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Unread postby irn-bruce » February 20th, 2010, 5:50 am

Hi,

I noticed a couple of days ago that the links in the results pages of popular search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo...etc.) were being immediately redirected to other sites (usually a commercial site related to the search topic).

I'm running Windows XP Home edition SP3. Internet Explorer 8.0 and Firefox 3.6 are both affected, Google Chrome is NOT. Virus checkers, Norton and AVG, aren't finding anything. I suspect I did something dumb, like downloading and running something (I was looking for Text-to-Speech software a couple of days ago), that wasn't from a reputable freeware/shareware site. My bad!

Having done some surfing. I've found various forums like this. so have tried some things already. Anti-Malware software (MalwareBytes and even ComboFix) have so far drawn a blank, but then I don't have enough in-depth knowledge of this kind of thing to be able to interpret their reports.

As requested, I've just done an HJT report and UnInstall list, which are below.

Please take a look and let me know what else I can try.

Thanks for your help,

Bruce.


HijackThis Log
===========

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:29:21, on 20/02/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\InstantCDDVD\InstantWrite\iwctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\dvd43\dvd43_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\MPlatform\NokiaMServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\GEARSEC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\RF KeyboardMouse\mmkbd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Bruce Freshwater\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Bruce Freshwater\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://news.bbc.co.uk/
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 Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://news.bbc.co.uk/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = emeacache.uk.oracle.com:80
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgssie.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IW_ControlCenter] C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\InstantCDDVD\InstantWrite\iwctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PinnacleDriverCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\PSDrvCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dvd43] C:\Program Files\dvd43\dvd43_tray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NokiaMServer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\MPlatform\NokiaMServer /watchfiles
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NokiaMusic FastStart] "C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia Music\NokiaMusic.exe" /command:faststart
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.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 Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: RF Keyboard&Mouse Program.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add this link to WebWhacker... - C:\Program Files\Blue Squirrel\WebWhacker 5.0\Art\wwieextlink.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add this page to WebWhacker... - C:\Program Files\Blue Squirrel\WebWhacker 5.0\Art\wwieext.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Blog This - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blog This in Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: WebWhacker - {E5336D32-0CBE-4E1F-A2C7-38DCAA8B07EF} - C:\Program Files\Blue Squirrel\WebWhacker 5.0\Art\wwietb.html
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
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.timecomputers.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://collabsuite.oracle.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://ocsglobal.oracle.com
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v ... 4460030359
O16 - DPF: {6A344D34-5231-452A-8A57-D064AC9B7862} (Symantec Download Manager) - https://webdl.symantec.com/activex/symdlmgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {CF40ACC5-E1BB-4AFF-AC72-04C2F616BCA7} (get_atlcom Class) - http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.co ... nos/gp.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = aanet.com.au
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = aanet.com.au
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{22CD0399-0729-4A5D-A637-71F6E70B802F}: NameServer = 192.168.1.254
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = aanet.com.au
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{22CD0399-0729-4A5D-A637-71F6E70B802F}: NameServer = 192.168.1.254
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgpp.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll
O23 - Service: AVG Free WatchDog (avg9wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
O23 - Service: GEARSecurity - GEAR Software - C:\WINDOWS\system32\GEARSEC.EXE
O23 - Service: getPlus(R) Helper - NOS Microsystems Ltd. - C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate1c9b4635c08fe28) (gupdate1c9b4635c08fe28) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: ServiceLayer - Nokia. - C:\Program Files\Nokia\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe
O23 - Service: Sony SPTI Service (SPTISRV) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SPTISRV.exe
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe

