Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Redirect Virus


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 davidlll

davidlll

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:28 PM

Hello everyone,

I would be most grateful for some help!

My computer must be infected by some kind of "redirect virus".
Not very often, but sometimes when I click on a link (e.g. one of these forum page links) I don't get the correct page but I get redirected to some website selling something (a money making opportunity etc).

Both AVG-free and Malwarebytes (with the lastest database updates) failed to detect the virus.

I am keen to get rid of it before things get nasty!
Although it seems to be more of an annoyance than anything else for the moment.
Is there any other anti-virus software I could try?
What about Kaspersky?

I am running Windows 7.

Thanks!
David

Edited by davidlll, 11 February 2012 - 08:30 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 boopme

boopme

    To Insanity and Beyond


  • Global Moderator
  • 73,538 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NJ USA
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:25 PM

Hello and welcome,I moved you one forum down ti the Am I Infected forum.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.



Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking
How to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode

Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.
  • Run TDSSKiller.exe.
  • Click Start scan.
  • When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
    The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
    The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click Continue
  • Let reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.
  • Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

    Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log have a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.


Reboot back to normal....

I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on Posted Image to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check Posted Image and check Remove found threats
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Push Posted Image


NOTE: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.
How do I get help? Who is helping me?For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear....Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#3 davidlll

davidlll
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

Hi boopme,
Thanks so much for that.
I think I better back up all my data first.
David

#4 boopme

boopme

    To Insanity and Beyond


  • Global Moderator
  • 73,538 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NJ USA
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:42 PM

A wise choice

2 guidelines/rules when backing up

1) Backup all your important data files, pictures, music, work etc... and save it onto an external hard-drive. These files usually include .doc, .txt, .mp3, .jpg etc...
2) Do not backup any executables files or any window files. These include .exe/.scr/.htm/.html/.xml/.zip/.rar files as they may contain traces of malware. Also, .html or .htm files that are webpages should also be avoided.
How do I get help? Who is helping me?For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear....Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#5 davidlll

davidlll
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:39 PM

Thanks for that too!

#6 davidlll

davidlll
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

Hi boopme,

Found another thread here on bleepingcomputer - and what I've done is used
DrWeb CureIt
and
Superantispyware

It(can't remember which of the two)found quite a few Adware infections and I have removed/cured them.

It's been a week or so now and I haven't had a single redirect.
so I think maybe I've got rid of the Redirect virus!

What do you think?

Thanks.
David

Edited by davidlll, 05 March 2012 - 11:06 AM.


#7 boopme

boopme

    To Insanity and Beyond


  • Global Moderator
  • 73,538 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NJ USA
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

Ok well thats good. I would have run that or tdss if needed next.

If there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Posted Image > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Posted Image > Run... and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista and Windows 7 users can refer to these links:

Edited by boopme, 05 March 2012 - 12:28 PM.

How do I get help? Who is helping me?For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear....Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users