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Can't run HJT Web searches Hijacked

Unread postby sc204 » September 3rd, 2009, 8:24 am

I am having an issue on my daughter's computer. Websearches run but when you click on links you are redirected to other sites. Asklots.com seems to be a main one.
Ad aware runs but doesn't help. Spybot will not run, Hijack this will not run. Doesn't matter if I am in safe mode or not. I get a message that I do not have permission to run them.
Computer is running Vista home edition.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.
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Re: Can't run HJT Web searches Hijacked

Unread postby MikeSwim07 » September 7th, 2009, 7:14 am

Hello, and Image to the Malware Removal forums.
My name is Michael 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 happen.

Please be patient and I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If after 5 days you have not responded to this topic, it will be closed, and you will need to start a new one.
  • 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.
  • Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
  • All of my posts need to be checked by a teacher, so please be patient while I attempt to remove your malware.

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Re: Can't run HJT Web searches Hijacked

Unread postby MikeSwim07 » September 7th, 2009, 8:22 am

Vista Advice:

All applications I ask to be used will require to be run in Administrator mode. IE: Right click on and select Run as Administrator.

The Operating System(Vista aka Windows 6) in use comes with a inbuilt utility called User Access Control(UAC) when prompted by this with anything I ask you to do carry out please select the option Allow.

Download and Run: RSIT

  • Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.
  • Right click on RSIT.exe, click "Run as Administrator" to run RSIT.
  • Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
  • Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here.
  • Right click the .exe file and click "Run as Administrator". If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent
  • If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO

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  • In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Uncheck the following ...
    • Sections
    • IAT/EAT
    • Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
    • Show All (don't miss this one)
  • Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish
  • Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file
  • Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and post it in reply
**Caution**
Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

Note: Do not run any programs while Gmer is running.

Please post both RSIT logs and the GMER log on your next reply.
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Re: Can't run HJT Web searches Hijacked

Unread postby Gary R » September 7th, 2009, 10:57 am

You are already receiving help with this problem at another forum .....

http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=51394

Please read THIS post, where we tell you why this is not a good idea.

This topic is now closed
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