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UnInstall List
==========

#1 DVD Ripper 5.0
123 Copy DVD Uninstall
ACDSee 32
AceFTP 3 Freeware
Acrobat.com
Ad-aware 6 Personal
Adobe AIR
Adobe Atmosphere Player for Acrobat and Adobe Reader
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 Starter Edition
Adobe Reader 9.1
Advanced Video FX Utility
All2WAV Recorder 1.0
ArcSoft Camera Suite 2.1
AudibleManager
Auto Gordian Knot 2.55
AVG Free 9.0
AviSynth 2.5
AVS DVDMenu Editor 1.2.1.20
AVS Update Manager 1.0
AVS Video Converter 6
AVS Video ReMaker 2.4
AVS4YOU Software Navigator 1.3
BitTorrent 4.0.4
Blue Squirrel WebWhacker 5.0
CanoCraft CS-P
Canon Camera Support Core Library
Canon Camera Window for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon Internet Library for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon MovieEdit Task for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon PhotoRecord
Canon RAW Image Task for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon RemoteCapture Task for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon ScanGear Toolbox CS 2.2
Canon Utilities PhotoStitch 3.1
Canon Utilities ZoomBrowser EX
Cisco VPN Client 4.6
Creative WebCam Center
Creative WebCam Live! Driver (2.00.06.0000)
Critical Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB959772)
dBpowerAMP Music Converter
dBpowerAMP WMA V9 Codec
Digital TV
Digital TV
DivX
DivX Player
DVD43 v4.4.0
DVDFab 6.0.4.0 (28/07/2009)
DVDx 2.2
Easy CD Creator 5 Basic
eMule
EPSON Printer Software
Ext2 IFS 1.11a for Windows XP
ffdshow [rev 2527] [2008-12-19]
FTP Surfer
GEAR Drivers
getPlus(R) for Adobe
Google Earth
Google Update Helper
HighMAT Extension to Microsoft Windows XP CD Writing Wizard
HijackThis 2.0.2
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB958484)
Hotfix for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB947864)
Hotfix for Windows Media Format 11 SDK (KB929399)
Hotfix for Windows Media Player 11 (KB939683)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB952287)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB954708)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB961118)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB970653-v3)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB976098-v2)
HP Customer Participation Program 7.0
HP Document Viewer 7.0
HP Imaging Device Functions 7.0
HP Photosmart Essential
HP Photosmart Premier Software 6.5
HP Photosmart, Officejet and Deskjet 7.0.A
HP Product Assistant
HP Solution Center 7.0
HP Update
HyperLoad - Golf Range
HyperLoad - Golf Course
iTunes
Junk Mail filter update
Kazaa Lite K++ v2.4.3
Kinoma Producer 3
Kinoma Producer 4
LG C3300-C3320 USB-Handset Manager
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Memory-Map
MetaFrame Presentation Server Web Client for Win32
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Security Update (KB953297)
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft AutoRoute 2002
Microsoft Base Smart Card Cryptographic Service Provider Package
Microsoft Choice Guard
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard - WE 2003
Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
Microsoft Kernel-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.7
Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 97, Professional Edition
Microsoft Office Access MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Converter Pack
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Groove MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Groove Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office InfoPath MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Live Add-in 1.4
Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007
Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]
Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime Native v1.0 (x86)
Microsoft Sync Framework Services Native v1.0 (x86)
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.7
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Windows Journal Viewer
Microsoft Windows Media Video 9 VCM
Microsoft Works 2003 Setup Launcher
Microsoft Works 7.0
Microsoft Works Suite Add-in for Microsoft Word
Mozilla Firefox (3.6)
Mozilla Thunderbird (2.0.0.22)
Mpeg Layer3 Codec FHG-Radium v1.263
MPMan-F70 V1.0
MPress3 File Manager
MSVCRT
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
MSXML 6.0 Parser (KB933579)
Musicmatch® Jukebox
Nokia Connectivity Cable Driver
Nokia Multimedia Common Components 2.4
Nokia Music
Nokia Ovi Application Installer
Nokia Ovi Application Installer 6.85.3011
Nokia Ovi Content Copier
Nokia Ovi Content Copier 6.85.3011
Nokia Ovi One Touch Access
Nokia Ovi One Touch Access 6.85.3019
Nokia Ovi Suite
Nokia Ovi System Utilities
Nokia Ovi System Utilities 6.85.3018
Nokia Photos
Nokia Software Updater
NVIDIA Display Driver
NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Display Drivers
OCR Software by I.R.I.S 7.0
OGA Notifier 1.7.0105.35.0
OpenMG Limited Patch 3.0.01-01-12-10-01
OpenMG Limited Patch 3.0.01-01-12-17-01
OpenMG Secure Module 3.0.01
OpenOffice.org 3.0
Paint Shop Pro 5.01
PC Connectivity Solution
Pinnacle InstantCD/DVD Suite
PowerDVD
PuTTY .56 with WinSCP3
QuickCam
QuickTime Alternative 1.81
QuickTime DirectShow Filter for WMP
RealPlayer
Realtek AC'97 Audio
RF KeyboardMouse
ScanToWeb
Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB969559)
Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB973704)
Security Update for CAPICOM (KB931906)
Security Update for CAPICOM (KB931906)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB973593)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (KB972363)
Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB957789)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 (KB969693)
Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (972581)
Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (KB969613)
Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (KB974234)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 (KB973709)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB928090)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB929969)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB931768)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB933566)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB937143)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB938127)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB939653)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB942615)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB944533)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB961260)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB963027)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB969897)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB969897)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB971961)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB972260)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB974455)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB976325)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB978207)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB952069)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB954155)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB968816)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB973540)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 (KB911565)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 (KB917734)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB936782)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB954154)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938464-v2)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941569)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB946648)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950760)
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 (KB951748)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB952004)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB952954)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB954459)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB954600)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB955069)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956572)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956744)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956802)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956803)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956841)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956844)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB957097)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958644)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958687)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958690)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958869)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB959426)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960225)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960715)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960803)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960859)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB961371)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB961373)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB961501)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB968537)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB969059)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB969898)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB969947)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB970238)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB970430)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971468)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971486)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971557)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971633)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971657)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB972270)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973346)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973354)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973507)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973525)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973869)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973904)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974112)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974318)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974392)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974571)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975025)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975467)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975560)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975713)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB977165)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB977914)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978037)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978251)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978262)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978706)
Segoe UI
Skype™ 4.0
Sony Net MD Help
SubRip 1.17.1 (remove only)
Transym TOCR
Trust 532AV Power Video
Ulead DVD MovieFactory SE
Ulead Photo Explorer 7.0 SE Basic
Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE
Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB967642)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB963707)
Update for Microsoft Office 2007 Help for Common Features (KB963673)
Update for Microsoft Office Access 2007 Help (KB963663)
Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help (KB963678)
Update for Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 (KB976416)
Update for Microsoft Office Infopath 2007 Help (KB963662)
Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 Help (KB963670)
Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Help (KB963677)
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FIXED! (was Re: Google results links being dedirected...)

