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Bob5280

Dogpile - Redirect

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When I do a search on Dogpile.com and click on one of the search link my computeris being redirected
to CS.INFOSPACE.COM - but only momentarily - then I am taken to the search link that I had clicked on.
This is NOT happening in say Google. The exact URL that I am being taken to is:

[url="http://cs.infospace.com/ClickHandler.ashx?ap=4&app=1&c=info.dogpl.other&coi=239138&cop=main-title&ep=0&"]http://cs.infospace.com/ClickHandler.ashx?...e&ep=0&[/url]
euip=70.22.218.33&npp=1&p=0&pp=3&pvaid=e0cec14a378248dbb3c2e5c1b8a15303&ru=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ebaumsworld.com%2fuser%2fblog%2fSpaceEagle%2fview%3d815664972f&s=dogpile&sid=794727687.869437799649.1312900556
&vid=794727687.869437799649.1312804680.5&hash=B25411A37CFFE88722536C68855C1E91

The URL contains a hash number.

I am also getting a tremendous amount of APHXXX.TMP files created in my C:\TEMP directory whenever I go to the Internet. When I open these files in Notepad - they appear to be webpage codings of places that I have surfed.

I have scanned with Ad-Aware Internet Security Pro and found nothing but cookies.

Any suggestions that you may have would be great.

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Hi,

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from [url="http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.com"][b][color="seagreen"]here[/color][/b][/url] or [url="http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.scr"][b][color="seagreen"]here[/color][/b][/url] or [url="http://www.forospyware.com/sUBs/dds"][b][color="seagreen"]here[/color][/b][/url].
Disable any script blocker, and then double click [b]dds file [/b]to run the tool. [list]
[*]When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: [list=1]
[*] DDS.txt
[*] Attach.txt
[/list]
[*]Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.
[/list]

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[attachment=8906:dds.txt][quote name='Bob5280' post='128785' date='Aug 10 2011, 11:14 AM']When I do a search on Dogpile.com and click on one of the search link my computeris being redirected
to CS.INFOSPACE.COM - but only momentarily - then I am taken to the search link that I had clicked on.
This is NOT happening in say Google. The exact URL that I am being taken to is:

[url="http://cs.infospace.com/ClickHandler.ashx?ap=4&app=1&c=info.dogpl.other&coi=239138&cop=main-title&ep=0&"]http://cs.infospace.com/ClickHandler.ashx?...e&ep=0&[/url]
euip=70.22.218.33&npp=1&p=0&pp=3&pvaid=e0cec14a378248dbb3c2e5c1b8a15303&ru=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ebaumsworld.com%2fuser%2fblog%2fSpaceEagle%2fview%3d815664972f&s=dogpile&sid=794727687.869437799649.1312900556
&vid=794727687.869437799649.1312804680.5&hash=B25411A37CFFE88722536C68855C1E91

The URL contains a hash number.

I am also getting a tremendous amount of APHXXX.TMP files created in my C:\TEMP directory whenever I go to the Internet. When I open these files in Notepad - they appear to be webpage codings of places that I have surfed.

I have scanned with Ad-Aware Internet Security Pro and found nothing but cookies.

Any suggestions that you may have would be great.[/quote]

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[quote name='Bob5280' post='128807' date='Aug 12 2011, 10:41 AM'][attachment=8906:dds.txt][/quote]

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Hi,

You should keep only one of these: Ad-Aware, BitDefender or Microsoft Security Essentials. It's not recommended to have multiple antivirus programs installed and running.


Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix tool:

[url="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix"]http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix[/url]

[color="Blue"]Please ensure you read this guide carefully first.[/color]

Please continue as follows:
[list=1]
[*][b]Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix[/b], [url="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html"]link[/url]
Remember to re-enable them afterwards.


