Nasty redirect virus

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Nasty redirect virus

Starkiller87 Starkiller87
I got the worst little redirect virus on the pc and for the first time in my life stumped at how to fix it. I consider myself pretty good with a computer and have tried everything i can think of. None of the antivirus/malware/etc programs are even picking it up. Everytime i open my processes i see which one it is and shut it off but it pops back up and clogs all my cpu usuage. Ive gone at it from backdoors, through various safemode and cmd prompts. Its a tricky bugger and i am starting to feel hopeless. Id hate to call someone in to fix it because its expensive and have never had to do that before.

Ugh someone send more coffee and snacks, thanks.
11/18/2011
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Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87
I got the worst little redirect virus on the pc and for the first time in my life stumped at how to fix it. I consider myself pretty good with a computer and have tried everything i can think of. None of the antivirus/malware/etc programs are even ...
I'm guessing reformatting isn't something you want to do?
11/18/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Peggi
I'm guessing reformatting isn't something you want to do?
No i was trying to do everything else before i took it THAT far. Its pretty extreme to do for just a virus. I really dont want to have to backup all my stuff to do that. Even though reformatting would be quicker im sure. If the computer itself was being weird, yeah but the computer works fine just not the internet.
11/18/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
And i also dont know where my copy of windows is, so thers that as well now that i think about it.
11/18/2011
Peggi Peggi
IF it comes to that, just download the torrent for windows prior. I don't think I've ever owned a legit copy of windows lol.

Not sure what to say without seeing what's going on
11/18/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Peggi
IF it comes to that, just download the torrent for windows prior. I don't think I've ever owned a legit copy of windows lol.

Not sure what to say without seeing what's going on
I havent either haha. I have bootleg copies but i sent them to my dad to use.

I managed to figure it out right now. I went in and deleted alot of temp files from the back end, than went and renamed a bunch of processes through system 32 that werent supposed to be there and suspended them instead of deleting them. I changed it through the hostfiles so they cant be changed without my permission as well from outside ip addys, had to delete a bunch of different ip addresses that were tagged to host files.

It was a nasty rootkit virus. Thanks though!!! You provided moral support!
11/18/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Yikes! That sounds like a pretty nasty virus! I wonder why your malware program didn't pick it up... Glad you managed to solve the problem though!
11/18/2011
zeebot zeebot
Are all your malware/etc programs up to date? Can you download any updates? Most good programs have periodic updates, and if this is a new virus, it might not have been around when you last updated, so the program wouldn't be able to deal with it.
11/18/2011
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87
I havent either haha. I have bootleg copies but i sent them to my dad to use.

I managed to figure it out right now. I went in and deleted alot of temp files from the back end, than went and renamed a bunch of processes through system 32 that ...
Glad I could do that much! Virus' SUCK!
11/18/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by zeebot
Are all your malware/etc programs up to date? Can you download any updates? Most good programs have periodic updates, and if this is a new virus, it might not have been around when you last updated, so the program wouldn't be able to deal with it.
Yeah they are all up to date it was the first thing I checked after it wasnt popping up on them and still obviously in my processes. I think it wasnt showing up because there are so many varieties of redirects out there that its hard for them to cover them all. I narrowed it down really quickly because I constantly shut off things from manager so I know which things are running at all times and what their names are so when something shows up that is really funny its easy to figure out why. After double checking that I was right I just had to figure out how to get it out without the aid of the programs. I shouldve tried it through the back way from the start instead of continuely testing it against anti whatever softwares that werent picking it up, I just couldnt believe that none of them got it.
11/18/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Oh, that silly malware.
11/20/2011
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