Google redirecting links to bogus sites

Dell / Insiron e1505
June 25, 2009 at 20:56:43
Specs: Windows XP, 1 GB
Hi,

I an not able to even run the scan that computing net does to ascertain details about the machine I have. As for the browser, I have both IE and Firefox; searching for anything on google and then clicking on the search results takes me to some bogus sites.

Please help me.


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#1
June 26, 2009 at 07:40:17

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#2
June 26, 2009 at 12:15:06
It keeps re directing to either a blank site; where there is a site address(some address like http:\\overclick etc....) filled in but a blank page being displayed or it re directs to a bogus anti virus selling site. Some times it takes me to a bogus search site. I am sorry I currently outside with no access to the infected machine. In 3 hours time I will post the links if you need them.

Oops and I forgot : Thank you very much. I am being driven crazy with this and your very offer to help seems godsend.


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#3
June 26, 2009 at 14:44:00
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.

begin
ExecuteAVUpdateEx( 'http://avz.virusinfo.info/avz_up/', 1, '','','');
ExecuteStdScr(3);
RebootWindows(true);
end.


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 virusinfo_syscure.zip inside. Upload that file to rapidshare.com 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 rapidshare.com 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.

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#4
June 26, 2009 at 16:43:13
The syscure link :
http://rapidshare.com/files/2490406...


Link for the log files from DDS
http://rapidshare.com/files/2490426...

Thank you very much.....


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#5
June 26, 2009 at 17:41:53
Follow these Steps in order numbered. Don't proceed to next step unless you have successfully completed previous step:

1) Run this script in AVZ like before, your computer will reboot:

begin
SetAVZGuardStatus(True);
SearchRootkit(true, true);
 QuarantineFile('C:\WINDOWS\winlogon.exe','');
 QuarantineFile('c:\windows\system32\zoyumuhe.dll','');
 QuarantineFile('C:\WINDOWS\system32\meyaforu.dll','');
 DeleteFile('C:\WINDOWS\system32\meyaforu.dll');
 DeleteFile('c:\windows\system32\zoyumuhe.dll');
 DeleteFile('C:\WINDOWS\winlogon.exe');
BC_ImportDeletedList;
ExecuteSysClean;
BC_Activate;
SetAVZPMStatus(true); 
RebootWindows(true);
end.

2) After reboot execute following script in AVZ:

begin
CreateQurantineArchive('C:\quarantine1.zip');    
end.


A file called quarantine1.zip should be created in C:\. Upload that file to rapidshare.com and Private message me download link.

3) Attach a Combofix log, please review and follow these instructions carefully.

Download it here -> http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...

Before Saving it to Desktop, please rename it to something like 123.exe to stop malware from disabling it.

Now, please make sure no other programs are running, close all other windows and pause Antivirus/Sypware programs (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html Programs to disable) until after the scanning and removal process has taken place.

Please double click on the file you downloaded. Follow the onscreen prompts to start the scan. Once the scanning process has started please DO NOT click on the Combofix window or attempt to use your computer as this can cause the scanning process to stall. It may take a while to complete scanning and this is normal.

You will be disconnected from the internet and your desktop icons/toolbars will disappear during scanning, do not worry, this is normal and it will be restored after scanning has completed.

Combofix will create a logfile and display it after your computer has rebooted. Usually located in c:\combofix.txt, please upload that file to rapidshare.com and paste the link here.

4) Please zip up C:\qoobox\quarantine and upload it, to a filehost such as http://rapidshare.com/ Then, Private Message me the Download links to the uploaded files.

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#6
June 26, 2009 at 20:51:34
Neoark,

Here are the logs you asked for,

Combofix log - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GBGC0W2X


for the PM I have sent the pwd through PM.

I wish to tell you ; I really appreciate your helping me.
thank you very much.



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#7
June 26, 2009 at 21:10:35
Please delete Qoobox zip from Response Number 6. Is your original problem solved?

