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Unread postby Lapsang » December 16th, 2008, 6:11 pm

When I search for something in google or other search engines, the result usually redirects to another site.

These sites change, but cycle between a few: including sendprescriptions, clubforfriends, pay-boss and others.

A while ago I had a similar but worse problem. This involved google always usually into an infinite redirection loop with google.com and google.co.uk. When this didn't happen it gave the same result as above - clicking on links from searches took me to different websites. This was linked to my DNS settings in TCP/IP settings being changed to follow a set IP address. I eventually just put the recovery disk into my laptop and went back to original settings. This didn't get rid of it though, but trying different spyware removers eventually stopped it. This has stayed though, and it's getting very annoying.

I use Firefox version 3.0.4 on Windows XP.

Here is my HijackThis Log, I'd be grateful for any help.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:57:11, on 16/12/2008
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\TabUserW.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqimzone.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HPQ\Shared\HPQTOA~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {A8F38D8D-E480-4D52-B7A2-731BB6995FDD} - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpWirelessAssistant] C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installquiet /nodetect
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] CHDAudPropShortcut.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QPService] "C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QlbCtrl] %ProgramFiles%\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RecGuard] C:\Windows\SMINST\RecGuard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C:\WINDOWS\system32\kdzao.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\kdzao.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec PIF AlertEng] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe" /a /m "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\AlertEng.dll"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: HP Photosmart Premier Fast Start.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: VPN Client.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmwordtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O12 - Plugin for .csm: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .csml: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .cub: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .cube: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .dx: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .emb: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .embl: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .gau: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .jdx: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .mol: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .mop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .pdb: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .rxn: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .scr: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .skc: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spt: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .tgf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .xyz: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_GB&c=Q306&bd=pavilion&pf=laptop
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftup ... 7787326640
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Internet Security Password Validation (ccISPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: COM Host (comHost) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\comHost.exe
O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
O23 - Service: hpqwmiex - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice Service - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Protection Center Service (NSCService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AVScan (SAVScan) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
O23 - Service: TabletService - Wacom Technology, Corp. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe

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Re: search topics redirect to other sites

Unread postby John B. » December 21st, 2008, 12:01 pm

Hi! :hello2: and welcome to the Malware Removal forums.
My name is John Brouwer - if it helps, you can call me John for short. I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.

HijackThis logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need
your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happens.

These rules are good for you to know:
  • I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
  • The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.
  • It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
  • If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
  • If you don't reply within five days after my last instructions this topic will be closed. If you will not be able to reply within five days please tell me so the topic will not be closed.

These rules are to make my voluntary work more comfortable:
  • Please be patient. The work I do is voluntary and I also have a private life (school, work, friends and hobbies).
  • Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
  • Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
  • Also, don't post logs as attachments. Other helpers like to view the logs as well and opening a lot of attachments is irritating. It can also contain malware.

Finally, please make a uninstall list using HijackThis
To access the Uninstall Manager you would do the following:
  • Start HijackThis
  • Click on the Open The Misc Tool Section button
  • Click on the Open Uninstall Manager button.
  • Click on the Save list... button and specify where you would like to save this file. When you press Save button a notepad will open with the contents of that file. Save the file to your desktop and post the contents in a reply to this topic. Also post a new HijackThis log.

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Re: search topics redirect to other sites

Unread postby Lapsang » December 21st, 2008, 3:39 pm

Hi,

Thank you for replying! :)

I don't mind how long it takes, I really admire the people on sites like this who take time out of their own lives to help others with computer problems.

