Google redirect virus - Mozilla Firefox

By Trivedi · 30 replies
Dec 1, 2012
  1. Trivedi

    Trivedi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Below is FSS.txt. I ran TFC but it did not create any log file. It did ask to restart my computer. I am running ESET online scanner now.


    Farbar Service Scanner Version: 01-12-2012 02
    Ran by Amit (administrator) on 02-12-2012 at 19:44:59
    Running from "C:\Users\Amit\Desktop\Redirect_removal"
    Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium Service Pack 2 (X64)
    Boot Mode: Normal

    Internet Services:

    Connection Status:
    Localhost is accessible.
    LAN connected.
    Google IP is accessible. is accessible.
    Yahoo IP is accessible. is accessible.

    Windows Firewall:

    Firewall Disabled Policy:

    System Restore:

    System Restore Disabled Policy:

    Security Center:

    Windows Update:

    Windows Autoupdate Disabled Policy:

    Windows Defender:
    WinDefend Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
    The start type of WinDefend service is set to Demand. The default start type is Auto.
    The ImagePath of WinDefend service is OK.
    The ServiceDll of WinDefend service is OK.

    Other Services:

    File Check:
    C:\Windows\System32\nsisvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nsiproxy.sys => MD5 is legit
    [2009-12-03 08:40] - [2009-04-11 02:11] - 0268288 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 3ED0321127CE70ACDAABBF77E157C2A7

    [2012-02-14 19:05] - [2012-01-03 09:25] - 0404992 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C4F6CE6087760AD70960C9EB130E7943

    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\tdx.sys => MD5 is legit
    [2012-05-11 15:31] - [2012-03-30 07:45] - 1423744 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 46D448E9117464E4D3BBF36D7E3FA48E

    [2011-04-14 07:46] - [2011-03-02 11:12] - 0117760 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 06230F1B721494A6DF8D47FD395BB1B0

    [2009-12-03 08:41] - [2009-04-11 02:11] - 0603136 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 897E3BAF68BA406A61682AE39C83900C

    [2009-12-03 08:39] - [2009-04-11 02:11] - 0458240 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) FFB96C2589FFA60473EAD78B39FBDE29

    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mpsdrv.sys => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\SDRSVC.dll => MD5 is legit
    [2009-12-03 08:41] - [2009-04-11 02:11] - 1433600 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) B75232DAD33BFD95BF6F0A3E6BFF51E1

    [2009-12-03 08:39] - [2009-04-11 02:11] - 0074752 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 9EA3E6D0EF7A5C2B9181961052A4B01A

    [2009-12-03 08:40] - [2009-04-11 02:11] - 0221696 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) D2E7296ED1BD26D8DB2799770C077A02

    C:\Windows\System32\wuaueng.dll => MD5 is legit
    [2009-12-03 08:41] - [2009-04-11 02:11] - 1081856 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 6D316F4859634071CC25C4FD4589AD2C

    [2009-12-03 08:41] - [2009-04-11 02:11] - 0361984 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) E12F22B73F153DECE721CD45EC05B4AF

    [2012-10-10 14:00] - [2012-06-01 19:20] - 0174592 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) CA78B312C44E4D52E842C2C8BD48E452

    C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpSvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe => MD5 is legit
    [2009-12-03 08:41] - [2009-04-11 02:11] - 0719872 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) CF8B9A3A5E7DC57724A89D0C3E8CF9EF

    **** End of log ****
  2. Trivedi

    Trivedi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    ESET scanner is still running, 62% done.

    Will post logs once done.
  3. Trivedi

    Trivedi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    ESET Scanner completed. No threats detected.
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,260   +383

    Update Adobe Reader

    You can download it from
    After installing the latest Adobe Reader, uninstall all previous versions (if present).
    Note. If you already have Adobe Photoshop® Album Starter Edition installed or do not wish to have it installed UNcheck the box which says Also Download Adobe Photoshop® Album Starter Edition.