Unread postby irn-bruce » February 23rd, 2010, 7:41 pm

Hi All,

It looks like I've managed to resolve this one myself. In case it helps anyone else, here are the details...

I resorted to trying to re-apply Service Pack 3 (for Win XP Home), by downloading the packaged .EXE file (the one aimed at Sys Admins for bulk rollouts of SP3) from Microsoft, as I hoped this would "purge" the infection (likely to be RootKit Malware), even if it meant having to reapply all the post SP3 updates from Microsoft.

But, the SP3 installation process kept getting stuck with the error "...atapi.sys is in Use by Another Program or Application...", even when I was running in safe mode.

Searching the net for this error quickly turned up some hits that suggested that atapi.sys could be used as a target for Malware and a modified version of the file could the source of my problem.

So, I didn't bother re-applying SP3, but just used the Windows Recovery Console to overwrite the "in-use" file (in \windows\system32\drivers) with a copy from my ...\servicepackfiles\i386\ directory. (Note: there was nothing about the size and/or modified date of atapi.sys, reported by Windows at any rate, that suggested there was anything wrong with it).

I then rebooted normally and all looks to be well; search engine results pages in both Firefox and IE seem to behave as I expect (i.e. clicking links quickly takes me to the intended URL ).

I hope this helps,

Bruce.
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Re: Google results links being dedirected in IE + Firefo

Unread postby NonSuch » February 23rd, 2010, 7:49 pm

As this issue appears to be resolved, this topic is now closed.

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