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By h2dav
Apr 7, 2010
  1. When I do a google search or any other search, Yahoo, Bing, Aol, I get the results but when I try to follow the link I am redirected to webdiscoveries.com or the link isn't followed at all. This doesn't happen every time but almost at least half of the links are redirected or aren't allowing me to click on them. I have followed the entire UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions
     

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  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,033   +271

    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" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.
    **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!!!
     
  3. h2dav

    h2dav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    This is what it came up with
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,033   +271

    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:
    File::
    c:\windows\system32\USER7.dll
    c:\windows\S805BD1AE.tmp
    
    
    Folder::
    c:\program files\AVG
    
    
    Driver::
    
    Registry::
    
    RegLockDel::
    
    

    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
    • A new HijackThis log.
     
  5. h2dav

    h2dav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Thanks for all of your help here are the updated log files.
     

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  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,033   +271

    How is redirection issue?
     
  7. h2dav

    h2dav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    It looks to be working fine one quick question I am running Norton Internet Security on this machine and wish to uninstall all of the apps I just used do you think that would be advisable?
     
  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,033   +271

    We're to quite done yet, but things look good so far :)

    We'll uninstall Combofix in a moment.
    I strongly suggest, you keep Super and MBAM and you run occasional scans with them.

    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.

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

    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.

    Post fresh HijackThis log as well.
     
  9. h2dav

    h2dav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Sorry it took so long but here's those ubdated logs
     

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  10. h2dav

    h2dav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I'm having a problem shutting down internet security 2010 I don't think it's actual shut down because it still performs idle time scans
     
  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,033   +271

    Are you saying, that you're still having issues with Internet Security 2010?
     
     
  12. h2dav

    h2dav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    no I don't have issues with it, it just doesn't shut down even when it says its shut down it's not actaully shut down
     
  13. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,033   +271

    Are you talking about Norton Internet Security?
     
  14. h2dav

    h2dav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Yes Mr Broni that's the one. I think the instructions listed on here are for the older version 2009
     
  15. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,033   +271

    That's fine. Don't worry about it now.

    Let's continue with cleaning...

    Please download OTM

    • Save it to your desktop.
    • Please double-click OTM to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
    • Copy the lines in the codebox below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):

    Code:
    :Processes
    
    :Services
    
    :Reg
    
    :Files
    C:\Users\Harrison\Downloads\OMJ HTC Sense Kitchen v2.0\OMJ HTC Sense Kitchen v2.0\Tools\implantxip.exe
          
    :Commands
    [purity]
    [resethosts]
    [emptytemp]
    [Reboot]
    
    • Return to OTM, right click in the Paste Instructions for Items to be Movedwindow (under the yellow bar) and choose Paste.
    • Click the red Moveit! button.
    • Copy everything in the Results window (under the green bar) to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy), and paste it in your next reply.
    • Close OTM and reboot your PC.

    Note: If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. In this case, after the reboot, open Notepad (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad), click File->Open, in the File Name box enter *.log and press the Enter key, navigate to the C:\_OTMoveIt\MovedFiles folder, and open the newest .log file present, and copy/paste the contents of that document back here in your next post.
     
  16. h2dav

    h2dav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    here's what we have

    All processes killed
    ========== PROCESSES ==========
    ========== SERVICES/DRIVERS ==========
    ========== REGISTRY ==========
    ========== FILES ==========
    C:\Users\Harrison\Downloads\OMJ HTC Sense Kitchen v2.0\OMJ HTC Sense Kitchen v2.0\Tools\implantxip.exe moved successfully.
    ========== COMMANDS ==========
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\Hosts moved successfully.
    HOSTS file reset successfully

    [EMPTYTEMP]

    User: All Users

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

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

    User: Harrison
    ->Temp folder emptied: 104315215 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 21259712 bytes
    ->Java cache emptied: 128094 bytes
    ->FireFox cache emptied: 89261698 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 7994 bytes

    User: Mcx1
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Mcx2
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Public
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

    %systemdrive% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32 .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    Windows Temp folder emptied: 14912 bytes
    %systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 33170 bytes
    RecycleBin emptied: 0 bytes

    Total Files Cleaned = 205.00 mb


    OTM by OldTimer - Version 3.1.10.1 log created on 04102010_154712

    Files moved on Reboot...
    C:\Users\Harrison\AppData\Local\Temp\~DF1C60.tmp moved successfully.