Here is my Uninstall List

Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Reader 9
Adobe Shockwave Player 11
ArtRage 2.2
CamStudio
CC_ccProxyExt
ccCommon
ccPxyCore
Cisco Systems VPN Client 5.0.03.0560
Cn3D 4.1
Conexant HD Audio
Customer Experience Enhancement
Easy Internet Sign-up
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
HijackThis 2.0.2
Hotfix for Windows Media Format 11 SDK (KB929399)
Hotfix for Windows Media Player 11 (KB939683)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB952287)
HP DVD Play 2.1
HP Help and Support
HP Imaging Device Functions 6.0
HP Photosmart Premier Software 6.0
HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.00 E3
HP Update
HP User Guides 0031
HP Wireless Assistant 2.00 G2
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
Java(TM) 6 Update 7
LiveUpdate 3.0 (Symantec Corporation)
LiveUpdate Notice (Symantec Corporation)
Macromedia Flash Player 8
MDL Chime/Chime Pro for Internet Explorer
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB928366)
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
Microsoft Works
Miro
Mozilla Firefox (3.0.5)
MSRedist
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
NetWaiting
Norton AntiSpam
Norton AntiVirus 2006
Norton Internet Security
Norton Internet Security
Norton Internet Security
Norton Internet Security
Norton Internet Security
Norton Internet Security
Norton Internet Security
Norton Internet Security
Norton Internet Security 2006 (Symantec Corporation)
Norton Protection Center
Norton WMI Update
Norton WMI Update
NVIDIA Drivers
Oblivion
Oblivion - Vile Lair
RealPlayer
Security Update for CAPICOM (KB931906)
Security Update for CAPICOM (KB931906)
Security Update for Step By Step Interactive Training (KB923723)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB952069)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 (KB936782)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB936782)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB954154)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 9 (KB911565)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938464)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941569)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB946648)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950762)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950974)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951066)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376-v2)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951698)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB952954)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB954211)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB954459)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB954600)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB955069)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956390)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956391)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956802)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956803)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956841)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB957095)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB957097)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958215)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958644)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960714)
SmartAudio
Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
Sonic Audio Module
Sonic Copy Module
Sonic Data Module
Sonic Express Labeler
Sonic MyDVD Plus
Sonic Update Manager
SPBBC
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
Tablet
Unofficial Official Mods Patch v15
Update for Windows XP (KB951072-v2)
Update for Windows XP (KB951978)
Update for Windows XP (KB955839)
Windows Driver Package - Advanced Micro Devices (AmdK8) Processor (04/28/2006 1.3.1.0)
Windows Live installer
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Sign-in Assistant
Windows Media Connect
Windows Media Format 11 runtime
Windows Media Format 11 runtime
Windows Media Player 11
Windows Media Player 11
Windows XP Service Pack 3
WinRAR archiver



and here is my new HijackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:32:34, on 21/12/2008
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqimzone.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HPQ\Shared\HPQTOA~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {A8F38D8D-E480-4D52-B7A2-731BB6995FDD} - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpWirelessAssistant] C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installquiet /nodetect
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] CHDAudPropShortcut.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QPService] "C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QlbCtrl] %ProgramFiles%\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RecGuard] C:\Windows\SMINST\RecGuard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C:\WINDOWS\system32\kdzao.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\kdzao.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec PIF AlertEng] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe" /a /m "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\AlertEng.dll"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: HP Photosmart Premier Fast Start.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: VPN Client.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmwordtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O12 - Plugin for .csm: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .csml: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .cub: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .cube: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .dx: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .emb: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .embl: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .gau: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .jdx: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .mol: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .mop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .pdb: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .rxn: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .scr: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .skc: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spt: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .tgf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .xyz: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_GB&c=Q306&bd=pavilion&pf=laptop
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftup ... 7787326640
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Internet Security Password Validation (ccISPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: COM Host (comHost) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\comHost.exe
O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
O23 - Service: hpqwmiex - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice Service - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Protection Center Service (NSCService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AVScan (SAVScan) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
O23 - Service: TabletService - Wacom Technology, Corp. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe

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Lapsang
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Re: search topics redirect to other sites

Unread postby John B. » December 21st, 2008, 3:50 pm

Hi,

Let's start by running ComboFix.

Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. For information on how to disable your anti virus program please see this:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html

If your have Avast as anti virus an additional thing has to be changed to make ComboFix work properly:
Image

Go on with the ComboFix guide when it opens its log please post it.

Remember that the ComboFix log is saved here: C:\ComboFix.txt

Regards,
John.
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John B.
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Re: search topics redirect to other sites

Unread postby Lapsang » December 21st, 2008, 4:10 pm

Quick reply!

Here's my ComboFix log:

ComboFix 08-12-21.01 - Michael 2008-12-21 20:05:18.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1363 [GMT 0:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Michael\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\components\iamfamous.dll
C:\resycled
c:\resycled\boot.com
c:\windows\system32\_000006_.tmp.dll
D:\resycled
d:\resycled\boot.com

.
((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-11-21 to 2008-12-21 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

