Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Random Website Redirect *Scanned with tdsskiller, nothing found*


  • Please log in to reply
28 replies to this topic

#1 Hermesx

Hermesx

  • Members
  • 75 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:12 AM

Posted 10 August 2013 - 06:56 PM

So over the past couple of weeks, I have noticed that when I visited a certain website, it has once in a while redirected me to a very suspicious looking site. The legitimate website I was attempting to access is run by a legitimate company so I don't see this being a fault on their part. But, this is the third time it has happened.

I entered the address into the bar as usual but I was redirected to a random website claiming that I must update my Adobe Flash Player to "Adobe Flash Player 12". I went onto Adobe's website and looked around for any updates (mainly a big update since it was warning me about Adobe Flash Player 12). But there was no update big update, there was no "Adobe Flash Player 12".
I believe this site was trying to get me to download the "Adobe Flash Player 12" off of their site which would have most likely ended up badly. 

What I'm wondering is, why would this have happened three times in a row?
I have ran full scans multiple times with both Avast and MalwareBytes but neither have detected anything out of the ordinary.

I was considering removing avast and trying another antivirus, but I just don't want to mess anything up any further than it already is. I have also considered installing the latest Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and running that because I have yet to do that this month.

I have searched many forums, but all of the posts are based on multiple redirects as in almost every site the user searches redirect, yet my browser has only redirected when I have put in a certain address. 

 

I use Google Chrome as my main browser and Firefox as a secondary browser which I rarely use.

I have checked Google Chrome, Firefox and IE for suspicious add-ons. The only thing I found was a Java Deployment Toolkit in Firefox which had red lettering around it saying that "It is known to be vulnerable" and to "Use with caution".

 

I can currently access the internet and haven't had any issues opening any of my regular programs. 

If any of these symptoms are close to or are spot on with any virus, malware, rootkit, trojan or spyware you know of, then please assist me with removing the dreadful thing(s) off of my computer.

Hope you are having a nice day,

 

Hermesx


Edited by Hermesx, 10 August 2013 - 07:10 PM.

I appreciate all the help that anyone ever provides me with. Thank you to everyone that has assisted me in the past. :)


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,664 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:07:12 AM

Posted 10 August 2013 - 08:03 PM

Welcome aboard p22002758.gif

 

p22002970.gif Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop.

  • Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
  • Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.
NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.

p22002970.gif Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.
  • 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.


p22002970.gif Please download MiniToolBox and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Devices (do NOT change any settings here)
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size

Click Go and post the result.

p22002970.gif Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/ to your desktop.

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad.
* Post the log back here.

Be sure to restart the computer.

The log can also be found here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
Or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt

p22002970.gifDownload Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from HERE to your Desktop.
  • Unzip downloaded file.
  • Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exe
  • Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
  • DO NOT click on the Cleanup button. Simply exit the program.
  • When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log-xxxxx.txt and system-log.txt


p22002970.gif Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your desktop.
There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.

rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/
iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/

  • Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
  • If using Vista or Windows 7 right-click on it and choose Run As Administrator.
  • A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
  • If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
  • Do not reboot until instructed.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.


If normal mode still doesn't work, run the tool from safe mode.

When the scan is done Notepad will open with rKill log.
Post it in your next reply.

NOTE. rKill.txt log will also be present on your desktop.

NOTE Do NOT wrap your logs in "quote" or "code" brackets.


My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#3 Hermesx

Hermesx
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 75 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:12 AM

Posted 11 August 2013 - 06:50 PM

Hi Broni,

 

I have decided to do a factory restore of my computer.

I have already done it and so far my computer is running smooth.

 

I read that doing a factory reset will complete erase any negative things on my computer, aswell as the good things but it was worth it.

 

The other question I have though is that the virus or whatever I had, will it still somehow be able to affect me.

Possibly through my router, I hope not.

 

If I can get some information on this I would be very greatful.

 

Thank you very much,

 

Hermes


I appreciate all the help that anyone ever provides me with. Thank you to everyone that has assisted me in the past. :)


#4 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,664 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:07:12 AM

Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:36 PM

The other question I have though is that the virus or whatever I had, will it still somehow be able to affect me.

I can't answer your question since you didn't post any logs and I don't know what you actually had on your computer.

In most cases you should be fine but if you were infected with some rootkit or bootkit restoring to factory setting won't do because it doesn't format your hard drive.

In case of rootkits or bootkits only formatting the drive will get rid of them.

 

If you wish you can go ahead with my previous instructions and we'll see if anything is there.


My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#5 Hermesx

Hermesx
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 75 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:12 AM

Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:43 PM

Is it still necessary to follow all of the instructions provided?

 

Also, Are all of these tools trustworthy?

I searched up security check and could not find anything on it. :/

 

So far, I have not had any redirects which I assume is a good thing, but is it likely that I had a rootkit?

