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Re: Browser tab malware

Unread postby Cypher » May 27th, 2011, 2:25 pm

Hi kolio.
I have not experienced any redirects.

Excellent.
The IM I am using is Skype and the program crashes whenever i attempt to install it. This problem has accured since i ran combofix.

Is Skype not installed on your computer now, as in is it missing?
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Re: Browser tab malware

Unread postby kolio » May 27th, 2011, 3:14 pm

Hi Cypher, i have found and fixed the problem with the IM it was, as you said, nothing related to the programs we have been using. I have been extensively browsing and i have not been redirected.
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Re: Browser tab malware

Unread postby Cypher » May 27th, 2011, 3:34 pm

Hi kolio.
i have found and fixed the problem with the IM it was, as you said, nothing related to the programs we have been using.

Good im glad to hear you have resolved the problem :)
I have been extensively browsing and i have not been redirected.

your latest set of logs appear to be clean!
This is my general post for when your logs show no more signs of malware.

Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:

Time for some housekeeping
  • Click on Start >> Run...
  • Now type in ComboFix /Uninstall into the box and click OK.
  • Note the space between the X and the /Uninstall, it needs to be there.
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The above procedure will reset your System Restore and clear out the backups and quarantines created during the course of this fix.

Next

Clean up with OTM

  • Double-click OTM.exe to start the program, This tool will remove all the tools we used to clean your pc.
  • Close all other programs apart from OTMoveIt3 as this step will require a reboot
  • On the OTM main screen, press the CleanUp! button
  • Say Yes to the prompt and then allow the program to reboot your computer.

You can now delete any tools we used if they remain on your Desktop.

Protection Programs
Don't forget to re-enable any protection programs we disabled during your fix.

Now we needed to deal with security vulnerabilities
Internet Explorer v6.00

This is outdated and a security risk, you need to install internet explorer 8

Here are some free programs I recommend that could help you improve your computer's security.

Install SiteAdvisor
SiteAdvisor is a toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox which alerts you if you're about to enter a potentially dangerous website.
You can find more information and download it from Here

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.
For more information, please visit HERE

MVPS Hosts

Install MVPS Hosts File From Here
The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer.
You can Find the Tutorial HERE

Update your Antivirus programs and other security products regularly to avoid new threats that could infect your system.
You can use one of these sites to check if any updates are needed for your pc.
Secunia Software Inspector
F-secure Health Check

Visit Microsoft often to get the latest updates for your computer
You can do that HERE

Read some information HERE On how to prevent Malware

I would be grateful if you could reply to this post so that I know you have read it and, if you've no other questions, the thread can be closed.

Safe surfing!
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Re: Browser tab malware

Unread postby kolio » May 27th, 2011, 4:56 pm

Hi Cypher, i have done the things in your last replay. Thank you for your help i really appreciate it.
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Re: Browser tab malware

Unread postby Cypher » May 28th, 2011, 5:21 am

Hi kolio.
Thank you for your help i really appreciate it.

You're most welcome glad we could help.
Good luck and stay safe.
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