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Search Engine Redirect with a twist

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#1 jdonahue3


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:07 PM

So I managed to pick up a TDSS-like virus. Symptoms are fairly mild. Search links are redirected about 1/3rd of the time. In fact, the only reason I found out I had the infection is something the virus did to my system drivers doesn't play nice with Diablo III. Diablo III crashes about 15-30 seconds into game play with a windows error of "Diablo III Retail has stopped working and needs to close". Ran into the redirect when searching to fix that, and since Diablo III was working great the prior day, it seems likely to be related.

So a few failed scans and a few hours of searching later I find out that what I have looks like a relatively benign version of TDSS. I have been attempting all the standard removal tools and none of them have been blocked for execution, and no disinfection websites are completely blocked as I have heard can happen with some of the more nasty and overt versions of this virus. So whats the problem if all the tools are running? None of the standard tools have managed to find this thing. I've tried Avast! complete scan, Avast!'s pre-boot scan, TDSS-killer with all the options enabled, Malware Bytes, Spybot S&D, that rootkit detection thing that has most of its options greyed out on 64-bit (on Win7 64-bit home premium btw), and even ComboFix based on some search results (yes, I know, naughty naughty). Nothing has managed to catch this thing. I'm not even sure this is TDSS since nothing has confirmed that identification.

So, how do you deal with a rootkit that is evading the rootkit removers? Help! :wacko:

Edited by jdonahue3, 29 October 2012 - 07:08 PM.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:14 PM

Welcome,as you have run several tools already, I think we should get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.
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#3 jdonahue3

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:44 PM

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