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Google searches redirecting and cannot log into secure sites

By rleppla
Feb 4, 2009
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  1. Hello.

    I have been helping a friend with virus/malware/spyware issues. It used to be so easy to just go into the registry and delete files that loaded when you clicked on the wrong website. Its been a few years since I dealt with those types of issues and it seems as though they have morphed 10 fold on how bad they can get now.

    Unfortunately for you guys, I didn't find this site with the 8 steps before I ran and installed a bunch of anti-spyware/malware and other programs. I'm not sure if they weren't run in order or what but the issue still stands. Ran Combofix two or three times before I found the "beware of combofix" messages on other forums.

    That being said, I had him run through the 8 step process and send me the log files. I cannot figure out what is wrong except for the rur_xv registry issues and they can't be deleted because they're in HKLM\System\ControlSet registry folders (or they haven't been successfully deleted as of yet). By the way, googling rur_xv doesn't come up with anything...

    I have attached the 3 files required for the preliminary. If you'd like to see some of the other files we've run in the past, please let me know. They include combofix, sdfix, DDS, OTViewIt and the issue still stands. I know a lot of times scripts are run to fix issues as well and I don't know how to do those.

    I am a computer repair technician and I am very hands on with computers, but after about a week with probably 40 hours of trying to figure it out for myself, I'm "breaking down" and asking that "gas station attendant" where to go from here.

    Thanks!

    Robert
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Take a look on Google, and do some standard Windows searches. Google has announced that many of those problems are known to them, and are problems within Google that they are correcting or have completed.
  3. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    The so called beware of ComboFix warnings are BS unless they are warnings to that ComBoFix only be used under the guidance of an expert.

    These logs are all clean so do the below which includes ComboFix.

    Download SDFix to Desktop.

    http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix.exe

    On Desktop run SDdFix It will run (install) then close.

    Then reboot into Safe Mode

    As the computer starts up, tap the F8 key several times.

    On the Boot menu Choose Safe Mode.

    Click thu all the prompts to get to desktop.

    At Desktop
    My Computer C: drive. Double-click to open.

    Look for a folder called SD Fix. Double-click to enter SD Fix.

    Double-click to RunThis.bat. Type Y to begin.

    SD Fix does its job.

    When prompted hit the enter key to restart the computer

    Your computer will reboot.

    On normal restart the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then say Finished,
    Hit the Enter key to end the script and load your desktop icons.

    Once the desktop is up, the SDFix report will open on screen and also be saved to the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
    Attach the Report.txt file to your next post.
    =========================================
    Download ComboFix

    NOTE: If you have had ComboFix more than a few days old delete and re-download.

    Get it here: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe
    Or here: http://subs.geekstogo.com/ComboFix.exe

    Double click combofix.exe follow the prompts.

    When finished, it will open a log.
    Attach the log and a new HJT log in your next reply.

    Note: Do not click combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stall.

    Mike
  4. rleppla

    rleppla TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Unable to re-run those programs

    Hello.

    Unfortunately at this time I'm unable to re-run those programs. We have run those two side by side before and I can give you the results from those but that was 2 days ago.

    If you think running those two programs again will solve anything, I will ask him to run them, but if by this Saturday it doesn't get fixed, we're wiping and re-installing the OS, which would have been MUCH faster in the beginning.. I'm just hoping by posting on here we can fix it without doing that.

    Thank you.

    Robert
  5. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    Ok those will do!

    Boot to Safe Mode and do all below.

    Run HJT select and remove the below
    O23 - Service: IBM PSA Access Driver Control (PsaSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PsaSrv.exe (file missing)

    Left Drag mouse and Copy for Pasting all text in the box below. Make sure the slider bar goes to bottom from the @ to the end of the second exit.

    Then paste to the black screen of an open command prompt. All may not apply so ignore errors.
    Code:
    @echo off
    cd\
    :: Fix associations
    ftype exefile="%1" %*
    ftype batfile="%1" %*
    ftype cmdfile="%1" %*
    ftype comfile="%1" %*
    ftype scrfile="%1" /S
    ftype regfile="regedit.exe" "%1"
    ftype piffile="%1" %*
    ftype inffile=%SystemRoot%\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE "%1"
    ftype vbsfile=%SystemRoot%\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %*
    ftype jsfile=%SystemRoot%\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %*
    
