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Q: Possible Browser Hijacking

I am running IE6 on a Windows 2000. I have updated Windows and tried using Spybot S&D to no avial.I am having several problems.1. I keep getting pop-ups in IE2. I have tried intalling Google Toolbar but could not...it disapears as soon as I close the browser window.3. I keep getting a vertical window labeled "Search Bar" on the first line and "Related Searches" on the second line. Looks supicious..3. I get the feeling that my searches form the Google main page are being diverted through some other search engine. I say this because I was trying to locate the webiste for Spybot S&D and tried searching in the main page of Google, but none of the results were for Spybot. Then I cliked on "advanced search" and dit the same search and the first entry/result was for Spybot's Home Page.I ran HijackThis and am posting the results below. Would greatly apprecaite any assistance given.Many thanks in advance.===================================Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 6:37:32 AM, on 1/4/2005Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\System32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\system32\tp4serv.exeC:\WINNT\system32\ltmsg.exeC:\WINNT\system32\RunDll32.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\TP98TRAY.EXEC:\WINNT\system32\RunDll32.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\tphkmgr.exeC:\WINNT\system32\PRPCUI.exeC:\WINNT\System32\NILaunch.exeC:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\vssddfq.exeC:\WINNT\system32\tasmgr.exeC:\WINNT\system32\secure.exeC:\WINNT\mmups.exeC:\WINNT\suploads.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Tina\Application Data\smmo.exeC:\WINNT\system32\?hkdsk.exeC:\CFGSAFE\AUTOCHK.EXEC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://searchmiracle.com/sp.phpR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = ;127.0.0.1;<local>R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{8952A998-1E7E-4716-B23D-3DBE03910972} - (no file)O2 - BHO: &EliteBar - {28CAEFF3-0F18-4036-B504-51D73BD81ABC} - C:\EliteToolBar version 59.dllO2 - BHO: &EliteSideBar - {ED103D9F-3070-4580-AB1E-E5C179C1AE41} - C:\EliteSideBar version 8.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrackPointSrv] tp4serv.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LTWinModem1] ltmsg.exe 9O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundFusion] RunDll32 cwcprops.cpl,CrystalControlWndO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tourpath] regedit /s c:\winnt\tour.regO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logonO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPTRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\TP98TRAY.EXEO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BMMGAG] RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\pwrmonit.dll,StartPwrMonitorO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TpHotkey] C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\tphkmgr.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRPCMonitor] PRPCUI.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Net-It Launcher] C:\WINNT\System32\NILaunch.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSDDMess] C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\vssddfq.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tasmgr Starup] tasmgr.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [secure] C:\WINNT\system32\secure.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mediamotor.exe] C:\WINNT\mmups.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [loads.exe] C:\WINNT\suploads.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUPO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kalvsys] C:\winnt\system32\kalvyng32.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [DfqwSfS] ffsqsd.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Answer Problem] dSAFsqs.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Tasmgr Starup] tasmgr.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Awoa] C:\Documents and Settings\Tina\Application Data\smmo.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Uuvzv] C:\WINNT\system32\?hkdsk.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msmc] C:\WINNT\system32\msedpb.exeO4 - Global Startup: AUTOCHK.LNK = C:\CFGSAFE\AUTOCHK.EXEO4 - Global Startup: D-Link AirPlus G Wireless Utility.lnk = C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus G Wireless Adapter Utility\AirPlus.exeO4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXEO8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.htmlO9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htmO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htmO16 - DPF: {15AD4789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6} - http://public.windupdates.com/get_file.php...2b5dc38e51e721cO16 - DPF: {386A771C-E96A-421F-8BA7-32F1B706892F} (Installer Class) - http://www.xxxtoolbar.com/ist/softwares/v4.0/0006_adult.cabO16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061...all/xscan53.cabO16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} - http://www.mt-download.com/MediaTicketsInstaller.cabO16 - DPF: {BAB3E70B-A847-4A88-ACFC-778FCCC00287} (CActSetupObj Object) - http://www.odysseusmarketing.com/actsetup.cabO16 - DPF: {E0CE16CB-741C-4B24-8D04-A817856E07F4} - http://cabs.media-motor.net/cabs/roing.cabO18 - Filter: text/html - {CC905FF6-B553-496C-9DFA-CFF65ADCD0FC} - C:\WINNT\system32\mshfan.dllO23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeO23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeO23 - Service: Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service - VERITAS Software Corp. - C:\WINNT\System32\dmadmin.exeO23 - Service: IBM PM Service - Unknown - C:\WINNT\System32\ibmpmsvc.exe

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
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A: Possible Browser Hijacking

