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Hijacked browser search hits (much like other trojan reports here)

Q: Hijacked browser search hits (much like other trojan reports here)

I have been fighting either one or two trojans/rootkits for the past 11 days. One is a browser search hit/random tabs opened issue. It appears to be a rootkit. The second is something that's executing on a PID for svchost.exe and that initiates internet chatter that leaves droppings in the NetworkService profile's temporary internet, cookies and browser history caches.I had hoped that I could cure this/these on my own, and failed. I do not believe that I've made any uncorrectable steps (e.g., I backed up registry keys before deleting, etc.)The tools I've used in the attempt have been: aVast; Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware; SUPERAntiSpyware; Spyware S&D; TDSSKiller; HijackThis; GMER/MBR.exe; Windows Defender; Ad-Aware; ATF-Cleander; HouseCall; HitManPro; and ComboFix. As the GMER log indicated a suspicious modification to atapi.sys, I attempted to replace it by using the recovery console and the expand command to get a copy from the service pack cab. I've downloaded, but not really used, OTL.One of the symptoms of my infection has been the inability to run ComboFix (attempts ending in a BSOD with a message about mbr.sys - sound familiar). Yesterday I noticed a post that suggested executing ComboFix from safe mode. I attempted that and it succeeded (log attached).Other odd symptoms include the creation of the FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION registry key and population of the key with the key/value pair 'svchost.exe=0x00001f40'. Whatever's tickling the internet has the ability to get to sites where various bad things are found and during this time I've been infected three times with fake AV software that has used either ave.exe or, most recently, both ave.exe and av.exe to install/run junk. I've used MBAM to get rid of those in combination with a registry file that restores the keys that get hammered.I have never run ComboFix (or any other tool) in a non-default fashion (simply executed the program/started a scan/etc.)I have three goals: 1) Get rid of the virus(es); 2) a device driver on the SCSI controller (must be on-board) seems to have gone missing (the box reports "new hardware found" and cannot find a driver to repair the issue); and 3) the aVast task bar client no longer starts on user log-on.Can someone help? I'm close to my wit's end. Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Hijacked browser search hits (much like other trojan reports here)

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Hijacked browser search hits (much like other trojan reports here)

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hello and thanks in advance. I seem to have contracted a search engine hijack virus that takes me to random ad sites whenever i click on my yahoo, bing, or google search results. I've scanned/cleaned with Windows Defender, McAfee VirusScan, SpyBot Search & Destroy, Spyware Doctor, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, ESET online scanner....and no luck. The issue is still there. Everytime i open a web browser Windows Defender pops up a warning that "Trojan:Win32/Alureon.CO" has been detected (which is why I put this in the subject of this post). I tell Defender to remove, but the search results hijacking behavior and Defender warnings always return. Without further ado, here is my DDS.TXT log. I've also generated the attachment files as instructed in your Prep Guide. DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by d01135352 at 12:18:18.11 on Mon 12/28/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2039.916 [GMT -6:00]AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcssC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\... Read more

A:Trojan:Win32/Alureon.CO; search engine results hijacked in browser

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. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, 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.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.Foll... Read more

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i cannot seem to get rid of this bleeping browser virus.  anyone have a tip?  thanks in advance!

A:search snacks, safe search has hijacked my browser

Hello bcsalzerWhich browser is that?Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here....ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-cli... Read more

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Infection manifestation
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1. Periodically I get Web sites popping up on my browser with no apparent correlation to something I have done.
2. After doing certain Google searches, when I click on the search result I get routed to some weird address that the browser indicates it is waiting for.
3. Clickarrows.com trys to display a web site and puts up a prompt box that won't go away and I have to kill the browser instance. I noticed that when I disable Javascript that I can kill the recurring pop up box which takes over the browser.

Scans with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
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Updated an hour ago
Database version: 3103
Quick scan shows no infections even while the clickarrows.com has taken over the browser instance

Scans with AVG 9.0.698
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virus database version 270.14.50/2481
Released 11/4/2009 11:51AM
LinkScanner Version 143
reports infection - Trojan horse Agent_r.OT
It has reported this infection for the past couple of days - it purports to "heal" it and requires a reboot to complete the action but then the next scan shows that the infection is still there.

Please advise.

Thanks,

Sergio

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DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by HP_Administrator at 1:47:09.25 on Thu 11/05/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2559.1341 [GMT -8:00]

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A:AVG 9.0 reports infection - Trojan horse Agent_r.OT - Getting browser pop ups and redirects.

