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Google redirect virus w/8-step attachments

By Common
Jul 15, 2010
  1. I seem to have picked up a google redirect virus. Running Window XP, IE7. This is my fifth or sixth attempt to post this information, something seems to be going very wrong with my GMER file. When I attempt to attach the file or past it into this message, I receive a This Page Cannot Be Found error when I try to submit or preview the post. The section that is preventing the posting of the GMER file is a very long Registry file entry. When I remove it from the text file, it posts/attaches fine. I've never seen this before... I have saved the Registry entry text from the GMER file seperately in case I need to provide it.

    Please let me know if there is any other information you require. Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,898   +344

    Download Security Check from 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.

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

    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.
     
  3. Common

    Common TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Thanks Broni!

    Checkup:
    Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.4
    Windows XP Service Pack 3 (UAC is disabled!)
    Internet Explorer 7 Out of date!
    ``````````````````````````````
    Antivirus/Firewall Check:

    Windows Security Center service is not running! This report may not be accurate!
    Windows Firewall Disabled!
    CA eTrustITM Agent
    Antivirus up to date!
    ```````````````````````````````
    Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    HijackThis 2.0.2
    CCleaner
    OutlookTempCleaner
    Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_07
    Adobe Flash Player
    Adobe Reader 9.3.3
    ````````````````````````````````
    Process Check:
    objlist.exe by Laurent

    ````````````````````````````````
    DNS Vulnerability Check:

    GREAT! (Not vulnerable to DNS cache poisoning)

    ``````````End of Log````````````

    MBR Checkup
    MBRCheck, version 1.1.1

    (c) 2010, AD



    \\.\C: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0



    Size Device Name MBR Status

    --------------------------------------------

    74 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive0 Windows XP MBR code detected



    Done!
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,898   +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**
    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!!!
     
  5. Common

    Common TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    ComboFix run, results attached. ComboFix indicated it located rootkit activity and asked for a reboot. Also, I had to run ComboFix with an AV program still running as I am unable to turn it off based on my access.

    Thanks again!
     

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  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,898   +344

    How is redirection now?

    1. Please open Notepad
    • Click Start , then Run
    • Type notepad .exe in the Run Box.

    2. Now copy/paste the entire content of the codebox below into the Notepad window:

    Code:
    File::
    c:\windows\winstart.bat
    
    Driver::
    avgagent
    
    
    Registry::
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\ComputerAssociatesAntiVirus]
    "DisableMonitoring"=-
    
    
    

    3. Save the above as CFScript.txt

    4. Then drag the CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe as depicted in the animation below. This will start ComboFix again.

    [​IMG]


    5. After reboot, (in case it asks to reboot), please post the following reports/logs into your next reply:
    • Combofix.txt
     
  7. Common

    Common TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Redirects seem to have stopped, awesome!

    New combofix log attached.
     

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  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,898   +344

    Good news :)

    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.

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

    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:



    netsvcs
    drivers32 /all
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\Spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.dll
    %systemroot%\system32\*.wt
    %systemroot%\system32\*.ruy
    %systemroot%\Fonts\*.com
    %systemroot%\Fonts\*.dll
    %systemroot%\system32\spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.tmp
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    /md5start
    /md5stop
    CREATERESTOREPOINT
    %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
    %systemroot%\system32\user32.dll /md5
    %systemroot%\system32\ws2_32.dll /md5
    %systemroot%\system32\ws2help.dll /md5
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
    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.
     
  9. Common

    Common TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    OTL Scans attached rather than pasted, they seemed rather large. Thanks!
     

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  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,898   +344

    Is there any reason, your system restore is disabled, or you're not aware of it?

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

    Update your Java version here: http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
    Uninstall all previous Java versions, through Add\Remove (Programs & Features in Vista/7).

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

    Run OTL
    • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following

      Code:
      :OTL
      DRV - File not found [Kernel | On_Demand | Stopped] -- C:\ComboFix\catchme.sys -- (catchme)
      O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
      O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem : Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - Reg Error: Key error. File not found
      O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab (Reg Error: Key error.)
      [2010/07/13 14:05:22 | 000,000,000 | ---D | C] -- C:\Documents and Settings\smckay\Local Settings\Application Data\wrtseflxg
      
      
      :Services
      
      :Reg
      
      :Files
      
      :Commands
      [purity]
      [emptytemp]
      [emptyflash]
      [resethosts]
      [Reboot]
      
    • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
    • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
    • You will get a log that shows the results of the fix. Please post it.
    • Open OTL again and click the Quick Scan button. Post the log it produces in your next reply.
     
  11. Common

    Common TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    -I believe one of the virus scanners I used prior to coming here turned off the Restore Point to avoid creating infected Restore Points after it located an infected file. I can't think of any other reason it would be off.

    -Java Updated

    -OTL Logs Attached

    Thanks!
     

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  12. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,898   +344

    We'll take care of system restore at the end of this topic.

    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.
     
  13. Common

    Common TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    I ran the TFC but I cannot get Kaspersky to load. The website asks me to load an ActiveX control. After allowing it, I receive an error message stating "Windows has blocked this software because it can't verify the publisher." I have a feeling this may have to do with Internet security protocols that I do not have access to change. Is there an alternative?
     
  14. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,898   +344

    Please run a free online scan with the ESET Online Scanner

    • Disable your antivirus program
    • Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use
    • Click Start
    • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
    • Check Scan archives
    • Click Start
    • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
    • When the scan completes, push List of found threats
    • Push Export to text file , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
     
  15. Common

    Common TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    ESET worked. Indicates a Trojan of some type :(
     

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  16. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,898   +344

    No worries. That's what the scan was for :)

    OTL Clean-Up
    Clean up with OTL:

    * Double-click OTL.exe to start the program.
    * Close all other programs apart from OTL as this step will require a reboot
    * On the OTL main screen, press the CLEANUP button
    * Say Yes to the prompt and then allow the program to reboot your computer.

    If you still have any tools or logs leftover on your computer you can go ahead and delete those off of your computer now.

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

    Your computer is clean [​IMG]

    1. We need to reset system restore to prevent your computer from being accidentally reinfected by using some old restore point(s). We'll create fresh, clean restore point.

    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 and 7:
    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.
     
  17. Common

    Common TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Sorry, this is probably a dumb question, but am I supposed to tell ESET to delete the quarantined file at the conclusion of Step 4? Your instructions didn't specify and I am trying not to get ahead of them. I still have the ESET application as I wasn't sure what to do with it.

    Again, thanks!
     
  18. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,898   +344

    You may, if you want to. It really doesn't matter, since the file has been quarantined.
     
  19. Common

    Common TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Broni:

    Thanks ever so much! Everything seems to be in working order.
     
  20. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,898   +344

    Way to go!! [​IMG]
    Good luck and stay safe :)
     
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