and decided to create this post, and here we are. I know we arent supposed to post logs in this forum until asked, so I won't post the TDSSKiller log just yet.

This is what the Spybot S&D log said.
Smitfraud-C.gp: [SBI $8E7F06B8] Executable (File, nothing done)
Properties.filedatetext=2009-07-13 17:14:45

Please help me! I will be eternally grateful!
Thank you for your time and assistance,

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#2 Broni


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:20 PM

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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#3 Orange Blossom

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:50 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic426846.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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