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#1 Chris Y.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:29 PM

Hello,

Recently I received a call from a person stating there was something wrong with my computer. I allowed him remote access to the computer and I think he might have installed some kind of malware on it. I've noticed that when I visit some search results that should go to a site on the google.com domain, it instead redirects to odd spam websites. It does this with some other sites also, but not if I navigate directly to the domains, i.e. directly to http://www.google.com.

Operating System: Windows 7, 64-bit

Running AVG's scan found nothing except tracking cookies, and neither did Norton's scan. I think I might have some kind of rootkit, but I'm not sure how to correct this.

If any other information would be helpful, please let me know.

Thank you very much in advance for your help. :)

Sincerely,

Chris

Edited by hamluis, 09 June 2012 - 01:37 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.


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#2 narenxp

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:54 PM

Download

TDSSkiller

Launch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file system

Click on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive)


Download

aswMBR

Launch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitions
Click the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save log

Post the log results here


Download

ESET online scanner


Install it

Click on START,it should download the virus definitions
When scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threats

Export the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

#3 Chris Y.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:52 PM

Hello,

Thank you for your quick reply. I had tried running those before (seeing them on another posting for an issue that seemed identical to mine), but they hadn't found anything. Anyway, I ultimately just decided to backup and restore to factory settings, to get back a completely "clean
" system, which seemed to have fixed the problem :D (no surprise there of course). Thank you very much for your reply anyway.

This topic can be closed.(I'm not quite sure how to do that though :) )

Sincerely,

Chris Y.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:03 PM

Thanks for letting us know. :thumbup2:




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