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DONT USE IE. Especially the older versions. Horrible horrible browser.
Hopefully everything is good now. That was one NASTY piece of malware even doing all of the Rkills/Malwarebytes/etc, it finally took 2 uses of Hitman Pro to get rid of the google-redirect (redirects ALL search engine hits to fake sites unless you use the "cache" option which was the only way I could search the web and figure out exactly how to get rid of all of this crap).
Oh yeah, to the person who says their parents comp. is completely wiped out, it's NOT. You need to get rid of the malware and use unhide.exe. It made ALL my files disappear as well as my desktop icons...everything. This particular malware hides all of your files so that it will appear as though your HD has failed. Those files are still there (just "hidden" by the malware), so hopefully your parents haven't gone out and paid for a new computer or anything like that.
If the attack did indeed come from this site, which is definitely possible, I sincerely apologize, even though I've confirmed it was through no fault of our own (meaning GIK and I). I should mention that there were plenty of others that visited the same during the same time period (including myself, against my better judgement, in order to try to fix the problem) and were not infected. In the above poster's case, not keeping your antivirus and anti-malware programs up to date and running regular scans makes you much more susceptible to a situation like this - whether that be on RedsZone or anywhere else on the internet. Again, I'm not saying this is in any way your fault, but that would be my take away from this experience.
So Boss as far as you can tell was it an infection here or just a false alarm? I can't figure out if I need to take any steps here. I don't appear to be having any problems just had that darn message continuously pop up everytime I clicked on a link here.
But once again, it's NOT your fault and I'm NOT upset w/you or w/Redszone....nothing like that at all. So no need for you to apologize about it Boss!
Alls well that ends well, and thus far, it appears as though, if I have not gotten it 100% entirely, I've gotten rid of most of it and most everything that it disrupted on my computer. I have Thursday off, so I'm going to take some time Thursday night and go through my computer quite intensely, making sure that I either have it 100% done away with or that I get whatever aspects might possibly be left of it.
One thing I am no longer going to do is leave my computer running 24/7. Up until this happened, I NEVER shut my computer off (only when going away on vacation, etc. where I would be away for like a week or better), but otherwise, my computer ran all the time. Now, anytime I leave or am going to be away from it for a while, I go ahead and shut it down. I've really narrowed out a lot of programs I had that were set to "start up @ start up" which could make starting my computer up seemingly take FOREVER, but now, I only have like one prog. the starts @ start up, so it takes no-time for my computer to boot up now which makes shutting it down/rebooting up no big deal now.
I hope the guy that said all of his parents files got wiped out reads this thread and tries the unhide.exe prog. - I would hate to see his parents "lose" their files, thinking they're gone when the malware has simply "hidden" them. I've had a HD crash before and lost hundreds and hundreds of files and I darn well KNOW what a total pain in the butt that is. It can be a damn near nightmare to be honest, depending upon how many/what type of files you have. Kinda makes a person give serious thought to signing up for one of those "Carbonite" type programs! They're pretty inexpensive and if a HD DOES actually fail, they have all of your files backed up for you! I very well might go ahead and sign up for one of those services, I just think it would be worth every penny!!!
Oh yeah Boss, thanks for keeping us all updated on this as well!
Take Care man!
GIK and I have some work to do that is going to take some time and goes beyond "just" this malware attack, but one of the end results of that work, once completed, is to ensure something like this never happens again.