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Spy/Malware - famoussearchsystems & coolsearch popups

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#1 pholonit


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:25 PM

Well, I'm throwing in the towel. I can't fix this on my own. A few days ago I started getting popup messages from Trend Micro. Some of the popups alert me that some virus were detected and cleaned. Other popups alert me that certain URL's have been blocked. Also, every 30 minutes Internet Explorer opens on its own with either "famoussearchsystems.com" or "coolsearchsystem.com" in the address bar. Trend Micro blocks the page from loading. Also, Google search results are almost always redirected (and blocked).

The viruses that I've seen are:


I've run Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and Trend Micro scans several times with minimal success. I've run RegCleanPro several times again with minimal success.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks, Paul

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 04:27 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.
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#3 Orange Blossom

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:59 AM


Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to your new topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic427289.html

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the reply and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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

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