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Help removing http://www.searchqu.com//406Posted: Tue 06 Sep

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Re: Help removing http://www.searchqu.com//406Posted: Tue 06

Unread postby Cypher » September 11th, 2011, 11:03 am

Hi Laura,
my machine is working perfectly, nice and fast! Many Thanks!

You're most welcome, and good to hear your computer is running well :)
We just have one more fix to run, then if no further problems i can give you final instructions.

We need to run an OTL Fix

  • Double-click OTL.exe to start the program.
  • Copy and Paste the following code into the Image textbox. Do not include the word Code
    Code: Select all
    :processes
    killallprocesses
    
    :reg
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\BandooCore.StatisticMngr.1]
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{841D5A49-E48D-413C-9C28-EB3D9081D705}\1.0]
    
    :files
    ipconfig /flushdns /c
    
    :commands
    [emptyflash]
    [emptytemp]
    [clearallrestorepoints]
    [REBOOT]
    
  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top.
  • Click Image.
  • OTL may ask to reboot the machine. Please do so if asked.
  • The report should appear in Notepad after the reboot.Copy and Paste that report in your next reply.


Logs/Information to Post in your Next Reply

  • OTL log.
  • Please give me an update on your computers performance.
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Re: Help removing http://www.searchqu.com//406Posted: Tue 06

Unread postby Laura_S » September 11th, 2011, 4:08 pm

Yup, all still working smoothly!

OTL log:

All processes killed
========== PROCESSES ==========
========== REGISTRY ==========
Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\BandooCore.StatisticMngr.1\ deleted successfully.
Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{841D5A49-E48D-413C-9C28-EB3D9081D705}\1.0\ deleted successfully.
========== FILES ==========
< ipconfig /flushdns /c >
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\cmd.bat deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\cmd.txt deleted successfully.
========== COMMANDS ==========

[EMPTYFLASH]

User: Administrator
->Flash cache emptied: 934 bytes

User: All Users

User: Default User
->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

User: LocalService

User: NetworkService

Total Flash Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb


[EMPTYTEMP]

User: Administrator
->Temp folder emptied: 29246 bytes
->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 24586661 bytes
->FireFox cache emptied: 0 bytes
->Google Chrome cache emptied: 0 bytes
->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

User: All Users

User: Default User
->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

User: LocalService
->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 33170 bytes

User: NetworkService
->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

%systemdrive% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
%systemroot% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
%systemroot%\System32 .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
%systemroot%\System32\dllcache .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
%systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
Windows Temp folder emptied: 605 bytes
%systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
%systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
RecycleBin emptied: 0 bytes

Total Files Cleaned = 24.00 mb

Restore points cleared and new OTL Restore Point set!

OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.27.0 log created on 09112011_205846

Files\Folders moved on Reboot...
File\Folder C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\~DF51E7.tmp not found!
File\Folder C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\~DF51F4.tmp not found!
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\3SXFWJWF\viewtopic[3].htm moved successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\AntiPhishing\A0AB7674-8D67-4F4D-B5E1-96FAEADFB79D.dat moved successfully.

Registry entries deleted on Reboot...
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Re: Help removing http://www.searchqu.com//406Posted: Tue 06

Unread postby Cypher » September 12th, 2011, 4:31 am

Hi Laura,
Well done, the good news is your latest set of logs appear to be clean!
This is my general post for when your logs show no more signs of malware.

Clean up with OTL

  • Double-click OTL.exe to start the program. This will remove all the tools we used to clean your pc.
  • Close all other programs apart from OTL as this step will require a reboot
  • On the OTL 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: 7

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 SpywareBlaster
Download and install Javacools SpywareBlaster from Here
SpywareBlaster adds a list of ActiveX controls, tracking cookies and sites which will be blocked in either Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers. You need to manually check for updates regularly.

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: Help removing http://www.searchqu.com//406Posted: Tue 06

Unread postby Laura_S » September 12th, 2011, 5:57 am

Cypher,

thank you so much for your help. You guys really do a fantastic job and I am so grateful for you helping me to get rid of Searchqu and all it's associated baddies! You may not believe this but my computer was only a day old when I came onto the forum with this - it's all because I went online with no antivirus etc..

Friends have recommended Google Chrome to me (I'm not the biggest fan of Firefox) so I think I'm going to switch from IE.

Once again, thank you so much and best of luck continuing the good work!

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Re: Help removing http://www.searchqu.com//406Posted: Tue 06

Unread postby Cypher » September 12th, 2011, 6:09 am

Hi Laura,
Thank you so much for your help. You guys really do a fantastic job and I am so grateful for you helping me to get rid of Searchqu and all it's associated baddies!

You're more than welcome glad we could help :)
You may not believe this but my computer was only a day old when I came onto the forum with this - it's all because I went online with no antivirus etc..

Yes it's not a good idea to have no antivirus installed, with the recommendations i have made you should be better protected in the future.
As you have no further questions i will close this topic, good luck and stay safe.
As this issue appears to be resolved, this topic is now closed.

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