    Alternatively, you can uninstall Adobe Reader (33.5 MB), download and install Foxit PDF Reader(3.5MB) from HERE.
    It's a much smaller file to download and uses a lot less resources than Adobe Reader.
    Note: When installing FoxitReader, make sure to UN-check any pre-checked toolbar, or any other garbage.


    1. Update your Java version here:

    Note 1: UNCHECK any pre-checked toolbar and/or software offered with the Java update. The pre-checked toolbars/software are not part of the Java update.

    Note 2: The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe) adds a service to improve the initial startup time of Java applets and applications. If you don't want to run another extra service, go to Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter. Click OK and restart your computer.

    2. Now, we need to remove old Java version and its remnants...

    Download JavaRa to your desktop and unzip it.
    • Run JavaRa.exe (Vista and 7 users! Right click on JavaRa.exe, click Run As Administrator), pick the language of your choice and click Select. Then click Remove Older Versions.
    • Accept any prompts.
    • Do NOT post JavaRa log.


    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, using following OTL script:

    Run OTL

    • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following:

    • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
    • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
    • Post resulting log.

    2. Now, we'll remove all tools, we used during our cleaning process

    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.

    3. Make sure, Windows Updates are current.

    4. If any trojans, rootkits or bootkits were listed among your infection(s), make sure, you change all of your on-line important passwords (bank account(s), secured web sites, etc.) immediately!

    5. Check if your browser plugins are up to date.
    Firefox -
    other browsers: (click on "Launch a quick scan now" link)

    6. Download, and install WOT (Web OF Trust): It'll warn you (in most cases) about dangerous web sites.

    7. Run Malwarebytes "Quick scan" once in a while to assure safety of your computer.

    8. Run Temporary File Cleaner (TFC) weekly.

    9. Download and install Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI): The Secunia PSI is a FREE security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks. Run it weekly.

    10. (optional) If you want to keep all your programs up to date, download and install FileHippo Update Checker.
    The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to to see if there are any newer releases.

    11. (Windows XP only) Run defrag at your convenience.

    12. When installing\updating ANY program, make sure you always select "Custom " installation, so you can UN-check any possible "drive-by-install" (foistware), like toolbars etc., which may try to install along with the legitimate program. Do NOT click "Next" button without looking at any given page.

    13. Read:
    How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!:
    Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet:

    14. Please, let me know, how your computer is doing.
  5. Trivedi

    Trivedi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks Broni for all your help. My laptop is working great.

    1. I have latest version of Adobe as per the link provided.
    2. Updated Java version and cleaned up all older versions.

    I will follow your advice in next point for regular and preventive maintenance.

    System Restore Log:

    All processes killed
    ========== OTL ==========
    ========== COMMANDS ==========


    User: All Users

    User: Amit
    ->Temp folder emptied: 13246753 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 360421186 bytes
    ->Java cache emptied: 442557 bytes
    ->FireFox cache emptied: 313077040 bytes
    ->Google Chrome cache emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Apple Safari cache emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 4685 bytes

    User: AppData
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

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

    User: Default User
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Flash cache 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 (64bit) .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    Windows Temp folder emptied: 2613 bytes
    %systemroot%\sysnative\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 33170 bytes
    RecycleBin emptied: 31026 bytes

    Total Files Cleaned = 655.00 mb


    User: All Users

    User: Amit
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: AppData

    User: Default
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Default User
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Public

    Total Flash Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb


    User: All Users

    User: Amit
    ->Java cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: AppData

    User: Default

    User: Default User

    User: Public

    Total Java Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb

    Restore point Set: OTL Restore Point

    OTL by OldTimer - Version log created on 12032012_175816

    Files\Folders moved on Reboot...

    PendingFileRenameOperations files...

    Registry entries deleted on Reboot...
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,260   +383

    Way to go!! [​IMG]
    Good luck and stay safe :)

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