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Posted: 7/5/2013 4:32:24 PM EST
Anyone here deal with the search engine redirect virus? I have been messing around with this damn thing for a good 8 hours. Im about ready to shoot my damn computer, and buy a mac.. I think its time for some Jack and a good chew...
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 4:34:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/5/2013 4:35:35 PM EST by RDTCU]
Lots of Scour and such? Yeahhh, I reformatted and reinstalled windows.

External HD's are cheap nowadays....

And stop looking at porn on an unprotected 'puter...
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 4:35:25 PM EST
Go to Internet options and reset. Then download and use Firefox.

Get ms security essentials, it's free.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 4:36:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By irishtech:
Go to Internet options and reset. Then download and use Firefox.

Get ms security essentials, it's free.


+1 on MSE

But if he's got what I think he's got, once you've got it, it'll do it on any browser, IE, Chrome, Firefox etc.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 4:37:04 PM EST
Telling us what you have tried would help a lot
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 4:40:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/5/2013 4:44:56 PM EST by LCDR_Data]
What are you using for an antivirus?

Whatever it is, it sucks. Get rid of it. Install Microsoft Security Essentials and let it run a full scan.

Then get yourself Malwarebytes free version, install it, and run the full scan. It will likely require a reboot to clean up your system.

After the reboot, full scan again with both products to make sure nothing came back. If you're clean, continue.

Download HijackThis and let it run the basic report. Be very careful here. All you're looking for are obvious hacks and virus activity like randomly-named executables. If you fuck up and delete something important from your registry then it's on you. If MSE and Malwarebytes did their jobs, you won't find anything and you're probably done.

If you suspect there's still something lingering, download GMER and run the randomly-named executable it gives you. Do a full scan. This program will show you all the hidden little hooks and kernel processes running on your system. If it detects any malware rootkit activity, it will highlight it in red and alert you. If you don't see anything like that you're clean, no rootkits.

Also look at a product called combofix if you're still not satisfied. I have no personal experience with it, the above fixes have worked for me on some of the nastiest, most clever shit you'll ever see. But it's out there if you need it and I hear good things.

Good luck.

Edit: One last thing... If your computer is up to date (Windows) and you're feeling frisky, run the command "MRT" from your Start menu. This is the Malicious Software Removal Tool MS has you download every month. It's actually one of the most powerful antivirus/antimalware products available, and it's probably already on your computer. Enjoy.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 4:53:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By Htown156:
Telling us what you have tried would help a lot


I have Mac fee, I ran malwarebytes, also used TDSSkiller. Tried CCleaner, and combo fix.. I have also followed just about every damn tutorial online to solve it. I have checked my HOSTS file, Reinstalled IE twice, deleted all my browsers addons. I have read that even a system reboot will not fix this.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 4:58:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By -FiveFiveSIx-:
Originally Posted By Htown156:
Telling us what you have tried would help a lot


I have Mac fee, I ran malwarebytes, also used TDSSkiller. Tried CCleaner, and combo fix.. I have also followed just about every damn tutorial online to solve it. I have checked my HOSTS file, Reinstalled IE twice, deleted all my browsers addons. I have read that even a system reboot will not fix this.


Get all your files on an external drive.

Reformat and reinstall Windows.

Replace your files and any programs you want.

Takes a couple hours, max.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:03:07 PM EST
Oh you got one of those deeply embedded motherfuckers.

Stop using IE for anything. If it the one I am thinking about it also logged your key stroke and safe mode will not work.

I got firefoxed fucked up and had to delete it all and reinstall to remove it.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:06:32 PM EST
Adwcleaner fixed the wife's today in about 5 minutes. Google it for the download off cnet. Fixed it in all browsers.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:07:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/5/2013 5:09:12 PM EST by 2cents]
Try "adwcleaner" since I didn't see it on your list
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:08:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/5/2013 5:08:37 PM EST by CoreyR]
Download Combofix on another machine and run it from a flash drive on the infected computer, then restart the computer and run your virus scanner.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:08:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By DocBull:
Oh you got one of those deeply embedded motherfuckers.

