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Trojan and Google Redirect

by chi-townhawks / August 22, 2010 10:29 AM PDT

I have two problems.

1. I'm running Windows XP, and have AVG 9.0. Daily scans show that I have the following: "Trojan Horse Adload-r.AKC. I've tried eliminiating it by disenabling TDSSServ.Sys" but I can't find it in the Device Mgr\Plugins. Also, I've run all kinds of cleaners and virus programs with no results. Help.

2. I am having Google redirect issues. What do I do?

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We Start By Doing This...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 23, 2010 1:58 AM PDT

It would help us if we knew exactly where the trojan is being found.. Where is the infected file?

First, make sure to clean out all your Temporary Internet Files and Cookies (in all browsers), then clean out the "Temp" folders on your computer.. (If using XP, eliminate all files from the "C:\Documents and Settings\Yourusername\Local Settings\Temp" and C:\Windows\Temp folders. If you use another browser besides Internet Explorer, be sure to clean those temporary files as well.

Next, download, install, update, then run full system scans with both free malware removal tools below:

Malwarebytes Antimalware

Hitman Pro 3.5

Next, download TDSSKiller and follow guide to use the tool:

And when you're done, check your LAN settings in Internet Explorer like this:

Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools-Internet Options-Connection Tab. Click on the LAN settings button. IF there is a check mark next to "Use a proxy server for your LAN", uncheck it. Click OK. Then OK, again.

Hope this helps.


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I have the same problem
by emforeit / August 23, 2010 11:39 PM PDT

the files that Avg says that are infected are. (forgive me if there are any errors, I have to type this out. hopefully you understand.)

C:\program files\mozilla foxfire\foxfire.exe (2808):\memory_001a0000
C:\program files\mozilla foxfire\foxfire.exe (2808)
c:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\Application data\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe\(3540):\memory_00260000
c:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\Application data\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe\(3540)
c:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\Application data\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe\(3244):\memory_00270000
c:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\Application data\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe\(3244)
c:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\Application data\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe\(1416):\memory_00270000
c:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\Application data\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe\(1416)

I am hoping you can help, this is really frustrating.

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And You've Performed The Same Steps I Suggested?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 24, 2010 12:00 AM PDT

If those particular file are indeed infected, then try uninstalling Firefox and Google Chrome AFTER running the tools I suggested in my previous post. Run the other tools, then run an AVG scan again to see if those same items remain infected.

Hope this helps and let us know how it goes.


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This really works
by witchrunner / August 24, 2010 2:51 AM PDT

I've just followed your steps. The hitman program worked! AVG had just detected the virus this morning and showed the files to be inaccessible. I've had problems with redircting and popups (including registrydefender, which shrinks firefox). So far so good. For the last two months I had major problems doing searches as almost everything was being redirected. Now it seems to be back to normal.


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by chi-townhawks / August 24, 2010 4:29 AM PDT

I used Hitman Pro and it worked. It identified and eliminated the threats. Thanks.

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(NT) Good Job & Glad We Could Help !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 24, 2010 5:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Eureka!
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