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  #16  
Old 11-11-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: Windows Update redirects to msn

As posted in another reply to one of your posts, Ed, I would *strongly*
encourage you to post a HijackThis log in an appropriate forum for review by
an expert. MBAM on its own may not have gotten the machine entirely cleaned
up!
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

Ed wrote:
> Thanks windowsuser! That saved me from formatting and restoring which
> would
> have taken forever being I run a dual boot!
> I got this virus from downloading free winrar from download.com.
> It was the "completetala....heheheh" virus. Ypurself and malewarebytes
> helped me to rid of this.
> Bless you!
> Ed
>
> "WindowsUser1957" wrote:
>
>> I had the same problem. After spending a couple of hours with microsoft
>> support scanning, creating a new user (that had IE6) the solution was to
>> go
>> to:
>> Control Panel/
>> Nework connections/
>> Locan Area Connection/
>> Properties/
>> select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)/
>> Properties/
>> Select "Obtain DNS server address automatically" (I had "Use the
>> following
>> DNS server addressess checked with server addressess entered)
>> That fixed the problem. Support told me that the setting was set/changed
>> by
>> my ISP but i'm not sure if that is true. It may have been some adware
>> that
>> changed it. In a scan I found an Adware. file in my registry and deleted
>> it. There were so many things we tried before finally changing the DNS
>> server setting that I am not sure if changing the DNS setting was the
>> only
>> thing that corrected the problem but that is where I would start. We had
>> uninstalled IE7 (couldn't uninstall through Add/Remove software however)
>> and created a new administrative user that defaulted to IE6. I have since
>> reinstalled IE7 and everything is working fine
>>
>>
>> "Sub Zero" wrote:
>>
>>> Hi ,
>>> I am getting the same problem,
>>> have you got the solution for this problem ,
>>> If u got the solution plz reply to me
>>>
>>>
>>> "Ana" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I have a problem with Windows Updates. I get automatically redirected
>>>> to
>>>> msn.com. I also cannot download pretty much anything else from
>>>> microsoft.
>>>> I found some sites saying it could be a virus called Vundo but I don't
>>>> have any popups or registry key entries typically associated with that
>>>> virus. I ran AVG, Symantec, trendMicro and Microsoft's own online scan.
>>>> None of them picked up any viruses or spyware.
>>>> Someone else suggested that it may be a problem with one of the windows
>>>> updates I installed previously (they weren't specific on which one
>>>> though). I currently have Service Pack 3.
>>>>
>>>> Any suggestions. Thanks.


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  #17  
Old 13-11-2008
Tony Spada
 
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RE: Windows Update redirects to msn

Go to the property of connection and refresh in automatic the TCP IP, then go
in msservices.msc and set in automatic automatic update.
Enjoy!

"Ana" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have a problem with Windows Updates. I get automatically redirected to
> msn.com. I also cannot download pretty much anything else from microsoft.
> I found some sites saying it could be a virus called Vundo but I don't have
> any popups or registry key entries typically associated with that virus. I
> ran AVG, Symantec, trendMicro and Microsoft's own online scan. None of them
> picked up any viruses or spyware.
> Someone else suggested that it may be a problem with one of the windows
> updates I installed previously (they weren't specific on which one though). I
> currently have Service Pack 3.
>
> Any suggestions. Thanks.
>

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  #18  
Old 21-11-2008
BigJohnD
 
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RE: Windows Update redirects to msn

You also certainly have a DNSChanger Trojan. IAMFAMOUS.DLL appeared a little
over a week ago does exactly what you describe.

For removal use: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30 from
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

"jombo" wrote:

> Had the same problem with also google only displaying 10 pages.Cured it by
> resetting the modem(hidden switch on the back) and uninstalling my talktalk
> assist and go software.You will loose your internet connection and you will
> have to go through your initial connection procedure with your isp.With
> talktalk you just use the supplied cd.I tried about 5 spyware programs to
> cure the problem first but no joy.I think spyware messed up my modem internal
> settings.
>
> "CanyonMan" wrote:
>
> > I have found that a virus has changed the obtain the DNS service
> > automatically in the network TCI/IP properties to some other server..Change
> > it back and all is well.
> > --
> > CanyonMan Services
> > Centralia Wa
> >
> >
> > "Ana" wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have a problem with Windows Updates. I get automatically redirected to
> > > msn.com. I also cannot download pretty much anything else from microsoft.
> > > I found some sites saying it could be a virus called Vundo but I don't have
> > > any popups or registry key entries typically associated with that virus. I
> > > ran AVG, Symantec, trendMicro and Microsoft's own online scan. None of them
> > > picked up any viruses or spyware.
> > > Someone else suggested that it may be a problem with one of the windows
> > > updates I installed previously (they weren't specific on which one though). I
> > > currently have Service Pack 3.
> > >
> > > Any suggestions. Thanks.
> > >

