Result5.google Virus ?

Compaq / Rx896aa-aba sr5030nx
May 15, 2010 at 19:27:21
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3.2 GHz / 1015 MB
I need help please..I have this virus or spyware that keeps redirecting my Google searches to a site "result5.google.com" that leads to a bunch of ads.I also cant download anything from Microsoft and cant validate anything. I need major assistance because I tried reformatting hoping it would go away but it is still there.

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#1
May 16, 2010 at 08:15:13
If you did a TOTAL reformat and the problem is still there, you may have a boot sector virus
In that case you will have to nuke your drive using DBAN and then re-install your operating system.

Another way might be to remove the hard drive that is infected, slave it to another computer and run virus scans, removing the virus that way. I would do this 1st before nuking the drive.

You can even buy a cheap usb adaptor and hook the infected HD up with that to another PC.
I bought an adaptor just for that purpose as I can transfer info from any drive to my PC when I'm doing repairs for clients:
http://www.amazon.com/SATA-Drive-Co...

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#2
May 16, 2010 at 14:23:33
When I hooked up my HD to another Computer my AV's didn't find anything. So I spent 4 hours nuking my HD, after installing my OS I still get "results5.google.com" redirecting me to random sites. I really need help!

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#3
May 16, 2010 at 14:36:53

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#4
May 16, 2010 at 14:44:07
I've tried using Avast Free, Hitman Pro, Trojan Remover, MalwareBytes, UnHack-Me, On my secondary Computer. Scanned my original HD at last no luck they couldn't find anything. ):

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#5
May 16, 2010 at 16:12:25
'I also cant download anything from Microsoft and cant validate anything.'

Did you activate with microsoft?

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#6
May 16, 2010 at 16:26:38
No I believe I didn't. But before I even got this virus I never activated with Microsoft and still was able to download from Microsoft sites and validate software's etc. Now when I try to download it says the site or file is offline ( when its not ) and it says I cant connect to Microsoft servers when trying to Validate.

BTW: Thanks for helping me out XPUser.


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#7
May 16, 2010 at 16:32:49
'No I believe I didn't'
You will have to activate it on-line in order to access microsoft critical updates, etc.

You are welcome ;-)
Just trying to get you going as quick as possible.

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#8
May 16, 2010 at 21:28:11
I cant even try to activate it seems like this virus is blocking me off Microsoft's server.

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#9
May 18, 2010 at 20:32:48
Any suggestions anybody? >.<

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#10
May 31, 2010 at 06:41:56
I had the same problem, just fixed it today by downloading malwarebytes.

Now the problem I had also made me unable to visit that website so I assume that the virus was preventing me from downloading this.

So how I countered this was I downloaded it on my laptop, put it on a flash drive then installed the program on the infected computer. Hope this helps solves your problem aswell.


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#11
June 21, 2010 at 14:36:19
Used malwarebytes and now I can't do anything online at all!!! Just keeps saying "server not found"! Can't even get Google! I don't have any of my disks from when I bought my computer anymore - they got lost while moving...so I can't do an fdisk. Help! PLEASE!!!

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#12
June 21, 2010 at 15:11:15
Open internet explorer click on tools/internet options/connections/Lan Settings and make sure that proxy server is NOT checked. Then close internet explorer and open it again to get on line.

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#13
June 22, 2010 at 17:27:03
I have had the same problem today, although I havent fixed it yet it seems theres a virus at startup that is changing the DNS in the IP Settings. If you open you lan/wlan connection and go into TCP/IP you should see that the DNS has a number in which it shouldnt, if you set your ip address manually or set it back to automatic that will solve the problem, but the next time you restart it will come back. Im an IT Technician so ive got a pretty good idea what im doing and ive tried malwarebytes and spybot AVG etc even tho they found a couple of viruses and removed them, it still happens after reboot. Id only just formatted this laptop and after installing avg it wouldnt let me update and thats when it happened.... il let you know if I solve it

Joe


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#14
June 22, 2010 at 21:03:20
Legends: Are you still being redirected?.. If so, disable Javascript in Firefox by going to Tools > Options > Content, and untick Enable Javascript, I would also do the same thing in Internet Explorer by going to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level > Look for the "Scripting" option, and disable it, then try running TDSS Killer found here: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruse...

If that doesn't work, try changing your DNS using OpenDNS (you don't have to sign up for an account if you don't want to,) you can do this by following this tutorial:

To configure TCP/IP, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
2. Right-click the network connection that you want to configure, and then click Properties.
3. On the General tab (for a local area connection), or the Networking tab (for all other connections), click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
4. If you want to obtain DNS server addresses from a DHCP server, click Obtain DNS server address automatically.
5. If you want to manually configure DNS server addresses, click Use the following DNS server addresses, and then type the preferred DNS server and alternate DNS server IP addresses in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server boxes.

For Preferred DNS, please type in without the quotes "208.67.222.222", and for Alternate DNS type in "208.67.220.220".

Let me know if it helps. Also, the reason you probably cannot activate Windows at the moment is due to the virus maybe messing with your Hosts file... You can check/fix your Hosts file by going to here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034

And to Joe: I would try doing the TCP/IP steps I posted for legends.

Helpful tips before getting started: http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...


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#15
June 24, 2010 at 16:35:59
yea if response 14 doesnt work

most likely your router is been infected (which happened to me)

fix = reset your router to factory defaults..

BUT SET ROUTER PASSWORD TO NON DEFAULT
not ( password := admin )

anyways i spent weeks cleaning but this simple trick worked ^_~ hope it helps


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#16
July 25, 2010 at 04:51:19
result 5

Think I may have just got rid of this after several month F-in around.

has anyone recently downloaded the following:-

Audacity
security ask manager
xp scene
download helper
magic iso
winrar

I think it may have come in on the above.
AVG would not find it - security task manager would not find it.

I trauled through taskbar taking files down one at a time and checking the dll and locations, but task bar went down too.

I found a link for a program called safe returner - looked like another dick doctor virus but thought what the hell.

did an advanced seach and found a could of dodgy programs

(1) gamemon.des
winrar dlls
(3) Inca (south korean program)?

1-3 were in system 21 a notorius virus hiding place, deleted restarted touch wood it works.

ps i do not believe it is a router problem there are three computers on this network and it is only effecting one profile on a shared computer. So i think it is resident to the start up of the profile


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#17
July 26, 2010 at 01:13:54
Hi, Ive just fixed this at a clients site.
Check the router, somehow this little devil had managed to change the dns server settings (I suspect upnp) so, I recommend, disabling upnp and changing the default admin password.
it was pointing to dns servers in russia !!!

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#18
August 3, 2010 at 04:21:55
I've got the same problem. But I think i found the solution. Firstly download TDSSKiller. If it shows ( like for me ) that you have problem with spdt.sys then just download update from here: www.duplexsecure.com/downloads

Hope it will help you


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#19
August 4, 2010 at 10:40:44
This virus is within the router, not your computer. Reset your router, change the password on your router, clear browser cache and flush dns. Hope this helps.

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#20
December 2, 2010 at 00:48:16
Hi, I just fixed this problem on my PC. All I did after hours of trying this out was change DNS Address from "Use These DNS Servers" to "Get DNS Automatically from ISP". And now it is fixed, YEY! I looked into to it a bit after and it appears some clever person wrote a script that changes from "Get DNS Automatically from ISP" to "Use These DNS Servers".

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