Please download and install CWShredder.http://cwshredder.net/bin/CWSInstall.exeDownload Ad-aware SE from: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.htmlInstall the program and launch it.First, in the main window, look in the bottom right corner and click on Check for updates now and download the latest reference files.Exit Adaware.Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then close all other windows--you should only see HijackThis on your Desktop--and click the Fix Checked button.R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://searchmiracle.com/sp.phpR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = ;127.0.0.1;<local>R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer& #092;Toolbar,LinksFolderName =R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{8952A998-1E7E-4716-B23D-3DBE03910972} - (no file)O2 - BHO: &EliteBar - {28CAEFF3-0F18-4036-B504-51D73BD81ABC} - C:\EliteToolBar version 59.dllO2 - BHO: &EliteSideBar - {ED103D9F-3070-4580-AB1E-E5C179C1AE41} - C:\EliteSideBar version 8.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSDDMess] C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\vssddfq.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tasmgr Starup] tasmgr.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [secure] C:\WINNT\system32\secure.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mediamotor.exe] C:\WINNT\mmups.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [loads.exe] C:\WINNT\suploads.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kalvsys] C:\winnt\system32\kalvyng32.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [DfqwSfS] ffsqsd.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Answer Problem] dSAFsqs.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Tasmgr Starup] tasmgr.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Awoa] C:\Documents and Settings\Tina\Application Data\smmo.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Uuvzv] C:\WINNT\system32\?hkdsk.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msmc] C:\WINNT\system32\msedpb.exeO9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htmO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htmO16 - DPF: {15AD4789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6} - http://public.windupdates.com/get_file.php...2b5dc38e51e721cO16 - DPF: {386A771C-E96A-421F-8BA7-32F1B706892F} (Installer Class) - http://www.xxxtoolbar.com/ist/softwares/v4.0/0006_adult.cabO16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} - http://www.mt-download.com/MediaTicketsInstaller.cabO16 - DPF: {BAB3E70B-A847-4A88-ACFC-778FCCC00287} (CActSetupObj Object) - http://www.odysseusmarketing.com/actsetup.cabO16 - DPF: {E0CE16CB-741C-4B24-8D04-A817856E07F4} - http://cabs.media-motor.net/cabs/roing.cabO18 - Filter: text/html - {CC905FF6-B553-496C-9DFA-CFF65ADCD0FC} - C:\WINNT\system32\mshfan.dllReboot your computer into Safe ModeOpen CWShredder and click "Fix".Then delete these files or directories (Do not be concerned if they do not exist)C:\EliteToolBar version 59.dllC:\EliteSideBar version 8.dllC:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\vssddfq.exeC:\WINNT\system32\tasmgr.exeC:\WINNT\system32\secure.exeC:\WINNT\mmups.exeC:\WINNT\suploads.exeC:\winnt\system32\kalvyng32.exeffsqsd.exedSAFsqs.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Tina\Application Data\smmo.exeC:\WINNT\system32\msedpb.exeC:\WINNT\system32\mshfan.dllNext, we need to configure Ad-aware for a full scan.Click on the Gear icon (second from the left) to access the preferences/settings window1. In the General window make sure the following are selected: * Automatically save log-file * Automatically quarantine objects prior to removal * Safe Mode (always request confirmation)2. Click on the Scanning button on the left and select : * Scan Within Archives * Scan Active Processes * Scan Registry * Deep Scan Registry * Scan my IE favorites for banned URL?s * Scan my Hosts file * Under Click here to select drives + folders, choose: * All of your hard drivesClick on the Advanced button on the left and select: * Include additional process information * Include additional file information * Include environment informationClick the Tweak button and select: * Under the Scanning Engine: o Unload recognized processes & modules during scan o Include additional Ad-aware settings in logfile * Under the Cleaning Engine: o Let Windows remove files in use at next rebootClick on Proceed to save the settings.Click Start and on the next screen choose Activate in-depth Scan at the bottom of the page and then choose: * Use Custom Scanning OptionsClick Next and Ad-aware will scan your hard drive(s) with the options you have selected.Save the log file when it asks and then click FinishWhen finished, mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right-click the window and choose Select All from the drop down menu and click Next).Reboot your computer to go back to normal mode.Launch Notepad, and copy/paste the box below into a new text file. Save it as FindFile.bat and save it on your Desktop.dir C:\WINDOWS\system32\?hkdsk.exe /a h > files.txtnotepad files.txt Locate FindFile.bat on your Desktop and double-click on it. It will open Notepad with some text in it. Please post the text here. Please post a new hijackthis log.

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Recently installed the latest version of Avant browser. I have set it not to be my default browser or to check if it is default on start up. I have Firefox set as my default browser and to check if it is on start up. The problem is every time I launch Avant and use it it makes itself the default browser. I know this because when I launch Firefox it says it's not the default and also if I wan to set it as the default. I do and when I use Avant again it steals the default browser setting again. I asked about this on the Avant forum and nobody has a solution. Most people on the Avant forum use that browser as their default so they don't care if it makes itself default. Any suggestions on how to stop this? I find this behaviour from a browser to be malware like.

A:Avant Browser Hijacking Default Browser Setting.

Welcome to Bleeping Computer Anthony A This is a good article on how to set Firefox as your Default Browser: Default Browser.If all else fails, the third-party utilities offered should work for you.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

Hi Bleepingcomputer teamFor the past few days I've had search redirects. My first real issue was a window that popped up today in the background that I could not maximize or find under processes. When I tried to search the window title in google my keyboard went nuts and my computer crashed and gave me a BSOD error. I booted into safe mode and did an MBAM scan and found and "removed" 10 results. Among them were:Trojan Hiloti with key XtedituRootkit.AgentSpyware.passwords.xgenTrojan.FakeAlertI'm still getting re-directs and I'm terrified this is going to happen again. I start finals in a week.. I promise my neverending love in return for any assistance!!Below is a fresh hijackthis logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:25:34 PM, on 05/12/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\DLBTmon.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\PMB.exeC:\Users\Omar\Program Files (x86)\DNA\btdna.exeC:\Program Files\Conexant\SAII\SmartAudio.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2-ui.ex... Read more

A:Browser hijacking

Hi and welcome to the Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum,I am thcbytes and I am here to help you!I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those I suggest to you while I am cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Please perform all steps in the order received and do not proceed if you need clarification.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems please stop and tell me about it. When your computer is clean I will alert you of such. I will also provide you with detailed suggestions for prevention.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch this topic. Click on this then choose Immediate E-Mail notification and then Proceed then you will be advised by email when I respond to your topic.After 5 days if your topic is not replied I we assume it has been abandoned and I will close it.I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please be courteous and appreciative for the assistance provided!Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. Your computer fix will be based on the current condition of your computer! Any changes ... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

Any one know how browser hijacking works some said you get by clicking on an ActiveX or a ActiveX or Java script running is that true.