    assoc .exe=exefile
    assoc .bat=batfile
    assoc .cmd=cmdfile
    assoc .com=comfile
    assoc .scr=scrfile
    assoc .reg=regfile
    assoc .pif=piffile
    assoc .lnk=lnkfile
    assoc .inf=inffile
    assoc .vbs=VBSFile
    assoc .js=JSFile
    
    sc stop TDSSserv.sys
    sc delete TDSSserv.sys
    :: Above sc commands first stops then deletes service if it exists
    ::
    reg unload "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\tdssdata"
    reg unload "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\tdss"
    ::
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\tdssdata" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\tdss" /f
    ::The above reg commands first unloads the reg keys then deletes these keys.
    ::
    Attrib -h -s -r tdss*.* /s
    del  tdss*.* /f /q /s
    :: The above two lines first clears protective attributes then 
    :: deletes all files on Drive beginning with the name tdss
    
    :: Remove AntiVirus2009
    attrib -h -s -r "%UserProfile%\Desktop\Antivirus 2009.lnk"
    attrib -h -s -r "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Antivirus 2009.lnk"
    attrib -h -s -r "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\S96PZM7V\winsrc[1].dll"
    attrib -h -s -r "%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Antivirus 2009\*.*"
    
    del "%UserProfile%\Desktop\Antivirus 2009.lnk" /f /q
    del "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Antivirus 2009.lnk" /f /q
    del "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\S96PZM7V\winsrc[1].dll" /f /q
    del "%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Antivirus 2009\*.*" /f /q
    
    rd /s /q "%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Antivirus 2009"
    
    attrib -h -s -r "c:\Program Files\Antivirus 2009\*.*"
    rd /s/q "c:\Program Files\Antivirus 2009"
    
    attrib -h -s -r c:\WINDOWS\system32\ieupdates.exe
    attrib -h -s -r c:\WINDOWS\system32\scui.cpl
    attrib -h -s -r c:\WINDOWS\system32\winsrc.dll
    
    del c:\WINDOWS\system32\ieupdates.exe /f /q
    del c:\WINDOWS\system32\scui.cpl /f /q
    del c:\WINDOWS\system32\winsrc.dll /f /q
    
    attrib -h -s -r c:\program files\xwdxqu.txt
    attrib -h -s -r c:\windows\x
    attrib -h -s -r c:\windows\SxsCaPendDel
    
    del c:\program files\xwdxqu.txt  /f /q
    del c:\windows\x  /f /q
    del c:\windows\SxsCaPendDel  /f /q
    
    reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\swearware /f
    reg delete HKCU\Software\Wget /f
    reg delete HKLM\Software\Classes\CLSID\{CD363BEC-7150-B887-530D-F3E2E0424EA} /f
    
    :: rootkit gaopdxserv
    attrib -h -s -r "c:\windows\system32\drivers\gaopdxqfotrruc.sys"
    attrib -h -s -r "c:\windows\system32\gaopdxqpqjwmyc.dll"
    attrib -h -s -r "\c:\windows\system32\drivers\gaopdxuigiphwm.sys"
    
    sc stop gaopdxserv.sys.sys
    sc delete gaopdxserv.sys.sys
    
    del  /f /q "c:\windows\system32\drivers\gaopdxqfotrruc.sys"
    del  /f /q  "c:\windows\system32\gaopdxqpqjwmyc.dll"
    del  /f /q  "\c:\windows\system32\drivers\gaopdxuigiphwm.sys"
    
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\gaopdxserv.sys" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\gaopdxserv.sys" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\gaopdxvx" /f
    
    reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\75319611769193918898704537500611" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{037C7B8A-151A-49E6-BAED-CC05FCB50328}" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{037C7B8A-151A-49E6-BAED-CC05FCB50328}" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" "75319611769193918898704537500611" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" "ieupdate" /f
    echo Finshed ripping out Antivirus 2008-9
    :: Fix associations
    ftype exefile="%1" %*
    ftype batfile="%1" %*
    ftype cmdfile="%1" %*
    ftype comfile="%1" %*
    ftype scrfile="%1" /S
    ftype regfile="regedit.exe" "%1"
    ftype piffile="%1" %*
    ftype inffile=%SystemRoot%\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE "%1"
    ftype vbsfile=%SystemRoot%\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %*
    ftype jsfile=%SystemRoot%\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %*
    
    assoc .exe=exefile
    assoc .bat=batfile
    assoc .cmd=cmdfile
    assoc .com=comfile
    assoc .scr=scrfile
    assoc .reg=regfile
    assoc .pif=piffile
    assoc .lnk=lnkfile
    assoc .inf=inffile
    assoc .vbs=VBSFile
    assoc .js=JSFile
    exit
    exit
    This should run and exit!

