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#1 MizzDjinn


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

So, the story goes that a few weeks ago, the computer I am using got infected with a rogue antivirus.  WinDefender 2008 or something that sounds much like that...although they all sound a lot like that.
Got rid of it without much trouble. (pretty much just ran mbam and avg)
Now..,REDIRECTS!  Not just antivirus or security related searched.  Pretty much every link i click in search results redirects.  About 80% of the time if I open the link in a new tab it won't redirect, but sometimes it will.
The sites tend to se sites that look like lists of search results of the same terms I initially searched.  Sometimes it's crap like beauty tips or hot MMA girls.  Sometimes it's just an IP address, This one recently came up - hxxp://  There's nothing on the page.
And it doesn't redirect 100% of the time, even when I don't open it in a new tab.  Again, maybe 80%.
AVG and MBAM come up clean.  There's some vestige of the previous infection that I can't get rid of, obviously.  
I would GREATLY appreciate any help that can be given.  It's not dangerous so much as obnoxious.
Stats -- 
Win 7
Chrome (usually), 
roommates use IE9. I never do, but I just opened it and did a search, clicked 5 links, and none redirected.  Maybe it's a Chrome-only thing? 

Edited by Orange Blossom, 05 March 2013 - 01:00 PM.
Deactivated link and moved to AII from Windows 7. ~ OB

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#2 narenxp


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

  • Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
  • Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters

  • Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file systemDo not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)
  • If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now

  • Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

  • If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwise
  • Click Continue

  • Click Reboot computer
  • Please post the contents of  TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply




  • Download aswMBR and save it to your desktop.
  • Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.
  • If you need help to disable your protection programs see here and here.
  • Double click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.
  • Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.

  • When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.

  • Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.

NOTE:  aswMBR will create MBR.dat file on your desktop. This is a copy of your MBR. Do NOT delete it.


ESET Online Scanner


I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan  This process may may take several hours, that is normal

  • Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
  • Click the   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 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
  • Copy and paste the information in your next reply.   Note:  If no malware was found you will not get a log.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.


Things I would like to see in your next reply. Please be sure to copy and paste the information rather than send an attachment. :thumbsup2:

  • TDSSKiller log
  • aswMBR log
  • ESET results


#3 MizzDjinn

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

Okay.  So Im trying to disable Norton Internet Security.  I don't think it's actually there.  I can't open the control panel bit -- I get C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engin619.8.0.14\uistub.exe unspecified error.  So I figured if a chunk of the program is missing or inoperable, I may as well uninstall it.  Norton's uninstaller won't load at all (no error message) and Uninstall in Control Panel doesn't make anything happen either.  So, I don't really know what I should do.  Should I continue?

#4 MizzDjinn

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:37 PM

Oh, this other dumb thing happens when I try to open Norton through the system tray.  An error box pops up with the following in the title bar\\


Sciter default loader cannot fi...(title bar is too small and I can't resize it)



if I click okay a second one comes up with the same title and 



I cannot make it go away without restarting. Everytime I hit okay the other one comes up.  

It's pretty clear I just need to remove Norton.  

#5 MizzDjinn

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

I'd delete those, but I don't think I can.


Got it figured out. Please ignore my last bit of dumbness.

#6 MizzDjinn

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:01 PM

Okay.  All done.

TDSSkiller did not produce a log.  No threats found. 


