Google redirect

By failedpc
Jun 26, 2010
  1. Sorry about my awful post earlier, I was getting a server timed out message when trying to post the log files in the message. During the 8 steps I was unable to connect to Windows Update. Hopefully I have posted the right log files because I am totally stumped as how this got on the computer in the first place.

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  2. failedpc

    failedpc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Did I break the rules? Should I just begin a reformat?
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,801   +343

  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,801   +343

    Note: If you have a previous version of TDSSKiller downloaded please delete it now and download a fresh copy using the links provided below

    Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.
    Extract its contents to your desktop and make sure TDSSKiller.exe (the contents of the zipped file) is on the Desktop itself, not within a folder on the desktop.
    Go to Start > Run (Or you can hold down your Windows key and press R) and copy and paste the following into the text field. (make sure you include the quote marks) Then press OK.

    "%userprofile%\Desktop\TDSSKiller.exe" -l C:\TDSSKiller.txt -v

    If it says "Hidden service detected" DO NOT type anything in. Just press Enter on your keyboard to not do anything to the file.
    When it is done, a log file should be created on your C: drive called TDSSKiller.txt please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
  5. failedpc

    failedpc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Completed TDSS. Found one object required restart :O

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  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,801   +343

    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!!!
  7. failedpc

    failedpc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ran Combofix, said it removed one file. Also, I finally made it to stage 50! But then I lost the game -.-

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  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,801   +343

    How is redirection issue?

    Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
    Download Mirror #1
    Download Mirror #2

    • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
    • Vista users:: Right click on SystemLook.exe, click Run As Administrator
    • Copy the content of the following box into the main textfield:
    • Click the Look button to start the scan.
    • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
    Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt
  9. failedpc

    failedpc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    SystemLook v1.0 by jpshortstuff (11.01.10)
    Log created at 21:35 on 26/06/2010 by Owner (Administrator - Elevation successful)

    ========== filefind ==========

    Searching for "wscntfy.exe"
    No files found.

    -=End Of File=-

    About that... I'm coming up with two thoughts. I at one point had some scareware that may have moved/deleted it, I've since gotten rid of said scareware with no problems. I have windows updates turned off because I don't use the computer for more than a hand full of things, and if I do go browsing on the web it is only to trusted websites. I can already hear screams "no windows update enabled?!?"
    But I digress, not sure where the real updater exe went or is.
    I forgot what my other thought was... Been working on this for the greater part of 12 hours -.-
  10. failedpc

    failedpc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh, forgot to mention, redirect looks great (did not happen). Any thoughts on to why scvhost would be eating up my processor time? or was that related to the redirecting
  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,801   +343

    Good news :)

    Not a good idea, even if you use internet for 1 minute a day.
    We'll get back to this issue at the end of cleaning procedure.

    Now, about missing wscntfy.exe file.
    Attached is zipped wscntfy.exe file. Unzip it and place wscntfy.exe file into c:\windows\System32 folder.


    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:

    drivers32 /all
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\system32\user32.dll /md5
    %systemroot%\system32\ws2_32.dll /md5

    * 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.
  12. failedpc

    failedpc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    New logs here sorry about my late reply

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  13. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,801   +343

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

      IE - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: "ProxyServer" = http=
      O28 - HKLM ShellExecuteHooks: {AEB6717E-7E19-11d0-97EE-00C04FD91972} - Reg Error: Key error. File not found
    • 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.
  14. failedpc

    failedpc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ran the fix and the new scan, thanks for all your help so far

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  15. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,801   +343

    Cool :)

    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.


    Disable your antivirus program.
    Go to Kaspersky website and perform an online antivirus scan.

    1. Read through the requirements and privacy statement and click on Accept button.
    2. It will start downloading and installing the scanner and virus definitions. You will be prompted to install an application from Kaspersky. Click Run.
    3. When the downloads have finished, click on Settings.
    4. 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
    5. Click on My Computer under Scan.
    6. Once the scan is complete, it will display the results. Click on View Scan Report.
    7. You will see a list of infected items there. Click on Save Report As....
    8. 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.
  16. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,801   +343

    Are you still out there?
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