And what about clicking on a pop up or banner some was saying you get that way
Some also malwar comes this way you get virus or spywar by pop up or banner or ActiveX or Java script
 

A:browser hijacking

I can't find it in my computers books .I don't know if this is true
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

Hi Guys,

I'm having trouble with my browser getting hijacked when I click on a link in Google, Yahoo, etc. I have tried Spy-Bot, AdAware, Spy Dr (all free versions) but nothing found a problem. MS OneCare Safety Scanner identified the problem as a Trojan:W32/Alureon.gen!H.

I'm running Vista Home Premium on a Dell XPS M1210 Laptop

Here is my Hijack This log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:17:53 AM, on 3/16/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\LVComSX.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
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A:Help with browser hijacking

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

i have a browser thats being highjacked. When i perform a search, the results show up, but if i choose when i get redirected. I am unable to run my malwarebytes-antimalware program, it will install fine but will not run. I tried to run the DDS program like instructed but never received a log. I have attached one from highjack this. I also get music and what sounds like commercials coming through my speakers? Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 13:37:21, on 4/2/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CSHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exeC:\WINDO... Read more

A:browser hijacking

Hello.Please run Combofix.Download and Run ComboFix (Rename Before Saving)Download Combofix from any of the links below. You must rename it before saving it. Save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2 Link 3Refer to the page below for further instructions on running ComboFix. This includes installing the Recovery Console. Note that you do not need your Windows XP disk to install it. Refer to this page if you are unsure how.Double click on Combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a open a report for you. Post back with it. It is at C:\ComboFix.txt.Do not mouseclick the ComboFix window while it's running. That may cause it to stall.With Regards,Extremeboy

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

If i run a search in Yahoo or Google I am sometimes redirected to another site that has nothing to do with what i clicked on. I have tried so many things to fix this. I tried some manual instructions, it said to search for ALCMTR.EXE and delete the file. There is also another file with this name, just not in all caps, should I delete this one as well?I tried AVG, Malwarebytes, I am running the microsoft windows malicious software removal tool (for about a half an hour) and these have found nothing. AVG came up with a crypto virus and seemed to take care of it, from what I have read it doesn't seem to be linked to the browser issues, but i could be wrong. I have been trying to fix this all day and I have no idea what my next step should be. At one point I tried running the computer in safe mode but it didn't seem to let me... Here is the HijackThis info if its helpful at allRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZA... Read more

A:Browser hijacking?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand cor... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

My browser was hijacked and kept returning to the following homepage:

res://yrzitdll/index.html#37049

After a bit of research I did the following:

Under internet options>advanced - I unchecked the 'enable third party browser extensions'

Restarted computer in Safe Mode

Ran AdAware (v6.0 Build 6.181; reference 01R325 27.6.2004)

Deleted everything it came up with

Ran HijackThis. Here is the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:22:17 PM, on 6/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Elizabeth\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\yrzit.dll/sp.html#37049
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\yrzit.dll/sp.html#37049
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINDOWS\yrzit.dll/sp.html#37049
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA258D02-7EAF-CF17-74F9-F542353A0DA6} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\addlt32.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - ... Read more

A:Help with browser hijacking fix

I'm not sure if bumping is allowed. Please let me know if this isn't kosher. Thank you.
 

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I'm running win XP and my browser will not go to Google and other sites on searches.

Hijackthis log follows and thanks for any help.
Doug

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:31:03 AM, on 3/8/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 SP3 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\nhksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\ActionAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\DMI\WIN32\bin\DellDmi.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\EventAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\DLT.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\dmi\win32\bin\Win32sl.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\WinVNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WALGRE~1\WALGRE~1\data\xtras\mssysmgr.exe
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Hi there,My browser has been hijacked and is periodically redirected to a casino website. My homepage is still fine though and has not been changed. I have 3 or 4 new items added to my Favourites list.I have run Spybot and Adware, but they seem to indicate that nothing is wrong. I have checked for updates and then re-run these tools to no avail. Below is my HijackThis logfile. Any comments would be much appreciated. Have a good weekend.regards,Arif Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7Scan saved at 12:42:46, on 03/07/2004Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exeC:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exeC:\WIN... Read more

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You also have a CoolWebSearch hijacker. There is a special tool to remove it called CWShredder.http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/cwshredder.zipPlease download and then unzip the program. Close all open browser windows and run the program. Click the "Fix" button and let it fix everything it finds.Reboot, run HijackThis again and post a fresh log please

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Can someone help???After removing trojans with Malwarebytes I installed Norton 360. I used Norton 360 to finish the clean up. I tried to do Microsoft updated and could not get to the site (browser error,(could not be displayed). I could not bring up any page that started with Microsoft or Support. I tried Microsoft Onecare saftey scanner and it would not load. Many times while trying to go to a web page, my search would be changed to a shopping page or some other page.Can someone help??? I load my Hijack this page. Thanks, BillLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 1:06:42 PM, on 3/1/2011Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Acer\Empowering Tech... Read more

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Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!These instru... Read more

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Title says it all, whenever I open up a browser IE pops up with ads. Ive run Avira Antivirus and Ad-Aware 2007 both come up negative. Ill be bumping this thread in a few days if no one sees it.