Hello sergiocavWelcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.===========Download This file. Note its name and save it to your root folder, such as C:\.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security program drivers will not conflict with this file.Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.Double-click on the downloaded file to start the program. (If running Vista, right click on it and select "Run as an Administrator")Allow the driver to load if asked.You may be prompted to scan immediately if it detects rootkit activity.If you are prompted to scan your system click "Yes" to begin the scan.If not prompted, click the "Rootkit/Malware" tab.On the right-side, all items to be scanned should be checked by... Read more

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GMER indicates rootkit. When I do a search in any browser (firefox, chrome or ie) and click on returned topics they go to different site.

A:browser hijacked after search

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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Girlfriend on hotmail - next morning
i get obvious trojans - changed desktop braskt.exe infection
after all removals still have explorer jumping to other sited when clicking result links redirects galore

help would be nice
i realize i have alot of startups etc.

ty in advance -
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:09:11 PM, on 10/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\GameSpot\DownloadManager_Win32.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SAiDownloader.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel Keys Server\sntlkeyssrvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel Protection Server\WinNT\spnsrvnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Wacom_Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoi... Read more

A:browser search is hijacked

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My first post here, hi!My PC has picked up some form of malware and my browser is being hijacked. I've followed the preparation guide, unfortunately, dds.scr would not generate a txt file log, just shuts down after scan. I ran gmer but that black screens part way through the scan. I do have a hijackthis log if that's any help (attached below).Searches are being redirected (not all but about 70% of the time) and new brower tabs open with semingly random pages.I've scanned with Stopzilla, and AVG and beyond the usual cookies etc they initially didn't find anything. I downloaded Malwarebytes which detected and quarrantined Trojan.Spambot file and registry keys inc RogueWinAntiVirus, Backdoor.Bot, and Adware.MywebsearchI had previously tried to run a scan with Adaware but that crashes during the scan.Today on start up stozilla found Gasf and Cognac which hadn't shown up in my earlier scans.Please help! Hijackthis log below. ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 23:34:19, on 28/04/2010Platform: 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\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exeC:\WINDO... Read more

A:Browser and Search Hijacked

Hello and and Welcome to BleepingcomputerPlease note we are very busy, so if I don't hear from you within 5 days the topic will be closed, If you have sinceresolved your issues I would appreciate if you would let me no so I can close this topic.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following bold text.%appdata%\*.*%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exenetsvcsmsconfig/md5startproquota.exesfcfiles.dlleventlog.dllscecli.dllnetlogon.dllcngaudit.dllsceclt.dllntelogon.dlllogevent.dllbeep.sysiaStor.sysnvstor.sysatapi.sysnvatabus.sysviamraid.sysnvata.sysiastorv.sys/md5stopCREATERESTOREPOINTPush the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedThanks

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Hi,I have tried cleaning Vista PC with MalwareBytes, SpyBot, and Housecall. All say PC is clean, but it not. Searches are hijacked and unwanted web pages pop up in other instances of IE. Problem is occurring in Firefox, too.Here is my HJT file log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:06:38 PM, on 11/27/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16916)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 4.4\J2GDllCmd.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?L... Read more

A:Hijacked Browser/Search

Hi,Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. If you still need help with this do following, please.Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool. When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt Attach.txtSave both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.Download GMER here by clicking download exe -button and then saving it your desktop:Double-click .exe that you downloadedClick rootkit-tab and then scan.Don't check
Show All
box while scanning in progress!When scanning is ready, click Copy.This copies log to clipboardPost log in your reply.

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I have had my browser hijacked by "search-dot.com". I have run Hijack This and below are the files that are suspect. I would certainly appreciate it if someone could give me those changes needing to be made to correct this so I can get my system back in my control.
Thanks,

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:10:56 PM, on 12/26/2003
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:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\szntsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\Stopzilla.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp psc 700 series\Bin\hpobrt07.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\AiO\Shared\Bin\hpoevm07.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\Shared\bin\hpOSTS07.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\SpyFerret by OnlinePCfix\SFerret.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search

Page = http://www.search-dot.com/1/search.html
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A:browser hijacked: Search-dot.com

