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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

It seems like this is a common problem, but after initially trying and failing miserable to solve it on my own, I need some help getting my computer clean.

Symptoms:
- After doing a search and clicking a link, my request will get redirected to a random site momentarily, and then return to the original google search.
- The redirection occurs in Firefox, Chrome, and I tested in IE which also got redirected, but that was with an out of date browser (first and only time I've used it).
- Google, yahoo, and bing searches all get redirected in the same manner.
- Websites that I get temporarily redirected to don't get saved in my browser's history and the faux site only pops up very quickly in the address bar (usually have to screen shot to get the URL).
- I don't want to copy and paste the entire URL in case they're malicious, but in case someone else has had the same experience and is searching for help, root website names have been things like jcwhitneyautomotive, Kool92 and Meeve among many, many others.
- I was also getting an error message randomly saying "Stack overflow at line 1".
- More recently (within the last 24 hours) I've been starting to get the more malicious websites like click to get answers.

What I tried first:
- Flushed DNS
- Cleared the temporary internet files and caches
- Re-installed Java (Helped with stack overflow error, but still pops up randomly)
- Scanned with Ad-aware, Malwarebytes, and Avast, Avast start-up scan, but no improvement.

What I tried next:
- Downloaded and ran (in order): MiniToobBox, Sophos, Spybot S&D, GooredFix, ESET Online Scanner, and TDSSKiller.
- Spybot S&D 2 picked up quite a few errors, but was unable to fix the problem, others didn't detect anything. I uninstalled Sophos and Avast after they were unable to find anything.

What I tried after I got frustrated:
- Downloaded and ran ComboFix

What I tried after I got really frustrated:
- Dr.Web CureIt (in safe mode)


After that didn't work, I realized I was going to need help. I'm feeling slightly worried now after reading through the site and seeing how much it's stressed that ComboFix shouldn't be run without instructions, and I'm hoping it didn't mess things up too bad.

I attached the DDS log, and also included the log from the ComboFix I ran yesterday in case it's helpful.

Thank you very much ahead of time for any and all assistance!

