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iexplore running embedded on its own / browser redirect malware

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Hi, I have a couple of symptoms of malware:

1. The iexplore.exe process starts up on its own, uses increasingly more memory and uses the internet.

- I used Process Explorer (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653) to have a look at it and saw that it was being run under an svchost.exe process (post-99338-0-79253900-1320761588.jpg)

- Process Explorer also showed me that it's being run embedded, and from my desktop (post-99338-0-16586900-1320761595.jpg)

- I can also see what IPs it's accessing (post-99338-0-07307200-1320761600.jpg)

2. Using any browser (IE, Firefox or Google Chrome), I experience redirecting to ad sites and other crap.

I've tried a few things including aswMBR, MalwareBytes Anti Malware, Spybot S&D, TDSS Killer and ComboFix but nothing has gotten rid of the damn thing!

I've worked around the problem temporarily by renaming firefox.exe to firefox1.exe, this prevents the redirecting issue. I've also renamed iexplore.exe to iexplore1.exe and this has stopped it from starting up on its own, but IE won't work with a renamed exe so I haven't been able to use IE. This is far from a fix though as the malware is definitely still there.

Hopefully someone here can help me.

Thanks,

Johnny

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