Virus Redirects searchs

September 9, 2009 at 13:07:44
Specs: Windows XP
I have some sort of virus, it redirects my web searches and blocks any anti-virus software. What the hell do I have?

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#1
September 10, 2009 at 04:53:43
It's a browser hijcaker. Use Spyware Doctor or ComboFix to remove this infection:
http://www.2-spyware.com/review-spy...
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...

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#2
September 12, 2009 at 00:13:05
...and maybe get some proper virus protection in the future.

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#3
September 14, 2009 at 22:35:05
It's getting worse, now I can't get IE to display ANY search engine results, I can go to google or yahoo but if I search a subject it just shows a blank page?????????

I scanned my pc with spyware doctor and it said I have 4 threats and 40 infections.

7 infections of Trojan Fake Alert
1 infection of Adware SearchV
23 infections of Application Tracking Cookies
9 infestions of Adware Advertising

I tried to install AVG but I keep getting an install error, I get the same when I try to install Fix-It Utilities 8 and I can't afford to buy spyware doctor right now to remove the infections. Any ideas?


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#4
September 15, 2009 at 02:27:57
I am not suggesting this often but maybe you could consider a reinstall.

Depending on how much software you are running this will take a few hours
You can also waste a few hours trying to get rid of all your Malware and there are no 100% guarantees.

commercial speaking, time is money, do the right thing

after a fresh install MAKE A GHOST COPY OF C: YOUR PARTITION so in case of an other time you get infeted you start with a new image that saves you a lot of time.

Success


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#5
September 15, 2009 at 09:09:53
spyware doctor is giving false positives to get you to buy the product. That's BULL, don't buy it.

Try unhackme, it's free for 30 days and will help you remove any viruses or rootkits.
Just follow the beginner guide on the left of the webpage and you can remove all the problems safely:
http://www.greatis.com/unhackme/dow...
Go through all the options to completely clean it up.
Let us know how you make out.

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#6
September 16, 2009 at 22:29:11
Ok well now I can do searches again but still get redirected and now I have a new problem, I tried to uninstall Spyware Doctor and when I did it said to do a restart to complete the uninstall and after I did when the pc started up and got to the windows sign in page I got a popup warning saying that " C:\windows\system32\services.exe terminated unexpectedly and windows will now restart" and it gives a status code of 1073741487. And then it goes into a restart loop where it restarts and gets to the sign in page and shows the same pop up. The only way I can get the computer to start up is to do it in safe mode.

Am I screwed?


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#7
September 16, 2009 at 22:47:23
read response 5

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#8
September 17, 2009 at 08:08:08
Hi all,

Spyware Doctor is not a good product, PCtool (editor of SpyDoc) uses many marketing technique doubtful : fake Security Blog to sell their anti-spyware ... Not a behavior of serious editor....
In addition, scan's performance are not good.

And : Combofix (by sUBs) is not a toy, he might destroy your OS ! He should be use under the direction of an Helper ...

So, if infection is always here, please say it, I will post a procedure to help you ;)

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#9
September 17, 2009 at 08:27:59
Well the infection that redirects me is still here but like I said before I have a bigger problem now.

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#10
September 17, 2009 at 08:52:37
Can you uninstall Spyware Doctor in safe mode ?
If not, it's perhaps because spyware Doctor is loaded on services.exe and crash it ...


- Dowload HijackThis on your Desktop.
- Execute HijackThis and accept the license.
- Create a report :
- Clic on Do a system scan & save a logfile
- A report pop up, please paste it on your next reply.

In your next reply, please paste :

- HijackThis.log

@+

Sorry for my future orthographic faults, English is not my mother tongue ;=)


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#11
September 17, 2009 at 16:45:13
bluegrass1dcr1, knock knock.....did you try response 5????

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#12
September 18, 2009 at 00:22:36
Virus redirect is an old issue caused by a web browser hijacker that hijacks and redirects google and other search engine search results to other sites. heres the fix for it
http://darfuns.com/remove-google-se...

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#13
September 24, 2009 at 05:25:02
Well I ran unhack me and now I can run my pc on normal mode but I still have the virus and if I try to install AVG I get this message:

Local machine: installation failed
Installation:
Error: Action failed for registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: creating registry key....
Error 0x80070005


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