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Firefox automatic jump to wiki problem

By mossian
Aug 22, 2006
  1. I have encountered a weird thing that when I access certain sites in firefox, instead of allowing me to view the site it jumps to a site in Wiki:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referrer

    back button doesn't work to take me back - just keeps jumping.

    Any idea why this is happening? Virus?

    Thanks

    Ian
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It may well be a virus/spyware infection.

    Go and read this thread HERE. Post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. mossian

    mossian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Log enc

    Howard. Here it is, thanks for your help.

    Ian
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html


    Open your task manager, by holding down the ctrl and alt keys and pressing the delete key.

    Click on the processes tab and end process for(if there).

    gba217.exe

    Close task manager.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open. Click the scan button. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    R3 - URLSearchHook: SearchHook Class - {D94AAA2A-C415-42E3-82B6-49FAB4EBFFE9} - C:\PROGRA~1\HALFLE~1\HALFLE~1.DLL

    O16 - DPF: {FF3F0F03-0F01-131A-A3F9-08F02B23E0CC} - http://66.117.37.13/gba217.exe

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).

    gba217.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\HALFLE~1\HALFLE~1.DLL

    Reboot into normal mode and turn system restore back on.

    Post a fresh HJT log and let me know how your system is running.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. mossian

    mossian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Howard,

    Thanks for the help - did what you said. Here is the logfile - no sign of the offending.

    Ta

    Ian
     
  6. mossian

    mossian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    However ...

    ... still jumping pages. More gubbins must be there.

    Ian
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    download and run LSPFix from http://cexx.org/lspfix.htm

    Use these instructions to remove the bad DLL:
    1. Run LSPFix.
    2. Check 'I know what I'm doing'.
    3. Select mdnsnsp.dll
    4. Click the right-pointing arrow (moves it to the "remove" page).
    5. Click 'Finished'.

    Post a fresh HJT log after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  8. mossian

    mossian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Done that

    but problem remains.
     
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    First go HERE and follow the instructions for running Ewido. Then, follow the instructions below.

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    Run HJT with no other programmes open(except notepad). Click the scan button. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/uk/enu/gen/default.htm
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/uk/enu/gen/default.htm
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/uk/enu/gen/default.htm
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

    O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Run a full system scan with your antivirus programme and delete whatever it finds.

    Reboot into normal mode and turn system restore back on.

    Let me know how your system is running.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of mossian only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,310   +617

    be sure to empty the cache, quit and restart FF.
     
  11. mossian

    mossian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks

    That seems to have done the trick, great thanks for your help.

    Ian
     
  12. mossian

    mossian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh no ...

    ... now it is back again. I will repeat all the steps tonight and see what happens.

    Ian
     
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