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Malware removal help - MS Removal

Question: Malware removal help - MS Removal

Hey,

So I got infected with this virus/malware MS Removal Tool. Things that I noticed: it created a file nvpcpl.dll, hid all my d drive files and removed 90% of the items from the Start > All Programs menu. I ran through all the scans but still cant seem to get the programs in the All Programs menu back. Attached are my clean scans in the order recommended. Just as an fyi, C: is my primary drive, D: stores all documents/pictures/music, F: is the external hard drive. Thanks for the help.

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Preferred Solution: Malware removal help - MS Removal

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Malware removal help - MS Removal

Things that I noticed: it created a file nvpcpl.dllClick to expand...

See this link About nvpcpl.dll You do not have macafee installed and I am not seeing the file in your logs. Do you still see it? If so give me the full file path. But you also have NvCpl.dll running which relates to Nvidia which IS installed.

Download and run OTM.

Download OTM by Old Timer and save it to your Desktop.


Right-click OTM.exe And select " Run as administrator " to run it.
Paste the following code under the area. Do not include the word Code.

Code:


:reg
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{171DEBEB-C3D4-40b7-AC73-056A5EBA4A7E}]

:files
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\oJh06504hBkGg06504

:Commands
[emptytemp]
[Reboot]

Return to OTM, right click in the Paste List of Files/Folders to Move window (under the yellow bar) and choose Paste.
Push the large button.
OTM may ask to reboot the machine. Please do so if asked.
Copy everything in the Results window (under the green bar), and paste it into notepad, save it as something appropriate and attach it into your next reply.

NOTE: If you are unable to copy/paste from this window (as will be the case if the machine was rebooted), open Notepad (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad), click File->Open, in the File Name box enter *.log and press the Enter key, navigate to the C:\_OTM\MovedFiles folder, and open the newest .log file present, and attach the contents of that document back here in your next post.


Download and run combofix because you missed that step out.

Now run the C:\MGtools\GetLogs.bat file by double clicking on it. (Right click and run as admin if using Vista or Windows7) Then attach the new C:\MGlogs.zip file that will be created by running this.

Let me know of any problems you may have encountered with the above instructions and also let me know how things are running now!

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Staff Advisory: This post needs to remain here until one of the malware team advise that it can be moved. This member cannot access our malware forums due to their infection. ~ Animal----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hello, I got some help from some nice people in the live chat. I have made a log with your hijackprogram and am posting it at the bottom. It created two .txt files so there are two reports. I am unable to open ANY link that has the words anti-spyware anywhere on the page or in the address bar so unfortunately I cannot post this in the malware removal forum because the internet window closes every time. I am in dire need of some help! I have a subscription to spy sweeper and it is keeping things out but I was infected with Antivirus xp 2008 and possibly some viruses because the computer was un-protected for about a month while I was in the hospital..I run with Windows XP and a wireless connection. If someone could take the time to look at this for me I would be so incredibly thankful! I offer my services as a photographer/graphic artist/professional gift shopper/myspace designer/beginner web designer. You can see what I do at www.perfectionpictures.com and contact me if you need anything at all!Current Symptoms (in the order of appearance)Random Total system crash then restart then blue screen then back to windows. msvcp71.exe is missing so a program is being prevented ... Read more

Answer:Antivirus Xp 2008 Removal Help/am I Infected? Can't Open Malware Removal Forum

Hi & welcome,I would like to try a couple things before we go much further so I have a bit better picture of what is happening and can take the needed cautions.1.) click start> run> type msconfig and hit enter.click "boot.ini" tabCheckmark /bootlogClick "apply" and "close"Reboot when askedLocate and delete this file:C:\windows\ntbtlog.txt (in case your extensions don't show it looks like a notepad)RebootLocate & post:C:\windows\ntbtlog.txt2.) Click start> run> type: cmd.exe and hit enter.type the following commands exactly as you see em & hit enter after each one:cd c:\windows\system32dir userinit.exeNote the file size please & report that back to me. Leave cmd open a sec.Back at the cmd window...Type:cd dllcachedir userinit.exedir spoolsv.exeNote file sizes & report that back to me.Type exit in the CMD window & hit enter. (this closes it)3.) Can you see also if you can get this program installed please:http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/hijac.../HJTInstall.exeSave file> run it> follow prompts to install excepting defaults.Allow it to "launch" hijackthis.Click the "Do a System Scan and Save a Log File" optionSave the log file and then it should open with NotepadGo to Edit, Select All and then Edit, Paste to paste the contents of the log hereLet me know if you had any problems with the above please.I advise keeping the system offline as much as possib... Read more

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Apologies, but i'm a bit of a novice. my computer did a scan when i started it and came up with some trojans. when i tried to delete them, a malware removal programme tried to install itself so i closed the download dialog box. unfortunately, i cannot remember the name of the software that was trying to install itself. please would you review my log below and help me clean my computer?

