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Old 07-15-12, 18:38
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Default Firefox opening ads randomly

A few days ago I began having issues with Firefox running slowly, opening random tabs to websites with ads and redirecting links I clicked to spam search engines.

So, I've ran both sets of steps, the general and Windows 7.

I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium. Here are my logs.
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Old 07-16-12, 14:17
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Default Re: Firefox opening ads randomly

Please download ComboFix to your desktop and run it. Do not do anything while it runs. Attach the log when it is finished.
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Old 07-16-12, 15:59
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Is the ComboFix.log meant to be in the root directory of the C: drive? I'm not seeing any logs there or on the desktop. I see a folder called "32788R22FWJFW" that just brings me to the list of all drives and a folder called Qoobox that was just created.
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The log should be at C:\Combofix.txt.
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Old 07-16-12, 19:24
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There is no log there. The program runs, and the progress bar reaches the end, then the program closes and disappears with no logs.
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Now run the C:\MGtools\GetLogs.bat file by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista or Win7, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator).Make sure that you watch for the license agreement for TrendMicro HijackThis and click on the Accept button TWICE to accept ( yes twice ).

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I'm trying to do that. I was browsing the internet, and had a several tabs open, then went to go to this forum post, and while I was going through the links, another tab opened that I wasn't paying attention to and installed something resembling Security Shield. Now whenever I try go going to the desktop or opening anything, this "Security Shield" says the file I try to use is infected with a random virus or malware.

I'm not trusting those popups, but that made it difficult. I had to hard reboot the laptop. It wouldn't let me do almost anything. I rebooted into Safe Mode and ran MBAM once more, it found a Trojan Dropped and removed it. I've rebooted now and it's letting me finally run the MGTools again. Here are the logs for that.

I'm just really wanted to avoid a reformat.
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Old 07-18-12, 12:04
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Default Re: Firefox opening ads randomly

Please do the below so that we can boot to System Recovery Options to run a scan. There will be two options to choose from. One if you do not have your Windows 7 boot DVD and another when you have your DVD.

For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Option1: Enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
  • Restart the computer.
  • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
  • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account an click Next.

Option2: Enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
  • Insert the installation disc.
  • Restart your computer.
  • If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
  • Click Repair your computer.
  • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account and click Next.

On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:
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Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
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  • Select Command Prompt
  • In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
  • The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
  • Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
  • In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
    Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
  • The tool will start to run.
  • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please attach this file to your next reply. (See: How to attach)
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