A:IE browser hijacking

Forgot to post the log file. Here it is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:08:58 PM, on 3/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exe
C:\Program Files\Wallpaper Master\Wallpaper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\khalshared\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\lolifox\lolifox.exe
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Hi all,

I have an unwanted javascript at the end of all browsed pages. It is independent from the browser, occurs with IE and Fiorefox also.

So, I have created a hijackthis and a combofix logs, you can find them as attachment.

Could someone halp me how can I remove this hijacking?

Thank you!
 

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Morning experts!

My browser was (is) hijacked by searchpage.cc/1507. I am hoping that someone would look over my hijackthis log and let me know the proper steps to take.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:52:01 AM, on 4/21/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\NWTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\DAMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\BRIANO~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\JobMonitor\JobMonitor.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Brian O'Reilly\My Documents\My Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://nkvd.us/1507/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://nkvd.us/1507/
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Having a problem with something that has gotten into my browser and at random times will take over my browser and start popping windows everywhere. It will continue to do it even if I disconnect my ethernet connection, so I know it is somewhere on my pc, I just can't locate all of it. I can find some of it and delete it.
When it happens, I have to stop everything and use the task manager to close IE, but it closes all browsers and is a HUGE annoyance, because I have to start up a new one and it makes surfing virtually impossible.
Does anyone know of a program that searches for these pirates of my web browser??? Please let me know.

Brewha
 

A:Browser Hijacking

Hi brewha88,

Please go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/, and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log as a .txt file, and copy and paste its contents into your next post.

Most of what it lists will be harmless, so do not fix anything yet.

Regards,

Pieter
 

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Hello all,

Thanks you all for your time. I would greatly appreciate any help in regards to the HJT scan.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:20:19 PM, on 7/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxctcoms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\TmPfw.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\PccGuide.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
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A:Please Help! Browser Hijacking???

Welcome to TSG
Download Combofix from this webpage: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

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1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

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Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it will produce a report for you.
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
 

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For the past couple months or so, I've been having a problem with Internet Explorer. When I first use IE after restarting the computer, all the links take me to their corresponding websites. After browsing for awhile, some of the links start to take me to sites I've been to in the past, sites that I've never been to, or the "File Not Found" page when I know for a fact that the website exists. Eventually, IE is unusable because none of the links take me to their correct targets and I am forced to restart the computer. From what I have read, this seems like browser hijacking... correct me if I'm wrong. I've run Adaware, Spybot, and Webroot's Spy Sweeper, and none of them corrected the browser hijacking. Here's my Hijack-This file, any light you guys can shed on my problem is much appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:31:11 PM, on 7/8/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2000\Tmntsrv.exe
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First off, I'm really thankful that there's a place like this to go for help. Thank you in advance.
The problem is whenever I go to a site I usually frequent I get redirected to a search site. I just tried to go to my own wesite and got redirected again. I downloaded Hijack this and was hoping someone would take a look at the log and tell me what I should do. Thanks very much.
Scott
hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:04:41 PM, on 11/2/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Wintab32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\ShortCut ES2\signlab6.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Graphics 12\Programs\CorelDRW.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\scott\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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I have been hacked. The malware now always lands on Yahoo be it IE or Google.

Re setting browsers does not work.
It's now starting to hijack Windows 7 by not allowing me to delete or uninstall Windows files that could be used to assists in tracking the problems.

Windows 7 PRO
 

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I've a serious problem with IE browser being hijacked with numerous pop-ups and redirecting to other websites. I ran all the spyware help, (Adaware,Spybot,Windows defender), and they find stuff and remove them but they come right back. I dowmloaded Hijackthis and install it. I just don't know what to fixand repair without messing something else up. I'm including the log below. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:49:09 PM, on 1/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
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A:Need help with browser hijacking !

Hi, juxie123.

Welcome to TSG.

Download the HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager.

Unzip HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager to a convenient folder such as C:\HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager
Run HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager from its new home
Click on "File Handling".
Click on "Restore MS Hosts File".
Click OK on the Confirmation box.
Click on "Make Read Only?"
Click the X to exit the program.
Note: If you were using a custom Hosts file you will need to replace any of those entries yourself.
Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application. Beware it is NOT supported for use in 9x or ME and probably will not install in those systems

Upgrading Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 4.
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
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I am using IE7 on a Windows XP operating system. When I click the search results of search engines I am being redirected. I have downloaded and run Hijack This (scan log attached). Can someone please help me?
 

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I have a HP Envy laptop and I am running Windows 8.1.  I use Mozilla Firefox for a browser.  When I click to open a new tab, it goes to AVG Secure Search page.  Also having some other small browser issues.  I have gone through some of the forums and tried a bunch of different adware, malware programs with no success.  I am using AVG free antivirus.  I have run Maleware Bytes, TDDS killer, ccleaner, and a few others.  I also ran the AVG remover tool.  If you need anymore info from me, please let me know.  Thanks for you help!!!!