 

Just judging by my symptoms (not constant redirecting, but occasionally)

 

Just stating my current computer condition, I can connect to the internet fine, can open any application fine (so far), have had no redirects (so far after restore) and computer is running smoothly.

 

I'm sorry for these unnecessary questions, but it makes me nervous running tools that I know nothing about.

 

Hermesx


Edited by Hermesx, 11 August 2013 - 07:48 PM.

I appreciate all the help that anyone ever provides me with. Thank you to everyone that has assisted me in the past. :)


#6 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,664 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:07:12 AM

Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:49 PM

Are all of these tools trustworthy?

This is one of the biggest computer help forum on the internet.

You don't think we want to mess up your computer, do you?...:)

 

but is it likely that I had a rootkit?

I can't answer your question without seeing single log.


My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#7 Hermesx

Hermesx
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 75 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:12 AM

Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:55 PM

Is it possible for me to only run a few of these?

 

I only have a little time left for my computer time tonight and I was just wondering if I had to run any of these tools, which one would be the most helpful and help us detect the best.

 

Also, are the instructions completely arranged in a certain way?

 

If I was to do them in a different order would it potentially mess up my computer? (Just wondering cause I don't want to screw it up anymore than it currently might be) :P

 

I'm sorry for being so anxious and nervous, these things sort of worry me alot.

As you are an experienced computer user that was once an amateur, I'd bet you'd be able to understand. :)

 

Thanks

 

Hermes


Edited by Hermesx, 11 August 2013 - 07:56 PM.

I appreciate all the help that anyone ever provides me with. Thank you to everyone that has assisted me in the past. :)


#8 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,664 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:07:12 AM

Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:58 PM

Give me MBAM, MBAR and Rkill logs.


My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#9 Hermesx

Hermesx
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 75 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:12 AM

Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:07 PM

Running MBAM right now, will post the logs and continue with the others.

 

I am currently installing many updates for windows, should I let these finish before starting any scans? (Precautions)

 

Also, on the malwarebytes website it says that "This is beta software, for consumer and approved partner use only, use at your own risk"

 

I'm sort of concerned at the "use at your own risk" part. So you're sure that this is safe?

Just want to take precautions.

 

Thanks, Hermes


Edited by Hermesx, 11 August 2013 - 08:09 PM.

I appreciate all the help that anyone ever provides me with. Thank you to everyone that has assisted me in the past. :)


#10 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,664 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:07:12 AM

Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:18 PM

If Windows updates are in progress do NOT run any other tools.

You may end up with reinstalling Windows one more time.

 

 

I'm sort of concerned at the "use at your own risk" part. So you're sure that this is safe?

 

That's why I'm here in case of any trouble.


My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#11 Hermesx

Hermesx
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 75 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:12 AM

Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:24 PM

Alright, thank you very much Broni.

 

I will wait for these updates to finish but these will definitely run until my computer time is up, I will run the tools as soon as I am able to get back on.

 

I will post back when I am next on the computer, so please do not consider this problem to be finished. :P

 

Thank you for your assistance, you have no idea how much I appreciate what you're doing. :)

 

Hermes 


Edited by Hermesx, 11 August 2013 - 08:26 PM.

I appreciate all the help that anyone ever provides me with. Thank you to everyone that has assisted me in the past. :)


#12 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,664 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:07:12 AM

Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:33 PM

thumbsup-thumbs-up-approve-ok-smiley-emo


My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#13 Hermesx

Hermesx
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 75 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:12 AM

Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:32 PM

Here is the mbam log:

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial) 1.75.0.1300
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Database version: v2013.08.11.06
 
Windows 7 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
FAMILY :: FAMILY-HP [administrator]
 
Protection: Enabled
 
12/08/2013 11:36:31 AM
mbam-log-2013-08-12 (11-36-31).txt
 
Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 215044
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 1 second(s)
 
Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
(end)
 

 

Will post others later when I have the time


I appreciate all the help that anyone ever provides me with. Thank you to everyone that has assisted me in the past. :)


#14 Dstev

Dstev

  • Members
  • 24 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:12 AM

Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:45 PM

Post deleted by me


Edited by Dstev, 12 August 2013 - 01:47 PM.


#15 Hermesx

Hermesx
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 75 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:12 AM

Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:23 PM

MBAR Log:

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA 1.06.1.1005
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Database version: v2013.08.12.05
 
Windows 7 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
FAMILY :: FAMILY-HP [administrator]
 
12/08/2013 2:40:54 PM
mbar-log-2013-08-12 (14-40-54).txt
 
Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Anti-Rootkit | Drivers | MBR | Physical Sectors | Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUM | P2P
Scan options disabled: PUP
Objects scanned: 232446
Time elapsed: 15 minute(s), 37 second(s)
 
Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Physical Sectors Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
(end)


Post deleted by me

What are you talking about dstev?


I appreciate all the help that anyone ever provides me with. Thank you to everyone that has assisted me in the past. :)





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users