[*]Click [b]Yes[/b] to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.
[/list]
When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

Please include the following reports for further review, and so we may continue cleansing the system:

[b]C:\ComboFix.txt
New dds log.[/b]

[color="#ff0000"][b]A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any damage you may have caused your machine by running ComboFix. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.[/b][/color]

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[quote name='Blade81' post='128809' date='Aug 12 2011, 11:23 AM']Hi,

You should keep only one of these: Ad-Aware, BitDefender or Microsoft Security Essentials. It's not recommended to have multiple antivirus programs installed and running.
Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix tool:

[url="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix"]http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix[/url]

[color="Blue"]Please ensure you read this guide carefully first.[/color]

Please continue as follows:[list=1]
[*][b]Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix[/b], [url="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html"]link[/url]
Remember to re-enable them afterwards.
[*]Click [b]Yes[/b] to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.
[/list]When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

Please include the following reports for further review, and so we may continue cleansing the system:

[b]C:\ComboFix.txt
New dds log.[/b]

[color="#ff0000"][b]A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any damage you may have caused your machine by running ComboFix. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.[/b][/color][/quote]


I ran combofix but could find no Combofox text file. Attached are the DDS generated files

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Hi,

Please look for ComboFix.txt file in c:\ and c:\ComboFix locations. If you can't find one please run ComboFix again.

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[quote name='Blade81' post='128813' date='Aug 13 2011, 04:32 AM']Hi,

Please look for ComboFix.txt file in c:\ and c:\ComboFix locations. If you can't find one please run ComboFix again.[/quote]

I have searched for it and run Combofix a number of times and still no combofix.txt. When I use Windows search it finds a copy but when I click on it it says that the path is invalid. Also get a message on reboot (everytime combofix is run) that windows has recovered from a serious error. Edited by Bob5280

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Hi,

Try to run ComboFix in safe mode making sure protection software is disabled. Also, I still recommend you uninstall extra antivirus programs to free system resources.

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[quote name='Blade81' post='128819' date='Aug 13 2011, 11:00 AM']Hi,

Try to run ComboFix in safe mode making sure protection software is disabled. Also, I still recommend you uninstall extra antivirus programs to free system resources.[/quote]

Took two tries in Safe mode to produce the Combofix.txt file. VERY scary infections on this computer. I am so glad that you are doing this - much appreciated believe me. I will attach all the files requested to this post

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Hi again,

Upload c:\windows\system32\[b]kernel32.dll[/b] file to [url="http://www.virustotal.com"]http://www.virustotal.com[/url] (choose to reanalyse if prompted) and post back a link to the results.

* Go [url="http://www.eset.eu/online-scanner"][color="red"][b][u]here[/u][/b][/color][/url] to run an online scanner from ESET.[list]
[*][color="red"][b]Note:[/b][/color] You will need to use [color="blue"][b]Internet explorer[/b][/color] for this scan
[*]Tick the box next to [b]YES, I accept the Terms of Use.[/b]
[*]Click [b]Start[/b]
[*]When asked, allow the activex control to install
[*]Click [b]Start[/b]
[*]Make sure that the option [b]Remove found threats[/b] is UNchecked and the option [b]Scan unwanted applications[/b] is checkmarked.
[*]Click [b]Scan[/b]
[*]Wait for the scan to finish
[*]Copy and paste results as a reply to this topic.
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Things look ok. It seems problem isn't in your system. Someone else mentioned about similar redirections in [url="http://www.mywot.com/en/forum/14832-wot-doesn-t-work-with-dogpile?comment-101820"]this topic[/url].

Let's uninstall ComboFix:[list]
[*]Click START then RUN
[*]Now copy-paste [b]Combofix /uninstall[/b] in the runbox and click OK
[/list]

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[quote name='Blade81' post='128837' date='Aug 14 2011, 11:35 AM']Things look ok. It seems problem isn't in your system. Someone else mentioned about similar redirections in [url="http://www.mywot.com/en/forum/14832-wot-doesn-t-work-with-dogpile?comment-101820"]this topic[/url].

Let's uninstall ComboFix:[list]
[*]Click START then RUN
[*]Now copy-paste [b]Combofix /uninstall[/b] in the runbox and click OK
[/list][/quote]

I uninstalled Combofix. Thanks for the "heads-up" with Dogpile - probably something that they are doing. Thanks for sticking with this with my computer - much appreciated. I know that this is a step-wise procedure and is tedious - appreciate your patience.

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You're welcome :D

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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :D

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact the staff member who was helping you with your issue.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.

Thank you !

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