Stop using IE for anything. If it the one I am thinking about it also logged your key stroke and safe mode will not work.

I got firefoxed fucked up and had to delete it all and reinstall to remove it.


I can operate normally in safe mode (with networking). I have been all day that's how im slowing learning about this. I must admit im not a "tech" guy. As in I don't know how to reformat my drive or anything, hell I had to google how to show a hidden file lol. However I'm a stubborn Pollock who refused to pay someone to fix anything, be it my jeep, my house or even my computer.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:08:57 PM EST
Did a manual update to Security Essentials and it got rid of the last one I picked up.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:10:19 PM EST
Try antibitoics stop watching barn yard porn..
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:13:00 PM EST
Malwarebytes fixes most problems like this. Make sure it runs and you quarantine/delete what it flags.

That said, when it is done, go to wally world and get an external 1TB HD (They are less than $100), back up anything you want to keep. Then nuke the thing from orbit and restore from clean media. It IS the only way to be sure.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:13:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By theblackcat:
Adwcleaner fixed the wife's today in about 5 minutes. Google it for the download off cnet. Fixed it in all browsers.


Trying it now
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:14:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/5/2013 5:16:58 PM EST by Tribalgeek]
I can't garuntee this will fix it as I just haven't run into this one yet, but that being said if you have a clean computer handy, download and burn a Trinity Rescue Disk, it is a linux boot cd.

Once into trinity follow the instructions to mount all your file systems, and then run bit defender and clam av, most of the time they will catch anything on there.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:21:19 PM EST
Introduce your current computer to tannerite and buy a Mac.....
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:23:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By AKMer:
Introduce your current computer to tannerite and buy a Mac.....


He said he caught a virus, not "the gay"
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:27:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By Tribalgeek:
I can't garuntee this will fix it as I just haven't run into this one yet, but that being said if you have a clean computer handy, download and burn a Trinity Rescue Disk, it is a linux boot cd.

Once into trinity follow the instructions to mount all your file systems, and then run bit defender and clam av, most of the time they will catch anything on there.



um? lol way over my head..
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:32:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By -FiveFiveSIx-:
Originally Posted By Tribalgeek:
I can't garuntee this will fix it as I just haven't run into this one yet, but that being said if you have a clean computer handy, download and burn a Trinity Rescue Disk, it is a linux boot cd.

Once into trinity follow the instructions to mount all your file systems, and then run bit defender and clam av, most of the time they will catch anything on there.



um? lol way over my head..


Bah it's just a burn the cd pop it in, boot from cd, and read what the screen says. For being command line only it is actually fairly easy to use. Okay the virus scan part of it is fairly easy to use.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:33:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By -FiveFiveSIx-:
Originally Posted By Tribalgeek:
I can't garuntee this will fix it as I just haven't run into this one yet, but that being said if you have a clean computer handy, download and burn a Trinity Rescue Disk, it is a linux boot cd.

Once into trinity follow the instructions to mount all your file systems, and then run bit defender and clam av, most of the time they will catch anything on there.



um? lol way over my head..


He's basically saying boot a dumbed-down version of Linux on your infected computer from a CD and then scanning your hard disc files through that.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:41:22 PM EST
combofix + adw cleaner in that order.

