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Windows 7: Web Browser Opens Up Random Sites?

18 Jan 2010   #11
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orpheous View Post
(although I'm still not too sure about the three similar entries like this one: O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{BB929842-C69D-49F1-BCF1-183BECE4CD17}: NameServer = 8.8.8.8,8.8.4.4
Perhaps just something to do with Google products?)
Google DNS...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bp96 View Post
@jav
yes, i am using google dns- should i disable it?
no need, asked just to make sure..


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18 Jan 2010   #12
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

I did a quick whois lookup shortly after posting that, but I'm glad you confirmed it as safe
HJT looked clean to me too, but with all of the security products that he has installed, I figured it'd be best to run a couple of scans in safe mode in case thay're conflicting or hiding things.
Tried to rep you by the way, but I need to spread more around first, so I owe you one
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19 Jan 2010   #13
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Actuallt I don't think you have a problem with Malware on your system.

In my opinion it's just pop-ups. (do they happen when you open new pages, or navigate?)
It seems that Some of sites you visit regularly has to many popups, it doesn't necessary mean that site is malicious. It may be just free hosting and pop-up ads.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orpheous View Post
I did a quick whois lookup shortly after posting that, but I'm glad you confirmed it as safe
HJT looked clean to me too, but with all of the security products that he has installed, I figured it'd be best to run a couple of scans in safe mode in case thay're conflicting or hiding things.
Tried to rep you by the way, but I need to spread more around first, so I owe you one
With your knowledge, Soon I will owe you one
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19 Jan 2010   #14
bp96

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

The popups open up when I just navigate. They don't happen when I stay on a certain webpage for a certain amount of time, like watching a 10 minute video, then watching another video afterwards etc. BTW, why are some of the popups said malicious and blocked by WOT. If I get a popup again, I'll post a screenshot.
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19 Jan 2010   #15
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

As I said, it's not a problem with malware on your system.
It is a problem with those site, they have too many popups.
Mainly popups used for advertising, but they might be malicious aswell that's why they a blocked sometimes.
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19 Jan 2010   #16
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
First, uninstall all anti-spyware/malware/virus programs on your computer.

Next run the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

If that doesn't find anything, then download, install, update, and run the Microsoft Security Essentials

If the last doesn't work, then you may have a new bug and need to do a clean install.

Also you could try uninstalling all your browsers and reinstalling them and seeing if it was just a fluke.
why uninstall all anti-spyware/malware/virus programs ???
if he has scanned with several programs including a2 & MBAM, and nothing was found, then most probably the computer is clean....
sure he can run MRT (and MSE), but that doesnīt mean he has to uninstall anything does it ?
if there are any conflicts, then just temporarily disable those resident scanners,
i have fx. Avira, MSE & Avast installed but disabled, at the moment iīm just running a2
as i wanted to see if there are any differences in performance.

im running W7, and since you fx. canīt rename Aviraīs folders & also not disable
itīs processes in services when itīs running, i used a little trick, i rebooted and started Vista, then i renamed their folders so they doesnīt start.

regarding those blank windows, i also get a few of them when i visit some websites with a lot of popups /ads.
since iīm using both a2īs website blocking and a HOSTS-file, i also get an errormessage from Firefox saying that it canīt connect to those URLīs.

so this has most probably nothing to do with any malware.
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19 Jan 2010   #17
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

You could either find an alternative, clean site with less pop ups, try using a pop up blocker (which I wouldn't recommend, you already have enouh running!) or, try blocking your cookies.
Here's a decent write up on how to block in IE, and another for Firefox.
Something else you might like to try is creating your own blocklist. All you'd need to do is go through your security product logfiles (MBAM works well for this) and find the tracking cookies. Using the two links above, add each website to your blocklist.
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19 Jan 2010   #18
bp96

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

I don't think I'll need to do that because I am using SpywareBlaster which should have taken care of it.
Anyway, I think IT IS MALWARE because look at this video:
http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=xmvrbr&s=6

I'm getting popups and redirects
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19 Jan 2010   #19
bp96

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

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19 Jan 2010   #20
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Have you done the SAS & MBAM scans in safe mode? What were the results?
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