many thanks
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DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by 0 at 19:57:35.67 on 02/01/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.3000.1826 [GMT 0:00]

SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *enabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows&... Read more

Answer:attempted removal of trojans try to install "malware removal software

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi,I have tried many ways to get rid of some Malware that has only recently infected my PV. I hope someone can help me as this is my work PC and I need to plug back into my office network in a few days, but think this would be a bad idea at the moment.The problem first showed itself by insisting I had many viruses etc, and I should install Internet Security 2010. I have installed Malware Bytes removal tool, and installed as instructed. It found the above, said it was removed, but still it appears to exist, although the name of the infection has changed a few times, and is currently redirecting my brower to a similar page to the above malware. A popup now shows that I should install Cyber Security to remove the infections. This is obviously another malicious antivirus/malware program.I have McAfee Enterprise installed (which I can't seem to disable)I have also run SuperAntiSpywarePlus, which did the trick removing a similar problem about a year ago on a different PC. However, although this program also finds problems, and supposedly removes t5hem, the problem is still there.Please help. I have shown Hijackthis log below.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:58:42 PM, on 29/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16945)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\windows\system32\csrss.exeC:\windows\system32\winlogon.exeC:\windows\system32\services.exeC:\windows\... Read more

Answer:Cyber Security removal; Malware removal not working

Hi,I have tried everything I know of to remove this pesky piece of malware. It seems to keep changing names, starting out as Internet Security 2010, and redirecting me on a google search to a webpage trying to convince I was riddled with viruii and malware, and then trying to sell me thier software, which is really just a scam. I ended up here after a few days of tearing my hair out, almost beaten. I went through the tutorials, but unfortunately that was before I fired off a post in desperation. Please delete my previous post, as I have now followed the suggested path, and run the utilities to help diagnose my problems. The resulting files are attached.Please help. I hope the files uploaded can provide an insight into whats happening.Apologies for jumping right in and posting a Hijackthis log before I had read the tutorials.ntents belowDDS.txt contents pasted belowDDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Greg.Middleton at 15:30:23.26 on Tue 29/12/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.61.1033.18.3063.2330 [GMT 9.5:30]AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\windows\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchC:\windows\system32\svchost -k rpcssC:\windows\Syst... Read more

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Since the ComboFix will not run on Vista or Windows 7 64-bit, I have to look for new malware/virus removal apps... It was good while it lasted. So what tools do people use for Vista these days when the computer says: "WARNING! YOURS COMPUTER IS AN INFECTED BY HARMFUL VIRUS!!!!"

Answer:64-Bit Virus Removal & Malware Removal Tools?

64-bit Anti-Virus:List of 64-bit Anti-Virus For VistaAnti-virus protection in 64-bit environmentsFree Anti-virus:avast! Free Antivirus Avira AntiVir Personal - Free AntivirusAVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5Microsoft Security EssentialsPanda Cloud AntivirusKingsoft Free Antivirus (Cloud Scan)Paid for Anti-virus:NOD32 Anti-Virus PersonalMcAfee AntiVirus PlusTrend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpywareNorman Antivirus & AntispywareCA Anti-Virus Plus Anti-Spyware64-bit Anti-Malware tools:Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareSUPERAntiSpywareKaspersky Virus Removal Tool - How to install and use documentationSpyware TerminatorWindows Defender (64-bit)PrevxSpybot S&DAd-AwareNorman Malware CleanerSunbelt Counterspy (free Trial)Comodo BOClean Anti-MalwareSophos Anti-rootkitSanityCheck Advanced Rootkit and Malware DetectorESET Online Antiivirus ScannerESET SysInspectorAnVir Task Manager FreeWinPatrolStart with these:How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to scan and remove malware from your computerHow to use SUPERAntiSpyware to scan and remove malware from your computer

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I read and followed precisely "Vista and Win 7 Malware Removal/Cleaning Procedure"

My issue: I was informed my my isp the following: "Mail Log Parsed from Feb 15, 2013 19:47:04 to Feb 16, 2013 19:47:04 User sent approximately 141,801 messages to 136,591 unique recipients. There were 2598 bounces received in this period, 1 percent of the emails sent. "

I have AVG, running constantly. ISP changed my password to stop the mail. I ran AVG in safe mode. Still not sure trojan erradicated. ISP referred me to your site.

I performed all steps. I have attached all logs except TDSSKiller. While it ran clean, no apparent log was generated. All except RogueKiller found no issues. RogueKiller found as reflected in log.

Please advise if you believe my system is clean, or what further I should do. Since I haven't seemed to find anything, it's hard for me to be comfortable that it's clean.

Thank you emmensely!!