A:Possible Browser Hijacking

Hello,please run a FRST scan:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Hey guys, here is one that I have not run across before. I can get online, and go to any page that I want if I type the address in the address bar, but if I click on a link it takes me to this page:

http://adservices10.marchex.com/

Any ideas??
 

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I have a browser hijacker somewhere. Spybot found some stuff, and removed it. After another running, it showed up clean, but the hijacking continues. Opera is being hijacked to zeesearch and valary.com. Avast is running, but I dismantled it when I used SPybot.

Following the directions, dds won't run on the x64 machine I have, but I am attaching the ark.txt file in the zip file attached.

Thanks for any help.

GOTR

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Let me add that internet speed is incredible slow (DSL here) and downloading programs like combofix, dds, etc... took an excruciating long time. Attempts to use Kaspersky online timed out. :-(

(Couldn't find a way to edit my previous post, sorry)

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I posted this on another forum about a week ago without any luck, perhaps because of the holidays, perhaps because that is a smaller forum.Hey, I was hoping someone could help me out with my hijacked browser. This problem seems to have initially occured via IE, but is affecting Firefox as well. All search engine results are spam sites. It doesn't matter which engine. This happened a couple of weeks ago. I have tried restoring back to November first and I have run several antivirals etc., which you can tell from my hijack this logs.Here are the logs:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:50:05 PM, on 12/27/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC: ... Read more

A:Browser hijacking

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the ... Read more

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One of those bundled program items found it way into my system. It is hijacking my browser and constantly trying to download programs to my system. I have manually removed obvious ones using uninstall programs. I have also downloaded and ran ADWCleaner and have ran it twice and cleaned after each one. Computer is running really slow and it is obviously still corrupted. Please help me find and remove these. I need my computer back asap. I did my best to read and follow the newbie instructions but is hard with all the pop ups and redirects. ADWCleaner reports are below. Thank you.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology MT-30, x86 Family 15 Model 36 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1151 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76308 MB, Free - 64122 MB;
Motherboard: To be filled by O.E.M., To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
# AdwCleaner v3.022 - Report created 02/01/2015 at 19:25:50
# Updated 13/03/2014 by Xplode
# Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 bits)
# Username : Robert - ROBERT-5591AD21
# Running from : C:\Documents and Settings\Robert\My Documents\Downloads\AdwCleaner Setup [1].exe
# Option : Scan

***** [ Services ] *****

Service Found : CltMngSvc

***** [ Files / Folders ] *****

File Found : C:\END
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I am running windows xp media center on my computer. Recently I tried doing a good search for a topic at school and every website that Google brings up looks legit but when i click on it I get redirected every SINGLE time! It usually takes me to websites pertaining to apartment searching or just general shopping websites. I am getting really frustrated and have no clue what is going on. This is also a computer my brother uses for his school work but logs onto my name, if this is something that he has caused im not going to be very happy! I feel that i am fairly competent when it comes to computers are searching for or deleting files or making changes. I just really am at a loss at the moment! any help would be great!

A:Browser Hijacking?

So here's the deal I am currently trying to research a paper and whenever I type a topic into Google, it brings up links that look legitimate even down to the addresses that are below the results. But when I click on the results I get redirected to websites that have nothing to do with what I am searching for. When the web pages load it brings up what looks like a the number 2 to the left of the address bar. Like on here to the left of the bar i see a small computer screen. I am currently using the newest versoin of Firefox. I have windows xp media center edition. I have currently ran SpyBot S&D, SUPER AnitSpyware Free Edtion, and Malwarebytes' Anti Malware. They find a few things here and there and i tell it to fix the problems but when I do another search I still get redirected. This is getting very frustration since I am trying to work on this paper! If ANYONE can help that would be great!

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Many different people have access to this system, as it is a family computer, I have tried to do as much as I can to keep it safe & run scans faithfully, but infections still seem to slip thru periodically. This time, something is causing the browsers to either take forever to open or not open at all. The system also seems to be slower than usual. It was working great after I had it checked the last time, but like I said, a lot of people do a lot of different things on here and are not always conscientious about what they are doing or how they are doing it. Thank you in advance for any and all assistance, I greatly appreciate it!
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A:HELP, PLEASE!! Browser Hijacking, etc.

Sorry, I forgot to include the HJT log. Here it is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:38:43 PM, on 12/15/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERANTISPYWARE.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr9/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr9/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
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I have gotten rid of most of the spyware via Microsoft's Anti-Spyware and Adware's program but can't seem to clean up my browser (Can't get rid of the R1 dll's that keep re-installing. Also, I keep getting explorer.exe errors when I try to open navigate my hard drive via windows explorer. Here is my Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:49:13 AM, on 7/6/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\OLYMPUS\DeviceDetector\DM1Service.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
c:\mssql7\binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\RioMSC.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
c:\mssql7\binn\sqlagent.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\Program Files\ORL\VNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imonnt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\d3sa32.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\Smtray.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Promon.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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A:Browser Hijacking won't go away.

Hi Brendan, and Welcome to TSF!

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' is checked under the 'Hidden Files and Folders' section. Also make sure there is no checkmark beside 'Hide file extensions for known file types' or 'Hide protected operating system files'.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Please download Ad-aware at http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. We will use this later.