2008-12-16 21:56 . 2008-12-16 21:56 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2008-12-16 15:44 . 2008-12-16 16:04 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\CamStudio
2008-12-10 21:47 . 2008-10-03 10:02 247,326 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\strmdll.dll
2008-12-08 03:14 . 2008-12-08 03:14 10,671 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\SYMEVENT.CAT
2008-12-08 03:14 . 2008-12-08 03:14 805 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\SYMEVENT.INF
2008-12-07 20:02 . 2008-12-07 20:02 25 --a------ c:\windows\cdplayer.ini
2008-12-07 20:01 . 2008-12-07 20:01 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Real
2008-12-07 20:01 . 2008-12-07 20:01 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Common Files\xing shared
2008-12-07 20:01 . 2008-12-07 20:01 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Common Files\Real
2008-12-05 03:26 . 2008-12-05 03:26 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\LocalService\Application Data\WTablet
2008-12-04 12:54 . 2008-12-04 12:54 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\NCBI
2008-12-04 12:54 . 2008-12-04 12:54 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Michael\Cn3D_User
2008-12-03 12:28 . 2008-12-03 12:28 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Michael\Application Data\Ambient Design
2008-12-03 12:17 . 2008-12-03 12:17 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\ArtRage 2
2008-12-03 12:13 . 2008-12-03 12:13 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\system32\WTablet
2008-12-03 12:13 . 2008-12-21 19:00 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Michael\Application Data\WTablet
2008-12-03 12:13 . 2007-03-16 17:38 2,659,888 --------- c:\windows\system32\PenTablet.cpl
2008-12-03 12:13 . 2007-03-16 17:39 1,378,947 --------- c:\windows\system32\PenTablet.znc
2008-12-03 12:13 . 2007-03-16 17:40 124,464 --------- c:\windows\system32\Wintab32.dll
2008-12-03 12:13 . 2008-04-14 00:11 21,504 --a------ c:\windows\system32\hidserv.dll
2008-12-03 12:13 . 2008-04-14 00:11 21,504 --a------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\hidserv.dll
2008-12-03 12:13 . 2007-03-16 17:36 12,848 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\wacomvhid.sys
2008-12-03 12:13 . 2007-03-16 17:36 11,440 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\WacomVKHid.sys
2008-12-03 12:13 . 2007-03-16 17:36 11,312 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\wacommousefilter.sys
2008-12-03 12:12 . 2008-12-03 12:13 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Tablet
2008-12-03 12:12 . 2007-03-16 17:40 1,189,424 --------- c:\windows\system32\Tablet.exe
2008-12-02 12:05 . 2004-03-01 13:16 322,048 --a------ c:\windows\system32\sculptapi.dll
2008-11-30 00:02 . 2001-08-17 13:48 12,160 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\mouhid.sys
2008-11-30 00:02 . 2001-08-17 13:48 12,160 --a------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mouhid.sys
2008-11-30 00:02 . 2008-04-13 18:45 10,368 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\hidusb.sys
2008-11-30 00:02 . 2008-04-13 18:45 10,368 --a------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\hidusb.sys
2008-11-28 22:42 . 2008-11-28 22:42 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\system32\LogFiles
2008-11-28 22:42 . 2008-11-28 22:43 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\UMDF
2008-11-27 22:26 . 2008-10-16 14:06 268,648 --a------ c:\windows\system32\mucltui.dll
2008-11-27 22:26 . 2008-10-16 14:06 27,496 --a------ c:\windows\system32\mucltui.dll.mui
2008-11-27 12:21 . 2008-11-27 12:21 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Microsoft CAPICOM 2.1.0.2
2008-11-27 12:01 . 2008-11-27 12:01 <DIR> d---s---- c:\documents and settings\Michael\UserData
2008-11-27 11:57 . 2008-06-10 02:32 73,728 --a------ c:\windows\system32\javacpl.cpl
2008-11-26 22:38 . 2008-11-26 22:44 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\NOS
2008-11-26 22:38 . 2008-11-26 22:45 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\NOS
2008-11-26 16:35 . 2008-11-26 22:46 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe
2008-11-26 16:35 . 2008-11-26 16:35 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Michael\Application Data\AdobeUM
2008-11-26 13:46 . 2008-12-14 21:16 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Michael\Contacts
2008-11-26 13:43 . 2008-11-26 13:45 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Windows Live
2008-11-26 13:43 . 2008-11-26 13:44 <DIR> d--hsc--- c:\program files\Common Files\WindowsLiveInstaller
2008-11-26 13:43 . 2008-11-26 13:43 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\WLInstaller
2008-11-25 21:40 . 2008-11-25 21:40 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\system32\scripting
2008-11-25 21:40 . 2008-11-25 21:40 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\system32\en
2008-11-25 21:40 . 2008-11-25 21:40 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\system32\bits
2008-11-25 21:40 . 2008-11-25 21:40 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\l2schemas
2008-11-25 21:39 . 2008-11-25 21:39 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\ServicePackFiles
2008-11-25 21:35 . 2008-11-25 21:35 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\EHome
2008-11-25 20:55 . 2008-11-25 20:55 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\Internet Logs
2008-11-25 20:54 . 2008-11-25 20:54 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Common Files\Deterministic Networks