Mike Sieber
 

Answer:Help with malware removal--have performed removal instructions

Welcome to Major Geeks!




mike sieber said:





I performed all steps. I have attached all logs except TDSSKiller. While it ran clean, no apparent log was generated. All except RogueKiller found no issues. RogueKiller found as reflected in log.Click to expand...

Not problems. It is just junk from AVG. All of your logs are clean. Many times when something like this happens, it is not an infection. It is due to a spammer/spammers getting your email login and password and they use it from other PCs to send out their spam. There are cases of infections that can cause spamming ( like some master boot record or partition infections ) but you show no signs of these.


If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware.
Go back to step 4 oof the READ ME and renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis. If you don't see it or it will not uninstall, don't worry about it. Just move on to the next step.
If running Vista or Win 7, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
Goto the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click ( if running Vista, Win7, or Win 8 Right Click and Run As Administrator ) on this file to ... Read more

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I posted the software forum yesterday and was instructed to complete the malware removal steps and repost here. I have a new computer running Windows 8.1. When I say new, I mean I started having problems within a couple of hours after turning it on!

I have McAfee antivirus protection and downloaded and installed my MSOffice 2013 Home and Student. All seemed to be fine. The MSOffice was up and running and McAfee said I was protected. Suddenly and I don't remember what I was doing...it said Microsoft something (sounded like an antivirus or firewall something) had detected several problems and I needed to "clean my computer". Oh so ignorant of all that was going on with learning Windows 8.1 after using XP for years I told it to clean. Somewhere in there it suggested I do a system restore. All seemed OK until I realized MSOffice was no longer there. I tried to download it again and reload, but with no luck. It occurred to me it had something to do with the system restore so I tried to undo the restore. That of course didn't help. I'm also now getting messages from McAfee that I am covered and safe but that my firewall is turned off and needs to be turned on. However I can get McAfee to do nothing. I can open a screen, but nothing I do makes it do anything. I tried downloading their "Virtual Technician" before I started the process you recommended and it acted like it was downloading, but 20 minutes later it was still "spin... Read more

Answer:malware removal help - removal instructions attempted

Can you try running the tools that were not working before including Hitman, in safe mode please. Let me know how you get on.
 

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Hello!
In reading more of these threads I can see Im not the only one with the iexplore issue.
Glad to know it can be corrected!!!!

I have multiple pop-ups and my computer is as slow as dirt.
When I get home at 3:30 Calif time I will do the HJTInstall.exe thing and post the results.
Would the results of one that was done two days ago help? Yes I was having the issue then and another company did one and told me to email it to someone, which I did but I havent heard anything back and my computer is close to useless at this point.
Can MFDnNC or anyone else help?
Thanks!!!!
Ginny
 

Answer:malware removal/popup/iexplore removal

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HEY GEEKS NEED A LITTLE HELP. I HAVE A WINANTIVIRUS POP U THAT COMES UP EVERYTIME I AM ON THE NET, AFTER U X IT OUT 5 TO 6 OTHER POP-UP COME UP ABOUT A VIRUS. I AM RUNNING AVG EVERY MORNING, SYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY, AD-WARE 6.0. HERE IS A HIJACK THIS LOG FILE TELL ME WHAT TO GET RID OF PLZ.

EDIT: Removed inline HJT log


THANKS

DOOKIE
 

Answer:winantivirus removal, malware removal

Hi and Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.


Run this first

Virtumonde aka Trojan Vundo Removal - some people also refer to this as WinFixer

Then run the below and atach the requested logs for the malware experts to look over.


Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.



When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:

[*]runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
[*]newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
CounterSpy - ONLY IF you were not a... Read more

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MS Removal Tool is a rogue software. It restricts you from accessing your desktop. You cannot start Task Manager, and you cannot open Internet Explorer or any other programs. This situation is the result of malware (a variant of Win32/Winwebsec) that is infecting your computer.
To remove the MS Removal Tool, follow the steps below: Boot your computer into Safe Mode.
Windows XP and Windows Vista:Start your computer and press and hold the F8 key.A Windows Advanced Options menu will appear. Use your arrow keys to scroll to Safe Mode and click the Enter key.Click the Start button, and then click Run.Type cmd then click OK. A black command prompt window will appear.Locate the affected directories:
Windows XP:Type cd c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ and press the Enter key.Type dir and press the Enter key.
Windows Vista:Type cd c:\ProgramData\ and press the Enter key.Type dir and press the Enter key.Type c:\Users\All Users\ and press the Enter key.Type dir and press the Enter key.Scroll through the list to find directories with random names that contains 18 characters. For example: cHl08200gMhHd08200 , pJg08200fBmPl08200.Type rd /s /q <random name>, and then press the Enter key. Replace <random name> with the 18 character name. Repeat this step for each random name you find.Type reg delete hkcu\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run once /v <random name> /f, and then press the Enter key. Replace <random name> with the 18 cha... Read more

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I have run the malware removal intructions and when through each programs as they did remove some of the malware and virus. The issue that I am having is that when I open the computer under seperate user and try to run the malware removal programs via internet or through USB drive, I keep seeing a window which pops up asking me which program I want to use to open the program. I have run the computer under the adminstrator and do not seem to have problems running the

View attachment mbam-log-2011-03-28 (17-02-07).txt



View attachment combofix log.txt



View attachment SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log - 03-28-2011 - 16-42-24.log



View attachment hijackthis.log

malware removal steps and have attached the reports from the intructions.

