Google re-direct virus

August 31, 2009 at 11:44:09
Specs: Windows XP Professional 2002
Hello all,

I, like many others, now have this Google re-direct virus. I've ran Malaware, Adaware, and Spybot, and have removed anything they've suggested, and I still have this problem. I downloaded HiJackThis, and can post if requested.

Any suggestions/new ideas would be very much appreciated! Thank you!!

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August 31, 2009 at 14:59:27

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August 31, 2009 at 15:04:41
Thank you for the reply! This is the Malaware log from when I ran it on August 28th:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.38
Database version: 2297
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

8/28/2009 8:57:14 PM
mbam-log-2009-08-28 (20-57-14).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 173297
Time elapsed: 29 minute(s), 55 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)


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August 31, 2009 at 17:08:41
Please download RootRepeal Rootkit Detector and save it to your Desktop.

* Close all programs and temporarily disable your anti-virus, Firewall and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan.
* Click this link to see a list of such programs and how to disable them.
* Create a new folder on your hard drive called RootRepeal (C:\RootRepeal) and extract (unzip) (click here if you're not sure how to do this. Vista users refer to this link.)
* Open the folder and double-click on RootRepeal.exe to launch it. If using Vista, right-click and Run as Administrator...
* Click on the Report tab at the bottom of the program window
* Click the Scan button
* In the Select Scan dialog, check:

    * Drivers
    * Files
    * Processes
    * SSDT
    * Stealth Objects
    * Hidden Services

* Click the OK button
* In the next dialog, select all drives showing
* Click OK to start the scan
* When the scan has completed, a list of files will be generated in the RootRepeal window.
* Click on the Save Report button and save it as rootrepeal.txt to your desktop or the same location where you ran the tool from.
* Upload rootrepeal.txt to and post the download link in your next reply.
* Exit RootRepeal and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.

Note: If RootRepeal cannot complete a scan and results in a crash report, try repeating the scan in "Safe Mode".

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September 1, 2009 at 09:11:17

Thank you for the suggestions and help!

jdk, I downloaded RootRepeal and followed your instructions, including disabling other programs. When I tried to run the scan on the Report tab, it said "Initializing the scan" and then froze my computer. I also tried running it in Safe Mode and still had the same problem. While in Safe Mode, I re-ran Malwarebytes and Spybot, and Malwarebytes found nothing and Spybot found 47 objects. I removed the 47 objects, but I am still having the Google Redirect Virus problem!

Hertinas, I went to that website and the program they suggested was a program I have to buy, which I would rather not do! Like I mentioned above, I did run Spybot and it did remove 47 objects, but still having the problem!

Thank you both again for your continued help!

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September 1, 2009 at 10:56:18
scan your computer with this product,

its free and works quite well :)

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September 1, 2009 at 12:17:08
Thank you pricelessinfo/Bbrice geeks unlimited!

I think that program worked, I am no longer having a google redirect issue. Crossing my fingers that it stays that way!

Thank you again everyone else for working with me on this -- the virus was driving me crazy and I feel better now! Have a great week!

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September 1, 2009 at 20:45:05
Redo: Response Number 3 but only select:

In the Select Scan dialog, check:

* Drivers

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