DDS Log:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by Tyler at 16:52:54 on 2012-04-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4087.2825 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Disabled/Updated* {9FF26384-70D4-CE6B-3ECB-E759A6A40116}
SP: Spybot - Search && Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {1EAF1D03-5480-F3B2-EB14-11F0F5EE2699}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Disabled/Updated* {24938260-56EE-C1E5-047B-DC2BDD234BAB}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDFSSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDUpdSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDWSCSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\dpupdchk.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Users\Tyler\AppData\Local\Google\Google Talk Plugin\googletalkplugin.exe
C:\Windows\sysWOW64\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\REGSVR32.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cmd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cscript.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
.
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
.
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
uRun: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
mRun: [SDTray] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe"
mRun: [Spybot-S&D Cleaning] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDCleaner.exe" /autoclean
mPolicies-explorer: HideSCAHealth = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = 3 (0x3)
mPolicies-system: EnableLUA = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: PromptOnSecureDesktop = 0 (0x0)
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_31-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0031-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_31-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_31-windows-i586.cab
TCP: DhcpNameServer = 192.168.1.1
TCP: Interfaces\{25D3194C-54F3-461D-BF51-4E554C21854F} : DhcpNameServer = 192.168.1.1
TCP: Interfaces\{99986A49-B99E-4F3F-A35A-6B5A66AA1894} : DhcpNameServer = 192.168.1.1
Notify: SDWinLogon - SDWinLogon.dll
BHO-X64: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
BHO-X64: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
mRun-x64: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
mRun-x64: [SDTray] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe"
mRun-x64: [Spybot-S&D Cleaning] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDCleaner.exe" /autoclean
.
================= FIREFOX ===================
.
FF - ProfilePath - C:\Users\Tyler\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\takv0v0r.default\
FF - plugin: C:\PROGRA~2\MEADCO~1\npmeadax.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AIR\nppdf32.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\plugin2\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\plugin2\npjp2.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Silverlight\5.0.61118.0\npctrlui.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\Tyler\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.3.21.111\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\Tyler\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\plugins\npgoogletalk.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\Tyler\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\plugins\npgtpo3dautoplugin.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_11_2_202_228.dll
.
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
.
R1 BIOS;BIOS;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\BIOS64.sys [2010-11-20 14136]
R2 AdobeARMservice;Adobe Acrobat Update Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe [2011-6-6 64952]
R2 AMD External Events Utility;AMD External Events Utility;C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe --> C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe [?]
R2 SDScannerService;Spybot-S&D 2 Scanner Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDFSSvc.exe [2012-4-4 1181104]
R2 SDUpdateService;Spybot-S&D 2 Updating Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDUpdSvc.exe [2012-4-4 1185704]
R2 SDWSCService;Spybot-S&D 2 Security Center Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDWSCSvc.exe [2012-4-4 166528]
R3 amdkmdag;amdkmdag;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys [?]
R3 amdkmdap;amdkmdap;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys [?]
R3 e1kexpress;Intel® PRO/1000 PCI Express Network Connection Driver K;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\e1k62x64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\e1k62x64.sys [?]
R3 RTL8167;Realtek 8167 NT Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys [?]
R3 WDC_SAM;WD SCSI Pass Thru driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\wdcsam64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\wdcsam64.sys [?]
RUnknown DwProt;DwProt; [x]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 130384]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X64;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 138576]
S3 AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc;Adobe Flash Player Update Service;C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe [2012-4-1 253600]
S3 StorSvc;Storage Service;C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted [2009-7-13 20992]
S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\tsusbflt.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\tsusbflt.sys [?]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe --> C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [?]
S4 Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe [2011-11-3 2152152]
.
=============== Created Last 30 ================
.
2012-04-04 04:34:48 -------- d-----w- C:\ProcAlyzer Dumps
2012-04-04 04:15:21 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2012-04-04 04:15:18 17272 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\sdnclean64.exe
2012-04-04 04:15:15 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2
2012-04-04 01:50:28 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\ESET
2012-04-04 01:50:16 -------- d-sh--w- C:\$RECYCLE.BIN
2012-04-04 00:21:55 -------- d-----w- C:\ComboFix
2012-04-03 23:05:45 8669240 ----a-w- C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{063EDA81-1B02-4FB0-9E6E-D06B22455208}\mpengine.dll
2012-04-02 02:58:08 476904 ----a-w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npdeployJava1.dll
2012-04-02 02:44:04 8767136 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerInstaller.exe
2012-04-02 02:27:30 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Tyler\AppData\Local\Sophos
2012-04-02 02:26:02 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\Sophos
2012-04-02 02:25:37 -------- d-----w- C:\sophos
2012-04-02 02:14:42 -------- d-----w- C:\Windows\pss
2012-04-02 01:03:49 418464 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2012-04-01 00:02:17 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Tyler\DoctorWeb
2012-03-31 16:49:10 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software
2012-03-31 16:49:10 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files\AVAST Software
2012-03-31 04:58:25 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Tyler\AppData\Local\ElevatedDiagnostics
2012-03-31 03:56:47 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Tyler\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes
2012-03-31 03:56:38 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes
2012-03-31 03:56:37 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2012-03-31 03:45:16 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\MeadCo Neptune
2012-03-28 21:01:07 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Tyler\AppData\Roaming\QuickScan
2012-03-17 17:54:41 592824 ----a-w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\gkmedias.dll
2012-03-17 17:54:41 44472 ----a-w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\mozglue.dll
2012-03-15 07:00:51 5559152 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\ntoskrnl.exe
2012-03-15 07:00:51 3968368 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ntkrnlpa.exe
2012-03-15 07:00:51 3913584 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ntoskrnl.exe
2012-03-14 17:17:07 3145728 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\win32k.sys
2012-03-14 17:17:05 1544192 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\DWrite.dll
2012-03-14 17:17:05 1077248 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\DWrite.dll
2012-03-14 10:34:58 9216 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\rdrmemptylst.exe
2012-03-14 10:34:58 77312 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\rdpwsx.dll
2012-03-14 10:34:58 149504 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\rdpcorekmts.dll
2012-03-14 10:34:57 826880 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\rdpcore.dll
2012-03-14 10:34:57 23552 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\tdtcp.sys
2012-03-14 10:34:57 210944 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\rdpwd.sys
2012-03-14 10:34:57 1031680 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\rdpcore.dll
2012-03-06 01:49:40 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Tyler\AppData\Local\by_Muddy_Waters
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==================== Find3M ====================
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2012-04-02 02:57:57 472808 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\deployJava1.dll
2012-04-02 02:44:06 70304 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2012-02-23 13:18:36 279656 ------w- C:\Windows\System32\MpSigStub.exe
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============= FINISH: 16:59:43.08 ===============

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