Redirect Virus

June 25, 2009 at 15:05:55
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.662 GHz / 510 MB
After I click on a web page in a series of search results from google, yahoo!, or any other search engine, I am redirected to a site which is not the one I have chosen, like and others. Whenever the redirect is occurring, I see a green globe as the site's image (next to the url when using fire fox). I have tried everything I now how to to eliminate the virus, and have been unsuccessful. Any help would be appreciated. I can send a Hijack This log if needed.

See More: Redirect Virus

Report •

June 25, 2009 at 15:38:13

Report •

June 25, 2009 at 19:06:56
I tried Symantec and Spybot searches, ATF and Ccleaner, and then I tried looking in the registry files for something that stood out, but I'm no computer whiz so I was weary of just deleting things.

Report •

June 25, 2009 at 19:12:36
Note: I can help you remove malware manually. Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible. First Track this topic. Then follow:

1) Can you please post your AVZ log:
Note: Run AVZ in windows normal mode. If avz.exe doesn't start, then try to rename the file avz.exe to something else and try to run it again. Make sure you have your web browser open in background before following the steps below.

i) To create the log file, download AVZ by clicking HERE. Please save this file to your desktop or "My Documents" folder.

ii) Next, unpack the file to a new folder using the Compressed (zipped) folders wizard built into Windows XP/Vista, or a zip utility of your choice.

iii) Once you have unpacked the contents of the zip archive, please launch the file AVZ.exe by double clicking on it or right clicking and selecting Open.
Note: If you are running Windows vista launch AVZ.exe by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator.

You should now see the main window of the AVZ utility. Please navigate to File->Custom Scripts. Copy the script below by using the keyboard shortcut CTRL+C or the corresponding option via right click.

ExecuteAVUpdateEx( '', 1, '','','');

Paste the script into the execution window by using CTRL+V keyboard shortcut, or the "paste" option via the right click menu. Click on Run to run the script, the PC will reboot. After the reboot the LOG subfolder is created in the folder with AVZ, with a file called inside. Upload that file to and paste the link here.

Image Tutorial

2) Download and Run DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log: DDS Tool Download Link. When done, DDS will open two (2) logs

   1. DDS.txt
   2. Attach.txt

Upload the logs to and paste download link in your next reply.
Note: Disable any script-blocking programs and then double-click on the DDS.scr icon to start the program. If you did not disable a script-blocker that may be part of your antimalware program, you may receive a warning from your antimalware product asking if you would like DDS.scr to run. Please allow it to do so.

If I'm helping you and I don't reply within 24 hours send me a PM.

Report •

Related Solutions

June 25, 2009 at 20:42:23
Here they are. Thank you!
MD5: E7162D653DA2F455BA497DE8BCD7FB5D
MD5: 6F56523A7A249E2298E708DDAFAF46F3

Report •

June 25, 2009 at 21:04:36
Please download GooredFix and save it to your Desktop. Double-click Goored.exe to run it. Select 1. Find Goored (no fix) by typing 1 and pressing Enter. A log will open, please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called Goored.txt).

Note: Do not run Option #2 yet.

If I'm helping you and I don't reply within 24 hours send me a PM.

Report •

June 25, 2009 at 21:28:50
GooredFix v1.92 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 00:28 on 26/06/2009 running Option #1 (John Gonneville)
Firefox version 3.0.11 (en-US)

=====Suspect Goored Entries=====

=====Dumping Registry Values=====

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11\extensions]
"Plugins"="C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11\extensions]
"Components"="C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\components"

""="C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ff"

Report •

June 25, 2009 at 21:42:35
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall: Viewpoint Manager (Remove Only). Sorry i can't find anything on your system that might be causing redirection. I would suggest you run:

Download and run Kaspersky AVP tool:
Once you download and start the tool:

# Check below options:

    * Select all the objects/places to be scanned. 
    * Settings > Customize > Heuristic analyzer > Enable deep rootkit search

# Click Scan
# Fix what it detects
# Attach Scan log/Summary to your next message.

Illustrated tutorial:

If I'm helping you and I don't reply within 24 hours send me a PM.

Report •

June 26, 2009 at 12:57:47
I got it. The scans didn't catch anything, so I decided to make one last effort before sending it off. There are two things I did and I'm not sure which one fixed it. First, I looked at every file modified around the time I believe I contracted the virus. I saw that some .dll files had been added to my google toolbar and I deleted those. I believe this is it, but I'm not sure because it affected my searches even when using Next, I deleted a utorrent file and data which contained no .dll or .exe as far as I was aware, but was downloaded around the time I believe I got the virus. When I tried searching again, it worked!

Thank you so much for your help, I truly appreciate your taking the time to assist me with this problem.

Report •

June 26, 2009 at 14:34:42
Its most likely google got hijacked. Which .dll you deleted from google?

If I'm helping you and I don't reply within 24 hours send me a PM.

Report •

Ask Question