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Hello, I am in need of help. My browsers are being hijacked when using the toolbar search for Google or Yahoo. Occasionally, a new tab will open with a random search. In addition, after trying to remove with Malewarebytes, sometimes my computer's NIC card becomes disabled or non-functioning. After re-installing the driver it again works. Here is the OTL.txt:####################OTL logfile created on: 5/26/2010 9:43:24 AM - Run 1OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.5.0 Folder = C:\Documents and Settings\username\DesktopWindows XP Professional Edition Service Pack 3 (Version = 5.1.2600) - Type = NTWorkstationInternet Explorer (Version = 8.0.6001.18702)Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy2.00 Gb Total Physical Memory | 1.00 Gb Available Physical Memory | 60.00% Memory free4.00 Gb Paging File | 3.00 Gb Available in Paging File | 83.00% Paging File freePaging file location(s): C:\pagefile.sys 2046 4092 [binary data]%SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\WINDOWS | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program FilesDrive C: | 74.44 Gb Total Space | 10.14 Gb Free Space | 13.61% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFSD: Drive not present or media not loadedDrive E: | 977.19 Mb Total Space | 654.78 Mb Free Space | 67.01% Space Free | Partition Type: FATF: Drive not present or media not loadedG: Drive not present or media not loadedH: Drive not present or media not loadedI: Drive not present or media not loadedComputer Name: WEBDEV... Read more

A:Browser Search being Hijacked

Can anyone help me with this issue?

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When I do a search in either Firefox or Explorer I am redirected to another site when I click on one of the links. Ran Malwarebyte and Combofix (logs attached) But still have a problem. May be unrelated, but Window's on-screen keyboard not working. Help is much appreciated.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by swest at 11:49:38 on 2011-12-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8174.5800 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:Browser search hijacked

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.The first thing I would like you to do is run this for me - http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exe after it is complete restart the computer and continue with these stepsDownload and run OTLDownload OTL by Old Timer and save it to your Desktop.Double click on OTL.exe to run it.Under Output, ensure that Minimal Output is selected.Under Extra Registry section, select Use SafeList.Click the Scan All Users checkbox.Under the Custom Scan box paste this in

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Hi and TIA,XP Home SP3 with IE7 & FF3Quite interesting and confusing, and of course annoying.Symptoms began with IE closing immediately after openingFirefox would crash after opening. No browsing ability at all.Only things I've done is uninstall a google toolbar, reinstall IE7, update to SP3 (was at SP2), Installed HiJack this, Spybot, and Ad-Aware, which appeared to only see typical tracking cookies, which were cleaned.Temp files deleted and browser defaults reset.Norton AV Corporate sees nothing. System restore turned off (it wouldn't restore any previous dates anyways)At some point, at least after SP3 update, browsers wouldn't crash anymore.Only remaining visible symptom is all web searches.Google, Live, and Yahoosearch result descriptions and hits are identical to uninfected pc, but the links obviously go to incorrect sites(ideaconnection, scanvirus, hotjobs, heavy, etc - completely random sites, but consistentlt the same no matter what you search for)HiJackThis log follows:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:29:52 PM, on 2/15/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system... Read more

A:Browser Search Hijacked/other?

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.Follow the instructions that pop up for p... Read more

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Having a problem in which the search results from google or other search engines returns the expected descriptive text, but the web site that goes with it is some ad site that has nothing to do with the text.

I've run spybot and a bunch of stuff was found and fixed, but the problem remained.

I noticed that when a search is initiated, the bottom menu bar says contacting 7.7.7.0 or something like that.

Thanks for your help! DDS log follows, and Attach.txt is attached.

Phil
DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by dorothy at 21:55:57.08 on Tue 01/13/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1263.619 [GMT -8:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.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:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
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A:hijacked browser search - help!

I have solved my browser hijack. The key was the message I saw on the message bar at the bottom
frame of the browser that said "contacting 7.7.7.0" . From a google search, this is a symptom of a
wdmaud.sys infection. Removing this file solved the problem. Avast antivirus checker identified this
virus as W32:Agent-ADLA [Rtk]

Thanks for viewing my post. All is well now, and this topic is closed.

Phil

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This is a little emabarrasing. You woud have thought I'd have learned my lesson after the last time, but apparently I need a refresher course in not being an idiot.
Once again, browsing for stupid s**t, I allowed an app that looked legit on the face of it. It wasn't.
Only Firefox appears to have been affected by the highjacker. I can provide links to some of the sites it tries to access if required.



DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Sir.MadHatter at 23:21:01.18 on 2008-12-06
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1002 [GMT -8:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Avast\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
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A:Firefox hijacked, Avast reports "Win32:Trojan-gen {Other}"

Shouldnt have done the Kaspersky online scan yet. We wont require one till later

Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that.

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My son installed a bittorrent software and IE has been hijacked.  I have tried every solution to no avail.  The software that had the hijacker has been removed, and many scans/fixes tried but it is BACK!!!  Please help me clean up this machine.
 
thanks,
 
Scott.