2008-11-25 20:54 . 2008-11-25 20:54 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Cisco Systems
2008-11-25 20:54 . 2008-03-29 17:36 125,328 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\dne2000.sys
2008-11-25 20:54 . 2008-03-29 17:36 106,768 --a------ c:\windows\system32\dneinobj.dll
2008-11-25 20:54 . 2008-11-25 20:55 1,594 --a------ c:\windows\VPNInstall.MIF
2008-11-25 19:17 . 2008-11-25 19:17 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Michael\Application Data\Participatory Culture Foundation
2008-11-25 19:16 . 2008-11-25 19:16 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Participatory Culture Foundation
2008-11-25 19:16 . 2008-11-25 19:16 <DIR> d-------- C:\OpenCandy
2008-11-25 18:04 . 2008-12-09 11:59 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2008-11-25 18:04 . 2008-11-25 18:04 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard
2008-11-25 18:04 . 2008-11-25 18:04 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Michael\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2008-11-25 18:04 . 2008-11-25 18:04 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2008-11-25 18:00 . 2004-08-03 22:29 701,440 --------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\ati2mtag.sys
2008-11-25 17:19 . 2005-06-29 16:46 74,240 --a------ c:\windows\system32\SET17F.tmp
2008-11-25 17:16 . 2004-08-05 04:00 243,200 --a------ c:\windows\system32\SET162.tmp
2008-11-25 17:15 . 2008-11-25 17:15 118 --a------ c:\windows\system32\MRT.INI
2008-11-25 17:10 . 2005-01-28 13:44 224,768 --a------ c:\windows\system32\SET9A.tmp
2008-11-25 17:08 . 2008-11-25 17:08 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\MSXML 4.0
2008-11-25 16:53 . 2008-12-20 23:04 23 --a------ c:\windows\BlendSettings.ini
2008-11-25 16:52 . 2008-11-25 16:51 2,319,568 --a------ c:\windows\system\d3dx9_27.dll
2008-11-25 16:14 . 2008-11-25 16:14 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\Sun
2008-11-25 16:10 . 2008-06-13 11:05 272,128 --------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\bthport.sys
2008-11-25 16:10 . 2008-06-13 11:05 272,128 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\bthport.sys
2008-11-25 16:10 . 2008-08-14 10:04 138,496 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\afd.sys
2008-11-25 16:09 . 2008-09-15 12:12 1,846,400 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\win32k.sys
2008-11-25 16:09 . 2008-09-08 10:41 333,824 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\srv.sys
2008-11-25 16:08 . 2008-11-25 16:08 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Bethesda Softworks
2008-11-25 16:06 . 2008-08-14 10:11 2,189,184 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntoskrnl.exe
2008-11-25 16:06 . 2008-08-14 10:09 2,145,280 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrnlmp.exe
2008-11-25 16:06 . 2008-08-14 09:33 2,066,048 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrnlpa.exe
2008-11-25 16:06 . 2008-08-14 09:33 2,023,936 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrpamp.exe
2008-11-25 16:05 . 2008-11-25 16:05 <DIR> dr-h----- c:\documents and settings\Michael\Application Data\SecuROM
2008-11-25 16:05 . 2008-11-25 16:05 107,888 --a------ c:\windows\system32\CmdLineExt.dll
2008-11-25 16:02 . 2008-10-24 11:21 455,296 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mrxsmb.sys
2008-11-25 16:02 . 2008-05-08 14:02 203,136 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\rmcast.sys
2008-11-25 16:01 . 2008-04-11 19:04 691,712 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\inetcomm.dll
2008-11-25 16:01 . 2008-05-01 14:33 331,776 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\msadce.dll
2008-11-25 16:01 . 2007-04-09 13:23 28,040 --a------ c:\windows\system32\mdimon.dll
2008-11-25 16:01 . 2008-11-25 16:01 376 --a------ c:\windows\ODBC.INI
2008-11-25 16:00 . 2008-09-04 16:42 1,106,944 --a------ c:\windows\system32\SET6A.tmp
2008-11-25 16:00 . 2008-09-04 17:15 1,106,944 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\msxml3.dll
2008-11-25 15:58 . 2008-11-25 15:58 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Microsoft ActiveSync
2008-11-25 15:58 . 2008-10-15 16:34 337,408 --------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\netapi32.dll
2008-11-25 15:58 . 2008-10-15 16:57 332,800 --a------ c:\windows\system32\SET71.tmp
2008-11-25 15:54 . 2008-11-25 15:59 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\SHELLNEW
2008-11-25 15:54 . 2008-11-25 15:54 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Microsoft.NET
2008-11-25 15:37 . 2008-11-25 15:59 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\system32\Adobe
2008-11-25 15:25 . 2008-11-25 15:25 0 --a------ c:\windows\nsreg.dat
2008-11-25 15:16 . 2008-11-25 15:16 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\NetWaiting
2008-11-25 15:10 . 2008-11-27 16:23 <DIR> d---s---- c:\documents and settings\Michael\Temporary Internet Files
2008-11-25 15:10 . 2008-11-25 21:50 <DIR> d---s---- c:\documents and settings\Michael\History
2008-11-25 15:09 . 2008-11-25 21:45 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Michael\Application Data\Symantec
2008-11-25 15:09 . 2008-12-04 15:50 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Michael
2008-11-25 15:09 . 2008-11-25 15:09 1,736 -rahs---- c:\windows\system32\drivers\103C_HP_NTBK_HP Pavilion dv6000 (RG897EA#ABU)_YN_0Pavi_QCNF6311F78_E416920031_46_I30B8_SQuanta_V65.2C_BF.40_T080801_WXH2_L409_M2047_J100_7AMD_8Turion 64 X2 Technology TL-56_91.81_#070221_N14E44312_(RG897EA#ABU).MRK

