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The Google search is still there.
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Were you able to find the OTL log, if so could you please post it for me?

Thanks,

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There are two folders and both are empty.
Just so you know MSN is the home page that I use.

Edited by M2mouse, 18 July 2013 - 12:59 PM.

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Let's try this and see if it takes care of the problem.

Please download to your desktop Short cut cleaner
Then run.
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When the Shortcut Cleaner has finished scanning your hard drive it will create a log file on your desktop called sc-cleaner.txt and then display it.
Please post that log
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Shortcut Cleaner 1.2.3 by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/
Copyright 2008-2013 BleepingComputer.com
More Information about Shortcut Cleaner can be found at this link:
http://www.bleepingc...ortcut-cleaner/

Windows Version: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
Program started at: 07/18/2013 04:28:39 PM.

Scanning for registry hijacks:

* No issues found in the Registry.

Searching for Hijacked Shortcuts:

Searching C:\Documents and Settings\mitch\Start Menu\

Searching C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\

Searching C:\Documents and Settings\mitch\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\

Searching C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\

Searching C:\Documents and Settings\mitch\Desktop


0 bad shortcuts found.

Program finished at: 07/18/2013 04:28:40 PM
Execution time: 0 hours(s), 0 minute(s), and 0 seconds(s)
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I have been getting two Security Alerts everytime I open up IE or go to a web page. "you are about to leave a secure Internet connection. It will be possible for others to view information you send." After that is closed I get this:"you are about to view pages over a secure connection. Any informatin you exchange with this site cannot be viewed by anyone else on the web."

Seems like I get the first message twice on MSN.Also I have made MSN my home page again.

Ok I tried to open a new tab and it goes to google seach.

Edited by M2mouse, 18 July 2013 - 05:54 PM.

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Now I'm getting knocked off sites like this one. Even if I click the remember me.
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Let's reset IE and see if that solves the problem

  • Close any Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer windows that are currently open.
  • Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.
  • Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
  • Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset.
  • Select the Delete personal settings check box if you would like to remove browsing history, search providers, Accelerators, home pages, and In Private Filtering data.
  • In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset.
  • When Internet Explorer finishes applying default settings, click Close, and then click OK.
  • Close Internet Explorer.
    Your changes will take effect the next time you open Internet Explorer.

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That worked well!
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That worked well!


Yay!!! I will be back shortly with some final scans to make sure your system is clean. :)
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Now to make sure everything is gone. :)

Step 1 - MalwareBytes Scan

Posted Image Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here.

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:

If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.

Step 2 - ESET Online Scan

Note: You can use either Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox for this scan. You will however need to disable your current installed Anti-Virus, how to do so can be read here

  • Please go here then click on: Posted Image

    Note: If using Mozilla Firefox you will need to download esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe when prompted then double click on it to install.

  • All of the below instructions are compatible with either Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox.
  • Select the option YES, I accept the Terms of Use then click on: Posted Image
  • When prompted allow the Add-On/Active X to install.
  • Make sure that the option Scan archives is checked.
  • Now click on Advanced Settings and select the following:
    • Scan for potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth Technology
  • Now click on: Posted Image
  • The virus signature database... will begin to download. Be patient this make take some time depending on the speed of your Internet Connection.
  • When completed the Online Scan will begin automatically. The scan may take several hours.
  • Do not touch either the Mouse or keyboard during the scan otherwise it may stall.
  • When completed select Uninstall application on close if you so wish, make sure you copy the logfile first!
  • Now click on: Posted Image
  • Use notepad to open the logfile located at C:\Program Files\ESET\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt.
  • Copy and paste that log as a reply to this topic.

Note: Do not forget to re-enable your Anti-Virus application after running the above scan

Step 3 - Security Check

Download Security Check from here or here.
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Things Needed for Your Next Post ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1. MalwareBytes Log
2. ESET Online Scan Log
3. Security Check Log (checkup.txt)
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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75.0.1300
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2013.07.18.03

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
mitch :: MITCH-0772F3663 [administrator]

7/19/2013 12:13:01 PM
mbam-log-2013-07-19 (12-13-01).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 196646
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 53 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)
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I forgot to save the Eset file. It found the samething that Rougekiller found. It was two Win32 problems. I'm sorry I just wasn't thinking.

Edited by M2mouse, 19 July 2013 - 12:39 PM.

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Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.70
Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86
Internet Explorer 8
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
Windows Firewall Enabled!
AVG 2013
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
Spybot - Search & Destroy
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.75.0.1300
CCleaner
Adobe Reader 9
Adobe Reader XI
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamgui.exe
AVG avgwdsvc.exe
AVG avgrsx.exe
AVG avgnsx.exe
AVG avgemc.exe
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamscheduler.exe
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
Total Fragmentation on Drive C:: 7%
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
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Congratulations and Good Work, It looks like your log is clean. :thumbsup:

Now for some final "housekeeping" procedures.

Step 1 - Clear Old Restore Points

  • Run OTL, copy and paste the following into the Custom Scans/Fixes area at the bottom

    :Commands
    [CLEARALLRESTOREPOINTS]
  • Then Click Run Fix

Step 2 - OTL Cleanup

  • Open OTL
  • Click the CleanUp button at the top, it will ask to reboot your PC, please allow it to do so

Step 3 - Remove ComboFix

  • Hold down the Windows key + R on your keyboard. This will display the Run dialogue box
  • In the Run box, type in ComboFix /Uninstall (Notice the space between the "x" and "/") then click OK

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  • Follow the prompts on the screen
  • A message should appear confirming that ComboFix was uninstalled

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Anti Malware Protection ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


MalwareBytes Anti-Malware This is an excellent Anti-Malware product. It offers free malware scanning, free malware removal, and free updates. It is recommended to periodically run a Quick Scan to keep your PC as clean as possible. Remember to check for updates before running a scan, so click the Update tab along the top, then click Check for Updates.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Free Antivirus Protection ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Always make sure you have an antivirus program! If for some reason in the future you'd like to switch programs here are some recomendations: Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast! Antivirus both are FREE to use. Please remember that you can only have one Antivirus installed at a time.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Free Firewall Programs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


If for some reason in the future you'd like to switch, Comodo Personal Firewall and Sunbelt Personal Firewall are two good options for a FREE firewall to help protect your computer from any unwanted intruders.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Staying Updated ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Keeping your PC updated is important to protect yourself against future infections. There are many infections which will exploit loopholes within Windows itself, Java and Adobe Reader. Keeping these updated is a very good habit to get into.

Automatic Updates Updates to your Operating System are vital in closing loopholes and fixing bugs which some infections exploit. To keep your Windows updated, ensure that 'Automatic Updates' is enabled on your PC so updates are downloaded and installed automatically. Click here to find out how.

File Hippo Download and install FileHippo update checker and run it monthly it will show you which programs on your system need updating and give a download link.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Alternate Browsers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Using an alternative web browser can help protect your PC from infections which exploit security holes within Internet Explorer. They can also be quicker to load pages and offer more tools and features such as Firefox's huge add-on list.

Firefox - My personal choice, easy to use and has a large number of excellent add-ons that can be installed to help keep you away from malicious sites and reduce advertisements and popups etc. AdBlockPlus and WOT are very useful add-ons that are worth having installed.

Google Chrome - Is another browser that's easy to use and is worth trying if you want to test out new browsers.

Happy surfing! :wave:
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