Redirects and inability to update anything

By issues
May 9, 2010
  1. I have been getting google or clicked pages redirected for some time now. If I close the wrong page and try again every second try seems to work to the proper page. I also get fake windows security windows pop up and I can't seem to be able to update windows security,avg,malwarebytes etc etc..... please help

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  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,795   +343

    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!!!

    Download HijackThis:
    by clicking on Installer under Version 2.0.4
    Install, and run it.
    Post HijackTHis log.
    Do NOT attempt to fix anything!

    NOTE. If you're using Vista, or 7, right click on HijackThis, and click Run as Administrator
  3. issues

    issues TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you here are the log files

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  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,795   +343

    You're running two AV programs, Avira and AVG.
    One of them has to go, preferably AVG.
    If so, make sure to use AVG Remover:


    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:

    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\atapi.sys | c:\windows\system32\drivers\atapi.sys
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\atapi.sys | c:\windows\system32\dllcache\atapi.sys
    c:\windows\system32\dllcache\es.dll | c:\windows\System32\es.dll

    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.


    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. issues

    issues TS Rookie Topic Starter


    avg removed here are the new logs

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  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,795   +343

    How is redirection issue?
  7. issues

    issues TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So far so good just trying a few now.Can I delete all the stuff now once it seems clean?
  8. issues

    issues TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Anything else I can/should delete now and/or update?
  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,795   +343

    We're not totally done yet :)

    Uninstall Combofix:
    Go Start > Run [Vista users, go Start>"Start search"]
    Type in:
    Combofix /Uninstall
    Note the space between the "Combofix" and the "/Uninstall"
    Restart computer.


    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.


    Disable your antivirus program.
    Go to Kaspersky website and perform an online antivirus scan.

    1. Read through the requirements and privacy statement and click on Accept button.
    2. It will start downloading and installing the scanner and virus definitions. You will be prompted to install an application from Kaspersky. Click Run.
    3. When the downloads have finished, click on Settings.
    4. 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
    5. Click on My Computer under Scan.
    6. Once the scan is complete, it will display the results. Click on View Scan Report.
    7. You will see a list of infected items there. Click on Save Report As....
    8. 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.
  10. issues

    issues TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks again

    Sorry for the delay it was getting late last night.

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  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,795   +343

    Disable TeaTimer, as it'll interfere with the cleaning process:
    Right click Spybot's TeaTimer System Tray Icon.
    Click Exit Spybot-S&D Resident.
    TeaTimer closes.
    NOTE. If on re-boot, Spybot inquires about registry change(s), allow it.

    Alternatively, I suggest, you uninstall Spybot since it's a tool of the past.

    Re-run HJT and checkmark:
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)

    Click "Fix checked" button.

    When done....

    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): 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!:

    9. Please, let me know, how is your computer doing.
  12. issues

    issues TS Rookie Topic Starter

    restore on
    update current
    wot installed
    spybot removed
    defrag done
    everything seems good thank you sooooooooooo much

    Last question before I'm off to change some passwords..... can I delete/remove/uninstall any of the fix tools now like hijackthis etc......?or anything else for that matter you might of seen in the logs?

    Thanks again!
  13. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,795   +343

    You're very welcome :)
    Keep Malwarebytes and run occasional scans.
    Keep TFC. Run it weekly.
    All others can go.

    Good luck and stay safe :)
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