A:search.conduit.com has hijacked my IE 10 Browser

Hello Scott I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", t... Read more

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Lately, when ever I click on the search function of my browser (it is a IE 5.5 customized by Cox) and attempt a search, it does something different then it did before. Instead of confining the search to the left side portion of the browser and allowing me to use various search engines by clicking next, it goes to a web site # 66.40.21.70 (which appears to be some sort or MSN website) and does the search there. The "next" function on the left hand search portion is ghosted and does not allow use of any other search engines. When I click the "customize" search button, it appears that I have a number of various search engines checked for use. I did a full system scan with Norton and no virus were found. My free ZoneAlarm doesn't show any unknown programs accesing the internet. What is my next step?
 

A:Something hijacked my browser's search function.

hi epicur,

Take a look in here to see if this is of help to you

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=66325

let us know if you need additional help, good luck.

DS
 

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When I search via google in IE or firefox, and pick one of the results from the list, I am redirected to another serach or an ad or something rather than the link that was selected. It takes a couple of atempts before I get the original link

DDS:
DDS (Ver_09-11-29.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Steve at 22:08:43.14 on Sun 11/29/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.511.85 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Qui... Read more

A:browser redirect after search - hijacked

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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1) IE 8 / Google search results, click on any and get redirected to another site.
IE 8 / Bing search results, click on any and get redirected to another site.
Google Chrome, complete a search, click on any and get redirected to another site.
Mozilla / Google search results, click on any and get redirected to another site.
Some times, Avast network shield will alert me to threat adn indicate a Malicious URL has been blocked.
If I enter a URL in the URL text box, I can get to the site.

2) While IE8 is not running, Avast network shield will display a Malicious URL is blocked. Object 64.111.211.158. I open task manager to find IE is not in the Applicaiton window, but is running as a process. I will end the process (2 of them), then approximately 10 minutes later the ieexplore process shows up again and I here the Avast network shield announce Malicious URL is blocked.

3) I have tried many recipes to cure this and have made zero progress. For example, Ran TDS Killer (if found nothing), then Flushed DNS cache, then ran TFC, then ran dds ( i have both files), then ESET (it found nothing).

Please help!

A:Browser search links hijacked

Hi i had exact same problem with Avast.
Seems like this is becoming more frequent.
I eventually got rid of this .
The Cure is here .
Malicious URL Blocked.. Annoying problem wont go away.
Hope this helps
acuk

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I have CA security which keeps finding and quarintining items. It also has found a couple of "other" items it seems to do nothing with such as Win32/rogue.BWshield2s_i Which I have searched on Norton data base and can't find anything about it. It also showed a Tdds infection or something simular (sorry didn't write that down) I have scanned with trend micro online which found and fixed a couple infections then scanned with norton which found and fix something. But the problem continues.The problem:I use a search term and the results are displayed but when I choose a selection I am sent elsewhere. Also when I go to ebay I sign in but instead of the welcome page I am sent to a spoof page asking for my cc # etc.I used the Hijack this program off trend micro and have a log if that helps. Please help me

A:My Browser Search Pagers are hijacked

Hello GoingNuts2 and to BleepingComputer.Let's see what we're dealing with herePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2IMPORTANT!!! - when you save the file, rename it to something random, such as bubbles.exe This must be done before beginning the download!MBAM 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.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives... Read more

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Hi.I'm having a problem. I use google to search the internet and the normal looking results page opens up, but whenever I click on one of the links I get shuttled over to a site called virtualway.info.I'm running WinXP Home SP2Following is a copy of my Hijack This log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:29:08 AM, on 4/21/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:Browser Search Page Hijacked

Hello RobertaT and welcome to BleepingComputer,1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click Delete. Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete historyClick Close below.* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu..Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.Select all and click the Clear button again.Click OK to close the Options window* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.Press OK to remove them.2. Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or HereDoubleclick mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make 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.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is complete... Read more

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Windows XP Professional service pack 3

Whenever I search on bing, msn, yahoo, google once I get my search results and click on one of them it redirects the page to a totally different website. I have scanned with trend micro, spybot search and destroy, adaware and none of them have found anything on the computer. I do not know what to do and am very frustrated because it is not finding any malware and I know it's there. Here is myu hijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:18:09 AM, on 8/3/2011
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:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\drivers\audio\r213367\stacsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\AESTFltr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe... Read more

A:Browser/Search Engines hijacked

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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My IE Browser has been hijacked by something that keeps redirecting my home page to "allstar search" and then downloads nasties. I can't get rid of it. I've run ad-aware several times. it always seems to find files associated with allstar search and removes them, but it doesn't solve the problem. i've also run spysweeper and trojan remover, and the problem persists. below is my HJT scanlog. Please help!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:22:11 PM, on 5/28/2005
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\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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2J1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
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A:Browser Hijacked by AllStar Search...Help!

bumping... can anybody help please?
 

