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Something Blocking Websites

By Rulgar
Feb 5, 2007
  1. Hello guys, hopefully someone can help me here. For about a week now, Google.ca has refused to come up. It works on all my friends and familys computers but it refuses to come up on mine. A Couple other sites refuse to come up as well. I really don't know what the problem could be but any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Do you have a recent install of Internet Explorer 7.0? Sometimes there are problems there. Usually, a tour of settings, tools, and such will help you figger it out. Watch closely a yellow bar in the top tool bar reporting that IE is blocking such and such file or program... then you should get an opportunity to install it anyway.\
    Or
    Install Firefox 2.0 and try a Google install from there.
     
  3. Rulgar

    Rulgar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have tried looking through settings of IE 7 but everything seemed okay. I also already have firefox and google does not work on it either.
     
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Suprisingly rare. I have never seen that, despite hundreds upon hundreds of installs... usually if Google will not work on IE, it will work on Firefox.
    You must have a serious infestation of some kind.. or a Windows problem.
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Go and read this thread HERE, then post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Rulgar only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  6. Rulgar

    Rulgar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright here is the Hijackthis log.
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Run HJT with no other programmes open. Click the scan button. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = c:\secure32.html

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://g.msn.ca/0SEENCA/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.thottbot.com/

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\secure32.html

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://g.msn.ca/0SEENCA/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR

    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)

    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).

    c:\secure32.html

    Reboot your system, post a fresh HJT log and let us know if you`re still having problems.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Rulgar only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  8. Rulgar

    Rulgar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Unfortenatly the problem with google is still here :(. I had a thing come up saying something was detected that tryed to change my home page to <none>. If i click no then it just keeps coming back and if i click yes it just keeps coming back. Oh yeah, and heres the hijackthis log.
     
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    After some research, it seems the c:\secure32.html file is the result of trojan/worm activity.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Download combofix.exe. Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts. A window will open with a warning. Type "Y" (and Enter) to start the fix. When the scan completes it will open a text window. Please attach that log back here together with a fresh HJT log. Caution - do not touch your mouse/keyboard until the scan has completed. The scan will temporarily disable your desktop, and if interrupted may leave your desktop disabled. If this occurs, please reboot to restore the desktop.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Rulgar only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  10. Rulgar

    Rulgar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright used combofix, here is that log and hijackthis.
     
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    1. Please download The Avenger by Swandog46 from HERE. Save it to your Desktop and extract it.

    2. Download the attached avengerscript.txt and save it to your desktop

    Note: the above code was created specifically for this user. If you are not this user, do NOT follow these directions as they could damage the workings of your system.

    3. Now, start The Avenger program by double clicking on its icon on your desktop.

    Under "Script file to execute" choose "Load script from file".
    Now click on the folder icon which will open a new window titled "open Script File"
    navigate to the file you have just downloaded, click on it and press open
    Now click on the Green Light to begin execution of the script
    Answer "Yes" twice when prompted.

    4. The Avenger will automatically do the following:

    It will Restart your computer. ( In cases where the code to execute contains "Drivers to Unload", The Avenger will actually restart your system twice.)
    On reboot, it will briefly open a black command window on your desktop, this is normal.
    After the restart, it creates a log file that should open with the results of Avenger’s actions. This log file will be located at C:\avenger.txt
    The Avenger will also have backed up all the files, etc., that you asked it to delete, and will have zipped them and moved the zip archives to C:\avenger\backup.zip.

    5. Please attach the content of c:\avenger.txt into your reply.

    when it reboots and post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Rulgar only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  12. Rulgar

    Rulgar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here be the logs
     
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Damn, that didn`t work. This is something new that I`ve not seen before. Please do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT and AVG Antispyware logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of Rulgar only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  14. Rulgar

    Rulgar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ah sorry i have not replied in a while. I was able to fix the problem and forgot to repost here. I used Spybot: Search and destroy and it found something called redirected hosts for google.ca and google.com, getting rid of those completly made google accesible :|. I put the hijackthis log anyways just in case there was something else i need to fix.
     
  15. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean as a whistle.

    I`m glad your problem is solved and thanks for letting us know.

    If you have any further virus/spyware problems, please post in this thread.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Rulgar only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  16. Rulgar

    Rulgar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks very much for the help, ill definitely come back here whenever i need help again :D
     
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