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Re: Google redirect started it all - Skynet

Unread postby Limoes » August 28th, 2009, 8:10 pm

MikeSwim07 wrote:
Do you know what this file is?

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.20090417-202003.backup

Do you backup your hosts file? Is this file your current hosts file or just a backup? Which hosts file do you use?

Please post the results from the Virustotal and the answer to the hosts file question.



To each question above, the answer is "I have no knowledge or information to pass on in this regard".

I will post the requested Virustotal scan shortly.

Michael. You have not answered my question above (a couple of posts back) regarding the "undeletable" files folders. Please be so kind as to do so.
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Re: Google redirect started it all - Skynet

Unread postby Limoes » August 28th, 2009, 8:54 pm

MikeSwim07 wrote: Upload a File to Virustotal

Please visit Virustotal
[list]
[*]Click the Browse... button
[*]Navigate to the file C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop.htt

Please post the results from the Virustotal and the answer to the hosts file question.



Hosts questions answered in preceding post, together with renewed request that you respond to my query re: "undeletable" files/folders.

Virustotal scan results:

File 93222bd0b48415ba067e0092b18652002fb39fc1.bin received on 2009.08.19 14:53:09 (UTC)
Current status: finished
Result: 10/40 (25.00%)
Compact Compact
Print results Print results
Antivirus Version Last Update Result
a-squared 4.5.0.24 2009.08.19 Trojan.Fakeav!IK
AhnLab-V3 5.0.0.2 2009.08.19 HTML/FakeAV
AntiVir 7.9.1.3 2009.08.19 -
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 2009.08.18 -
Authentium 5.1.2.4 2009.08.18 -
Avast 4.8.1335.0 2009.08.18 -
AVG 8.5.0.406 2009.08.19 -
BitDefender 7.2 2009.08.19 Trojan.FakeAV.PZ
CAT-QuickHeal 10.00 2009.08.19 HTML/Agent.U
ClamAV 0.94.1 2009.08.19 -
Comodo 1986 2009.08.19 -
DrWeb 5.0.0.12182 2009.08.19 -
eSafe 7.0.17.0 2009.08.19 -
eTrust-Vet 31.6.6687 2009.08.19 -
F-Prot 4.4.4.56 2009.08.18 -
F-Secure 8.0.14470.0 2009.08.19 -
Fortinet 3.120.0.0 2009.08.19 -
GData 19 2009.08.19 Trojan.FakeAV.PZ
Ikarus T3.1.1.68.0 2009.08.19 Trojan.Fakeav
Jiangmin 11.0.800 2009.08.19 -
K7AntiVirus 7.10.822 2009.08.19 -
Kaspersky 7.0.0.125 2009.08.19 -
McAfee 5713 2009.08.18 HTML/FakeAV
McAfee+Artemis 5713 2009.08.18 HTML/FakeAV
McAfee-GW-Edition 6.8.5 2009.08.19 -
Microsoft 1.4903 2009.08.19 -
NOD32 4348 2009.08.19 Win32/TrojanDownloader.FakeAlert.ADM
Norman 2009.08.19 -
nProtect 2009.1.8.0 2009.08.19 -
PCTools 4.4.2.0 2009.08.19 -
Prevx 3.0 2009.08.19 -
Rising 21.43.24.00 2009.08.19 -
Sophos 4.44.0 2009.08.19 -
Sunbelt 3.2.1858.2 2009.08.19 -
Symantec 1.4.4.12 2009.08.19 Trojan.Malscript!html
TheHacker 6.3.4.3.383 2009.08.13 -
TrendMicro 8.950.0.1094 2009.08.19 -
VBA32 3.12.10.9 2009.08.19 -
ViRobot 2009.8.19.1891 2009.08.19 -
VirusBuster 4.6.5.0 2009.08.19 -
Additional information
File size: 1716 bytes
MD5 : 93222bd08415ba7e92b186522fb39fc1
SHA1 : e633b2d847b39b522e4295d90a284cc22989ba37
SHA256: bb0a2104d26d635adb149b665b38043a4ac784d4efb2186e23b93454de412a84
TrID : File type identification
HyperText Markup Language (100.0%)
ssdeep: 24:57AWQ65NfKFylFb3wSpGltXOl3xPi8PU0FIcknMSi8PU3UILZLaQJ:t1nfKFyvw+cCBP4/Cv
PEiD : -
RDS : NSRL Reference Data Set
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Re: Google redirect started it all - Skynet

Unread postby MikeSwim07 » August 30th, 2009, 8:13 am

Hello,

Can you please tell me all of the folders that you cannot delete that are being created by windows update?