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#8
June 26, 2009 at 21:21:34
Seems like yes that fixed it. I am able to search in google. Click on the links and be transferred to the expected pages.

Is this it? I mean does this mean my machine has been completely cleaned?


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#9
June 27, 2009 at 06:49:39
Follow these Steps in order numbered. Don't proceed to next step unless you have successfully completed previous step:

1) Run complete scan with: http://onecare.live.com/site/en-Us/...

2) Install, update database and run full scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Attach malwarebyte full scan log, fix anything detected.

3) House cleaning. Run full Scan with SuperAntispyware : http://www.superantispyware.com/dow... . Fix what it detects and post summary scan log.

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#10
June 27, 2009 at 19:48:38
I did step 1; but did not get any log files or any logical end. I have uploaded the step till which I reached after navigating the steps the livescan took me through here.

http://rapidshare.com/files/2494406...

Shall I proceed to step 2?

regs


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#11
June 28, 2009 at 17:01:31
Click next and continue with rest of the steps.

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#12
June 28, 2009 at 19:13:25
Neo,

Mbam log :


http://rapidshare.com/files/2497938...


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#13
June 28, 2009 at 19:26:05
Seems like your clear of infection. Is your original problem fixed? Proceed to last step.

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#14
June 28, 2009 at 19:35:56
Yeah the original problem is fixed. I don't get re-directed.
Now am onto the third step. Will post the log after that.

Thanks a million.


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#15
June 28, 2009 at 19:48:34
Performed the third step. There were no log files. But after the scan it said; No harmful items detected. So guess am clean.

Thanks Neo. Thank you very much indeed.


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#16
July 5, 2009 at 18:45:13

Neo..the problem has begun to reappear. After what ever clean up we did; I was using this PC sparingly. I noticed whenever I restarted; a popup would appear prompting me to install a new software. I had keep ignoring this and press cancel and process.

But today; when I tried to search for something and clicked on the search result; It took me to

some sites like these:

http://www.x-xn.com/f/search.php?q=...


I guess I am infected once again.

Is there any way out? I have not installed anything over the last week or 2..atleast nothing I can think of.

regs


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#17
July 5, 2009 at 19:07:03
Redo Response Number 3.

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#18
July 5, 2009 at 19:27:41
Neo,

Will do. I have CC cleaner installed in my machine.Has been there for a few months now. I used it now and noticed it was throwing up a "Winlogon.exe" with no start up software as being present.

I believe there are some corrupt winlogon.exe's that are around.

it is in C:\windows\ folder.

This is just additional info.Will do step 3 and post results.

regards


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#19
July 5, 2009 at 19:53:38
AVZ:

http://rapidshare.com/files/2524528...


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#20
July 5, 2009 at 20:02:08
DDS Log files : -

http://rapidshare.com/files/2524543...


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#21
July 5, 2009 at 20:13:38
Follow these Steps in order numbered. Don't proceed to next step unless you have successfully completed previous step:

1) Run this script in AVZ like before, your computer will reboot:

begin
SetAVZGuardStatus(True);
SearchRootkit(true, true);
 StopService('winmgmt_Untrusted_BZ');
 DeleteService('winmgmt_Untrusted_BZ');
 QuarantineFile('C:\WINDOWS\winlogon.exe','');
 QuarantineFile('C:\Virtual\Untrusted\C_\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe','');
 QuarantineFile('\\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\hjgruictqdstax.dll','');
 DeleteFile('\\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\hjgruictqdstax.dll');
 DeleteFile('C:\Virtual\Untrusted\C_\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe');
 DeleteFile('C:\WINDOWS\winlogon.exe');
BC_ImportDeletedList;
ExecuteSysClean;
BC_Activate;
RebootWindows(true);
end.

2) After reboot execute following script in AVZ:

begin
CreateQurantineArchive('C:\quarantine1.zip');    
end.


A file called quarantine1.zip should be created in C:\. Upload that file to rapidshare.com and Private message me download link.