Even when I try to open add or remove programs under control panel- I get the following message: "C\windoesn\system32\rundll32.exe- application not found. I am thinking that It is something to do with AVG and have removed the program with the step.

Please help....

View attachment mbam-log-2011-03-28 (17-02-07).txt



View attachment combofix log.txt



View attachment SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log - 03-28-2011 - 16-42-24.log
 

Answer:Help with malware removal- have run malware removal instructions

ssmehta007 said:



....try to run the malware removal programs via internet or through USB driveClick to expand...

Specific download and installation instructions are in our R&R ME FIRST guide :
ComboFix
Running from: l:\combifix\ComboFix.exe <--- belongs on your desktop

RootRepeal
Save it to your Desktop

SAS & MBAM
Installed to the Default Location - "C:/Program Files", as we suggest that you keep them after malware removal.

MGTools.zip
Download this file to the root folder of the drive where you have installed Windows (Typically this would be C:\ and thus you would have a C:\MGtools.exe file after downloading). ​
Please make those corrections and attach the missing RRlog.txt (from RootRepeal) and MGlogs.zip - normally it is C:\MGlogs.zip . Please tell me any problems you still have.
 

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Hi,

I have a dell xps 8300. It started acting up about 1 week ago (freezing while working online, freezing while trying to boot). Today i got the Blue screen asking me to restart if this was the first time I had received a blue screen.
I restarted it was fine for 30 minutes and everything froze.
I restarted it and I received error beeps ( 4 beeps)
I looked that up on dell support and they said it was RAM problems.
I opened up the computer vacuumed a bit, took out ram cards and reinstalled them.
It had been working o.k.for about 1 hour and only froze once more.
I decided to try the malware removal guide and here are the logs
Malware bytes did not find anything
TDSSKiller did not find anything
MGtools ran but as soon as it was done the window closed. i don't know how to find the log
Your help will be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:malware removal - have followed malware removal guide

I still want to see the log from Malware Bytes please.





MGtools ran but as soon as it was done the window closed. i don't know how to find the logClick to expand...

Should be directly on C:\ if that's where you boot Windows from. If you really cannot find the log, you'll have to run MGTools.exe again in order to produce a MGlogs.zip. Thanks.
 

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Hi,

I am the IT manager in my company.

I have a co-worker, his computer has search redirect issue. That means most likely it has malware.
Then i installed some major malware removal: Spybot Search & Destroy, SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes

After i installed them, i cannot launch them(That definitely means it has some kind of malwares)
I needed to rename their .exe files, after i can run them and scan my computer.

SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes found something, but didn't solve the problem, search redirect and
blocking malware removal software are still there. Now i am running Spybot Search & Destroy will see what happened.

By the way, i run them in safe mode because when i logon window to normal mode, it is slow (like it takes a long time to explore hard drive, etc). I suspect the malware slow down my pc. hopefully not registry corrupted or something, but works smoothly in safe mode.

So you guys have any suggestions? or you need a log file from combofix?

Please advise,
Tommy

Answer:malware: google yahoo redirect and can't launch malware removal software

Try this:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...sing-tdsskiller

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I have scanned with AVG with the latest updates. On top of that insidious google redirect I get random pop ups even when I don't already have IE or Firefox running. Also getting sounds in the background like I'm clicking on a link, surfing the net when I'm not. And SYSTEM in task manager is hogging a ton of memory.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 11:52:42 PM, on 8/7/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Lenovo\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\... Read more

Answer:persistent malware undetected by virus scans and malware removal tools

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please download OT... Read more

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I did a hijackthis scan and here's what I got:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:18:17 PM, on 4/20/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Scan Server\bdss.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\TFNF5.exeC:\Program Files\SigmaTel\SigmaTel AC97 Audio Drivers\stacmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynT... Read more

Answer:Malware Blocking Acess to Spybot, Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool and other anti-malware programs

Hey guys I solved my own problem. I completely reinstalled windows. (It was about that time anyway)

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Please help me,
I cannot access any internet (wifi & ethernet) after malware removal using GridinSoft Anti Malware. I already updated network drivers, but it's still not working.
 

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Gud day to everyone,

My computer having some malware activity, i have used adware 2008, spyware removal tool, norton anti-virus and other removal tool, but still those malware cannot be deleted.. My Computer icon could not display its properties, instead it appears like a file when you see its properties. It also disabled TCP/IP that why until now i cannot connect to the internet.. I don't have WindowsXP SP2 cd for repair..

