windows vista repair/google links redirecting

July 1, 2011 at 08:14:47
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi there. I had Windows Vista Repair virus on my computer.
I started by following some of the manual removal instructions and deleted a lot of registry keys, enough that when I restarted the fake programs stopped popping up and my internet wasn't blocked.
From there I downloaded and ran Rkill, malwarebytes, and then unhide.
Since then, all of my computer is unhid. Seems to be running fine.
Malwarebytes finds nothing, Norton antivirus finds nothing, adaware finds nothing. All links clicked on in both IE and firefox are still redirecting me to other pages.

Any ideas what to try next?

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July 1, 2011 at 13:58:05

Try downloading TDSSKiller:
Save it to your Desktop

Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the program.
Vista/Windows 7 users, right-click the file, and select: Run As Administrator

Click the 'Start Scan' button.

Do not use the computer during the scan.

If the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.

When the scan finishes it displays a Scan results screen stating whether or not an infection was found on your computer.

To remove the infection, click on the Continue button.
If it does not say Cure on the results screen, leave it at the default action of Skip, and press the Continue button.

Do not change to Delete or Quarantine as it may delete infected files that are required for Windows to operate properly.

Reboot to finish the cleaning process.

If no reboot is requested, click on: Report.

A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller. is created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).

>>Please provide the contents of TDSSKiller in your reply.<<

Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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July 2, 2011 at 02:10:53
Just found a windows vista repair removal video guide, I think this one will be helpful.

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July 2, 2011 at 12:43:36
Thank you for the suggestions. I watched the video, and had already followed all of those steps. I cannot find any traces of windows vista repair on the computer.

Aaflaac: I followed the link you posted, download TSDDkiller to my desktop, and I am unable to open it. I double clink the link, right mouse click and open, open as administrator, etc. It asks my permission, I continue, and then nothing else happens from there. Have tried deleting it and downloading it again from other sources as well.

I continue to have popups, occasional blue screens, all links in any internet browser redirect, some programs (i tunes) are acting oddly. Adaware stops working after 20 minutes and has to be reinstalled. Still malwarebytes, adaware, and AV are finding nothing.

Any suggestions would really be appreciated!!

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July 2, 2011 at 16:58:42

If your efforts with the different programs available have not been successful in curbing the malware, it is time to pull out this tool out of the box...

Please download ComboFix:

Save to your Desktop

Be sure to temporarily disable all antivirus/anti-spyware softwares, while these steps are being completed, to keep them from interfering with the repairs.

This can normally be done by right clicking the software's Taskbar icon, or accessing each software through Start - Programs.
Some tips if needed:

Make sure you can view hidden files, and also uncheck: Hide Extensions for Known File Types:

Now, right-click ComboFix.exe and select 'Run as administrator' to run the program.

A caution - do not touch your mouse/keyboard until the scan has completed. The scan will temporarily disable your Desktop, and if interrupted may leave your Desktop disabled. If this occurs, please reboot to restore the Desktop.

When the scan completes, and it may take a while, a text window with the CF log opens on your Desktop. The CF log is also found at C:\ComboFix.txt

>>Please post this log in your reply to analyze it, and let you know what to do next.<<

However, because of the potential size of this report, please upload ComboFix.txt to the Uploading website:

In: Select files to upload, click 'Browse', and 'Look in' the Desktop.
Select the ComboFix.txt file, and click: 'Open'

You will see the following:
Your file has been uploaded successfully: (Name and size of the file)

Copy the 'Download link' provided, and post it in your reply.

Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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