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Waiting for -Vector- Re: web redirects


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#1 ray5450

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

I have been following a thread in the log posting forum of a member named -Vector- who has the exact problem that I have. I am waiting to see the outcome of that before I ask any "what do I do" type questions. I do have the following observations, though:

--Before coming here, I already knew that the problem is related to so-called "Mozilla Safe Browsing" addon.

--Before coming here, I already knew that the problem is related to the long numbered folders in Appdata/Local.

--I have removed both the above and it makes no difference. The redirects occur whether or not they are visible, and over time, one or the other or both always reappear. Maybe they serve as some distracting decoy.

I have Windows Vista with Firefox.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

I am not sure which topic that is but its usually better just to get your own logs.

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.


>>>>>

Please DownloadTDSSkiller
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)

Do not change the default options on scan results.


>>>>>

Please download aswMBR ( 4.5MB ) to your desktop.
  • Double click the aswMBR.exe icon, and click Run.
  • When asked if you'd like to "download the latest Avast! virus definitions", click Yes.
  • Click the Scan button to start the scan.
  • On completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop, then copy and paste it in your next reply.



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I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image
      icon on your desktop.
  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "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, click List Threats
  • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.

NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:46 PM

The topic is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic473802.html/page__st__30

It appears that member's problem is fixed. After a month, it appears that it took the last posted OTL script to fix it.

While I was waiting for any more posts there, I tried something else. I uninstalled Firefox AND deleted all Mozilla folders, then reinstalled it anew.

It has been 3 days and it is gone. There are, then, 2 solutions.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

Thanks for the update and yes that is possible.
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