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  #19  
Old 30-11-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
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Re: Windows Update redirects to msn

For the past three days I have been researching and applying possible fixes to get rid of the problem and make it go away but it proves to be a persistence one. Every time I try to access Windows Update it will redirect me to www.msn.com. In addition, a lot of the anti-spyware/adware I tried to install would not update so I have to do them manually. This included ad-aware, which I asked a friend over messenger to download the most current definition so I can update it manually (I could access the lavasoft website alright, but when I try to download the latest definitions, it redirect me to a different page). I did try to restore my computer to the original manufactured version but it did not solve the problem. I also use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, which I must have done over 20 runs >.< Anways, sometimes it comes up clean and sometimes it comes back with the following again:

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DhcpNameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.114.35 85.255.112.79 1.2.3.4 -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{7399b5d5-4309-474a-8d48-ce0fb03498e5}\DhcpNameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.114.35 85.255.112.79 1.2.3.4 -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DhcpNameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.114.35 85.255.112.79 1.2.3.4 -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{7399b5d5-4309-474a-8d48-ce0fb03498e5}\DhcpNameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.114.35 85.255.112.79 1.2.3.4 -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DhcpNameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.114.35 85.255.112.79 1.2.3.4 -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{7399b5d5-4309-474a-8d48-ce0fb03498e5}\DhcpNameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.114.35 85.255.112.79 1.2.3.4 -> No action taken.

Finally I resolved the issue. It wasn't my computer at fault but the router. I became suspicious when every single computers in the house exhibit the same behavior. So to test it out, I use one computer to hard-wire to the internet without the router and I was able to access the windows update page without any problems. Whatever someone did to my router, I have to revert it back to the original manufactured version and afterward, everything ran smooth again. All of my virus software, anti-spyware/adware software are able to update without any problems now.
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  #20  
Old 30-11-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: Windows Update redirects to msn

DNS.Changer infections will infect every machine on the network and affect
the router. If you don't get every machine clean *and* either reset or
reinstall the router, every machine will be infected again with a matter of
seconds.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

drdavedj wrote:
> For the past three days I have been researching and applying possible
> fixes to get rid of the problem and make it go away but it proves to be
> a persistence one. Every time I try to access Windows Update it will
> redirect me to www.msn.com. In addition, a lot of the
> anti-spyware/adware I tried to install would not update so I have to do
> them manually. This included ad-aware, which I asked a friend over
> messenger to download the most current definition so I can update it
> manually (I could access the lavasoft website alright, but when I try to
> download the latest definitions, it redirect me to a different page). I
> did try to restore my computer to the original manufactured version but
> it did not solve the problem. I also use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware,
> which I must have done over 20 runs >.< Anways, sometimes it comes up
> clean and sometimes it comes back with the following again:
>
> Registry Data Items Infected:
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DhcpNameServer
> (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.114.35 85.255.112.79 1.2.3.4 -> No
> action taken.
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{7399b5d5-4309-474a-8d48-ce0fb03498e5}\DhcpNameServer
> (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.114.35 85.255.112.79 1.2.3.4 -> No
> action taken.
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DhcpNameServer
> (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.114.35 85.255.112.79 1.2.3.4 -> No
> action taken.
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{7399b5d5-4309-474a-8d48-ce0fb03498e5}\DhcpNameServer
> (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.114.35 85.255.112.79 1.2.3.4 -> No
> action taken.
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DhcpNameServer
> (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.114.35 85.255.112.79 1.2.3.4 -> No
> action taken.
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{7399b5d5-4309-474a-8d48-ce0fb03498e5}\DhcpNameServer
> (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.114.35 85.255.112.79 1.2.3.4 -> No
> action taken.
>
> Finally I resolved the issue. It wasn't my computer at fault but the
> router. I became suspicious when every single computers in the house
> exhibit the same behavior. So to test it out, I use one computer to
> hard-wire to the internet without the router and I was able to access
> the windows update page without any problems. Whatever someone did to my
> router, I have to revert it back to the original manufactured version
> and afterward, everything ran smooth again. All of my virus software,
> anti-spyware/adware software are able to update without any problems
> now.


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