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Every time I try to use Google or Yahoo to search I get results but when I click on a link my browser is redirected to some junk sites. I have run a spyware scan with no positive results. Please help. Here is my HiJack this Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:12:39 PM, on 5/30/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AT&T\AT&T Internet Security Suite\Fws.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\bin\openvpnas.exeC:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\HssWPR\hsssrv.exeC:\Program Files\CA\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDAgent.exeC:\PROGRA~1\PERMIS~1\bin\dm.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnat.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnetdhcp.exeC:\Program Files\VMware ... Read more

A:Browser search results have been hijacked

Hello! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. In order to see what's going on with your computer I will ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may ta... Read more

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Hello,

Recently I was using indeed.com (a job search website) and I clicked on a link for a job, and a page displayed but my computer quit responding to the mouse or keyboard. This forced me to shut down using the powerswitch. I rebooted, but since then, when I use my browser to do a google search or yahoo search, and I click on the result link, it takes me to various spam advertising sites. I can get to sites when I type in the address or even go to my favorites, but even when I type in google, and then do a search, it will take me to the spam sites. I have removed all search helper add-ons with the exception of my default google which it will not let me remove or edit.

I'm running Windows XP, Media Center Edition, SP3, and IE8

I would appreciate any help or guidance as to what to do, this goes way beyond my computer capabilities!!

Thank you!!
Amy

A:Browser Search Results Hijacked

So I'm thinking maybe I didn't include enough information, since no one has responded to my problem. I'm running McAfee, Browser Hijack Retaliator 4.5 & PC Tools Spyware Doctor.

I have also run the following programs in attempt to get rid of whatever this is: Spybot, Adaware, TFC, Malwarebytes, Rooter, Lock Search, CKScanner, WV Check, GMER Rootkit Scanner, OTL, Hijack This and Trojan Remover. Nothing has found my problem thus far. I have logs for all of the things I have run, I just didn't want to start posting them.

Help, anyone?!

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My computer has been hijacked by easy-search and it is messing up my whole internet. I have scanned it with adaware and CWS Shredder, but they haven't helped at all. Here is my hijack this log. Someone please help!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:20:23 PM, on 10/21/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Gateway Utilities\GWInkMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2G1.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINNT\iau.exe
C:\WINNT\stisvsq.exe
C:\WINNT\svshost.exe
C:\WINNT\msqdevl.exe
C:\WINNT\lssas.exe
C:\WINNT\mservice.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\T... Read more

A:Please Help! easy-search hijacked browser

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And it seems to be trying to keep me from getting rid of it.
 
I've tried running a scan as well as going through the Add?Remove programs and both times my computer has slowed to the point where it does nothing (for hours) untill I end the task.
 
The laptop is a Compaq Presario R3000 Running Win XP SP 3.  Browser Is IE.
 
Everything else seems to be normal but slow save for my homepage which was google has been hijacked.
 

A:Trovi Search hijacked by browser

In many cases these issues are the result of unwanted toolbars, add-ons/plug-ins, and browser extensions which come bundled with other free software (often without the knowledge or consent of the user). They can often be the source of various issues and problems to include Adware, pop-up ads browser hijacking which may change your home page and search engine, and user profile corruption. As such many of them are classified as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).Some toolbars and Add-ons can be removed from within its program group Uninstall shortcut in Start Menu > All Programs or by using Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features in Control Panel.If nothing is listed there...the next place to check is your browser extensions and add-ons/plug-ins.How to Disable Extensions in Google Chrome - How to Uninstall Extensions in Google ChromeHow To Disable Individual Plug-ins in Google Chrome <- try only if the above does not workCheck Your Plugins: Keeping your plugins up to date helps Firefox run safely and smoothlyHow to Disable Extensions and Plugins in Firefox - How to Remove Extensions/Uninstall Plugins in FirefoxHow to Disable Extensions in Internet ExplorerHow to Disable Add-ons/Extensions in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google ChromeHow to Disable all add-ons in Firefox, Internet Explorer

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Problem computer is running xp professional with SP3. In both Firefox and Internet Explorer, Google searches result in various marketing url's to appear beneath the blurb.See attached screenshot jpg. I have posted the dds.txt below and attached the zip file containing attach.txt and ark.txt. As you will see, I have Panda Internet security installed, but this was done after the problem showed up.
Online scan showed troj_malagent.fp
rootkit.win32.agent.fub
backdoor.win32.small.dlv

Allowing the scans to fix/quarantine/delete has not repaired the search engine problem. I'd sure appreciate help with this!


DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 9:01:52.07 on Sun 12/28/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.322 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Panda Internet Security 2009 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Panda Personal Firewall 2009 *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2009\TPSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANDA SECURITY\PANDA INTERNET SECURITY 2009\WebProxy.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
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A:Hijacked browser search engines

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Computer had security essentials 2010 rogueware and was removed using a combination of steps with hijackthis, malwarebytes, and spybot. Computer's only symptoms now are any searches in google or yahoo return search results that look correct, but once a link is clicked on it takes the user to another site. For example a search for waffles would have a link to wikipedia on the results page, but clicking it loads a site like askalot or similar site.It appears to be something messing with dns. Typing a url in manually works as expected. Things tried:malwarebyteshijackthisspybot s&dTried above in safe mode too. Reboots have been performed so that should flush DNS and ipconfig /all shows the correct DNS server. I also checked the hosts file. Nothing unusual there.Thanks for the help.Per the sticky topic/article on submitting requests here is the dds info (also attached the dds attach and ark files):DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by katie at 9:02:00.25 on Wed 05/12/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18882Microsoft? Windows Vista? Business 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2021.1559 [GMT -4:00]AV: Symantec AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}SP: Symantec AntiVirus *enabled* (Updated) {6C85A515-B91D-4D2B-AF18-40984A4A8493}SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Outdated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\syste... Read more

A:Browser search results are hijacked

rkill was the other thing used to help get rid of se2010. followed this from your site http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...essentials-2010again thanks for the help

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Well I downloaded a program that contained a virus or trojan, and avg antivirus, nor ad-aware can find out what it is.
all the program is seeming to do, is change to random search pages while using firefox...
im not sure if its a rootkit or what.

Thanks for any help in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:01:32 PM, on 3/16/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTXFIHLP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CTXFISPI.EXE
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Browser being hijacked after doing Google search and clicking on a search result! see attached log file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:56:57 PM, on 12/18/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.7930.16406)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Nuance\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDFViewerPlus\pdfPro5Hook.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Shared Files\Programs\USBTip\USBTip.exe
C:\Windows\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\IVM\ivm.exe
C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\Axon\axon.exe
C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\Talk\talk.exe
C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\VRS\vrs.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Transcode Server\TranscodeServer.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
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A:Browser Hijacked after google search!

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I am working on a friends computer that has a problem with search results and URLs being hijacked to other sites. The Computer is an HP Pavillion m7100y running XP media center edition, SP3.

I have run Malwarebytes in safe mode, removed several trojans, ran AVG (paid version); removed other trojans, upgraded IE from version 6 to version 8; reset all IE settings. Ran ccleaner and fixed all results from analysis. Checked the hosts file which is still the XP default. Cleaned temporary internet files, and temp folders. I no longer get any errors with Malwarebytes or AVG full scans, but when using IE8, searches and URLs get hijacked to other sites.

I need some help determining what is causing the hijack, and how to remove it.

A:Browser search & URLs are hijacked

Hello and welcome. let do 2 more scans please and see what we get.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 the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Now an Online scan:Please perform a scan with Eset Online Antiivirus Scanner.This scan requires Internet Explorer to work. Vista/Windows 7 users need to ... Read more

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Hi,

I am running a Windows XP service pack 3 computer where search results are occasionally hijacked. I have tried scanning with McAfee virus scan, Malwarebytes, and Spybot to no avail. I have posted a Hijack This log in hope that someone can give me a procedure to get rid of this. Thanks for your help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:25:43 PM, on 4/26/2010
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cusrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\EngineServer.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mfevtps.exe
C:\UPS\WSTD\MSSQL$UPSWSDBSERVER\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WFXSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\P... Read more

A:Browser search results hijacked

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Whenever i search on google, and when i click on a result, it redirects me to Morwill Search
Can someone help me? okay, so i tried ewido, i tried spyware blaster, and i tried Ad-Aware!
Nothing works!
heres my log of hijack this after doing all of those scans

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:33:33 PM, on 2/20/2006
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:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTSvcCDA.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Madhur\Desktop\Desktop\Madhur\Ewido\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
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A:Morwill Search Browser Hijacked

Hi fz3r0

Welcome to TSG!

