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Wepprotectionmicrosoft browser hijacker-anybody seen it before?

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  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
August 15, 2011 2:17:21 AM

Customer's computer came in with a browser hijacker virus I havent seen before
when you try to go online it redirects to "wepprotectionmicrosoft" and gives you server not found error
I checked the hosts file and removed an unnecessary address
I checked the registry
I researched online and just came across BS paid virus removers
on website had manual instructions to remove which I followed
but they wanted to sell their software package so the instructions are suspect

I installed malwarebytes and am now in process of full scan
with 6 objects showing so hopefully that will fix it

but I was hoping somebody has seen this before

malwarebytes,symantic and mcafee sites do not have any help matter on this virus

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a b 8 Security
August 15, 2011 3:10:35 AM

it sounds like a Scam site.

Make sure you check for root-kits using TDSSKiller available free (works on 32 and 64 bit systems) from Kaspersky.
August 15, 2011 4:01:08 AM

thank you
I will try that
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August 22, 2011 2:23:53 AM

Best answer selected by king smp.
August 22, 2011 2:25:33 AM

I used TDSSKiler like Emerald suggested and got rid of one worm
Then I used Mcafee Avert Stinger which is free
and got rid of one trojan

Both of those got past Nortons 2011 and MalwareBytes

just goes to show you can never do too many different type of scans

Thanks Emerald
a b 8 Security
August 22, 2011 3:00:54 AM

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