Please help me as soon as possible, because it is a server..

Answer:Urgent! My XP SP2 have malware activity!.. cannot remove using malware removal tool

Hello frozenfire03, Welcome to TSF!

I recommend that you read this article… "Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? - First Steps"; follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum.
(Simply, click on the coloured links to be re-directed.)

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.

When carrying out The 5 Steps, if you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.
However,it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to The HJT Help Forum; where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

Good Luck with it.

Kind Regards,

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Hi, I'm suddenly having a lot of trouble with malware. My computer seemed to be running okay but I ran Malwarebytes as I occasionally do, and it picked up a fair amount of malware on my system. I deleted it and rebooted, but that's when my problems really began. Upon restarting, my internet connection has become almost unusable. It's extremely slow and generally I can't even open a page that I want after trying to refresh several times. Oddly though, google is working perfectly and a few other sites seem to work too, including this one. I've tried running MBAM again and again, each time it picks up more malware and I remove it, then reboot and the cycle renews. I can't seem to get rid of all of it, every time I scan my system there's just more of it. I've tried ComboFix but it doesn't seem to have done anything. One persistent thing seems to be photo_id.exe, I've got a few messages from MBAM saying it can't be removed and I need to reboot. Also, I've noticed that if I'm trying to reach a webpage, although it won't load there seems to be some redirecting, for example I just tried to reach a wikipedia page and it says &quot;The server at topsearchfeed.com is taking too long to respond&quot; For some reason I can't bloody format this properly no matter how hard I try, so here's an attached HJT log:
 

Answer:Malware removal attempt led to unusable internet, still can't remove all malware

problem has become more serious, now my mother has told me that the internet on her laptop is also extremely slow and essentially unusable, I'm worried that something from my computer has got on to hers via the wireless network we're both connected to. Somebody please help me
 

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I was surfing the web today and I believe I clicked on a pop up by mistake when I shouldn't have. Avira then blew up with Malware alerts and I knew I had a problem...

I did a virus scan and it removed the detections found but when I did a restart they were back again. Also, the virus seems to move itself around to other .exe files. I found it had infected moviemaker.exe so I manually deleted the file as I don't need it but as soon as I emptied my recycle bin the moviemaker.exe file returned back to its original folder.

I'm afraid something really nasty has infected me. Avira is detecting it as a W32/Infector.Gen2 and Maleware Bytes is detecting 2 Malware.Packer.Gen files.

I went through the Read Me First steps on this site and preformed everything it asked. However, I was unable to uninstall my previous JAVA (ver 19) and was not able to install the newest version of JAVA. Both gave me errors that the installation program wasn't working.

I'm attaching the logs here. Can anyone help me get rid of whatever is infecting my machine? I would really appreciate the help!
 

Answer:HELP-Requested Malware Removal (Infector.Gen2 / Malware Pacger Gen)

Here is the 5th log.
 

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Hi. I am trying to diagnose a problematic laptop for a friend. I don't know the details of what happened to cause the problems. The main problem I can detect is that the laptop is EXTREMELY slow. It seems like anything I try has a delayed response (even a simple mouse click). I followed the Malware Removal Guide, but was only able to run two of the five suggested tools as follows:

1) SUPERAntiSpyware - I ran this after manually updating the definition files on the version already installed and the scan found nothing.

2) Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - I was not able to update the definition files for the current version installed. After several attempts to uninstall this (via the Control Panel), I was able to do it via CCleaner. However, I was not able to re-install a more recent version due to problems with the Windows Installer service. After uninstalling an outdated version of Java (Update 14) via the Control Panel, I have not been able to install/uninstall any more programs.

2) combofix.exe - not compatible with 64-bit OS

3) RootRepeal - did not run on 64-bit OS

4) MGtools - did run; kept getting errors, but continued to completion

Attached are the SUPERAntiSpyware and MGTools logs:
 

Answer:Possible Malware preventing me from running malware removal tools

I am not seeing any malware in those logs. I do not know why MalwareBytes would not run, are you able to run it in safe mode? How does the PC behave when you use safe mode?

More than likely I think I will be sending you off to the software forum.

We can do this:

Please disable all anti-virus and anti-spyware programs while we do the following (re-enable when you are finished):

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:



O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - (no file)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: @C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\INetRepl.dll,-222 - {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - (no file)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Windows\WindowsM... Read more

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Dell m1330 Vista home premium. I have malware isses, frequent memory dumps, google redirection and something is preventing me from running or installing anti-malware programs. I had to install malwarebytes using the rename method, but the program will not run in safe mode or normal. I had spybot previously installed but I was also prevented from opening, so I tried reinstalling, but before it can complete the installation I get the blue screen of death memory dump! Before reading the procedure I ran coolweb, kill2me, windows defender and windows malicious software tool. None of the programs found anything. I also perfomed a couple system restores, but both failed.

