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Google search redirecting problem

By livij89
Oct 5, 2010
  1. I have been having this problem for a few days now and it is bugging the hell out of me. I have ran all the steps I could for Windows 7. I attached the notepad memos that appeared after completing the scans. If I could get any help with this situation it would be greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]

    Download SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users:
    http://www.superantispyware.com/


    • Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
    • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
    • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here: http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html.)
    • Close SUPERAntiSpyware.
    Restart computer in Safe Mode.
    To enter Safe Mode, restart computer, and keep tapping F8 key, until menu appears; pick Safe Mode; you'll see "Safe Mode" in all four corners of your screen

    • Open SUPERAntiSpyware.
    • Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.
    • Click the Scanning Control tab.
    • Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
      • Close browsers before scanning.
      • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
    • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.
    • Back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
    • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
    • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.
    • Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
    • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
    • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
    • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
    • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes".
    • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
      • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
      • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
      • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
      • Copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply with a new HijackThis log.
    • Click Close to exit the program.

    Post SUPERAntiSpyware log.

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

    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.
    Enter N to exit.
    A report called MBRcheckxxxx.txt will be on your desktop
    Open this report and post its content in your next reply.
     
  3. livij89

    livij89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did the two scans as requested, attached are the logs.
     

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  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    Both logs look good :)

    Which browser is getting redirected?


    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
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
    %systemroot%\Fonts\*.com
    %systemroot%\Fonts\*.dll
    %systemroot%\Fonts\*.ini
    %systemroot%\Fonts\*.ini2
    %systemroot%\Fonts\*.exe
    %systemroot%\system32\spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.*
    %systemroot%\REPAIR\*.bak1
    %systemroot%\REPAIR\*.ini
    %systemroot%\system32\*.jpg
    %systemroot%\*.jpg
    %systemroot%\*.png
    %systemroot%\*.scr
    %systemroot%\*._sy
    %APPDATA%\Adobe\Update\*.*
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Favorites\*.*
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\*.*
    %PROGRAMFILES%\*.*
    %APPDATA%\Update\*.*
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    CREATERESTOREPOINT
    %systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
    %PROGRAMFILES%\bak. /s
    %systemroot%\system32\bak. /s
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\*.lnk /x
    %systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\*.dat /x
    %systemroot%\*.config
    %systemroot%\system32\*.db
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\*.lnk /x
    %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\*.exe
    %PROGRAMFILES%\Common Files\*.*
    %systemroot%\*.src
    %systemroot%\install\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\DLL\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\HelpFiles\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\rundll\*.*
    %systemroot%\winn32\*.*
    %systemroot%\Java\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\test\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\Rundll32\*.*
    %systemroot%\AppPatch\Custom\*.*
    %APPDATA%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\*.lnk /x
    %PROGRAMFILES%\PC-Doctor\Downloads\*.*
    %PROGRAMFILES%\Internet Explorer\*.tmp
    %PROGRAMFILES%\Internet Explorer\*.dat
    %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\*.exe
    %USERPROFILE%\*.exe
    %systemroot%\ADDINS\*.*
    %systemroot%\assembly\*.bak2
    %systemroot%\Config\*.*
    %systemroot%\REPAIR\*.bak2
    %systemroot%\SECURITY\Database\*.sdb /x
    %systemroot%\SYSTEM\*.bak2
    %systemroot%\Web\*.bak2
    %systemroot%\Driver Cache\*.*
    %PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox*.exe
    %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Common\*.*
    %ProgramFiles%\TinyProxy.
    %USERPROFILE%\Favorites\*.url /x
    %systemroot%\system32\*.bk
    %systemroot%\*.te
    %systemroot%\system32\system32\*.*
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\*.dat /x
    %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.rmv
    dir /b "%systemroot%\system32\*.exe" | find /i " " /c
    dir /b "%systemroot%\*.exe" | find /i " " /c
    %PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft\*.*
    %systemroot%\System32\Wbem\proquota.exe
    %PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\*.dat
    %USERPROFILE%\Cookies\*.txt /x
    %SystemRoot%\system32\fonts\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\winlog\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\Language\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\Settings\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\*.quo
    %SYSTEMROOT%\AppPatch\*.exe
    %SYSTEMROOT%\inf\*.exe
    %SYSTEMROOT%\Installer\*.exe
    %systemroot%\system32\config\*.bak2
    %systemroot%\system32\Computers\*.*
    %SystemRoot%\system32\Sound\*.*
    %SystemRoot%\system32\SpecialImg\*.*
    %SystemRoot%\system32\code\*.*
    %SystemRoot%\system32\draft\*.*
    %SystemRoot%\system32\MSSSys\*.*
    %ProgramFiles%\Javascript\*.*
    %systemroot%\pchealth\helpctr\System\*.exe /s
    %systemroot%\Web\*.exe
    %systemroot%\system32\msn\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\*.tro
    %AppData%\Microsoft\Installer\msupdates\*.*
    %ProgramFiles%\Messenger\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\systhem32\*.*
    %systemroot%\system\*.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\Install|LastSuccessTime /rs
    /md5start
    /md5stop


    • 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.
     
  5. livij89

    livij89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I haven't tried on Windows Explorer because I don't use it but it has been happening on Mozilla Firefox.
     

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  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    Can you check, if same redirection happens in Internet Explorer?

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

    Update your Java version here: http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

    Note 1: UNCHECK any pre-checked toolbar and/or software offered with the Java update. The pre-checked toolbars/software are not part of the Java update.