call me in the morning.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 5:44:42 PM EST
Does Microsoft Security Essentials conflict with any other anti virus such as Norton?
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 6:02:40 PM EST
Should have just logged on here about 9 hours ago, I think Microsoft essentials killed it. We will see, its still seems to be bogged down a bit, but my search engines have not re directed since I ran it.
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 3:14:02 AM EST
Hitman Pro is very good at cleaning up redirect viruses and rootkits. It is free and fully functional for 30 days. http://surfright.nl
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 3:46:06 AM EST
1. Search Kim komando show for a solution. It'll be free and save you the bill
2. Go to Kaperky online, they probably have a free download to fix it and clean it.
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 5:56:30 PM EST
So I think I got rid of the redirect virus, however when I installed Microsoft security essentials, it came with a nice surprise...... Internet security pro virus...... Every time I tried to update Microsoft security essentials it would install this program called Internet security pro, and lock my computer down, nothing would work... The computer was working fine all day today, and I decided to update and scan just to make sure everything was clean, and bam... I'm so frustrated right now time for some jack and a chew... This is my last PC I will be buy a mac once this thing finally melts.. Has anyone ever had something attached to microsoft security essentials before? Is that even possible? Like I posted earlier I don't know much about PCs but it seems to only install when I open microsoft security essentials.
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 6:01:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By -FiveFiveSIx-:
So I think I got rid of the redirect virus, however when I installed Microsoft security essentials, it came with a nice surprise...... Internet security pro virus...... Every time I tried to update Microsoft security essentials it would install this program called Internet security pro, and lock my computer down, nothing would work... The computer was working fine all day today, and I decided to update and scan just to make sure everything was clean, and bam... I'm so frustrated right now time for some jack and a chew... This is my last PC I will be buy a mac once this thing finally melts.. Has anyone ever had something attached to microsoft security essentials before? Is that even possible? Like I posted earlier I don't know much about PCs but it seems to only install when I open microsoft security essentials.


Never had that problem, and never had anything trying to piggyback on MSE. Could be that you don't really have it cleaned up yet...
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 6:05:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By RDTCU:
Originally Posted By -FiveFiveSIx-:
So I think I got rid of the redirect virus, however when I installed Microsoft security essentials, it came with a nice surprise...... Internet security pro virus...... Every time I tried to update Microsoft security essentials it would install this program called Internet security pro, and lock my computer down, nothing would work... The computer was working fine all day today, and I decided to update and scan just to make sure everything was clean, and bam... I'm so frustrated right now time for some jack and a chew... This is my last PC I will be buy a mac once this thing finally melts.. Has anyone ever had something attached to Microsoft security essentials before? Is that even possible? Like I posted earlier I don't know much about PCs but it seems to only install when I open Microsoft security essentials.


Never had that problem, and never had anything trying to piggyback on MSE. Could be that you don't really have it cleaned up yet...


I'm trying, hence me trying to update and rescan tonight. I tried it 3 times, every time I went to update Microsoft security essentials this other thing popped up and messes up my computer. I uninstalled Microsoft security essentials and removed the virus manually and ive had no issues in the past 20 mins
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 6:26:24 PM EST
I had something happen the other day, seemed like it was after downloading a Java update, started as my browser redirecting while checking out real estate, tried MSE and it won't open, get an error message, same when I tried to update it, and a few other control panel functions. Downloaded avast, ran a scan, it found some stuff, deleted it, browser's normal now, MSE still inop.
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 6:53:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By Alpha82:
I had something happen the other day, seemed like it was after downloading a Java update, started as my browser redirecting while checking out real estate, tried MSE and it won't open, get an error message, same when I tried to update it, and a few other control panel functions. Downloaded avast, ran a scan, it found some stuff, deleted it, browser's normal now, MSE still inop.


Now that u mention it all this shit started to happen when I installed java :/ I hate computers I'm done with pcs im going to try Mac
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 7:18:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By -FiveFiveSIx-:
im going to try Mac


My condolences on the loss of your balls...
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 7:19:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By -FiveFiveSIx-:
Originally Posted By Alpha82:
I had something happen the other day, seemed like it was after downloading a Java update, started as my browser redirecting while checking out real estate, tried MSE and it won't open, get an error message, same when I tried to update it, and a few other control panel functions. Downloaded avast, ran a scan, it found some stuff, deleted it, browser's normal now, MSE still inop.


Now that u mention it all this shit started to happen when I installed java :/ I hate computers I'm done with pcs im going to try Mac


Macs get viruses and malware as well. I hate to put it this way, but it sounds like the problem is in the chair not the computer. I do computer repair for a living, ran windows 7 for two years without getting a virus and while looking at porn.

You haven't gotten rid of the original infection not completely, rarely can you get rid of a virus by just installing a new anti virus simply because they try to corrupt the files right from the start.