I'm looking at your log now. I'll post directions soon.
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:48:36 PM, on 11/26/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16869)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVBg.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TECO\Teco.exe
C:\windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Gadwin Systems\PrintScreenPro\PrintScreenPro.exe
C:\Users\staff\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\windows\system32\igfxext.exe
C:\windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\scalc.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\EXCEL.EXE
C:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\... Read more

A:Hijacked browser...can't search without being redirected

Can anyone help me out?
 

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A friend's browser got hijacked. Every web search takes you to the gala search page. I checked the registry can't find it. I'm checking here for help because you guys seem to be helping a lot of other people with this same issue. A scan was done previously and a bunch of malware was found and it was quarantined and deleted. That didn't help, when a new scan was done it doesn't pick up anything. I'll send the first log file:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5654

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

2/1/2011 10:48:02 AM
mbam-log-2011-02-01 (10-48-02).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 333080
Time elapsed: 20 minute(s), 23 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 707
Registry Values Infected: 10
Registry Data Items Infected: 7
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 10

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
c:\WINDOWS\system32\cryptnet32.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\a.exe (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\aAvgApi.exe (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantin... Read more

A:Gala search hijacked browser

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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When opening IE or anything within my computer (my computer, my photos, my music, etc) I get a pop up for search settings v1.2.3 trying to install and close my firefox windows. I also primarily use Firefox but the last few weeks its driving me crazy. When I go to a page, the page will start to load and then I will be redirected to something else. I've tried everything to figure out the problem. I've run Malwarebytes Anti-malware, Ad-aware, Avast, but no luck.

Hijack This log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:45:04 AM, on 10/5/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
H:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
H:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
H:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
H:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
H:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
H:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
H:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
H:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
H:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast5\avastUI.exe
H:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
H:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\4.0.0417.0\mswinext.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
H:\Program Files\XemiComputers\Active Desktop Calenda... Read more

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IE keeps getting hijacked by search-internet.net. I have already ran Hijack This and removed the problem only to have it reappera next time I opened IE. I am using windows 2000 pro. Here is my Hijack This log file. Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:55:15 PM, on 8/20/2004
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\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Atomic Clock Sync\Atomic.exe
C:\WINNT\winadm.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
E:\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search-internet.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search-internet.net
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A:IE browser hijacked by search-internet.net

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Hi,

I believe I contracted this annoying web hijacker while downloading a song. When opening my browser- both Chrome and Internet Explorer, www.nattyl.com comes up as the default homepage. My Malwarebyte was able to locate the rootkit activity but has not successfully remove it. Here's my logs posted below.

Thanks in advance.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:23:06 PM, on 9/23/2013
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16688)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Toshiba\System Setting\TSleepSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Users\ruthw_000\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://toshiba13.msn.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = www.nattly.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = www.nattly.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://toshiba13.msn.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://toshiba13.msn.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Sea... Read more

A:Nattyl.com search hijacked browser

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Hi there,

I have windows 8.1 and have had browser hijacked by Yahoo Search ....urghhhh!

I just cant get rid of it so need some help.

thanks i advance guys
 

A:Yahoo Search hijacked browser

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Hi,
My browser has been hijacked by search-daily. I also think there are more spywares, because there is constant upload and download that is taking place on my computer even when it is idle. I have done online scans using Panda. I have also scanned using AVG spyware remover.

Here is the Hijack this log :

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:13:04 PM, on 9/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
E:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
E:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
E:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
E:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
G:\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
E:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
E:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
F:\avg\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
E:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
E:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
E:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
E:\Documents and Settings\abcd\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.in/
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A:Browser hijacked by Search daily...

I see you are not running a Service Pack . Please save and run the download.It will copy the results to your clipboard. Will you copy and paste them back here please.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

===========================

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/sect...eckard/dss.exe


Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized .

Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of the main.txt back to the forum.

Please do the same with extra.txt .

