Search Engine Redirect virus

July 8, 2009 at 22:12:35
Specs: Windows XP, Pent.4 cpu/1gb ram

I stumbled upon this site while searching for a fix to a virus on my computer and it seems quite a few people have the same issue. I'm experiencing issues with various search engines (Yahoo, Google, etc.) redirecting me to 3rd-party sites along with general slowing of my computer. Neither my virus protection nor adware programs are finding any issues with my comp, so I can only hope that one of the resident experts can help me as they have many others.

Thanks in advance

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July 8, 2009 at 22:22:02
Have you tried to clear up your internet browser's cookies and history. That might causing the problem.

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July 8, 2009 at 22:29:19
Thanks for a speedy reply, unfortunately I have in fact tried clearing out all cookies and browser histories (use both IE and Firefox) using CCleaner and the problem persists. Just kind of a heads up, but I did download and run Hijack This and have the initial scan report if that would be of help.

Thanks again

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July 9, 2009 at 12:06:45
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.

ExecuteAVUpdateEx( '', 1, '','','');

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 inside. Upload that file to and paste the link here.

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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 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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July 9, 2009 at 13:00:02
Thank You again for another speedy reply, I've followed your first two steps and have included the information below.

AVZ Link:

DDS (txt) Link:

Attach (txt) Link:

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July 9, 2009 at 13:12:09

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July 9, 2009 at 13:22:13
My apologies, below is the correct link (I hope).

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July 9, 2009 at 13:40:05
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:

SearchRootkit(true, true);

2) After reboot execute following script in AVZ:


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

Follow these steps in order numbered:

1) Download GMER:
[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 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 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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July 9, 2009 at 15:29:45
The file that I downloaded as part of Gmer was: Yhlpjbvv.exe

The link for gmer.log is:

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July 9, 2009 at 15:40:31
Follow these steps in order numbered:

1) Open Gmer like before.
2) Click on the >>> tab. This will open up the rest of the tabs for you.
3) Click on the CMD tab and make sure CMD.EXE is selected.
4) Now highlight the contents of the below codebox and copy it to the clipboard by pressing ctrl+c

Yhlpjbvv.exe -killall
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del service UACd.sys
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\UACednwtjppirrntdo.sys
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\Documents and Settings\David\Local Settings\Temp\UACe3d8.tmp
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACdxlwhxmhrxjtkdj.dll
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\uacinit.dll
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAChicifoetepnjhvm.dll
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAClyusdhptgtsytwr.db
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACoyrjuogpxyaoyep.dll
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACpxybrylhqpewoppjj.dll
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACqvytjcyduyrkiturq.dll
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACscfjwxlyxexymrfvx.dat
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACsuktlsaulklmkgi.dll
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\uactmp.db
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACuwmnruuvhifilnf.dll
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACvagxirfqxiwecumpd.dll
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACxbeygmyksnexrxulq.db
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACyogakcfmfvpptem.dat
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\Temp\UAC2c07.tmp
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\Temp\UACb8f.tmp
Yhlpjbvv.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\Temp\UACf48.tmp
Yhlpjbvv.exe -reboot

5) Now paste the contents into the top black box in GMER by using ctrl+v.
6) Click Run, the script will run and then your PC will be rebooted.
7) After rebooted, rerun GMER like before and attach the new log.

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July 9, 2009 at 17:22:45
Here is the new log for Gmer:

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July 9, 2009 at 17:27:04
1) Install, update database and run full scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Attach malwarebyte full scan log, fix anything detected.

2) Run full Scan with SuperAntispyware : . Fix what it detects and post summary scan log.

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July 9, 2009 at 20:57:55
Malwarebytes Log:

The SuperAntispyware program did not let me save a summary of the scan, however it did find a rootkit on my pc as did Malwarebytes. If needed, I can re-run the superantispyware and try to post a log. So far though, I am able to use both Yahoo and Google to search and the links provided are clean links. I can also re-boot my pc without it freezing up on the welcome screen, but I look forward to fully cleaning my pc.

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July 9, 2009 at 21:03:32
In superantispyware click preference then go to statistics/log tab. You will find the log there please post it. Also is your original problem solved?

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July 9, 2009 at 21:19:49
Thank you for the heads up on where to find the log.

Super Anti-Spyware Log:

It appears that my problem is solved, my pc seems to be running smoothly as does my internet. My only concern is that I hope I was able to fully clear the rootkits off of my pc, but as of now, I think I'm good (after you analyze my last log that is). I appreciate your time, effort, and patience in helping me resolve this issue.

Thanks again

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July 9, 2009 at 21:28:16
Run complete scan with AVG. Also run these two:



No need to report back if you problem is solved.

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July 9, 2009 at 23:08:57
Well nice work JDK ... Rock on

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