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Win7, System Restore Trojan(Removed) still malware

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#1 purtchiarn


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

Hi all,

Can I just say a massive thanks to the help you have provided to other users of this forum, i stumbled across this website on my Vista computer to help restore my laptop from the system restore trojan and you have changed my life!!! I never made a system restore disk when I bought my computer, got infected with System restore trojan and could barely use my laptop!!!! you have given me back a usefull laptop back and speed, files and desktop that I can now use my lappy again and didn't have to buy a new one! Thank you so so much!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately I still have 1/2 kinks I would like to clear if you can spare me your time.

1) When I click a link on a search page be it Bing or Google I get redirected to a consumer link website and not the site I was expecting / looking for. e.g. i Typed "ZDNET Microsoft" into both and instead of getting a searchlink for the microsoft news on ZDnet which I clicked I get sent to a advert/consumer website, todays is a german web address but previously its been numerous others and I have to click at least 5 times to get to the site I'm looking for, a minor inconvenience compared to not being able to use my laptop but after a while it's grating so I'll apologise now for asking for help with this query compared to the problems other users are having!!!

2) Unfortunately I also cannot provide a Hijack this log file for you to check as i get an error saying "System denied write access to the Hosts file". I have tried the suggestion of running (notepad C:\windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts) suggested in the warning I cannot find any line detaling "Hijack This" or even "Trend Micro" lines to even delete so please accept my apologies for not being able to provide more information.

Regarding both errors I have run Malwarebytes, Macafee & Hijack this in safe mode and they have found no suspicous Malware etc and in the latter case same problem.

Any help you can provide me I will be extremely gratefull!!!!

Thanks already "bleeping computers'" I appreciate the help you have given me already and any help you can provide now!


Edited by hamluis, 16 February 2012 - 06:48 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected.

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#2 Jacee


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:27 PM

Flush the DNS cache and restore MS's original Hosts file:

Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.

@Echo on
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Double click on the flush.bat file to run it.Vista and Windows 7... right click the .bat file and choose to run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself.

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#3 purtchiarn

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:57 AM

Seems to have worked!!! Thanks so much!!!!!

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