3) Follow these steps in order numbered:

1) Download GMER: http://gmer.net/download.php
[This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended).]

2) Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.

3) Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.

4) Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.

5) GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)

6) If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.

7) Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.

8) When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log and upload it rapidshare.com. Post the download link to the uploaded file in your post.

9) Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.

Note: Please give me the exact name of the file you downloaded in step 1 + post your log from step 8 in your next post.

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#22
July 6, 2009 at 05:04:48
Gmer log : - http://rapidshare.com/files/2525873...

Exe name - 0sgbp4xp.exe


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#23
July 6, 2009 at 07:01:20
Redo Response Number 9. Is your problem fixed?

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#24
July 6, 2009 at 15:52:32
No the problem still persists.

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#25
July 6, 2009 at 18:46:36
Link where I have the screen shots of items which the livescan was unable to clean.

http://rapidshare.com/files/2528373...


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#26
July 6, 2009 at 18:57:26
Download and run Kaspersky AVP tool: http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com...
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
# Zip/Rar Scan log/Summary and upload it to rapidshare.com. Post download link in your next message.

Illustrated tutorial: http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/76...

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#27
July 7, 2009 at 05:07:36
Kasper log :

http://rapidshare.com/files/2529908...


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#28
July 7, 2009 at 07:09:20
Follow:
1) Install, update database and run full scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Attach malwarebyte full scan log, fix anything detected.

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#29
July 7, 2009 at 20:32:33
Mbam log


http://rapidshare.com/files/2532606...


But I also noticed that when I run ccleaner; there is a registry entry for winlogon.exe This is inside C:\Windows folder.


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#30
July 7, 2009 at 20:38:13
Run full Scan with SuperAntispyware : http://www.superantispyware.com/dow... . Fix what it detects and post summary scan log.

Is your problem solved? What entry? Post a screenshot.

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#31
July 8, 2009 at 03:40:09
I am executing the full scan from super anti spyware; but before that here is the link for the screen shot of what the CC cleaner picks up.

http://rapidshare.com/files/2533543...


thanks.


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#32
July 8, 2009 at 03:59:00
Seems like your winlogon got infected and then deleted. Do you have your windows CD?

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#33
July 8, 2009 at 04:06:29
Just curious. Isn't the winlogon file expected to be within the system32 folder?

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#34
July 8, 2009 at 04:21:34
Yes but malware changed the registry pointing to it so it might not be in there do see a copy of it in system32? Please upload it to virustotal.com and paste link here.

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#35
July 8, 2009 at 04:30:55
Just checked:
the standard search only picked up winlogon.exe in the system 32 and the otheres in i356 and cab files. Guess they are the legit ones. But as you mentioned probably malicious code was written into the system32 copy of winlogon.exe.

Shall I upload it to virustotal.com?


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#36
July 8, 2009 at 05:23:24
Neo,


File has already been analysed:
MD5: ed0ef0a136dec83df69f04118870003e
First received: 2009.02.11 21:16:03 UTC
Date: 2009.07.08 00:10:55 UTC [<1D]
Results: 0/41
Permalink: analisis/45377cb8e9f0120f836fc8261c711f7dbf7199117afb3652ebf100d5f0429b1e-1247011855


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#37
July 8, 2009 at 06:31:29
Ok any other problems?

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#38
July 8, 2009 at 08:13:42
Neo,

The redirection from Google has gone. But that entry in CC cleaner that I put up earlier still does appear. Do you think I should also somehow remove the registry entry?

Thanks a ton for the help thus far. And I wish I could explain the gratitude I feel for your help.

regs


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#39
July 8, 2009 at 08:20:27
Complete Response Number 30 doesn't ccleaner fix it for you when you select fix selected issues... ?

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#40
July 8, 2009 at 20:39:21
Nope. It shows as if it fixes it. But the entry re-appears when you re-run CC cleaner again.

It also says registry entry missing software. This could mean the associated file is not there. But the registry entry is still there. Is there a way out?


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