    Note 2: The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe) adds a service to improve the initial startup time of Java applets and applications. If you don't want to run another extra service, go to Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter. Click OK and restart your computer.

    Now, we need to remove old Java version and its remnants...

    Download JavaRa to your desktop and unzip it to its own folder
    • Run JavaRa.exe (Vista users! Right click on JavaRa.exe, click Run As Administrator), pick the language of your choice and click Select. Then click Remove Older Versions.
    • Accept any prompts.

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

    Please download GooredFix from one of the locations below and save it to your Desktop
    Download Mirror #1
    Download Mirror #2
    • Ensure all Firefox windows are closed.
    • To run the tool, double-click it (XP), or right-click and select Run As Administrator (Vista).
    • When prompted to run the scan, click Yes.
    • GooredFix will check for infections, and then a log will appear. Please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called GooredFix.txt).

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

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

      Code:
      :OTL
      O2:[b]64bit:[/b] - BHO: (AVG Safe Search) - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgssiea.dll File not found
      O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0EA2AF41-6F2B-48D6-94DC-BA65B1D8F3D1} - C:\windows\SysWow64\certcli32.dll File not found
      O2 - BHO: (AVG Safe Search) - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgssie.dll File not found
      O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No CLSID value found.
      O3:[b]64bit:[/b] - HKLM\..\Toolbar: (no name) - Locked - No CLSID value found.
      O3 - HKLM\..\Toolbar: (no name) - Locked - No CLSID value found.
      O4:[b]64bit:[/b] - HKLM..\Run: []  File not found
      O18:[b]64bit:[/b] - Protocol\Handler\grooveLocalGWS {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - Reg Error: Key error. File not found
      O18:[b]64bit:[/b] - Protocol\Handler\livecall {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - Reg Error: Key error. File not found
      O18:[b]64bit:[/b] - Protocol\Handler\ms-help {314111c7-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294} - Reg Error: Key error. File not found
      O18:[b]64bit:[/b] - Protocol\Handler\ms-itss {0A9007C0-4076-11D3-8789-0000F8105754} - Reg Error: Key error. File not found
      O18:[b]64bit:[/b] - Protocol\Handler\msnim {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - Reg Error: Key error. File not found
      O18:[b]64bit:[/b] - Protocol\Handler\wlmailhtml {03C514A3-1EFB-4856-9F99-10D7BE1653C0} - Reg Error: Key error. File not found
      O20:[b]64bit:[/b] - HKLM Winlogon: VMApplet - (/pagefile) -  File not found
      O20 - HKLM Winlogon: VMApplet - (/pagefile) -  File not found
      O21:[b]64bit:[/b] - SSODL: WebCheck - {E6FB5E20-DE35-11CF-9C87-00AA005127ED} - CLSID or File not found.
      O21 - SSODL: WebCheck - {E6FB5E20-DE35-11CF-9C87-00AA005127ED} - CLSID or File not found.
      [2010/09/18 12:19:10 | 000,000,000 | ---D | C] -- C:\windows\SysWow64\drivers\avg
      [2010/09/17 21:39:08 | 000,000,000 | ---D | C] -- C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG
      @Alternate Data Stream - 107 bytes -> C:\ProgramData\TEMP:A2947BEA
      
      
      :Services
      
      :Reg
      
      :Files
      
      :Commands
      [purity]
      [emptytemp]
      [emptyflash]
      [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.
     
  7. livij89

    livij89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hmm.... seems like something worked. I just tried a few links and so far so good.
     
  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    Good news, but continue with my instructions,
     
  9. livij89

    livij89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok did as you asked again. Here are the logs.
     

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  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    All looks good now :)

    Last scans....

    1. 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.


    2. 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.


    3. 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
    • IMPORTANT! UN-check Remove found threats
    • 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
    • Click on 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.
    • NOTE. If Eset won't find any threats, it won't produce any log.
     
  11. livij89

    livij89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Did all 3 scans, the last scan didn't find anything so there was no report.
     

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  12. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    Please, disable Windows firewall.
    Your Norton includes a firewall already and you don't want to run two firewalls.

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

    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, using following OTL script:

    Run OTL

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

    Code:
    :OTL
    :Commands
    [purity]
    [emptytemp]
    [EMPTYFLASH]
    [CLEARALLRESTOREPOINTS]
    [Reboot]
    • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
    • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
    • Post resulting log.

    2. Now, we'll remove all tools, we used during our cleaning process

    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.

    3. Make sure, Windows Updates are current.

    4. 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!

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

    6. Run Malwarebytes "Quick scan" once in a while to assure safety of your computer.

    7. Run Temporary File Cleaner (TFC) weekly.

    8. Download and install Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI): http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/. The Secunia PSI is a FREE security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks. Run it weekly.

    9. (optional) If you want to keep all your programs up to date, download and install FileHippo Update Checker.
    The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases.

    10. Run defrag at your convenience.

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

    12. Please, let me know, how is your computer doing.
     
  13. livij89

    livij89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did everything on the list, everything is working fine so far. However I couldn't disable Windows Firewall. It says "These settings are being managed by vendor application NORTON FIREWALL PROVIDER", and it won't let me do anything to the firewall settings. Does that mean Norton disabled it? Or is there a way to let Norton bypass it so I can adjust it myself?
     

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  14. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    I'm pretty sure, Norton disables Windows firewall.

    Way to go!! [​IMG]
    Good luck and stay safe :)
     
  15. livij89

    livij89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you so much for your help! I know where to come back if I have any other problems. You do good work :)
     
  16. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    Thank you :)
     
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