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Old 09-24-08, 12:20
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Default Browser redirecting to "directseek.org" after clicking a search result

Hello,

On 9-23-08, I was using IE6 to view a site where I was reading some information regarding well water when two installer dialog boxes popped up. I clicked Cancel on both (which was the only option). Now when ever I Google something using IE and click one of the search results, I can see the status bar redirecting my request to "directseek.org" along with some other parameters. I'm then taken to some random advertisement site and have to hit the back button to get to my actually search result. I've run through all the steps in the XP clean up and have attached two of the logs to this post and will add the other two to the next post.

Thank you for any help you can provide,

Quincy
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Old 09-24-08, 12:21
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Default Re: Browser redirecting to "directseek.org" after clicking a search result

Here are the remaining two log files
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Old 09-25-08, 23:18
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Default Re: Browser redirecting to "directseek.org" after clicking a search result

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I see a bunch of unknown/unusual things in your logs so first I'm going to ask if you recognize ALL of the below items to be things you setup/configured? And do you really need those items to be in your Trusted Zone?
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R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = localhost:8080
O1 - Hosts: 66.77.22.204 surveys180.kenexa.com

O4 - Startup: Microsoft XDesktop Background.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Test Background.exe

O15 - Trusted Zone: *.corp.brassring.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.brassring.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.kenexa.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.kenexanet.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.corp.brassring.com (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.brassring.com (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.kenexa.com (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.kenexanet.com (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 10.*.*.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 220.227.249.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 206.104.240.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 58.26.23.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 207.250.166.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 209.202.71.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 63.172.244.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 172.*.*.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 66.77.22.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 216.52.51.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 192.168.*.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 216.136.49.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 66.151.174.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 217.206.138.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 203.196.189.*
O15 - Trusted IP range: 10.*.*.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 220.227.249.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 206.104.240.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 58.26.23.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 207.250.166.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 209.202.71.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 63.172.244.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 172.*.*.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 66.77.22.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 216.52.51.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 192.168.*.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 216.136.49.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 66.151.174.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 217.206.138.* (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted IP range: 203.196.189.* (HKLM)

Run this Disable/Remove Windows Messenger to remove Windows Messenger. Do not confuse Windows Messenger with MSN Messenger because they are not the same. Windows Messenger is a frequent cause of popups.

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {80643255-5708-9104-6472-5599ca323026} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\lr30 fldr.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O9 - Extra button: Fiddler2 - {CF819DA3-9882-4944-ADF5-6EF17ECF3C6E} - "C:\Program Files\Fiddler2\Fiddler.exe" (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Fiddler2 - {CF819DA3-9882-4944-ADF5-6EF17ECF3C6E} - "C:\Program Files\Fiddler2\Fiddler.exe" (file missing)

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.

Now we need to use ComboFix
  • Make sure that combofix.exe that you downloaded while doing the READ & RUN ME is on your Desktop but Do not run it!
    • If it is not on your Desktop, the below will not work.
  • Open Notepad and copy/paste the text in the below quote box into it:
Quote:
KILLALL::

File::
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\lr30 fldr.dll
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\Buf1.tmp

Registry::
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{80643255-5708-9104-6472-5599ca323026}]
  • Save the above as CFscript.txt and make sure you save it to the same location (should be on your Desktop) as ComboFix.exe
  • At this point, you MUST EXIT ALL BROWSERS NOW before continuing!
  • You should have both the ComboFix.exe and CFScript.txt icons on your Desktop.
  • Now use your mouse to drag CFscript.txt on top of ComboFix.exe
  • Follow the prompts.
  • When it finishes, a log will be produced named c:\combofix.txt
  • I will ask for this log below
Note:

Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.

Copy the bold text below to notepad. Save it as fixme.reg to your desktop. Be sure the "Save as" type is set to "all files" Once you have saved it double click it and allow it to merge with the registry.
Quote:
REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kazaa]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\knight]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"HideLegacyLogonScripts"=-
"HideLogoffScripts"=-
"RunLogonScriptSync"=-
"RunStartupScriptSync"=-
"HideStartupScripts"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"HideLegacyLogonScripts"=-
"HideLogoffScripts"=-
"RunLogonScriptSync"=-
"RunStartupScriptSync"=-
"HideStartupScripts"=-
Make sure that you tell me if you receive a success message about adding the above
to the registry. If you do not get a success message, it definitely did not work.


Now run Ccleaner!

Now run the C:\MGtools\GetLogs.bat file by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator).

Then attach the below logs:
  • C:\ComboFix.txt
  • C:\MGlogs.zip
Make sure you tell me how things are working now!
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Old 09-26-08, 15:52
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Default Re: Browser redirecting to "directseek.org" after clicking a search result

Thanks for your help, the problem has been resolved and google searches are working normally now.

All of those entries/trusted sites look good to me, thanks for checking.

Attached are my logs for your reference.

Thanks,

Quincy
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Default Re: Browser redirecting to "directseek.org" after clicking a search result

You're welcome. Your logs are clean but it appears that you did not do the below which you really should do
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Run this Disable/Remove Windows Messenger to remove Windows Messenger. Do not confuse Windows Messenger with MSN Messenger because they are not the same. Windows Messenger is a frequent cause of popups.

If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
  1. We recommed you keep SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. Unless you purchase them, they provide no protection. They do not use any significant amount of resources ( except a little disk space ) until you run a scan.
  2. If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed ComboFix on your Desktop like we requested.)
    • Click START then RUN and enter the below into the run box and then click OK. Note the quotes are required
    • "%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix" /u
      • Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /u, it must be there.
      • This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.
    • Delete the C:\combofix folder from combofix (if it exists)
  3. Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
  4. If we had you download any registry patches like fixme.reg or fixWLK.reg (or any others), you can delete these files now.
  5. If running Vista, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
  6. Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis.
  7. You can delete the C:\MGtools folder and the C:\MGtools.exe file. You can also delete the C:\MGlogs.zip
  8. If you are running Vista, Windows XP or Windows ME, do the below:
    • Refer to the cleaning steps in the READ ME for your Window version and see the steps to Disable System Restore which will flush your Restore Points.
    • Then reboot and Enable System Restore to create a new clean Restore Point.
  9. After doing the above, you should work thru the below link:
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