Download CWShredder at http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/CWShredder.sfx.exe We will use this later.

First Click here to download cwsserviceremove.zip and unzip it to your desktop. Do not run it now.

Download AboutBuster http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/AboutBuster.sfx.exe and uncompress the files to a folder on your the Desktop... Read more

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Have a computer at work that got hijacked by about:blank. Here is the hijack this file. Help please.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 11:49:56 AM, on 1/14/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Bernie Gerring\Desktop\New Folder\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NoAds] "C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe"
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
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i started getting random pop ups from CiD.com ive read through some of the other forums on this topic and ive downloaded and run hijackthis. my computer is running Win XP. heres the hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:56:45 PM, on 8/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\IMSafer\bin\imsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
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I have tried many attempts at removing this browser hijack problem. I have been loading this laptop with many VST plugins and hard disk recording applications. I installed a Team H20 version of Cubase and some other software released by other a few teams. Guitar Pro 6 seemed to be one of the last ones i installed and then i started seeing some issues when browsing.

I have scanned with MAMB SAS various online scanners and ATF cleaner CCleaner and many others recommended on here. I was able to remove other viruses such as wildtangent and several trojans and worms, but still i can not get the hijacking to stop. All i am now getting on my scans are adware cookies located in networkservices folder and administrator folders, i clean them out and they are gone, but of course when i browse again they reappear.

I am also getting an error after start up please see ERROR image attached.

Microsoft updates webpage is blocked as well. I have experimented with removing adobe products and java. I had went in and tried to kill as many folders with force to try and stop any attempts of hijacking.

I have also used defogger to disable alcohol 52% and i have used an app to remove avast and MBAM and a pandasoft antivrus program.

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.

Vikkie


DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by user at 7:10:02.12 on Tue 01/25/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1421 [GMT -8:00]

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A:BROWSER HIJACKING

Hello vikkiewiid, Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.1.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change ... Read more

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There is some browser hijakcing going on my computer. I need to get this sorted!
Symptoms:
google chrome not working
keep getting redirected to untrustworthy sites

What I have done:
ran a hijackthis scan
downloaded malwarebytes and am currently running a quick scan (will do a full one if that doesn't work)
hijakthis result
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:50:27, on 2010-06-28
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20861)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programs\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Programs\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Programs\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Programs\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Programs\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Programs\CyberLink\PCM4Everio\EverioService.exe
C:\Programs\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Programs\Everything\Everything.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Programs\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Programs\ViStart\ViStart.exe
C:\Programs\Taskbar Shuffle\taskbarshuffle.exe
C:\Programs\Innovative Solutions\DriverMax\devices.exe
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A:Browser Hijacking

Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.
Extract the file and run it.
Once completed it will create a log in your C:\ drive
Please post the contents of that log

 

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My friend's father seems to be the victim of a browser hijacking, and possibly other malignant software. The computer is too bogged down to properly run Ad-Aware or a virus scanner. I ran HijackThis and got the following log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:48:50 PM, on 7/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\cox\applications\app\CurtainsSysSvcNt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\DAD\Application Data\SVCHOST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Cox\Applications\app\Prism.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Winferno\Secure IE\SIEPulse.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
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A:possible browser hijacking

You have 2 AV's running, remove one - you only want one active AV on a system

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Download http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix.exe and save it to your Desktop.

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
Choose your usual account.
Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).
Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum with a new HijackThis log
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I have gotten a browser hijacker loaded on my computer. I tried Spyware Doctor but it has not helped. Also tried Cloud Prevx 3.0 but it cannot get past the Master Boot scan. Hijack This came back with this log. Can you help?

Thanks,

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:44:13 AM, on 1/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Application Updater\ApplicationUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Prevx\prevx.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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A:Browser hijacking

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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I have recently been experiencing some very annoying problems with my online time wherein I try to go to a frequently used site only to be told it cannot be found. "unable to locate" and also NGIX (I think 9.0 not sure) FILE NOT FOUND and similar messages. I finally found the culprit and they have gotten me before. ASK search engine somehow takes over my browser and it never goes well afterwards. Not sure HOW I ended up with this but probably when i downloaded something somewhere in the fine print I agreed to have them for my search engine. I try to watch out for that but sometimes when you're trying to download something then you have to type in the CAPTCHA stuff and if you get it wrong (those things are sometimes next to impossible to figure out or get right but that's another issue) then you have to go back and start over and I think that's the whole point that you have to keep completing the same info till you get careless and let something like ASK take over.How are these people able to get away with this. Amost FUNNY but not - ASK is where you can go and ask any question to get an answer but when I ASKED how do I get rid of you they had no answer that worked. I sent them some FEEDBACK but never got an answer.Eventually, through deleting this and that (sorry its been a couple days I forget exactly) and dumping temporary files and a few other things I managed to get rid of them but I figure its just a matter of time till they get me again and... Read more