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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
2008-12-21 20:02 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared
2008-12-12 17:01 3,067,904 ------w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mshtml.dll
2008-12-08 03:14 60,800 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\S32EVNT1.DLL
2008-12-08 03:14 123,952 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\SYMEVENT.SYS
2008-12-08 03:14 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Symantec
2008-12-08 03:14 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Norton Internet Security
2008-12-08 03:14 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec
2008-11-28 22:44 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Windows Media Connect 2
2008-11-27 11:57 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Java
2008-11-25 21:51 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Synaptics
2008-11-25 21:50 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Sonic
2008-11-25 21:49 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Microsoft Works
2008-11-25 21:49 --------- d-----w c:\program files\microsoft frontpage
2008-11-25 21:48 --------- d-----w c:\program files\HP
2008-11-25 21:48 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Google
2008-11-25 21:48 --------- d-----w c:\program files\EasyBits
2008-11-25 21:48 --------- d-----w c:\program files\DIFX
2008-11-25 21:48 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\TiVo Shared
2008-11-25 21:47 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\SureThing Shared
2008-11-25 21:47 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\Sonic Shared
2008-11-25 21:47 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\LightScribe
2008-11-25 21:47 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\Java
2008-11-25 21:47 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\InstallShield
2008-11-25 21:47 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\HP
2008-11-25 21:45 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Sonic
2008-11-25 21:45 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\SBSI
2008-11-25 21:45 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\InstallShield
2008-11-25 21:45 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\HP
2008-11-25 21:45 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\CyberLink
2008-11-25 16:44 --------- d--h--w c:\program files\InstallShield Installation Information
2008-11-25 15:16 --------- d-----w c:\program files\CONEXANT
2008-11-25 15:15 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Hewlett-Packard
2008-11-25 15:01 --------- d-----w c:\program files\HPQ
2008-11-25 15:01 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Easy Internet Signup
2008-10-24 11:21 455,296 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\mrxsmb.sys
2008-10-23 12:36 286,720 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\gdi32.dll
2008-10-23 12:36 286,720 ------w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\gdi32.dll
2008-10-16 14:13 202,776 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wuweb.dll
2008-10-16 14:13 202,776 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wuweb.dll
2008-10-16 14:13 1,809,944 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wuaueng.dll
2008-10-16 14:13 1,809,944 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wuaueng.dll
2008-10-16 14:12 561,688 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wuapi.dll
2008-10-16 14:12 561,688 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wuapi.dll
2008-10-16 14:12 323,608 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wucltui.dll
2008-10-16 14:12 323,608 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wucltui.dll
2008-10-16 14:09 92,696 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\cdm.dll
2008-10-16 14:09 92,696 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\cdm.dll
2008-10-16 14:09 51,224 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
2008-10-16 14:09 51,224 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wuauclt.exe
2008-10-16 14:09 43,544 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wups2.dll
2008-10-16 14:08 34,328 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wups.dll
2008-10-16 14:08 34,328 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wups.dll
2008-10-16 14:06 208,744 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\muweb.dll
2008-10-16 01:00 666,112 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2008-10-16 01:00 666,112 ------w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wininet.dll
2008-10-16 01:00 619,520 ------w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\urlmon.dll
2008-10-16 01:00 1,499,136 ------w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\shdocvw.dll
2008-10-03 10:02 247,326 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\strmdll.dll
2008-09-30 16:43 1,286,152 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\msxml4.dll
2004-03-01 13:25 114,688 ----a-w c:\program files\internet explorer\plugins\ChimeShim.dll
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ctfmon.exe"="c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2008-04-14 15360]
"SUPERAntiSpyware"="c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe" [2008-12-09 1809648]
"WMPNSCFG"="c:\program files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe" [2006-10-18 204288]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"hpWirelessAssistant"="c:\program files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe" [2006-05-04 458752]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe" [2008-06-10 144784]
"NvCplDaemon"="c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll" [2006-04-27 7561216]
"NvMediaCenter"="c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll" [2006-04-27 86016]
"ccApp"="c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe" [2007-01-22 52840]
"SynTPEnh"="c:\program files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe" [2006-04-01 761946]
"QPService"="c:\program files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe" [2006-04-11 102400]
"QlbCtrl"="c:\program files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe" [2006-03-07 131072]
"Cpqset"="c:\program files\Hewlett-Packard\Default Settings\cpqset.exe" [2006-05-02 40960]
"RecGuard"="c:\windows\SMINST\RecGuard.exe" [2005-10-11 1187840]
"HP Software Update"="c:\program files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe" [2007-05-08 54840]
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="c:\program files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [2008-06-12 34672]
"Symantec PIF AlertEng"="c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe" [2008-01-29 583048]
"nwiz"="nwiz.exe" [2006-04-27 c:\windows\system32\nwiz.exe]
"High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut"="CHDAudPropShortcut.exe" [2006-04-18 c:\windows\system32\CHDAudPropShortcut.exe]

