Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks
Thanks but I've already run ComboFix on it and analyzed the results. This one gets by the approaches used by ComboFix and HijackThis.
Am getting ready to run Rootkit Unhooker but first will do a full backup using Win 7's excellent backup (and I'm not being facetious). With Win 7, MS finally got the whole backup and restore sequence correct and reliable.
westell is your dsl modem brand. your computer gets its dns from it via dns bridge. the modem acquires the dns address from the phone company and then sends your computer a dns address equal to the gateway address. it serves dns to your computer and then passes those requests on to the dns offered by the phone company. thats why the dns suffix is displayed the way it is.
the hosts file entries you've noted are likely malicious. they generally represent a trojan that has tried to convince you that an online antivirus popup brand is valid and trustworthy by redirecting your search queries to their own servers.
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