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Google links tending to be redirected

By pikachuLOLZ
Feb 14, 2010
  1. I'm quite new on these forms, but the knowledgeable folk of TechSpot seemed to be a good place to start with my dilemma. My computer tends to go through cycles of silliness, and this silliness consists of my google search results being redirected to various other websites. I've run AVG, Avast!, and Malwarebytes in attempts to resolve the issue, but I've had no success. Any help in fixing this would be frightfully appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    I just saw this 8 step deal, and I'm currently carrying it out. I'll put up the necessary logs and whatnot upon completion.
     
  2. pikachuLOLZ

    pikachuLOLZ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    8 steps finished

    So, I've got these steps finished. I had some difficulty in completing the SUPERantispyware one. It kept getting hung up on a file and then it wouldn't proceed, or let me stop the scan or anything. I let it run overnight and this still didn't get past the file. Subsequently, I tried doing it through the alternate startup that was included in the program and then it would often stop and then give me one of those blue screen deals. In fact, I've been getting a blue screen every once in a while. Not sure what that issue is, or if it's related to this redirecting thing. Any help on that would be awesome too.
     

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  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    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**
    • Please, never rename Combofix unless instructed.
    • Close any open browsers.
    • 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.
    NOTE 1. 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.
    • Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
    • When finished, it will produce a report for you.
    • Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.
    **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!!!
     
  4. pikachuLOLZ

    pikachuLOLZ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, I did the combofix and all that. Here are the requested logs.
     

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  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    How is redirection?
     
  6. pikachuLOLZ

    pikachuLOLZ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No redirection as of now! However, these symptoms seem to come in waves. I would have a day of fine browsing, followed by an hour or so of relentless redirection. Is there anything in those log files that would suggest that I've been healed? Also, do you have any insight on the blue screen issue?
     
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    One of your system files (nvstor32.sys) was infected and Combofix fixed it, so you should be fine now. BSOD may be connected to the infection, so let's see how it goes...

    Uninstall Combofix:
    Go Start > Run [Vista users, go Start>"Start search"]
    Type in:
    Combofix /Uninstall
    Note the space between the "Combofix" and the "/Uninstall"
    Click OK (Vista users - press Enter).
    Restart computer.

    ========================================================================

    1. Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
    Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
    Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
    TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.


    2. Go to Kaspersky website and perform an online antivirus scan.

    1. Disable your active antivirus program.
    2. Read through the requirements and privacy statement and click on Accept button.
    3. It will start downloading and installing the scanner and virus definitions. You will be prompted to install an application from Kaspersky. Click Run.
    4. When the downloads have finished, click on Settings.
    5. Make sure these boxes are checked (ticked). If they are not, please tick them and click on the Save button:

    • Spyware, Adware, Dialers, and other potentially dangerous programs
      [*] Archives
      [*] Mail databases
    6. Click on My Computer under Scan.
    7. Once the scan is complete, it will display the results. Click on View Scan Report.
    8. You will see a list of infected items there. Click on Save Report As....
    9. Save this report to a convenient place. Change the Files of type to Text file (.txt) before clicking on the Save button. Then post it here.

    Post fresh HijackThis log as well.
     
  8. pikachuLOLZ

    pikachuLOLZ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright, I did those things. The Kaspersky thing came up with a couple threats that you'll see in the log, what should be done about those?
     

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  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    Please download OTM

    • Save it to your desktop.
    • Please double-click OTM to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
    • Copy the lines in the codebox below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):

    Code:
    :Processes
    
    :Services
    
    :Reg
    
    :Files
    C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\13\44944dcd-17a24679	
    C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\29\37abc01d-67052477	
    C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\5\52393bc5-157e33cd
          
    :Commands
    [purity]
    [resethosts]
    [emptytemp]
    [Reboot]
    
    • Return to OTM, right click in the Paste Instructions for Items to be Movedwindow (under the yellow bar) and choose Paste.
    • Click the red Moveit! button.
    • Copy everything in the Results window (under the green bar) to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy), and paste it in your next reply.
    • Close OTM and reboot your PC.

    Note: If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. In this case, after the reboot, open Notepad (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad), click File->Open, in the File Name box enter *.log and press the Enter key, navigate to the C:\_OTMoveIt\MovedFiles folder, and open the newest .log file present, and copy/paste the contents of that document back here in your next post.
     
  10. pikachuLOLZ

    pikachuLOLZ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All processes killed
    ========== PROCESSES ==========
    ========== SERVICES/DRIVERS ==========
    ========== REGISTRY ==========
    ========== FILES ==========
    C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\13\44944dcd-17a24679 moved successfully.
    C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\29\37abc01d-67052477 moved successfully.
    C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\5\52393bc5-157e33cd moved successfully.
    ========== COMMANDS ==========
    C:\windows\System32\drivers\etc\Hosts moved successfully.
    HOSTS file reset successfully

    [EMPTYTEMP]

    User: All Users

    User: Default
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Default User
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Public
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

    User: vnpremakumar
    ->Temp folder emptied: 97509119 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 218059 bytes
    ->Java cache emptied: 128123 bytes
    ->FireFox cache emptied: 22074819 bytes

    %systemdrive% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32 .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    Windows Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
    RecycleBin emptied: 0 bytes

    Total Files Cleaned = 114.00 mb


    OTM by OldTimer - Version 3.1.8.0 log created on 02142010_161151

    Files moved on Reboot...

    Registry entries deleted on Reboot...
     
  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    Please download OTC to your desktop. It'll remove most tools and logs we used so far. If any tool, file or folder (belonging to the program we have used) hasn't been deleted, please delete it manually.

    • Double-click OTC.exe to run it. (Vista and 7 users, please right click on OTC and select "Run as an Administrator")
    • Click on the CleanUp! button and follow the prompts.
    • You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process, choose Yes. If it doesn't ask you to reboot, restart computer manually.
    • After the reboot all the tools we used should be gone.
    • The tool will delete itself once it finishes.

    =========================================================================

    Verify your Java version here: http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
    Update, if necessary.
    Uninstall all previous Java versions, through Add\Remove (Programs & Features in Vista).

    =========================================================================

    When done.....


    Your computer is clean [​IMG]

    1. Turn off System Restore:

    - Windows XP:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the System Restore tab.
    4. Check "Turn off System Restore".
    5. Click Apply.
    6. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click Yes to do this.
    7. Click OK.
    - Windows Vista:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click on System Protection under the Tasks column on the left side
    4. Click on Continue on the "User Account Control" window that pops up
    5. Under the System Protection tab, find Available Disks
    6. Uncheck the box for any drive you wish to disable system restore on (in most cases, drive "C:")
    7. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click "Turn System Restore Off" on the popup window to do this.
    8. Click OK

    2. Restart computer.

    3. Turn System Restore on.

    4. Make sure, Windows Updates are current.

    5. If any Trojan was listed among your infection(s), make sure, you change all of your on-line important passwords (bank account(s), secured web sites, etc.) immediately!

    6. Download, and install WOT (Web OF Trust): http://www.mywot.com/. It'll warn you (in most cases) about dangerous web sites.

    7. Run defrag at your convenience.

    8. Read How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic2520.html

    9. Please, let me know, how is your computer doing.
     
  12. pikachuLOLZ

    pikachuLOLZ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Fantastic! Everything seems to be in working order now. If anything happens, I'll be sure to come back for help. You've been extraordinary in helping me, and I can't thank you enough.
     
  13. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    You're very welcome :)
    Happy surfing :)
     
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