Hirams Bootcd Go there download and burn the cd run the anti virus programs, and spybot and malware bytes. That should clean it up, if it doesn't it's time to reinstall windows.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 3:56:36 PM EST
Well it's fried... I can't even do a system restore at this point it just freezes at the initializing stage.. Any way to save all my music 6 or so gigs and reinstall windows at this point? I can operate windows for about ten minutes before it completely fucks up.

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Link Posted: 7/8/2013 4:03:00 PM EST
external HD for the files and music, then nuke it from orbit.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 7:49:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By -FiveFiveSIx-:
Well it's fried... I can't even do a system restore at this point it just freezes at the initializing stage.. Any way to save all my music 6 or so gigs and reinstall windows at this point? I can operate windows for about ten minutes before it completely fucks up.

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I tried to tell you....
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 7:50:55 PM EST
Download malwarebytes and do a scan....
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 7:51:47 PM EST
Linux

/thread
Link Posted: 7/9/2013 3:31:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/9/2013 3:31:46 AM EST by RDTCU]
Originally Posted By Osborne:
Download malwarebytes and do a scan....


A little late to the party, are we?
Link Posted: 7/9/2013 3:35:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/9/2013 3:37:06 AM EST by California_Kid]
I had one a couple of years ago. It had nothing to do with IE - I was already using Firefox. My OS is Windows Server 2003.

Here's how I got it cleaned up:

1. McAfee's free rootkit detector/killer. I definitely had a rootkit - Disk Management showed a small unauthorized partition on my HDs. If you know how to get into Disk Management, look there now.

2. Spybot Search and Destroy.

3. Paid version of Malwarebytes.

4. After all that I still had to fix my Web browser configuration. It had some asswipe spam site set as my home page.

The order was important. 3 would not start until after 2 had done its job. 2 would not run until 1 had been done.

Good luck. Cleaning up those suckers can be a bitch.
Link Posted: 7/9/2013 4:15:21 AM EST
Try downloading a fresh copy of Malwarebytes, but during the setup/installation Wizard, do not use the destination file it suggests. Change it to something else/random name.
After installation, go in to that random named folder in the Program Files folder, and re-name mbam.exe(right click > rename) to something else random.exe..

Then run that version of Malwarebytes.

I'd had one of those re-direct root kit virus things once and found that the virus itself was preventing Malwarebytes from operating properly, by re-directing mbam.exe.
It would give me fake results, that when you clicked on them to remove, they were another re-direct.
Link Posted: 7/9/2013 4:19:14 AM EST
Malewarebytes & Hitman pro
Link Posted: 7/9/2013 4:32:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By 40BOY:
Try downloading a fresh copy of Malwarebytes, but during the setup/installation Wizard, do not use the destination file it suggests. Change it to something else/random name.
After installation, go in to that random named folder in the Program Files folder, and re-name mbam.exe(right click > rename) to something else random.exe..

Then run that version of Malwarebytes.

I'd had one of those re-direct root kit virus things once and found that the virus itself was preventing Malwarebytes from operating properly, by re-directing mbam.exe.
It would give me fake results, that when you clicked on them to remove, they were another re-direct.


yeah Malwarebytes is so good the virus script assholes are writing defeats into their shit
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:10:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2013 4:11:19 AM EST by kenbitz4]
I had the same problem. Tried almost everything. Malwarebytes (free) removes it! Also you can try to remove it manually in safe mod (f8 when start) and remove random files in C:AppData directory (hdgfewjdj.exe for me). + make Rkill scan to remove rootkits
http://manual-removal.com/remove-internet-security-pro-as-a-complex-of-misleading-and-virus-based-tools/
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:59:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kenbitz4:
I had the same problem. Tried almost everything. Malwarebytes (free) removes it! Also you can try to remove it manually in safe mod (f8 when start) and remove random files in C:AppData directory (hdgfewjdj.exe for me). + make Rkill scan to remove rootkits
http://manual-removal.com/remove-internet-security-pro-as-a-complex-of-misleading-and-virus-based-tools/
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I had a buddy download malwarebytes and put it on a flash drive. I reinstalled it ran a scan and it's been gone for a week or so
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