    Registry entries deleted on Reboot...
     
  17. h2dav

    h2dav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Quick question I don't know if I should be concerned or not but why are there so many users being reported in that log file I just posted?
     
  18. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,033   +271

    I'm not sure. Someone must have created them, but I don't see any reason to be concerned.

    Please download OTC to your desktop. It'll remove most tools and logs we used so far. If any tool, file or folder (belonging to the program we have used) hasn't been deleted, please delete it manually.

    • Double-click OTC.exe to run it. (Vista and 7 users, please right click on OTC and select "Run as an Administrator")
    • Click on the CleanUp! button and follow the prompts.
    • You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process, choose Yes. If it doesn't ask you to reboot, restart computer manually.
    • After the reboot all the tools we used should be gone.
    • The tool will delete itself once it finishes.

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

    I'd like to have fresh HJT log from you.
     
  19. h2dav

    h2dav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Ok I think I got that done
     
  20. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Please note: Member has posted two other threads for two different computers. I'm working on both of them but don't know if either is the same system in this thread.

    If it is, threads may need to be merged.
     
  21. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,033   +271

    h2dav
    Please, explain.
     
  22. h2dav

    h2dav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    No this is a different coputer this thread is for my main computer which I use. The one's that you have responded to (Bobbye) are for my wife's computer and my home laptop which I use as a print server for the 4 laptops and one desktop I have in my house. I'm starting to think I need my own system administrator for my home. I know I'm asking a lot but truely I thought by purchasing Norton's Internet Security suite these computers would be fine with little intervention from my self. I guess I was wrong. I think you guys for all your help and sorry that I have so many issues. If there was a way for me to learn to do this my self (w/ out a 4yr degree) I would lol thanks guys.
     
  23. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,033   +271

    Unfortunately, there is no perfect security program. A lot depends on your computer habits.

    Now, back to your computer...

    Unless you installed Viewpoint Manager knowledgeably...
    Go Start>Control Panel>Add\Remove (Programs and Features in Vista), and...
    Uninstall any of the following programs associated with Viewpoint:
    * Viewpoint Manager
    * Viewpoint Media Player
    * Viewpoint Toolbar
    This program does not do anything bad such as deliver ads or spy on you, but it is considered foistware ("drive-by-install") as it is installed without your consent through programs like AOl, AIM, Compuserve, etc.

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

    Disable Windows Defender, as it'll interfere with cleaning process:
    - Open Windows Defender by clicking the Start, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Defender.
    - Click Tools
    then...

    ++ Windows XP:
    - Click General Settings
    - Scroll down to Real Time Protection Options
    - Uncheck Turn on Real Time Protection
    - After you uncheck this, click on the Save button
    - Close Windows Defender

    ++ Windows Vista:
    - Click Options
    - Under Administrator options, clear the Use Windows Defender check box, and then click Save.

    Enable Windows Defender, when all cleaning is done.

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

    Print this post out, since you won't have an access to it, at some point.

    1. Open HijackThis.

    2. Close all windows, except for HijackThis.

    3. Put checkmarks next to the following HijackThis entries:

    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll


    4. You should also checkmark following entries (these are unnecessary startups; no actual programs will be removed):

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ECenter] C:\Dell\E-Center\EULALauncher.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dscactivate] c:\dell\dsca.exe 3
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PWRISOVM.EXE] C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdatePDRShortCut] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDirector\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDirector" UpdateWithCreateOnce "Software\CyberLink\PowerDirector\7.0"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] %ProgramFiles%\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (reboot)] "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe" /runcleanupscript
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uTorrent] "C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe [unless you have paid version]
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - Global Startup: Bluetooth.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: QuickSet.lnk = C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll [unless you have paid version]


    5. Click on Fix checked button.

    6. Restart computer.

    7. Post new HijackThis log.
     
  24. h2dav

    h2dav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I didn't find all of the values you gave me. But I did check all that I could find and hit the fix checked button and did the restart so here is the new log
     

    Attached Files:

  25. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,033   +271

    Your computer is clean [​IMG]

    1. 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.
     
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