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"CTFMON.EXE"="c:\windows\system32\CTFMON.EXE" [2008-04-14 15360]

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
HP Photosmart Premier Fast Start.lnk - c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe [2005-09-24 73728]
VPN Client.lnk - c:\windows\Installer\{A7091E1D-36A4-47F1-A739-173CC341414F}\Icon3E5562ED7.ico [2008-11-25 6144]

[hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\ShellExecuteHooks]
"{5AE067D3-9AFB-48E0-853A-EBB7F4A000DA}"= "c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASSEH.DLL" [2008-05-13 77824]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\!SASWinLogon]
2008-12-09 11:59 352256 c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center]
"AntiVirusDisableNotify"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\SymantecAntiVirus]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\SymantecFirewall]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001

[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile]
"EnableFirewall"= 0 (0x0)

[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"=
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\livecall.exe"=

R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;\??\c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASDIFSV.SYS [2008-11-17 8944]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;\??\c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASKUTIL.sys [2008-11-17 55024]
R3 EraserUtilRebootDrv;EraserUtilRebootDrv;\??\c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\EENGINE\EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys [2008-11-25 99376]
R3 SASENUM;SASENUM;\??\c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASENUM.SYS [2008-11-17 7408]

*Newly Created Service* - CATCHME
*Newly Created Service* - COMHOST
*Newly Created Service* - PROCEXP90
.
Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder

2008-11-25 c:\windows\Tasks\Easy Internet Sign-up.job
- c:\program files\Hewlett-Packard\SDP\HPSdpApp.exe [2005-11-16 10:55]

2008-12-12 c:\windows\Tasks\Norton AntiVirus - Run Full System Scan - Michael.job
- c:\progra~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\Navw32.exe [2007-05-23 12:13]
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- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -

HKLM-Run-c:\windows\system32\kdzao.exe - c:\windows\system32\kdzao.exe


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------- Supplementary Scan -------
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uStart Page = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
IE: &Google Search - c:\program files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
IE: &Translate English Word - c:\program files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmwordtrans.html
IE: Backward Links - c:\program files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
IE: Cached Snapshot of Page - c:\program files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Similar Pages - c:\program files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
IE: Translate Page into English - c:\program files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Michael\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\qymwgqlq.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxps://www.myed.ed.ac.uk/uPortal/rende ... ootNode.uP
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\Michael\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\qymwgqlq.default\extensions\piclens@cooliris.com\components\coolirisstub.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\components\iamfamous.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npchime.dll
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catchme 0.3.1367 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-12-21 20:06:37
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Cpqset = c:\program files\Hewlett-Packard\Default Settings\cpqset.exe????????????,?@? ???p[??????R?@?????,?@

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

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--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------

- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(1292)
c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
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Completion time: 2008-12-21 20:07:19
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2008-12-21 20:07:16

Pre-Run: 62,292,111,360 bytes free
Post-Run: 62,561,390,592 bytes free

WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Home-BootDisk-ENU.exe
[boot loader]
timeout=2
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
c:\cmdcons\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer

296 --- E O F --- 2008-12-18 11:25:11

Questions:

Am I now able to delete files such as the uninstall list .txt from my computer?

ComboFix prompted me to install "Recovery Console" which I did. Was this right? I currently keep recovery discs for my laptop instead of using system restore etc.
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Re: search topics redirect to other sites

Unread postby John B. » December 22nd, 2008, 9:56 am

Hi,

Am I now able to delete files such as the uninstall list .txt from my computer?

Please keep all logs on your computer while we are still working. When we have finished you can delete everything.

