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Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« on: September 15, 2012, 04:57:43 AM »
Hi, could someone please help me with this problem?

Every few minutes or so a "malicious URL blocked" warning message pops up. They pop up regardless of which web browser I use (Chrome, Mozilla, Explorer). They also show different object names but a few that consistently pop up are (hxxp://yawszaw89.com/z/ or hxxp://oleolex98.com/z/)

I followed the instructions in "Logs to assist in cleaning malware" and have attached the logs to this post (adwcleaner, MBAM, OTL, aswMBR).

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
« Last Edit: September 16, 2012, 04:34:58 PM by jujubee316 »

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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 10:09:21 AM »
Hi you will need to reset chrome manually  http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95426

Let me know if you still get the alerts on completion

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 - HKU\S-1-5-21-1801674531-813497703-839522115-1003\..\SearchScopes\{ABD93EAF-D775-BC54-E63B-2804F22FD156}: "URL" = http://search.startnow.com/s/?q={searchTerms}&src=defsearch&provider=&provider_name=startnow&provider_code=&partner_id=999&product_id=10&affiliate_id=&channel=&toolbar_id=&toolbar_version=&install_country=&install_date=20120909&user_guid=8B8F463FDEB14E27B6C6CE3E03DA2889&machine_id=aa810260f2b0330b819cb6c42f7509ed&browser=IE&os=win&os_version=5.1-x86-SP3&iesrc={referrer:source}
[2012/09/14 20:09:01 | 000,002,356 | ---- | M] () -- C:\Documents and Settings\akemi\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\0y9b8646.default\searchplugins\startnow.xml
O3 - HKU\S-1-5-21-1801674531-813497703-839522115-1003\..\Toolbar\WebBrowser: (no name) - {2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - No CLSID value found.
O4 - HKU\S-1-5-21-1801674531-813497703-839522115-1003..\Run: [StartNow Search Protect] C:\Program Files\StartNow Toolbar\search_protect.exe ()

:Files
ipconfig /flushdns /c
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt  /c
ipconfig /release /c
ipconfig /renew /c

:Commands
[purity]
[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.

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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 04:30:30 PM »
The google chrome uninstaller wasn't working so I manually deleted the files and reinstalled it. I hope that achieves the same effect. Unfortunately that didn't fix my problem.

Just fyi, I predominantly use IE as my web browser. I don't know if that makes a difference or not.


New OTL log attached.

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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 04:44:19 PM »
Intriguing so I will need to look deeper

Download and Install Combofix
 
Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
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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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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 05:19:24 PM »
How long does this program take? Its running right now but my computer almost appears frozen. No status windows are open, and I can't open any new programs (I tried to open task manager to see if the program was still running).

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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 05:20:52 PM »
Has it started going through the stages 1 to 50 ?

If not then reboot the computer to safe mode and try again please

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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012, 08:56:26 PM »
Finished Combofix but now Avast won't restart so i dont know if the problem is fixed?

Any suggestions?

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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 09:03:49 PM »
Could you reboot whilst I look at the log

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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 10:19:58 PM »
Just wanted to leave you an update. After many failed attempts at rebooting my computer in various settings (normal, safeboot, safeboot w/network), I did a clean reinstall of Avast which seems to have solved the problem of it not working. However, the annoying warning messages still pop up.  (T_T)

Thanks again for you help on this matter.

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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 10:29:47 PM »
Do you have other computers using your router ?  If so are they recieving the alerts ?

I would like to take a different look at the MBR

  • Download RogueKiller  and save it on your desktop.
     
    NOTE: If using IE8 or better Smartscreen Filter will need to be disabled

  • Quit all programs
  • Start RogueKiller.exe.
  • Wait until Prescan has finished ... 
  •     Click on Scan
   
 
  • Wait for the end of the scan. 
  • The report has been created on the desktop. 
  • Click on the Delete button.
     
  • The report has been created on the desktop.
  • Next click on the ShortcutsFix   

  • The report has been created on the desktop.
Please post:    All RKreport.txt text files located on your desktop.

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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2012, 11:07:50 PM »
I have tried to run RogueKiller three times now, however each time after I hit "scan" my computer goes to a blue screen with the message that "a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer". It goes on to say "Plug and Play detected and error most likely caused by a faulty driver." There is also technical notes at the bottom that say "***STOP: 0x000000CA (0x00000005, 0x8A576030, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"

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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2012, 11:05:58 AM »
Could you run roguekiller from safe mode please, first rename it to iexplorer

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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2012, 02:54:25 PM »
To answer your previous question, we have 3 computers that use Avast but only this one is having problems.

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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2012, 08:47:25 PM »
Hmm RK reckons that there is an MBR problem

Download the latest version of TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop.
 
 
  • Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application


  • Then click on Change parameters.
     

     
  • Check the boxes beside Verify Driver Digital Signature and Detect TDLFS file system, then click OK.
     
  • Click the Start Scan button.
     
     
  • If a suspicious object is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
     

     
  • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results and offer three (3) options.
  • Ensure Cure is selected, then click Continue => Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.

  • Get the report by selecting Reports

 
  • Note: If Cure is not available, please choose Skip instead, do not choose Delete unless instructed.
Please attach its contents on your next reply.

THEN

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]

:Files
c:\documents and settings\akemi\Local Settings\Application Data\StartNow

:Commands
[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.

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Re: Every minute "Malicious URL Blocked" warning
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2012, 09:32:32 PM »
I think this may have fixed the problem!  (^_^)
Mozilla browser has been open for 2 minutes and no annoying warning message! So far, so good.

Is there anything else I need to do?

TDSSKiller and OTL log attached.



 

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