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System Fix aftermath - iexplore.exe and search engine redirects


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#1 furious_pheasant

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:14 PM

Hello!

I was infected with System Fix last night and managed to remove it following the tutorial on this site, however the machine still seems to have something left over that I can't find a way to get rid of.

Symptoms:
  • iexplore.exe *32 process running in the background, will slowly increase memory consumption, I only ever use Firefox and I am certain this was not running before System Fix was installed.
  • Search engine results usually redirecting to random advertisments within both Firefox and IE.

I've ran scans with Avast, Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes and MSE and nothing malicious is found.

Machine is running Windows 7 Professional SP1, should be up to date.

Thanks for any help. :)

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:16 PM

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 make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic 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 topic 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.

It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.

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#3 furious_pheasant

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:20 PM

Have posted logs as requested.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic429193.html

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:56 PM

Hello,

Now for the hard part: waiting.

Now that you have posted a log, 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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