ComboFix prompted me to install "Recovery Console" which I did. Was this right? I currently keep recovery discs for my laptop instead of using system restore etc.

Yes, it is supposed to be installed. The Recovery Console can help you enter commands to get your computer working if it will not start at all. This is always handy to have..

When I search for something in google or other search engines, the result usually redirects to another site.

Do you still have this problem? Your ComboFix log looks completely clean.

Please download GooredFix and save it to your desktop. Double-click Goored.exe to run it. Select 1. Find Goored (no fix) by typing 1 and pressing Enter.

A log will open, please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called Goored.txt). Note: Do not run Option #2 yet.

Remember to also tell me if you still have those initial problems and if you have any other things you want us to work on.

Regards,
John.
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Re: search topics redirect to other sites

Unread postby Lapsang » December 22nd, 2008, 12:45 pm

I don't seem to be having the search engine problems anymore, hopefully it's gone for good!

Here's my Goored log:

GooredFix v1.5 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 16:43 on 22/12/2008 running Option #1

=====Suspect Goored Entries=====

=====Dumping Registry Values=====

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5\extensions]
"Plugins"="C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5\extensions]
"Components"="C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\components"
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Re: search topics redirect to other sites

Unread postby John B. » December 22nd, 2008, 5:32 pm

Hi,

As everything looks fine and you do not have anymore problems the only things left are a last scan and updating Java :D

Step 1: Update Java
Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update.
First remove the older versions:
  • Click Start
  • Go to Control Panel
  • Go to Add/Remove Programs
  • Find and click Remove for each version of Java that is present
  • Download JavaRa and unzip it to your desktop.
  • Double-click on JavaRa.exe to start the program.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose English and click on Select.
  • JavaRa will open; click on Remove Older Versions to remove the older versions of Java installed on your computer.
  • Click Yes when prompted. When JavaRa is done, a notice will appear that a logfile has been produced. Click OK.
  • A logfile will pop up. Please save it to a convenient location.
Now let's download and install the newest version:
  • Download Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 11 from here: http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
  • As Platform select your operating system, agree to the License Agreement and click Continue.
  • Now click on the link under Windows Offline Installation and download the installer to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.
  • Reboot your computer.

Step 2: Download and Run ATF Cleaner
Download ATF (Atribune Temp File) Cleaner© by Atribune to your desktop.

Double-click ATF Cleaner.exe to open it.

Under Main choose:
Windows Temp
Current User Temp
All Users Temp
Cookies
Temporary Internet Files
Prefetch
Java Cache

*The other boxes are optional*
Then click the Empty Selected button.

Firefox:
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click NO at the prompt.

Opera:
Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click NO at the prompt.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Step 3: Download and Run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 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
    • 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 full 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. Close the Notepad file.
  • The log file is saved here and will be named like this: C:\Documents and Settings\<your username>\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-date (time).txt

Step 4: Post logs
Please post the following logs in a reply to this topic (use multiple posts if needed):
  • Tell me if the problem started occurring again or not
  • New HJT log
  • JavaRa log
  • MalwareBytes' A-M log

Regards,
John.
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Re: search topics redirect to other sites

Unread postby Lapsang » December 22nd, 2008, 7:32 pm

I have tried searching lots of different things and haven't experienced the problem at all :)

New HijackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 23:27:21, on 22/12/2008
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\TabUserW.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HPQ\Shared\HPQTOA~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqimzone.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
\?\C:\WINDOWS\system32\WBEM\WMIADAP.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {A8F38D8D-E480-4D52-B7A2-731BB6995FDD} - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpWirelessAssistant] C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installquiet /nodetect
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] CHDAudPropShortcut.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QPService] "C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QlbCtrl] %ProgramFiles%\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RecGuard] C:\Windows\SMINST\RecGuard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec PIF AlertEng] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe" /a /m "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\AlertEng.dll"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: HP Photosmart Premier Fast Start.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: VPN Client.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmwordtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O12 - Plugin for .csm: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .csml: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .cub: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .cube: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .dx: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .emb: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .embl: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .gau: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .jdx: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .mol: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .mop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .pdb: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .rxn: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .scr: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .skc: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spt: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .tgf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O12 - Plugin for .xyz: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\npchime.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_GB&c=Q306&bd=pavilion&pf=laptop
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftup ... 7787326640
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Internet Security Password Validation (ccISPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: COM Host (comHost) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\comHost.exe
O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
O23 - Service: hpqwmiex - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice Service - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Protection Center Service (NSCService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AVScan (SAVScan) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
O23 - Service: TabletService - Wacom Technology, Corp. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe

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End of file - 12513 bytes


JavaRa Log:

JavaRa 1.12 Removal Log.

Report follows after line.