A:BROWSER HIJACKING

I have recently been experiencing some very annoying problems with my online time wherein I try to go to a frequently used site only to be told it cannot be found. "unable to locate" and also NGIX (I think 9.0 not sure) FILE NOT FOUND and similar messages. I finally found the culprit and they have gotten me before. ASK search engine somehow takes over my browser and it never goes well afterwards. Not sure HOW I ended up with this but probably when i downloaded something somewhere in the fine print I agreed to have them for my search engine. I try to watch out for that but sometimes when you're trying to download something then you have to type in the CAPTCHA stuff and if you get it wrong (those things are sometimes next to impossible to figure out or get right but that's another issue) then you have to go back and start over and I think that's the whole point that you have to keep completing the same info till you get careless and let something like ASK take over.How are these people able to get away with this. Amost FUNNY but not - ASK is where you can go and ask any question to get an answer but when I ASKED how do I get rid of you they had no answer that worked. I sent them some FEEDBACK but never got an answer.Eventually, through deleting this and that (sorry its been a couple days I forget exactly) and dumping temporary files and a few other things I managed to get rid of them but I figure its just a matter of time till they get me again and... Read more

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sorry if this is in the wrong spot, but i know my browser is being hijacked cause it keeps redirecting me to some random website

heres a hijack this log (idk what to delete)


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C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG311T\wlancfg5.exe
C:\Program Files\MagicDisc2\MagicDisc.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.2.183.7\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\010101\Warden.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Bots\Bots\Clan-DT\StealthBot v2.6R3.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Bots\Bots\DarkTemplars\DarkTemplars\StealthBot v2.6R3.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Bots\Bots\DT-Baal\StealthBot v2.6R3.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Bots\Bots\DT-Chaos\StealthBot v2.6R3.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Bots\Bots\Dt-Trivia\Dt-Trivia\StealthBot v2.6R3.exe
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A:browser hijacking

does anyone know how to fix this? -.-

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Anyone had their browser hijacked? Any advice on best protection to prevent this from happening again and again. Someone suggest eblocs security toolbar on another forum - http://toolbar.eblocs.com - but I haven't seen much information on other forums on it and am reluctant to make a bad situation worse. My symptoms are I reset my start page in my browser (IE) but when I wake up in the morning it's been hijacked again. Is this an indication that something more serious going on?
 

A:Browser Hijacking

Welcome to TSG

We can recommend protection programs for you, but first I think we should check to see what's causing your browser to be hijacked.

Please do the following:

* Click here to download HJTsetup.exe: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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Recently while updating a UTube program I have used for years with no problem, this time it gave me a browser hijacking malware now that seems to come back no matter what I do to eliminate it. I use Firefox startpage mainly and can correct it temporarily by using Firefox help but the hijacker"hxxp:// proxy.allsearchapp.com/app/start/" is persistant and keeps returning. Is there any Anti-Malware program that can get rid of this?? Not being a pc expert I don't want to do it manually for fear of messing up the registry.Thank you for any suggestions.Bill S.

A:Browser Hijacking

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.Double-click on the renamed file to install, then follow these instructions for doing a Quick Scan in normal mode.Don't forget to check for database definition updates through the program's interface (preferable method) before scanning.If you cannot update Malwarebytes or use the Internet to download any files to the infected computer, manually update the database by following the instructions in FAQ Section A.4. Issues.Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.After the scan, make sure that everything is checked and then click the Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware.When done, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab .Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.Exit Malwarebytes when done.If Malwarebytes encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection... Read more

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Can someone look at this and tell me what you can see.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:31:35 PM, on 8/17/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2, v.2149 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2149)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\Speed Disk\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Password Manager\AcctMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
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A:Browser Hijacking

Run HijackThis, click Scan, put check marks next to the following, click Fix Checked. Close all open programs and restart your computer:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://my.msn.com/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5892C486-087A-A33C-324E-10272DD49064} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\vayvymtw.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {6FF9B061-8617-A920-973F-837F73E6DEF6} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\emvtyzux.dll
O2 - BHO: ST - {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\ST\01.02.0002.1001\en-xu\stmain.dll
O2 - BHO: MSNToolBandBHO - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.2001.0001\en-us\msntb.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CBACB890-3791-4CE3-9A48-21249ED6EC99} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\qwsxmdbk.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FA43BF3C-CCAF-1815-0412-69E23044E051} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ilsmchjj.dll
O18 - Protocol: cetihpz - {CF184AD3-CDCB-4168-A3F7-8E447D129300} - C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\comp\hpuiprot.dll

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Click the colored link below to get, install, update, immunize for and scan with Spybot S&D. delete all found spyware by clicking fix Checked, then close all open programs and restart your computer.
 

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Since yesterday we have been having a problem I have never hear or seen before. Problems started when I was browsing the internet. All of a sudden I have got diverted to a web page www.hillary2004.net. From there on I couldn't go to any other web page. If I tried it get diverted to the page above again.
Before long, other people started having the same problem.
I have spent hours checking settings on our DNS server. Checked it for viruses, trojans...nothing!!
If I disable the DNS server on services from my PC, it improves and I can connect to several places, however this sometimes brakes down again on certain places like www.hoovers.com.
Can anyone enlighten me on whats going on please??

A:Hijacking browser

Have you checked YOUR machine for viruses?

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Hi,I have Norton Personal Firewall. I've tried running Norton Antivirus, AdAware SE, Spybot S&D, Spysubtract and CWShredder. I also have Spyware Guard and Spyware Blaster. All of these (fully updated) have failed to prevent what looks like a hijacker from creeping in.Any chance of some help with this?Hopefully,HeraLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 21:37:19, on 30/06/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\PackethSvc.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\... Read more

A:HJT log [hijacking web browser]

If you still need help, could you post a fresh log please?

