Google redirect + audio adverts

May 28, 2011 at 08:50:49
Specs: Windows Vista
I keep getting redirected from google search results and also hearing adverts at random times (even when I don't appear to have anything running). AVG and Malwarebytes haven't found anything, and I don't appear to be able to run TDSSKiller (when I click the icon nothing happens). Can anyone help?

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May 28, 2011 at 13:06:19

Try renaming TDSSKiller as you download the program.…

Download TDSSKiller:
Click: Save

In the Save as prompt, in the 'Save in' area, select the Desktop
In the 'File name' area, use any name, like: (random name, but use the .com file extension)
Click the 'Save' button

For Vista/Windows 7 Users, right-click the file and select Run As Administrator

At the main screen, click the 'Start Scan' button.

Please, do not use the computer during the scan

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

If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results area: Select action for found objects, and offer three options.

Ensure 'Cure' (default) is selected, then click 'Continue'
Reboot to finish the cleaning process.

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.<<

Also download aswMBR:
Save to the Desktop.

If the file does not download, copy the following to the address bar of your browser. Do not include the brackets!

For Vista/Windows 7 Users, right-click the file and select Run As Administrator
Click the 'Scan' button to start the scan
On completion of the scan, click the 'Save log' button
Save it to the Desktop.

>>Also post the aswMBR log in your reply.<<

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May 28, 2011 at 16:19:28
Thank you for your reply, but I couldn't get either of those two to work.
Renaming TDSSKiller didn't have any effect and when I start the scan with aswMBR after a few seconds I get a message saying that it has stopped working (I have tried both a couple of times).
Do you know what may be causing this?

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May 28, 2011 at 20:57:39
See if this works:

Start your computer.
Tap the F8 key before Windows starts, to bring up the Windows Advanced Options Menu

Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking

Press: Enter

Are you able to run the programs now?

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May 28, 2011 at 21:28:32
If no joy with the above, let’s reset the Registry subkey for the file association of .exe files in Vista back to the default setting:

Open Task Manager (TM) by pressing: CTRL SHIFT ESC (simultaneously)
At the top of TM click File
Press CTRL, and click New Task (Run…) at the same time.

A command prompt opens.
At the command prompt, type notepad, and then press Enter.
Paste the following text into Notepad (including the ‘Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00‘ heading:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00





On the File menu of Notepad, click: Save as.
In the Save as type list, select: All Files
Then, type exe.reg in the File name box.
Select Unicode in the Encoding list.

Return to the Command Prompt window, type REG IMPORT exe.reg, and press ENTER.
Click Yes, and then click OK in response to the registry prompts.

Log off from your account. Then, log back onto your account.

Any progress?

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