    It is a coverall and you may see a few errors related to it addressing something you do not need. This is normal ignore.

    Reboot once more then do the below!

    Click Preferences-Repairs
    Then counting down from top do the following entries
    Numbers 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15,18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 and 27!

    Reboot the test for redirecting! let me know!

    Mike
  6. rleppla

    rleppla TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Which program do you click preferences-repairs?

    Thanks,

    Robert

    PS. Thank you for the quick response! :)
  7. rleppla

    rleppla TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nevermind, I believe you wanted me to do that in SuperAntiSpyware, at least that's the only program that has preferences-repairs tab.

    I'll have him do that tonight.

    Thank you,

    Robert
  8. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    Yes SAS!

    That should do it!

    Mike
  9. rleppla

    rleppla TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Mike,

    It seems as though before I could have him run those tools, he informed me his issues have resolved. I'm going to have him monitor any changes with that, but with the information you gave me, do you still believe there's something that could end up re-initiazing itself where we should run the fixes you posted to make sure they don't come back?

    Thanks for the help.

    Robert
  10. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    No but you might have him go thu my closing below!

    Thread closing-------------------------------------------------------------------

    Some of these tools update so often they require downloading again later if needed. But keep and run MBAM and SAS to maintain.

    Remove ComboFix
    Start-Run
    type
    combofix /u
    Hit enter or click OK.

    Please download OTCleanIt http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/oldtimer/OTCleanIt.exe

    Save to desktop.

    This will remove all the tools we used to clean your computer.


    Double-click OTCleanIt.exe. Click CleanUp. Yes to the "Begin cleanup Process?"

    Approve all if prompted by Firewall. Approve Widows Defender or other guards or security programs while OTCleanIt attempting access to the Internet to allow all.

    If prompted to Reboot click, Yes.
    OTCleanit will delete itself when finished, If not delete it by yourself.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Run CCleaner again twice or more on Cleanup temps, then on left click Registry then Scan for issues also repeat till clean.

    Run ATF-Cleaner http://majorgeeks.com/ATF_Cleaner_d4949.html Temp and Registry, repeatedly until no more found.

    KCleaner ftp://ftp2.kcsoftwares.com/kcsoftwa/files/kcleaner.exe
    Fantastic cleaner.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The issues can and are likely found is in System Restore so do the below

    Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk- System Restore and create a new Restore point. Name it "After cleanup at TechSpot".

    Then Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Cleanup
    Click OK to accept C:
    Select all Boxes
    Then click More Options
    Here click System Restore and OK to "Are you sure" and the OK to Run.

    As this runs it clears all but the most recent Restore Point but it does one other thing that can contain infested files and a huge amount of disk space.

    It clears what is known as Shadow copies which are used by specialized back up programs.

    This is if you have the Volume Shadow Copy running which is the default.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Every two weeks or so, run MBAM and SAS until clean.

    They take a while, so leave scanning while you are sleeping working or watching TV. If not done under the gun they can be scheduled not to interfere with computer time.

    If they find something they can not clean, then get back to us.

    Additionally run CCleaner. ATF-Cleaner and KCleaner.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I have been using ThreatFire for more than a year, it just went from ver 3 to ver 4.

    It was designed to be used with and to co-exist with other Virus scanners.

    Additionally it uses a totally different process to protect. While conventional Virus scanners work from definitions ThreatFire works on recognizing Virus/Malware activity.

    It's like looking at it with 2 sets of eyes and from a different angle.

    It works like some Firewalls do to learn what is good/bad.

    After install it will ask you about everything that could be a security issue. For example the first time you run IE or FireFox it will prompt you. You would answer to approve and remember the setting. From then on no more prompts about IE or FireFox unless the exe changes like in an update.

    As it queries you about the prompt to help you determine to approve or not you can google it with one click.

    http://www.threatfire.com/Download/
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Look at http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    Run SpyBot ocassionally and use the Immunize function.
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

    I highly reccomend Hostman: Hostman http://majorgeeks.com/HostsMan_d4592.html

    Download install run and allow it to disable DNS Client and select all Host files and then Update and install all host files.

    A Disk Scan (chkdsk) and Defrag are in order.

    Mike
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