Should I continue with the cleaning procedure (combofix), or does anyone know how I can get malwarebytes and spybot to run?
 

Answer:Trying to follow malware removal procedure, but malware is preventing me?

Here's my MGtools log, it was the only program that worked.
 

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Please find attached the logs from the scans in the Windows XP Cleaning Procedures. I followed the Cleaning Procedures but still have a problem. The problems can be pinpointed to yesterday when I surfed to a web site without having an up-to-date Anti-Virus definition files. Before I knew it, I had an infected machine.
There seems to be 2 problems.

(1) After restarting the computer, Windows File Protection gives following message.

Windows File Protection
Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognized versions. To maintain system stability, Windows must restore the original versions of these files. Insert your Windows XP Profession CD2 now.

I have Dell OEM Windows XP Media Center 2005 installed on my Dell Dimension 5150/E510. Problem is, Dell has a Windows XP re-installation CD but Dell states there is no 'CD2'.

(2) I keep getting pop ups every time Internet Explorer is open. The pop ups occur on their own.

Hopeful you can help me to fix the problem. :confused
Thanks,
Ankur

p.s. Please note, the AVG Anti-spyware log is not attached because it was not generated by the tool. I scanned my computer using Trend Micro (after updating virus definition files) and I can provide the logs if you need.
 

Answer:Malware problem not fixed with Malware Removal instructions

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Run this Disable/Remove Windows Messenger to remove Windows Messenger. Do not confuse Windows Messenger with MSN Messenger because they are not the same. Windows Messenger is a frequent cause of popups.

Uninstall the below old versions of software:
Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_03

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it. This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

F3 - REG:win.ini: load=C:\WINDOWS\system32\mlljg.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3F7BDD0B-0462-4F19-8B87-54D83601B87C} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\mlljg.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B8AFD866-6B8B-490E-DA2E-39E671810F96} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\mknamps.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask .exe" -atboottime

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.


Now download The Avenger by Swandog46, and save it to your Desktop.

Extract avenger.exe from the Zip file and save it to your desktop
Run avenger.exe by double-clicking on it.
Check the 'Input script manually' box.
Click on the magnifying glass icon.
Copy everything in the Quote box below, and paste it in the box that opens:




Files to delete:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon .exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mlljg.exe
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Hi, i got infected because i was triying to run malwarebytes and it skip the part of analising the files, it ended in arount 1 minute in a full scan, and i tried to download dr web cure it, and it dont allow me, the computer seems fine, but those things are very strange, and when i was running the scan i was in safe mode...
 
thanks for the help

Answer:Malware infected, malware removal tools useless

Greetings samidelcueva and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met.Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter pro... Read more

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Had a machine in riddle with viruses which we duly cleaned up and removed without incident. Uninstalled the applications one at a time, restarting each time it was required and all was good.

After removing the last app (dont ask me which one it was I cant rememebr) the machine no longer starts.

It's boot cycling but once we disable automatic restart on system failure it brings up a STOP 24 error.

Have booted to puppy linux and examined the hard drive (which is SATA btw) and the data seems intact so we can assume, physically at least, that the drive is good.

Booting to an XP CD and attempting to access the recovery console to run chkdsk /r and it appears the drive is either not detected or is empty (the latter we know not to be the case)

Boot to an X CD to attempt a repair install and it tells me there is no hard drive present.

Check the BIOS and the drive is detected properly. swap the hard drive for a SATA CD and it detects the CD without issue which makes me thing the SATA controller must be functioning too.

Now it seems that the this single disk system has some kind of RAID configured on it according to the boot screens. My next step would be to remove the RAID but I'm concerned it might format the drive. Is this likely? It has an ASUS A8R-MX/S motherboard but the info I get from their site is a little vague.

Am I on the right track with the RAID thing or way off base, help me folks its driving me nuts.
 

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Four steps that will keep your PC happy, healthy, and crap-free

Malware sucks. In the best-case scenario, it craps up your system with unwanted files and occasionally makes itself known in the form of a persistent pop-up window or annoying browser-based toolbar. In the worst-case scenario, malware completely takes over your desktop or laptop and ruins your life.

Your system slows to a crawl. You can’t even boot into Windows in the time it takes you to walk to the kitchen and back. Your data gets sent off to a faraway Internet land or, worse, your actual keystrokes are recorded for some unsavory individual to see. Malware locks down your browser, making you unable to actually do any browsing without being carted off to some bogus domain. You can barely run a program in Windows without getting bombarded by fake advertisements, programs, and dancing people on your desktop.

We can’t make this stuff up.

So what’s a computer enthusiast to do? Step zero: Read this guide, because we’re going to walk you through all the key details you need to know to both rid your computer of this junk and keep it free of downloaded nasties forevermore.



