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My system is trying to access clearyfitzgeralddentalpractice.ie

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#1 lrmarker


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 06:11 PM

Windows 8.1 32 bit up-to-date, Norton Internet Security, IE 11, Firefox 34.0.5.  Homebuilt machine Intel i5-3550, GA-H77M-D3H mobo, 8 GB RAM (yeah, I know it can only use 4 GB).



I noticed a lot of file activity that didn't seem normal, so I ran Resource Monitor and saw 4 processes accessing the network at location clearyfitzgeralddentalpractice.ie   (I have a screen shot of the RM display, but I don't see how to upload a file to attach here.)
I have done the following:
1 - I ran MalwareBytes and it found 26 PUPs but no malware. One was a registry entry for MySearchDial and the rest were all Foxfire profiles related to MySearchDial. MWB quarantined all these, but it did not fix the problem.
2 - I ran a full system scan in NIS.  It quarantined 3 "suspicious" files -- all are part of NIRtools, so I believe these are false positives.  The problem remains.
3 - Google turned up the fact that there are 456 different web sites that are registered for the same IP address, one of which is clearyfitzgeralddentalpractice.ie
4 - I next looked in my hosts file and found that that name is directed to, which means that my MirageAB utility had already dead-lettered it which means that it is a known bad site.
5 - I ran RKill, AdwCleaner, TDSSkiller, and Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit.  All came up negative.


Any recommendations will be appreciated.



Edited by lrmarker, 25 January 2015 - 06:22 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:50 PM

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#3 lrmarker

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 08:12 PM

Thanks.  Will do.

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