Redirect virus affecting PC

Samsung electronics co., ltd. R580
January 30, 2011 at 03:49:12
Specs: Windows 7, 2.267 GHz / 3956 MB
Hello,
When ever I perform a search in either internet explorer or firefox, the resultant page is redirected to an ad site. I've done some internet research and believe that I'm infected with a redirect virus. Based on the results found on the internet I did the following:

Checked LAN settings to ensure no proxy was selected: This was ok
Checked DNS settings to ensure that ensure the option ‘Obtain DNS server address automatically’
Checked my Windows host file: This was ok.
Ran RKill to stop non essential processes. The only thing that was halted was
C:\windows\SysWOW64\runonce.exe
I then ran combofix.exe and it said that sptd.sys was a potential issue (can recall details here) so I quanrantined it.
I then ran superantispy, spybot, etc.. and the gambit of the usual antispyware suspects.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I also searched for that TDDS file typically associated with the redirect virus and it was not on my PC.

Well none of the helped so i am here pleading my case. Any help that could be offered is greatly appreciated.


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#1
January 30, 2011 at 08:52:45
well you can try
trojan remover
hitman pro
and fix all they find.

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#2
January 30, 2011 at 10:31:17
I just downloaded the hitman pro and it identified "GKbpIzkXj"="control.exe" [2009-07-14 113152] as the culprit. I removed it and now all is well. Note: this was also observed in combofix but it surrounded by 100 other programs so it was hard to tell if it was the culprit. Thanks for your help.

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#3
January 30, 2011 at 22:14:56
Thanks for posting back, glad it worked for you

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