Read more at:
Maximum PC | Malware Removal Guide 2011: How to Get Rid of All The Latest Malware

Answer:Malware Removal Guide 2011: How to Get Rid of All The Latest Malware

Most excellent reading, thanks for posting for all to see, I , myself, use most all of these myself, the only paid program i have is malwarebytes, the rest are free add ons or are free programs . Thanks.

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Hi Guys,
Recently I have gone through a serious virus which is not catchable by updated anti-virus symantec 14 october 2009.
When i put my pendrive, the system shows autorun.inf deleted. But the underlying virus,
autorunme.exe exists in location Drive:/RECYCLER\S-1-6-21-2434476501-1644491937-600003330-1213\autorunme.exe.

Even I delete this virus, this gets automatically generated by itself or recreates itself.
autorunme.exe is not the actual virus, but it is just a duplicate.

Then actual underlying virus which triggers autorunme.exe is SERVCE.EXE
Note SERVCE.EXE is not service.exe or services.exe. It is new named SERVCE.EXE

Manual removal autorunme.exe process:
After connecting your pendrives, when it shows the file RECYCLER in hidden state,Open your task manager and end the process SERVCE.EXE

Now delete the entries Drive:/RECYCLER\S-1-6-21-2434476501-1644491937-600003330-1213\autorunme.exe , Drive:/RECYCLER\S-1-6-21-2434476501-1644491937-600003330-1213\desktop.ini and Drive:/autorun.inf.
They will not recreate now.

Then open C:/WINDOWS and find SERVCE.EXE and to be on safe side just make a local copy of file to some other place and delete SERVCE.EXE

Now even if you restart your computer, since SERVCE.EXE is not running at start up of system, the system is safe and manual removal of virus is complete.

SERVCE.EXE is the actual culprit. http://static.techguy.org/smilies/biggrin.gif
 

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I recently started my daughters laptop to find a Windows Security window pop up prior to desktop starting up. It mentioned there is a Worm, WIN32.NETSKY that has infected my system, and that I should perform a full scan to remove the worm. I have McAfee on my computers so I contacted them for help. They concurred with the Windows suggestion. I did a complete scan of the system. 14 infections were found. McAfee quarantined them all and I deleted them. I re booted. After the Windows XP boot screen I got a standard blank screen with the shut down immediately going into process. It would restart and go through the same process again. Shutting down and restarting. I have found out through this site what the WIN32.NETSKY worm/virus is, i can imagine how it got into the computer, So how do I fix this? I might also add the computer will NOT let me enter safe mode. So at this point I can do nothing but go through an eternal reboot! Also I can't figure out weather I removed the worm or not!



Thanks in advance, Tom

Answer:[SOLVED] Computer won't start up after removal of WIN32.NETSKY removal

This is what can happen with viruses. They shred your Windows OS files.

What happens when you keep pressing F8 at start up? Can you get to the advanced options menu to do a "repair install"?

Otherwise I think you will probably have to recover your personal data off the drive, completely reinstall Windows, but cleanse that personal data with anti-virus cleaners before you migrate it back to the new installation so the machine doesn't get infected all over again.

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I am running Windows XP Pro Version 2002 with SP3 on a Dell Inspiron E1505. I have Norton 360running for internet and firewall protection. I was experiencing the BSOD frequently and finally Windows would not boot. A Norton scann gave me the following "Tidserve Activity 2 Threat requiring manual removal detected". I downloaded the TDSSKiller from Kaspersky and removed seemed to remove the threat. I was able to get Windows up and running, but since then have had the following issues:
1. Occasional popup window with the message "C:\Windows\System\MSVIDEO.DLL is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette"
2. Internet access is not possible. The DHCP won't function due to dependencies, specifically AFD, which has a yellow exclamation point in the Device Manager. AFD won't start. So I'm currently working via a flash drive to transfer files from the laptop to a functioning desktop.
Is my system still infected?
Thanks very much-
Richmo
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Dell at 22:46:39 on 2012-01-23
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.371 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}
AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled*
FW: Norton 360 *Enabled*
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Answer:No internet and AFD issues after apparent removal of Tidserve Activity 2 Removal

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me Agent ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you have and re-download the tool. The reason I ask you to do this is because these tools are updated fairly regularly.
Do not do things I do not ask for, such as running a spyware scan on your computer. The one thing... Read more

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The latest: Removal Tool from Symantec:

http:[email protected]html
EDIT:
PLEASE NOTE: Since Symantec did a major change on how to handle this worm from their first instructions, (and my first post) I have totally modified this post, as of 0326 EDT Sept 20, 2003, to reflect those changes. This should avoid the problem that Alison had and was most likely the reason for Symantec's change.

You have been bitten by the latest worm, [email protected], and want to know what to do and how to get rid of it.

We here at TSG want to make that process easier for you.

