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Google search hijack virus - help needed (logs attached)

By sbajaj
Jan 22, 2010
  1. Hi,

    I seem to have caught the Google search hijack virus that keeps redirecting me to advertising sites from search results.

    So I followed the instructions on http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html.

    After the step where CCleaner was run, I started getting the "DCOM Server Process Launcher service terminated unexpectedly" error and my system tried to shutdown. I stopped it using "shutdown -a" and did the rest of the steps.

    Attached are the 3 logs.

    Current status: the google search redirect is still happening and so is the DCOM forced shutdown.

    Please advise me on how to proceed further,
    Thanks, your help is highly appreciated.
    Sameer
     

    Attached Files:

  2. sbajaj

    sbajaj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Again,

    Sorry to be a bother. I know that you are answering posts in order, but I was wondering if you had a chance to take a look at my logs. My forced shutdowns and redirects are driving me insane :(

    Thanks once again,
    Sameer
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  4. sbajaj

    sbajaj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It seems that both links on the page you mentioned are down - some problem with ComboFix is being resolved.

    I will report back after I am able to download and run it.


    thanks for your response,
    Sameer
     
  5. sbajaj

    sbajaj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I downloaded and ran ComboFix. Attached is the log file.

    Please let me know what the next step is.

    Thanks so much,
    Sameer
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    How are things running now?
     
  7. sbajaj

    sbajaj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    SWEET! No DCOM error. No redirects thus far.

    And, last but not least, lots more free space (atleast 1.5GB more!)

    I really appreciate this...
    Sameer
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

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