Help with stubborn malware redirect.
June 22, 2012 1:42 PM Subscribe
Help removing a particularly stubborn piece of Malware. It's appears to be a rootkit that causes a Firefox redirect.(details inside)
posted by Raichle to computers & internet (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, I have this computer that appears to have some nasty malware. The best way to reproduce it is to open Firefox and search Google for Malware removal. It will show the right link titles for Mbam, SaS, etc. but all of the links redirect to an IP address that takes you to a paid spam site with fake removal tools. So far I've run the following in Safe Mode and I'm trying to report the results:
TrendMicro Housecall: nothing
Hijack This!: nothing obvious
Mbam: reported TDSSkiller as a rootkit (?) and found cookies
Super Anti-spyware: nothing
Rootkit Revealer: won't run with 64bit
RootkitRemover (mcAfee): nothing
This is a 64-bit laptop running Windows 7 home. Any suggestions? I'm thinking I need a liveCD or something but not sure how to proceed. Thanks in advance!