Show your hidden files

To enable the viewing of Hidden files follow these steps:
  1. Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
  2. Double-click on the My Computer icon (or click Start, then select My Computer)
  3. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  4. After the new window appears select the View tab.
  5. Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
  6. Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders.
  7. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.
  8. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
  9. Press the Apply button and then the OK button and shutdown My Computer.
    Now your computer is configured to show all hidden files.

Delete bad files and/or folders

Use Explorer to navigate to and delete the following files and/or folders (if they are present):

Files:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop.htt

Now just exit Explorer.

*****Make sure that you empty your recycle bin and restart your computer*****

Please re-run ESET.

Please post the new ESET log and a new Hijackthis log.
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Re: Google redirect started it all - Skynet

Unread postby Limoes » August 30th, 2009, 1:19 pm

I was able to solve (delete) the undeletable files/folders with a tool I acquired. Thank you.

I'm very much looking forward to completing this process promptly.

The two requested logs follow:

ESETSmartInstaller@High as CAB hook log:
OnlineScanner.ocx - registred OK
# version=6
# iexplore.exe=8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339)
# OnlineScanner.ocx=1.0.0.6050
# api_version=3.0.2
# EOSSerial=60f1107ad1e19747b40ab65ef2cfa33c
# end=finished
# remove_checked=false
# archives_checked=true
# unwanted_checked=true
# unsafe_checked=true
# antistealth_checked=true
# utc_time=2009-08-30 04:44:12
# local_time=2009-08-30 12:44:12 (-0500, Eastern Daylight Time)
# country="United States"
# lang=1033
# osver=5.1.2600 NT Service Pack 3
# compatibility_mode=1797 37 100 100 95476875000
# scanned=167926
# found=12
# cleaned=0
# scan_time=8805
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{A2578CBA-012A-4EE9-9E3D-27D3F494A2B6}\RP26\A0027546.exe multiple threats 00000000000000000000000000000000 I
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{A2578CBA-012A-4EE9-9E3D-27D3F494A2B6}\RP27\A0028534.exe multiple threats 00000000000000000000000000000000 I
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{A2578CBA-012A-4EE9-9E3D-27D3F494A2B6}\RP41\A0036232.exe a variant of Win32/Induc.A virus 00000000000000000000000000000000 I
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{A2578CBA-012A-4EE9-9E3D-27D3F494A2B6}\RP41\A0036233.exe a variant of Win32/Induc.A virus 00000000000000000000000000000000 I
C:\UBCD4Win\BartPE\programs\Crossloop\winvnc.exe Win32/RemoteAdmin.WinVNC application 00000000000000000000000000000000 I
C:\UBCD4Win\BartPE\programs\ftpserver3lite\ftpserver3lite.exe a variant of Win32/QuicknEasyFTP application 00000000000000000000000000000000 I
C:\UBCD4Win\BartPE\programs\sdfix\SDFix.exe Win32/PrcView application 00000000000000000000000000000000 I
C:\UBCD4Win\plugin\Cleanup Tools\SDFix\SDFix.exe Win32/PrcView application 00000000000000000000000000000000 I
C:\UBCD4Win\plugin\Network\CrossLoop\files\winvnc.exe Win32/RemoteAdmin.WinVNC application 00000000000000000000000000000000 I
C:\UBCD4Win\plugin\Network\ftpserver3lite\ftpserver3lite.exe a variant of Win32/QuicknEasyFTP application 00000000000000000000000000000000 I
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.20090417-202003.backup Win32/Qhost trojan 00000000000000000000000000000000 I
D:\I386\Apps\APP13533\src\HPSummer2005.exe a variant of Win32/AdInstaller application 00000000000000000000000000000000 I


