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Google Re-Direct Virus

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#1 Valde_Edius


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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:12 PM

Ok, so to start I am working on a laptop, win7 x64. It was badly infected with several viruses (antivirus 2012, system fix, windows 7 home protection 2012) and some others that were removed by MBAM or MSE. After removing all these, google searches still re-direct through IE (note: only google searches are affected, and I haven't tested any other browsers as I want to remove the problem, not work around it).

There is a clean hosts file, tdsskiller WILL NOT run at all even after renaming it to <random>.com, gmer reports nothing unusual, the problem persists in safe mode, I've checked all my addons/search engines/etc for IE - it all looks clean. I can confirm that there are no changes to the TCP/IP settings for the adapter(s) in use (both are running all dynamic settings).

Attached is the most recent log from Hijack This (Attached File  hijackthis.log   7.62KB   0 downloads And also the most recent log from ComboFix Attached File  ComboFix.txt   18.19KB   0 downloads

"SFC /scannow" reported that there are some files which have been changed and it would like to change, but for some reason it cant! I've attached the log (CBS.log inside Attached File  CBS.zip   253.95KB   0 downloads - uncompressed file was too large to upload)

And here is my DDS Attached File  DDS.txt   12.42KB   0 downloads And the attach file Attached File  Attach.txt   30.38KB   0 downloads

EDIT: I should note that I have since run several virus scans/anti-spyware scans and all of them report nill. My best guess is that this is a rootkit with an umbrella, but how can I best identify which rootkit since none of my tools are reporting any rootkits? Also: The recovery console appears broken, I imagine this has something to do with the bad sfc files. It halts on the loadscreen for it. If that winds up being a separate problem unrelated to this google re-direct then I am willing to ignore it. Recovery console has never been very useful anyway.

Please let me know if you require any more information. I'm playing around with SFC to see if I can force it to replace the files, but I can't make heads or tails of that log tbh. Still have not tried taking out the hdd and scanning it from a clean machine, wanted to avoid any chance of cross-contamination until I don't have much other choice.

Edited by Valde_Edius, 08 December 2011 - 11:50 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Malware Removal Logs.

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