Author Topic: Need help to remove http://isearch.fantastigames.com/ re-direct virus  (Read 3695 times)

Offline Kiron

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I have Windows Vista and IE9.

Everytime I change my homepage to Google, it gets changed back to  http://isearch.fantastigames.com/

See attachment of logs


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It is a browser hijacker.
Step 1: Open your Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del. Then end the related process of Isearch.fantastigames.com/440.

Random.exe

Step 2: Reset your browser settings. (Take IE as example)

Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options. In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab. Then click on the Restore Defaults button and then press OK.

Step 3: Search and delete following files.

%Appdata%\Local\random.exe
%ProgramData%\Internet Explorer\xhebftts.dll
%AllUserProfile%\Windows\Desktop\ Isearch.fantastigames.com/440.lnk

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OBS....sorry, i see you already run adwcleaner

run OTL if you stll have problems, attach the log, then you will get help remove it
« Last Edit: May 13, 2013, 05:25:54 PM by Pondus »
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Here is log file of aswMBR

Will run OTL next and give that log as well...  Gonna be a few

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Here is OTL attachement.

Anything else needed?

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It is a browser hijacker.
Step 1: Open your Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del. Then end the related process of Isearch.fantastigames.com/440.

Random.exe

Not there, doesn't seem to exist.

Step 2: Reset your browser settings. (Take IE as example)

Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options. In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab. Then click on the Restore Defaults button and then press OK.

Did that already, several times, doesn't help.  If you go into Internet Options in Control Panel, it states that the default is Google, but once you bring up Internet Explorer, it still redirects to Isearch.fantastigames.com

Step 3: Search and delete following files.

%Appdata%\Local\random.exe
%ProgramData%\Internet Explorer\xhebftts.dll
%AllUserProfile%\Windows\Desktop\ Isearch.fantastigames.com/440.lnk

polonus

Can't seem to find these either, don't seem to be in my system.

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Hi there lets clear you up ...  There are traces of zero access there

Warning This fix is only relevant for this system and no other, using on another computer may cause problems

Be advised that when the fix commences it will shut down all running processes and you may lose the desktop and icons, they will return on reboot

Run OTL
  • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following


Code: [Select]
:OTL
IE - HKLM\..\SearchScopes\{9BB47C17-9C68-4BB3-B188-DD9AF0FD2465}: "URL" = http://isearch.fantastigames.com/web?src=ieb&gct=ds&appid=107&systemid=465&q={searchTerms}
O3 - HKU\S-1-5-21-2412800826-1674594253-1344594430-1000\..\Toolbar\WebBrowser: (no name) - {1930E38A-DEEF-4CF4-9BFB-9C4EA3689A9D} - No CLSID value found.
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: (c:\progra~2\wincert\win32c~1.dll) - c:\ProgramData\Wincert\win32cert.dll ()
O36 - AppCertDlls: x86 - (C:\Program Files\Settings Alerter\Datamngr\apcrtldr.dll) - C:\Program Files\Settings Alerter\Datamngr\apcrtldr.dll ()
[2013/05/07 07:41:46 | 000,000,000 | ---D | C] -- C:\ProgramData\Wincert
[2013/05/07 07:41:30 | 000,000,000 | ---D | C] -- C:\Program Files\Settings Alerter

:Files
C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-18\$e0c313c0f9013db8fcb2f022df8cef70

:Commands
[resethosts]
[emptytemp]
[CREATERESTOREPOINT]
[Reboot]
  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
  • Open OTL again and click the Quick Scan button. Post the log it produces in your next reply.
THEN

Download and Install Combofix
 
Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2
 
VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
 
* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here
  • Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • Accept the disclaimer and allow to update if it asks




  • When finished, it shall produce a log for you.
  • Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.[/b]
Notes:
1. Do not mouse-click Combofix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.
2. Do not "re-run" Combofix. If you have a problem, reply back for further instructions.

3.  If after the reboot you get errors about programmes being marked for deletion then reboot, that will cure it.


Please make sure you include the combo fix log in your next reply as well as describe how your computer is running now

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Here they are

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I don't want to speak too soon, but it seems the issue is fixed.

Thanks a lot!

I will report back if I run into additional errors.

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Let me know when you are happy and I will tidy up

 

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