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Google searches are getting redirected to random ad sites

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By dorno83
Jul 11, 2010
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  1. Hi Techs, like I said my google searches are getting redirected to random ad sites.

    Its very annoying LOL.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated
    Thanks
    dorno


    GMER kept crashing
     

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  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,865   +254

    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.
     
  3. dorno83

    dorno83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Had to attach it. It was too many characters
    thanks for the help
     

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  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,865   +254

    Looks good :)
    You can delete TDSSKiller and its log.

    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. dorno83

    dorno83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    combofix post:)
     

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  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,865   +254

    I can see, you ran Combofix before.
    I'd like to see C:\ComboFix2.txt log.
     
  7. dorno83

    dorno83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    ya i ran it earlier today

    found it in C:\Qoobox
     

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  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,865   +254

    How is redirection issue?


    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:
    Folder::
    c:\documents and settings\User\.hd
    c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Norton
    c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\NortonInstaller
    c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared
    c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec
    
    Registry::
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center]
    "AntiVirusOverride"=-
    "FirewallOverride"=-
    [HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile]
    "EnableFirewall"=dword:00000001
    
    

    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
     
  9. dorno83

    dorno83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    second run
     

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  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,865   +254

    ...........
     
  11. dorno83

    dorno83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    it really was one. maybe when i ran my first combofix it fixed it?

    If you are not finding anything that's great. because it was driving me buggy.
     
     
  12. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,865   +254

    We'll check little bit more, but I'm glad, your main problem is gone :)

    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.
     
  13. dorno83

    dorno83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    heres the OTL post
     

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  14. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,865   +254

    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:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SymcData\SCFIDS~1\20050404.003\symidsco.sys -- (SYMIDSCO)
      DRV - File not found [Kernel | On_Demand | Stopped] -- C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\catchme.sys -- (catchme)
      O3 - HKCU\..\Toolbar\WebBrowser: (no name) - {2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - No CLSID value found.
      O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA} http://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_06-windows-i586.cab (Reg Error: Key error.)
      O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab (Reg Error: Key error.)
      @Alternate Data Stream - 123 bytes -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP:C35B4B19
      
      :Services
      
      :Reg
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\DomainProfile]
      "EnableFirewall" =dword:00000001
      
      :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.
     
  15. dorno83

    dorno83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    heres the run fix file

    All processes killed
    ========== OTL ==========
    Service SYMIDSCO stopped successfully!
    Service SYMIDSCO deleted successfully!
    File C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SymcData\SCFIDS~1\20050404.003\symidsco.sys not found.
    Service catchme stopped successfully!
    Service catchme deleted successfully!
    File C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\catchme.sys not found.
    Registry value HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\\{2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} deleted successfully.
    Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F}\ not found.
    Starting removal of ActiveX control {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
    Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA}\ deleted successfully.
    Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA}\ not found.
    Registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA}\ deleted successfully.
    Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA}\ not found.
    Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA}\ not found.
    Starting removal of ActiveX control {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7}
    C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\gp.inf not found.
    Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7}\ deleted successfully.
    Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7}\ not found.
    Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7}\ not found.
    Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7}\ not found.
    ADS C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP:C35B4B19 deleted successfully.
    ========== SERVICES/DRIVERS ==========
    ========== REGISTRY ==========
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\DomainProfile\\"EnableFirewall" |dword:00000001 /E : value set successfully!
    ========== FILES ==========
    ========== COMMANDS ==========

    [EMPTYTEMP]

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

    User: All Users

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

    User: LocalService
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 32902 bytes

    User: NetworkService
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
     
  16. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,865   +254

    Good :)
    Last scan...

    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.
     
  17. dorno83

    dorno83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Kaspersky is running about 60 % done now.
    Thanks again for your help.
     
  18. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,865   +254

    Sure thing :)
     
  19. dorno83

    dorno83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Nothing there looks clean :)
     

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  20. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,865   +254

    Cool :)

    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.
     
  21. dorno83

    dorno83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Just got everything done except the defrag. Going to start this before i go to bed tonite.
    But so far everything seems to be running great.
    Had a question for ya. When you delete stuff from the comp using the add/remove programs. why does it still leave stuff in registry. and is there anything i can continue to do or get too keep my registry and computer clean
     
  22. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,865   +254

    I'm glad to hear good news :)

    As for your question - lousy programming.
    Those registry entries don't bother anything, since they don't cause any actions.
    Registry is nothing more, but a text file.
    You have just few extra lines of text, that's all.
    Leave them alone.

    Good luck and stay safe :)
     
  23. dorno83

    dorno83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    alright thanks for the info. and thanks again for the help!
     
  24. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,865   +254

    You're very welcome [​IMG]
     
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