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I was looking for some automotive support, came across a video, clicked on it and it requested a plugin. I was going quickly and just blindly clicked on the download and run buttons. The vid didn't work and I quickly realized something was not right. The URL I then noticed was suspect (something about gay pride). I got Adaware loaded on and it found some trojan that it removed (not sure if it was related to the plug in issue). However, now when I search auto "stuff" on google and follow the links I get sent redirected to advertisement pages with links.

For instance, if I search auto parts and google returns a link for www.napaonline.com and i follow the link I end up at an ad page. However, I can type that url in the address bar and it works fine. In a few checks with other word searches on google this doesn't seem to be an issue.

Has anyone seen this type of selective hijacking? Any idea how to remove it? Adaware didn't seem to get it.

Thanks.

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Hello tawny55! Welcome to Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Forums!

My name is Borislav and I will be glad to help you solve your problems with malware. Before we begin, please note the following:

  • The process of cleaning your system may take some time, so please be patient.
  • Follow my instructions step by step if there is a problem somewhere, stop and tell me.
  • Stay with the thread until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
  • Instructions that I give are for your system only!
  • If you don't know or can't understand something please ask.
  • Do not install or uninstall any software or hardware, while work on.
  • Keep me informed about any changes.

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.

Double click dds.scr to run the tool.

  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    1. DDS.txt
    2. Attach.txt

    [*]Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.

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Hello tawny55! Welcome to Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Forums!

My name is Borislav and I will be glad to help you solve your problems with malware. Before we begin, please note the following:

  • The process of cleaning your system may take some time, so please be patient.
  • Follow my instructions step by step if there is a problem somewhere, stop and tell me.
  • Stay with the thread until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
  • Instructions that I give are for your system only!
  • If you don't know or can't understand something please ask.
  • Do not install or uninstall any software or hardware, while work on.
  • Keep me informed about any changes.

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.

Double click dds.scr to run the tool.

  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    1. DDS.txt
    2. Attach.txt

    [*]Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.

Attach.zip

DDS.txt

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**Note: If you need more detailed information, please visit the web page of ComboFix in BleepingComputer. **

Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms diminish. Lack of symptoms does not always mean the job is complete.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by me or another helper.

Please download ComboFix from

Here or Here to your Desktop.

**Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved and renamed following this process directly to your desktop**

  1. If you are using Firefox, make sure that your download settings are as follows:
    • Open Tools -> Options -> Main tab
    • Set to Always ask me where to Save the files.

[*]During the download, rename Combofix to Combo-Fix as follows:

CF_download_FF.gif

CF_download_rename.gif

[*]It is important you rename Combofix during the download, but not after.

[*]Please do not rename Combofix to other names, but only to the one indicated.

[*]Close any open browsers.

[*]Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

-----------------------------------------------------------

  • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause unpredictable results.
  • Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.

    -----------------------------------------------------------


  • Close any open browsers.
  • WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it starts
  • Please do not attempt to re-connect your machine back to the Internet until Combofix has completely finished.
  • If there is no internet connection after running Combofix, then restart your computer to restore back your connection.

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[*]Double click on combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts.

[*]When finished, it will produce a report for you.

[*]Please post the C:\Combo-Fix.txt for further review.

**Note: Do not mouseclick combo-fix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall**

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Just cleaning malware.

Open Notepad and copy and paste the text in the code box below into it:

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=70174

Collect::[8]
c:\users\Matt\AppData\Roaming\RDPENCDDM.dll

Registry::
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"onstgfgk"=-

Save the file to your desktop and name it CFScript.txt

Then drag the CFScript.txt into the ComboFix.exe as shown in the screenshot below.

CFScriptB-4.gif

This will start ComboFix again. It may ask to reboot. Post the contents of Combofix.txt in your next reply.

Note: These instructions and script were created specifically for this user. If you are not this user, do NOT follow these instructions or use this script as it could damage the workings of your system.

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Combofix said it needed to update, which it did. Then at some point it indicated it had an error but seemed to keep progressing. It then said to make sure I was connected to the internet because it was going to upload the file for review. That failed and it said to upload manually...so hopefully that was all part of the plan...here is the file.

combofix.txt

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  1. Please visit this website: Submit Malware Sample
  2. Against the inscription: "Link to topic where this file was requested:", insert links pointing to this topic in our forum.
  3. Against the inscription: "Browse to the file you want to submit:", click on the Choose... button.
  4. Navigate to the following file: C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\[8]-Submit_date_time.zip (date_time will be replaced with the date and time when this file was created)
  5. Against the inscription: "Leave any comments, further information about this file, or contact information:" should be written as follows:
    Sent at the request of Borislav.
  6. Once you're ready, click the Send File button.

Let me know how are things now.

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Good job! :)

Last steps:

Step 1

  1. Go to Start => Run... and copy & paste next command in the field:
    ComboFix /uninstall


  2. Then hit Enter button.

This procedure will do the following:

  • Uninstall ComboFix
  • Delete its related folders and files
  • Reset your clock settings
  • Hide file extensions
  • Hide the system/hidden files
  • Resets System Restore again

P.S.: Make sure there's a space between ComboFix and /uninstall

Step 2

Please manually delete DDS.

Step 3

Keep your software up-to-date:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial174.html

Some malware preventions:

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=9365

Safe surfing! :)

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