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Think Laptop has malware

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by xplicit, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    hey all, I think this laptop has malware or something when I click on a g search result it is taking me to a bs page,

    Any suggestions on programs that I can take a look and see if it can detect anything?

    Thanks
     
  2. thomas

    thomas Registered Member

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    You could try System Safely Monitor for watch exactly which processes are running and if any program has others binded into them and what exactly they are doing , where they install etc.If there's an hidden .exe there you'll be able to find.
     
  3. masterdnh

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    google "combfix" download and run it
     
  4. virtualgeorge

    virtualgeorge Junior Member

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    I would go to
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    www.malwarebytes.org
    and get that as well. Install it, update it, then reboot to safemode and run it. Some of those are hard to get rid of if the process is running so you have to run the tools in safemode to be able to remove the malware.
     
  5. Gogeta

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    Download Malware bytes and Kaspersky they should be able to remove most malware.
     
  6. thehilitereel

    thehilitereel Registered Member

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    I think I had this virus awhile back, its a go.google virus or some crap.

    Basically what it does is it messes up your Google result pages, if you click on a link it takes you to a random ad page. Also it prevents you from scanning for the virus or updating the information.

    You'll also have this problem on Yahoo, MSN and others.

    If you cant download any anti virus stuff like I couldn't, you'll need to do this:

    Go to Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > View > Show Hidden Devices.

    Scroll down to "Non-plug and Play Drivers" and click the plus icon to open those drivers.

    Then search for "TDSSserv.sys"

    Right click on it, and select "Disable"

    Note: If you select Uninstall, it will install itself again when you reboot the system, so DON'T select Uninstall.

    Restart your pc.

    You should be able to update/scan for your virus. I suggest using Malwarebytes' like the others have suggested, it will find your problem and delete it for you no problem.

    http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
     
  7. toyo

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    if you're fucked, usually you're fucked. reformat to be same, its really tough to clean it... this goes for anything.
     
  8. virtualgeorge

    virtualgeorge Junior Member

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    lol, reformatting is the last resort maybe when you are getting BSD's and can't boot the OS. His problem can be easily fixed. There is just not 1 program that will fix everything. Sometimes you have to try several tools to get rid of the malware. There are tons of free programs that will help you identify the problem and then plenty of other free tools to repair the problem.

    I was in that business for a long time and never had one that I couldn't get rid of, just some are easier than others. They come up with new ways to infect you every day and then the next day someone will create a tool to remove it. Its a never ending cycle :)