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The JavaRa removal process was started on Mon Dec 22 22:30:39 2008

Found and removed: Software\JavaSoft\Java2D\1.5.0_06

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\Classes\JavaPlugin.150_06

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\8A0F842331866D117AB7000B0D510006

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\\C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Update\Base Images\jre1.5.0.b64\

------------------------------------

Finished reporting.


MalwareBytes Log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1533
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

22/12/2008 23:19:15
mbam-log-2008-12-22 (23-19-15).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 107112
Time elapsed: 30 minute(s), 39 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuLogOff (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)


Would you recommend MalwareBytes for regular use by me? I know that alot of the programs given on these sites are not meant to be used unless instructed by an experienced user. I currently use a program called SUPER AntiSpyware, which was the first program I found that successfully removed the earlier problem I had.
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Re: search topics redirect to other sites

Unread postby John B. » December 23rd, 2008, 11:18 am

Hi,

I have tried searching lots of different things and haven't experienced the problem at all :)

Great, especially as your computer seems completely clean as well.

There is one line you can remove with HijackThis, but you can also just leave it as it is only a left-over of some program:
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
Make sure you have your browser and other windows closed when fixing it.

Would you recommend MalwareBytes for regular use by me? I know that alot of the programs given on these sites are not meant to be used unless instructed by an experienced user. I currently use a program called SUPER AntiSpyware, which was the first program I found that successfully removed the earlier problem I had.

Yes, MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM) is one of the few programs that we recommend to keep on your computer for regular use. It finds a lot of things and more important it is also able to remove a lot of infections without having to use other specialized tools. A lot of people also bought the paid version of MBAM which gives you a couple of more options like real-time protection.

SUPER Anti-Spyware is also a good program, but I prefer MBAM. You can keep on, the other, or both.

This is my normal post for when you are clear - which you now are - or seem to be.
Please advise of any problems you still have. If you think you're clean please give one more reply so that I can archive this topic.

Now that you are clean, I got some tips & tricks for you to keep your computer clean and secure. The first few (like removing dangerous tools and Windows Update) have to be done, the others are optional (beginning with Spybot S &D).

It may seem like your system will be too much protected with all these things installed, but a lot of programs aren't running always on the background so don't slow down your computer. Please take a look at the following things:
  • Uninstall tools - The following will not only uninstall ComboFix but also clean up some other dangerous tools and backups, clean up the System Restore points and hide the system files.
    • Go to Start
    • Click on Run
    • Type ComboFix /u (Note: This command is case sensitive.)
    After doing that with ComboFix, do this with GooredFix to remove the GooredFix tool.
    • Click Start
    • Choose Run
    • Type "%userprofile%\Desktop\GooredFix.exe" /uninstall and hit Enter.
    • If any of your security programs query a new Registry/AutoStart value being added please allow the changes.
    You may delete any logs or other tools left on the desktop.
  • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    • Click once on the Security tab
    • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    • Click once on the Custom Level button.
      • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
      • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
      • Change the Initialise and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
      • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
      • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
      • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
      • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
      • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  • Update your Anti Virus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Anti virus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your anti virus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.
  • Visit Microsoft's Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://update.microsoft.com/ regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.
  • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option.
    This will provide real-time spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software. A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
    Tutorail for Spybot S & D
  • Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will add a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs. You can download it here:
    SpywareBlaster
  • Install WinPatrol - As a robust security monitor, WinPatrol will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge. You can download it from this website:
    WinPatrol
    The developer is a well-known man in the MalWare Removal business. If you really like WinPatrol think about upgrading to the PLUS version. It will give you additional features and you will only have to pay once, for your whole malware-free life.
  • Install MVPS HOSTS - This custom hosts file effectively blocks a wide range of unwanted ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and many hijackers.
    For information on how to download and install, please read this tutorial here:
    WinHelp2002
    Note: Be sure to follow the instructions to disable the DNS Client service before installing a custom hosts file.
  • Bookmark general cleanup link - It could be that your computer is becoming slower and slower. This is not always the cause of malware. Most of the times it's malware when you're computer is suddenly getting slow or doing strange. When the slowdown increases slowly, check (so now bookmark) this link for tips & tricks:
    What to do if your Computer's running slowly
  • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.

Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

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Re: search topics redirect to other sites

Unread postby Lapsang » December 23rd, 2008, 1:21 pm

I haven't found any problems at all with my computer since you've helped me.

I've gone through everything on your list and will be using these programs in the future :)

Thanks so much for all your help, especially at this busy time of year.

I really appreciate it :)
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Re: search topics redirect to other sites

Unread postby Gary R » December 23rd, 2008, 4:49 pm

As your problems appear to have been resolved, this topic is now closed.

We are pleased we could help you resolve your computer's malware issues.

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