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What DSS will do:
1: Creat a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
2: Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
3: Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for the analyst to review. DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

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Hi, and thanks in advance for any help.ProblemsSearch results from Google and yahoo in Firefox and IE all return sensible result titles and descriptions but the links go to bogus ad sites like monstermarketplace, megasearch, bottomdollar, findlinks, etc. Browsing by url works fine in FF and IE, and Safari appears unaffected.In general my pc (laptop) has severely slowed down since yesterday and will only connect wirelessly at 11Mbps rather than the usual 54 (I'm 2ft from the router, wired connection is also noticeably slower).XP now looks more like W2K styles (start menu, notification area, some buttons).Host file loaded with junk, which I deleted (just the junk entries).I've run AdAware, SuperAntiSpy, Spybot, TrendMicro free scan (doesn't work, closes browser), McAfee free scan (found stuff, but no way to remove!), HijackThis + auto interpreter, and finally Kaspersky. All found at least something but none have solved it.Note on the Kaspersky result... 4 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.VB.em files were supposedly found but I couldn't actually find them in the file system (/windows/system32), though it looks like SAS took care of those.RSIT only returned a log.txt file, no info.txt (tried twice). I've pasted the RSIT log and Kaspersky log. The logs...RSIT log.txtLogfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)Run by Squirrel at 2008-12-08 15:24:37Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3System drive C: has 2 GB (4%) free of 57 GBTotal RAM: 511 ... Read more

A:Browser search results hijacked in FireFox and IE

Hello fpbaum,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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Hello....again....
Woke up today, kids playing on the computer. When I go to do work later this morning, I open FIrefox and wow.com search engine comes up and I later saw a shortcut on my desktop that says "wow homepage". 
I am running WIn7 Home Premium SP1, Acer Aspire 7741, 1.87 GHz processor, 3GB RAM, 64-bit operating system. Also, the computer was slow prior to this, so any help with removal and then speeding up the system would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
PS I ran Malwarebytes and removed some PUP items, also ran Adware Cleaner but the combo wasn't enough so obviously I need professional help. Thanks again.

A:Firefox browser hijacked by wow.com search engine

Download Security Check from here or 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.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. 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 Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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Hello, I am new here, and i can't seem to figure out what has happened to my computer.

I'm running Windows 7, and this morning I got on my computer, doing some research on google. I noticed all my results in Firefox were being redirected (NoScript was blocking it though). All the results redirected to rle822x.cn, followed by a string of random letters and numbers.

I've run MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware, and it discovered two rootkits and removed them. But, even with that done, it continued to redirect my results.

I've removed Firefox, every folder it's attached to, and everything from the registry. I re-installed it to find the same problem occuring.

Is there any fix for this? HJT log below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:42:33 PM, on 11/26/2009
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)

Running processes:
E:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
E:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
E:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
E:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
E:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
I:\Program Files\Virtual CD v10\System\VC10Play.exe
E:\Program Files\PeerBlock\peerblock.exe
E:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
E:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
I:\Program Files\Virtual CD v10\System\VC10Tray.exe
E:\Program Files\kX Audio Driver\3541\kxmixer.exe
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A:Browser hijacked; search results redirected

bump, more info. It's doing it not only on Google, but on Yahoo as well. I dont use other search engines, but I suspect that they may have this problem just as well.
 

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...hl=Search-DailyI have posted the above problem a week ago but haven't recieved any reply yet. Please help me out on the above problemThanks_ketan.

A:Browser Hijacked By Search-daily...site

Please be patient. More than 50 new logs are being posted here everyday and we don't have enough helpers to deal with them all in once. In case you have not received help in 5 days, please post a message in this thread:Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?

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Here is the Hijack this log: Thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:06:34 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:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgnsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Cricket\QuickLink Mobile\QuickLink Mobile.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
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A:Browser hijacked/Yahoo search keeps redirecting

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Help! I am really stuck. I accidentally downloaded a worm or something and it is really causing trouble. The usual progroams (spy-bot, ad-aware, and cc-cleaner) could not detect it. It started as redirected from google and has progressed to not being able to go online. The computer is connected just no information if can be transferred. Not sure what to do - trying to avoid reformatting the hard drive. Attached is the hijack this info. I am very appreciative of any suggestions. Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:42:33 PM, on 12/31/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:F:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeF:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeF:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeF:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeF:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeF:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeF:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeF:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEF:\Program Files\VIA\RAID\raid_tool.exeF:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEF:\PROGRA~1\Verizon\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exeF:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exeF:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEF:\Program Files\Fisher-Price\DACS\MiniApp\DACSMiniApp.exeF:\Program Files\Verizon\VSP\VerizonServicepoint.exeF:\WINDOWS\syste... Read more

A:Help! Search-daily.com Has Hijacked Browser And Now Can't Get Online!

Hello and welcome to BC. Apologies for the long delay in response. We have a large number of HijackThis logs to handle and it?s taking us longer to catch up. If you haven?t received help elsewhere already and still require assistance please post a fresh HijackThis log and I?ll be happy to help you. Thanks for your patience.

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