aswMBR log



aswMBR version Copyright© 2011 AVAST Software
Run date: 2013-03-05 13:26:47
13:26:47.542    OS Version: Windows x64 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
13:26:47.542    Number of processors: 2 586 0x1001
13:26:47.544    ComputerName: NATHAN-PC  UserName: Nathan
13:26:48.982    Initialize success
13:26:59.450    AVAST engine defs: 13030500
13:27:03.907    Disk 0 (boot) \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP0T0L0-0
13:27:03.912    Disk 0 Vendor: TOSHIBA_MK5075GSX GT001M Size: 476940MB BusType: 11
13:27:03.923    Disk 0 MBR read successfully
13:27:03.926    Disk 0 MBR scan
13:27:03.931    Disk 0 Windows VISTA default MBR code
13:27:03.943    Disk 0 Partition 1 80 (A) 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE NTFS         1500 MB offset 2048
13:27:03.954    Disk 0 Partition 2 00     07    HPFS/NTFS NTFS       461789 MB offset 3074048
13:27:03.984    Disk 0 Partition 3 00     17 Hidd HPFS/NTFS NTFS        13650 MB offset 948817920
13:27:04.019    Disk 0 scanning C:\windows\system32\drivers
13:27:14.611    Service scanning
13:27:48.479    Modules scanning
13:27:48.490    Disk 0 trace - called modules:
13:27:48.548    ntoskrnl.exe CLASSPNP.SYS disk.sys ataport.SYS PCIIDEX.SYS hal.dll msahci.sys 
13:27:48.568    1 nt!IofCallDriver -> \Device\Harddisk0\DR0[0xfffffa8004296060]
13:27:48.576    3 CLASSPNP.SYS[fffff8800191943f] -> nt!IofCallDriver -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP0T0L0-0[0xfffffa80041fd060]
13:27:49.787    AVAST engine scan C:\windows
13:27:51.843    AVAST engine scan C:\windows\system32
13:32:03.043    AVAST engine scan C:\windows\system32\drivers
13:32:16.825    AVAST engine scan C:\Users\Nathan
13:51:19.942    AVAST engine scan C:\ProgramData
13:52:23.314    Scan finished successfully
14:04:18.022    Disk 0 MBR has been saved successfully to "C:\Users\Nathan\Desktop\MBR.dat"
14:04:18.027    The log file has been saved successfully to "C:\Users\Nathan\Desktop\aswMBR.txt"
ESET log
C:\Users\Nathan\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Default\aadedhdggfdedjdhdbdadjdgdegggdgd\background.js    Win32/TrojanDownloader.Tracur.V trojan    cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Users\Nathan\AppData\Local\Temp\Bunndle\BunndleOfferManager.dll    a variant of Win32/Bunndle application    cleaned by deleting - quarantined

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:04 PM



Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.  If you already have it installed launch the program and update the database.

  • Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.  You can also right click on the link and select Save Link As

Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet and double-click on the renamed file to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to this Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings except to uncheck any offer for a free Pro trial version
  • Malwarebytes will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • Under the Scanner tab, make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • When finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box, then click the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked and then click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.
  • Exit Malwarebytes when done.

Note: If Malwarebytes encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes from removing all the malware.


Farbar's MiniToolBox


  • Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop
  • Please close any Firefox browsers you may have open
  • Double click the icon to launch the program
  • Make sure the following options are checked:

    • 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 Devices
    • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
  • Click Go and once the scan is completed a Result.txt Notepad document will open on your desktop
  • Please copy and paste the contents in your reply


Farbar's Service Scanner


Please download Farbar Service Scanner, save it to your desktop, and run it.

  • Make sure the following options are checked:

    • Internet Services
    • Windows Firewall
    • System Restore
    • Security Center/Action Center
    • Windows Update
    • Windows Defender
    • Other Services
  • Press "Scan".
  • It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
  • Please copy and paste the log to your reply.


AdwCleaner by Xplode - Search for Adware


  • Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe, select OK, then Run
  • Click on DELETE
  • A logfile will automatically open after the scan has finished
  • Copy and paste the contents in your reply
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt as well


Junkware Removal Tooll by thisisu


  • Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it to your desktop.
  • Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. (Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive.)
  • Right-mouse click JRT.exe and select Run as administrator (Windows XP double click the icon)
  • Please allow the program time to run
  • Once completed a Notepad document will open on your desktop
  • Copy and paste the contents in your reply




Please download Rkill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below (if one of them does not work try another...) and save it to your desktop:

  • In order for Rkill to run properly you must disable your anti-malware software.  Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
  • Double-click on Rkill. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
    • Note:  You may have to run Rkill a few times before it is successful.  You may also have to download Rkill from a different link which will save it as a different file name.
  • A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
  • An Rkill.log will appear.  Please copy and paste the contents in your reply (file also located at c:\rkill.log)
  • Do not reboot your computer after running Rkill as the malware programs will start again.  If your computer reboots, run Rkill again before continuing on to the next step.
  • If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply.




  • Please download AutoRuns and save it to your desktop
  • Double click the AutoRuns.zip folder
  • Double click autoruns.exe (not autorunsc.exe), select Run, then Run again and allow the information to populate
  • Select File, Save, Desktop (in the left hand pane), then Save filename as Autoruns.txt and change Save as type to  Text(*.txt).
  • Double click on the text file,copy and paste the contents in your reply


Things I would like to see in your next reply. Please be sure to copy and paste the information rather than send an attachment. :thumbsup2:

  • Malwarebytes log
  • MiniToolBox log
  • Farbar's Service Scanner log
  • AdwCleaner log
  • Junkware Removal Tool log
  • Rkill log
  • Autoruns log


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