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:14:07 PM, on 8/30/2009
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\SanDisk\Sansa Updater\SansaSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SystemTray\StxMenuMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\fpdisp5a.exe
C:\Program Files\HP DVD\Umbrella\DVDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\DiscWizardMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\TimounterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HDD Thermometer\HDD Thermometer.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... seconduser
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/HP_Owner/My%20Documents/__Refdesk/_Refdesk.html
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 Bar = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... seconduser
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://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.2.4204.1700\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Dictionary Compression sdch - {C84D72FE-E17D-4195-BB24-76C02E2E7C4E} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\fastsearch_B7C5AC242193BB3E.dll
O2 - BHO: FDMIECookiesBHO Class - {cc59e0f9-7e43-44fa-9faa-8377850bf205} - C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\iefdm2.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: Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StxTrayMenu] "C:\Program Files\Seagate\SystemTray\StxMenuMgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FinePrint Dispatcher v5] "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\fpdisp5a.exe" /source=HKLM
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDTray] "C:\Program Files\HP DVD\Umbrella\DVDTray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [REGSHAVE] C:\Program Files\REGSHAVE\REGSHAVE.EXE /AUTORUN
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DiscWizardMonitor.exe] C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\DiscWizardMonitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AcronisTimounterMonitor] C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\TimounterMonitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acronis Scheduler2 Service] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RSD_HDDThermo] C:\Program Files\HDD Thermometer\HDD Thermometer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add To HP Organize... - C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\HPORGA~1\bin/module.main/favorites\ie_add_to.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlall.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download Link Using Mega Manager... - C:\Program Files\Megaupload\Mega Manager\mm_file.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download selected with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlselected.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download video with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlfvideo.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dllink.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Enqueue current page with Bulk Image Downloader - file://C:\Program Files\Bulk Image Downloader\iemenu\nocookie\iebidqueue.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Enqueue link target with Bulk Image Downloader - file://C:\Program Files\Bulk Image Downloader\iemenu\nocookie\iebidlinkqueue.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Open current page with Bulk Image Downloader - file://C:\Program Files\Bulk Image Downloader\iemenu\nocookie\iebid.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Open link target with Bulk Image Downloader - file://C:\Program Files\Bulk Image Downloader\iemenu\nocookie\iebidlink.htm
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {dfb852a3-47f8-48c4-a200-58cab36fd2a2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {dfb852a3-47f8-48c4-a200-58cab36fd2a2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: Connection Help - {E2D4D26B-0180-43a4-B05F-462D6D54C789} - C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Vendors\CN=Hewlett-Packard,L=Cupertino,S=Ca,C=US\IEButton\support.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Connection Help - {E2D4D26B-0180-43a4-B05F-462D6D54C789} - C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Vendors\CN=Hewlett-Packard,L=Cupertino,S=Ca,C=US\IEButton\support.htm
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
O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug - {AF6CABAB-61F9-4f12-A198-B7D41EF1CB52} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdocvw.dll (HKCU)
O16 - DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} (Windows Live Safety Center Base Module) - http://cdn.scan.onecare.live.com/resour ... se6662.cab
O16 - DPF: {7530BFB8-7293-4D34-9923-61A11451AFC5} (OnlineScanner Control) - http://download.eset.com/special/eos/OnlineScanner.cab
O16 - DPF: {A762E064-A885-40E4-AC10-671BB62DC2B2} (OFMailHTMLCtl Class) - http://www.eomniform.com/OF5/nsplugins/OFMailX.cab
O16 - DPF: {A90A5822-F108-45AD-8482-9BC8B12DD539} (Crucial cpcScan) - http://www.crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
O16 - DPF: {FA945BB6-9D37-43FC-9B2A-AF09F56CBBF0} (moDiagCollectionActiveX Object) - http://yme.music.yahoo.com/qos/cabs/Dia ... ontrol.cab
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Acronis Scheduler2 Service (AcrSch2Svc) - Acronis - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Scheduler (AntiVirSchedulerService) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Guard (AntiVirService) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
O23 - Service: B's Recorder GOLD Library General Service (bgsvcgen) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: Nero BackItUp Scheduler 3 - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service - Prolific Technology Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Sansa Updater Service (SansaService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\SanDisk\Sansa Updater\SansaSvr.exe

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End of file - 10013 bytes
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Re: Google redirect started it all - Skynet

Unread postby MikeSwim07 » August 31st, 2009, 7:19 am

Delete folders

Use Explorer to navigate to and delete the following folders (if they are present):

Folders:
C:\UBCD4Win\BartPE\programs\sdfix
C:\UBCD4Win\plugin\Cleanup Tools\SDFix

Now just exit Explorer.

*****Make sure that you empty your recycle bin and restart your computer*****

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 have 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.

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

    You may delete any logs left on the desktop. Please also delete GMER.exe and C:\RSIT and RSIT.exe
  • 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 Initialize 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 imperative that you update your Anti-virus software everyday. If you do not allow your anti-virus software to update itself 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 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.
  • Bookmark this 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 (bookmark please) this link for tips & tricks:
    Help! My computer is slow
  • 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: Google redirect started it all - Skynet

Unread postby MikeSwim07 » September 2nd, 2009, 7:18 am

Do you need help?
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Re: Google redirect started it all - Skynet

Unread postby Limoes » September 2nd, 2009, 5:12 pm

Everything seems to be copasetic here, now (fingers crossed). Thanks for your help, and advice.
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Re: Google redirect started it all - Skynet

Unread postby silver » September 3rd, 2009, 9:38 pm

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