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Hi,I've been dealing with browser hijacking now for over a month. First it hit my IE and I've tried every spy ware tool and virus tool commonly known but it hasn't stopped the random pages opening or all the redirects. I even went as far as to shut down Internet Explorer and use Mozilla Firefox. This worked for a little while but then recently something got to Mozilla and it is everywhere.I am so frustrated. Should I just go ahead and download all the programs stated in all the other forum exchanges and see if they work?Here are the scans from HijackThis.This is the first Scan:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:24:17 AM, on 8/2/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\BellSouth\Application Center\BsnAppCenter.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1 ... Read more

A:browser hijacking-

Hello LLS and welcome to the BC malware forum. Let's start out with this.Download WinPFind.zip and unzip the contents to the C:\ folder.Start in Safe Mode Using the F8 method:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the boot menu appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode menu item.Press the Enter key.Locate the c:\winpfind\winpfind.exe file and double-click it to run it. Now click the Start Scan button to begin the scan.When the scan is complete reboot normally and post the WinPFind.txt file (located in the WinPFind folder) back here so I can review it.OT

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Hello,
 
I have Windows 7, i use Mozilla Firefox (i tried IE and Chrome and it happens on them too but it stopped since i went back to Mozilla and now it just does it in this one)
 
I have had an issue for the past week or two and any program i run is not solving it. I dont even have to be doing anything on my computer and a browser will pop up and it will be an ad like a casino, how to make money fast, news page, page that tends to have a video on it, etc. I can be away for 2 hours and ill have a browser window open with around 2 + tabs open. Overnight i will come back to about 7+. Even while i've been scanning my computer i have had the browsers popping up. What i have noticed is, this happens really fast, is a page will pop up - address of http://red.installer.xyz/ - and the page will count down from like 5 and the message says redirecting you to the site requested, along those lines. I still have full control of my browsers however.
 
Programs I have ran: (maybe im not running in the correct mode/options selected)
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
JRT
Spybot (wasnt 100% sure how to run this one but it didnt seem to find anything)
AdwCleaner
Ad-Aware Antivirus
Microsoft Security Client
CCleaner
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
Microsoft Safety Scanner
McAfee (unistalled now)
 
I have reset all the browsers - removed add ons if there were any. There were no addons installed that i didnt know what they were - it was all things ive done. There are... Read more

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I am running Win XP with service pack 3. AMD Athlon XP2100MHz 2600+ Memory 2048Mb Running on a wireless home network using Linksys router. Other computers on the network are unaffected by this problem.I use Firefox as my browser but the same effects occur with IE. Using Google I am redirected to unwanted sites and assume this is what is known as hijacking. I notice that the name Google-analytics often appears in the URL address box but then the address can change rapidly many times before I am logged on to an unrequested site. The problem seems common but each occurenceseems to have its own differences so I have no idea where to start to try and cure the problem. Can you help?Edit: Moved topic from Bleeping Computer Announcements, Comments, & Suggestions to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Browser hijacking

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The ... Read more

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This is my first time using this site or posting to these boards. After struggling to resolve these issues on my own, I couldn't take it anymore. I needed to seek help. I thankful that a place like this exists to lend support to the afflicted.I'm dealing with a couple of things. Not every time, but many times, when I open a browser window in internet explorer, my homepage opens, but then is IMMEDIATELY overlayed by two or three other windows. The taskbar shows "clickbank" loading, which then displays ads for "carb burning", body by jake ads, or loan ads. I can't close any of the windows until they open completely, which is a time consuming/ wasting process, plus just annoying as all hell.Secondly, and more recently, "about:blank-microsoft internet explorer" has begun running underneath my browser page. So, consequently, whenever I go to another web page, etc., there is a delay, I would assume, from the "about:blank" page loading beneath what I am looking at. Also, when I close my browser, there is a delay of several seconds as my browser window closes, and then reveals the "about:blank" window beneath (a blank, white screen), which takes a couple of second to close. Overall, it slows down the internet process considerably as I try to click from one page to the next.I am running Norton Anti-virus. The definitions are up to date. I have also run Ad-Aware SE, Spyware Blaster, and CW Shredder, which has not detected coolweb search... Read more

A:Browser Hijacking

Welcome indyfan05 to Bleeping Computer.Obi-wan Kenobi seems to be busy, hope I'll do Please disable Spyware Doctor, as it may interfere with the fix. To disable Spyware Doctor:Click the Spyware Doctor icon in the System Tray.Click Settings.Click Startup Settings under Pick a Category.Uncheck Run at Windows startup.Click Apply and Exit Spyware DoctorOnce your log is clean you can re-enable Spyware Doctor. ***Please disable SpybotSD?s protection, as it may hinder the removal of the infection. You can enable it after you're clean.Open Spybot and click on Mode and check Advanced ModeCheck yes to next window.Click on Tools in bottom left hand corner.Click on Resident icon.Uncheck Teatimer box and/or Uncheck Resident.Close Spybot.***To disable SpySweeper ShieldsClick Shields on the left.Click Internet Explorer and uncheck all items.Click Windows System and uncheck all items.Click Startup Programs and uncheck all items.Exit Spysweeper.***Download CleanUp!.If that doesn?t work, use this link.Here is a tutorial which describes its usage:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-use-cleanup/Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu). Set the program up as follows:*Click "Options"*Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"*Put a check next to the following:Empty Recycle BinsDelete CookiesDelete Prefetch filesScan local drives for temporary filesCleanup! All UsersClick OKPress the CleanUp&... Read more

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