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Firefox Search Redirect Problems -

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#1 Lov3ly :)

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

I am running Windows 7 64 bit.
Okay, so I have not had a virus or spyware issue in years, and I'm pretty proud of that. The other day, I was on YouTube watching videos and what not, then all of the sudden I hear my default Windows 7 start up notification, like I restarted, but I was in my browser watching videos. I looked down at my clock, and my battery, wifi status, everything cleared and reset, then BAM! My browser exits in the middle of my video (gRrrr lol) and this application called Win 7 Security 2012 pops up. Automatically, I knew it was 'rogue malicious spyware'.

I decided to try and remove it manually (I usually have more luck going into my registry and removing it myself) but for the first time, I totally screwed it up. I deleted a few files that I found in an article that are associated with this 'name changing malware', restarted, thought everything was okay, but - every time I tried to start Firefox, Chrome, System Restore, regedit.exe, etc, I got the "Select a program from the list to open - or Search The Web For A Suggested Program" window. I gave up for a couple days, irritated I had be hijacked out of no where - for no apparent reason (I am a computer geek, I know what not to click in certain search engines etc...but my boyfriend doesn't! lol)

So, this evening, I started my HP DV7 up (nice computer btw - had it for 3 years now.) and decided to give it a go.
Long story short, I ran Firefox as administrator, and to my surprise, everything went smoothly. I knew I needed MalwareBytes, and it I THOUGHT it removed the threat entirely...

(By golly, Wilson, you're scot free!...sighs...nope.)

Now, while in Firefox, I try to search and it redirects me to I did some research, and the logo (which is a stylized 'S' in the top left corner) is apparently a malicious software named Scour. (and heres my issue...and the reason why I created this thread.)

There is no trace (to my knowledge) in my Firefox nor computer. There is no "Scour Toolbar" in my Add/Remove Programs, nor is there any Add Ons in my Firefox.

How should I remove this nuisance before my boyfriend tries to use Firefox and searches for something innocent and clicks the wrong link?

Here is the log from MalwareBytes ran earlier this evening...

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial)

Database version: v2012.01.12.05

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
OneLeaf :: ONELEAF-PC [administrator]

Protection: Enabled

1/12/2012 7:09:44 PM
mbam-log-2012-01-12 (19-09-44).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 181378
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 46 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 1
HKCR\.exe\shell\open\command| (Hijack.ExeFile) -> Data: "C:\Users\OneLeaf\AppData\Local\nny.exe" -a "%1" %* -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Detected: 4
HKCR\.exe| (Hijacked.exeFile) -> Bad: (JYy) Good: (exefile) -> Quarantined and repaired successfully.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command| (Hijack.StartMenuInternet) -> Bad: ("C:\Users\OneLeaf\AppData\Local\nny.exe" -a "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe") Good: (firefox.exe) -> Quarantined and repaired successfully.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command| (Hijack.StartMenuInternet) -> Bad: ("C:\Users\OneLeaf\AppData\Local\nny.exe" -a "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode) Good: (firefox.exe -safe-mode) -> Quarantined and repaired successfully.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command| (Hijack.StartMenuInternet) -> Bad: ("C:\Users\OneLeaf\AppData\Local\nny.exe" -a "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe") Good: (iexplore.exe) -> Quarantined and repaired successfully.

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 3
C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-1147888842-1807716243-1284434573-1000\$RIZLBEI.exe (Adware.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-1147888842-1807716243-1284434573-1000\$RX5V3UO.exe (PUP.Dropper.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\OneLeaf\AppData\Local\Temp\svchost.exe (Malware.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


Thanks for the tips/help in advance!

Edited by Lov3ly :), 12 January 2012 - 08:44 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:03 AM

Considering what you've posted, I suggest creating a new thread on the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs board.

Very Important! Carefully read through and follow these instructions before posting.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 01:07 AM

try the information here for the redirect. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-tdss-tdl3-alureon-rootkit-using-tdsskiller
Also might want to run SuperAntiSpyware, I always run Malware and Super, things are always hiding.

Edited by Jelerak, 13 January 2012 - 01:09 AM.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:18 PM

Closed this has working Am I Infected topic,
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