Firefox redirecting often

By kel1987
Aug 22, 2010
  1. For the past week or so my firefox has been redirecting really bad. It goes to random sites. I have done what I know how running antivirus programs, spybot, malwarebytes etc.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,796   +343

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]

    GMER log is missing.
  3. kel1987

    kel1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Sorry about that I have attached the log.
  4. kel1987

    kel1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Oops now I have lol

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  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,796   +343

    Download MBRCheck to your desktop

    Double click MBRCheck.exe to run (Vista and Windows 7 users, right click and select Run as Administrator).
    It will show a black screen with some data on it.
    A report called MBRcheckxxxx.txt will be on your desktop
    Open this report and post its content in your next reply.


    Please download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.

    **Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**
    1. Please, never rename Combofix unless instructed.
    2. Close any open browsers.
    3. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
      • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
      • Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
      NOTE1. If Combofix asks you to install Recovery Console, please allow it.
      NOTE 2. If Combofix asks you to update the program, always do so.
      • Close any open browsers.
      • WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it starts
      • Please do not attempt to re-connect your machine back to the Internet until Combofix has completely finished.
      • If there is no internet connection after running Combofix, then restart your computer to restore back your connection.
    4. Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
    5. When finished, it will produce a report for you.
    6. Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt"
    **Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall**

    Make sure, you re-enable your security programs, when you're done with Combofix.

    DO NOT make any other changes to your computer (like installing programs, using other cleaning tools, etc.), until it's officially declared clean!!!
  6. kel1987

    kel1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Here are the last two things you asked for.

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  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,796   +343

    How is redirection?

    Run MBRCheck again.

    When it's done you'll see the following line:
    Enter 'Y' and hit ENTER for more options, or 'N' to exit:
    Press the Y key and then press Enter

    When the program asks you to Enter your choice, enter 2 and press the Enter key.

    Next the program will ask you to Enter the physical disk number to fix (0-99, -1 to cancel):
    Enter 0 (zero) and press the Enter key.

    Next the program will show Available MBR codes:, followed by a list of operating systems.
    Please enter 3 for Windows Vista, and then press Enter.

    Next the program will prompt for confirmation.
    Type YES and hit Enter.

    When it's done there should be a text file with the results on your desktop.
    Please copy and paste it back here.

    Then reboot, run MBRCheck again and post new log.
  8. kel1987

    kel1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Here are the other scans. The redirecting has stopped but I have noticed that my computer is going really slow. Not sure that it has anything to do with a virus though :) Will be doing a defragment and all soon.

    I'm guessing I had a rootkit on my system?

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  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,796   +343

    Unfortunately, our fix didn't work, so we'll have to use a different path...

    If you have Vista/7 DVD...

    start with step 2

    If you don't have Vista/7 DVD...

    1. Create Vista/7 Recovery Disc.

    Option 1 :
    Vista: SOLUCTIONS.htm
    Windows 7:

    Option 2:
    Download Vista Recovery Disc iso image:
    Download Windows 7 Recovery Disc iso image:
    Burn it to CD, or DVD:

    2. Boot from created disk.
    At first screen click on Repair your computer:
    This will bring you to a new screen where the repair process will look for all Windows Vista installations on your computer. When done you will be presented with the System Recovery Options dialog box:
    After this, it will present you with a list of options including startup repair, system restore and command prompt:
    Select Command Prompt

    Type in:
    bootrec /FixMbr (<--- there is a "space" after "bootrec")
    and then press Enter

    Once completed then type Exit, press Enter and restart computer.

    Post fresh MBRCheck log.
  10. kel1987

    kel1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Can you tell me whats wrong with it first? I have recently done a reformat of my computer and I do not want to go threw that again :( It took waay to long to redo everything on it.
  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,796   +343

    Your MBR (master boot record) is infected and we have to cure it.
  12. kel1987

    kel1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Ok, when I do the last thing you said I needed to do will that take off all the updates, programs, etc?
  13. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,796   +343

    No, not at all. Nothing will be touched, except for rebuilding your MBR.
  14. kel1987

    kel1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Thank you so much for your help so far.
    I am not able to do the last step tonight as I don't have a clean disk to use just a USB. I will get one tomorrow and do it.
  15. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,796   +343

    I'm not sure, what USB you're referring to.
  16. kel1987

    kel1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    The instructions for doing what you last said are not any help at all. I don't know what to do and I've read and re read about 20 times.
  17. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,796   +343

    OK, let's try different tool....

    Please download NTBR by noahdfear and save it to your Desktop.

    • Place a blank CD in your CD drive.
    • Double click on NTBR_CD.exe file and a folder of the same name will appear.
    • Open the folder and double click on BurnItCD.cmd file. If your CD drive will open, simply close it back.
    • Follow the prompts to burn the CD.
    • Now you will need to set the CD-Rom as first boot device if it isn't already (if you don't know how to do it, see HERE)
    • If you have any questions about this step, ask before you proceed. If you enter the BIOS and are unsure if you have carried out the step correctly, there should be an option to exit without keeping changes, so you won't do any harm.
    • Insert the newly created CD into your infected PC and reboot your computer.
    • Once you have rebooted please press Enter when prompted to continue booting from CD - you have a whole 15 seconds to do this!
    • Read the warning and then continue as prompted.
    • You first need to select your keyboard layout - press Enter for English.
    • Next you want to select the appropriate tool. Enter 1 to choose 1. MBRWORK
    • On the following screen enter 5 to select Install Standard MBR code.
    • Enter 1 to overwrite the infected MBR Code with the Standard MBR code.
    • When asked to confirm please do so.
    • Afterwards, please enter E to leave MBRWORK, then 6 to leave the bootable CD.
    • Eject the disc and then press ctrl+alt+del to reboot the PC.
    Once rebooted run MBRCheck one more time and let me have the log produced.
  18. kel1987

    kel1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Ok I seem to have gotten the original instructions to work. :)

    Here is the latest MBR scan.

    Attached Files:

  19. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,796   +343

    The fix worked nicely :)
    Good job!

    Please, re-run Combofix and post fresh log.
  20. kel1987

    kel1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Thank you and thank you for your help :)

    I am having problems running combofix again. It keeps popping up a window saying HIDEC cannot be recognized. Am I doing something wrong?
  21. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,796   +343

    Delete your Combofix file, download fresh one and try to run it again.
    If still no go, try it from Safe Mode.
  22. kel1987

    kel1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Here is the latest combofix scan.

    Attached Files:

  23. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,796   +343

    Combofix log looks good :)

    Which antivirus program are you running at this moment?

    Download OTL to your Desktop.

    * Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
    * Under the Custom Scan box paste this in:

    drivers32 /all
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\system32\user32.dll /md5
    %systemroot%\system32\ws2_32.dll /md5
    %systemroot%\system32\ws2help.dll /md5
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\Install|LastSuccessTime /rs

    * Click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
    • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows: OTL.txt and Extras.txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
    • Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post them back here.
  24. kel1987

    kel1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    I am using Comodo Premium.

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  25. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,796   +343

    How is redirection issue?

    I can see some Avira running along with Comodo.
    Is Avira listed in "Programs & Features"?
    If so, uninstall and post fresh OTL "Quick scan" log.
    If not, let me know.
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