The following is a short(er) version of what can be found at Symantec?s site.
http:[email protected]

Please go to the above link and read and understand about the Swen worm first, then return and follow the short version.

Removal Instructions

The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).

How to disable or enable System Restore in Windows ME

How to disable or enable System Restore in Windows XP

2. Modify the association for Registration Entries ( .reg files).
3. Create a repair.reg file on Desktop, double-click on repair.reg file to fix association settings for other file types.
4. Update the virus definitions.

5. Do one of the following:
a. Windows 95/98/Me: Restart the computer in Safe mode.
b. Windows NT/2000/XP: End the Trojan process.
6. ... Read more

Answer:[email protected] Worm Removal instructions + New Removal Tool

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I had trouble trying to uninstall Trend Micro Security 2010. Upon reading a forum from this site, I tried AppRemover, which successfully took the software off, however, I am unable to connect to my wireless network because the driver connections seem to be messed up(?). I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for my wireless LAN, but this does not seem to work. I have tried troubleshooting via Microsoft's website and have used the Microsoft FixIt program, however it has failed to fix the issues. This is what the program says:Fix it Center:Use hardware and access devices connected to your computer. 5 problems need attentionHide detailsProblems found StatusThere is a problem with the driver for Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2. The driver needs to be reinstalled. Not fixedThere is a problem with the driver for Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface. The driver needs to be reinstalled. Not fixedThere is a problem with the driver for Intel® WiFi Link 1000 BGN. The driver needs to be reinstalled. Not fixedThere is a problem with the driver ISATAP Adapter #3. The driver needs to be reinstalled. Not fixed DetectedI am running Windows 7 on my ASUS notebook. I have internet connection when I'm directly connected through the cable, but I cannot get wireless connection. My other computer connects to the wireless network fine. Please help. THanks a lot in advance.*moved topic to Am I Infected as requested by narenxp. - Queen-Evie*

Answer:Difficult Antivirus removal, even more trouble post removal

Hello,Before trying to fix windows you should try the Diagnostic Tool from Trend Micro it should remove all the leftovers and maybe at the same time fix the problem you have.Download the Trend Diagnostic Toolkit and save the file to the desktop, make sure you select the tool that matches your Operating System and the 32-bit or 64-bit version.Boot the PC and enter Safe Mode (press F8 durring Boot), run the tool, click on the Uninstall tab and follow the program instructions.

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Hey there experts =)

My son clicked something a few days ago, giving us the Win 7 security virus. I followed the directions here, and removed it with malwarebytes.
Everything was running smoothly.

Today I get home and see that my browsers (all of them, firefox, chrome) are being redirected. When they are being redirected my McAfee detects a virus and removes it, yet it continues to happen. After much reading, here and on other computer boards ... there seems to be something leftover from that virus that isn't always detected? From what I've read, there's a possibility there's a virus in the MBR ?

I do not have a Windows 7 disc, as this came pre-installed, nor do I have a recovery disc. All advice points towards running combofix, although all that advice comes saying 'DO NOT RUN combofix unless instructed to do so by a professional'

Well? You guys are the professionals so here I am. You're my last resort to getting this fixed, sans taking it into a shop which I'm REALLY trying to avoid. ;)

I do work a full time job, so my responses may not be immediate, but I will check daily or multiple times daily when I can and follow your directions ... if you can and are willing to help!

Thanks in advance!

Beachy

Answer:Help with removal of hijacker after Win7 security virus removal

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The ... Read more

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Hi all, my first post in here, so hello to everyone.

Could anybody be able to tell me how to completely remove Windows malicious software removal tool as it keeps coming up every time I turn on the laptop.
I have tried all usual channels like add/remove etc but can't see it anywhere. Could someone shed some light, many thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] Removal of 'Malicious software removal tool'

Have you let the MRT finish? The MRT is an On Demand anti virus scanneer with a very limited impact on the PC or
resources. there are NO reasons to remove it.

The utility is...
%windir%\system32\MRT.exe

Command line switches...

/? or /HELP = displays the command line switches
/Q = quiet
/N = detect only
/F = force extended scan
/F:Y = force extended scan and automatically clean infected files

If you really want to remove it browse to C:\Windows\System32 and delete MRT.exe

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Hiya

Im running XP, avg detected trojans, the first one it got rid of, the second one Generic13.ATHP it could only remove it partially, apparently located in in c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe

Started the Malware Removal Process as recommended, SuperAntiSpyware wouldnt install, so I changed the filename, and it has installed but when I attempt to run it I get an error message -

SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience

The same happens with any other malware/spyware removal program, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes etc...

Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Thankyou!
 

Answer:malware halps/malware removal not running

Hi again,

also tried doing this (as seen in another thread)

Click Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > View > Show Hidden Devices.

* Scroll down to ?Non-plug and Play Drivers? and click the plus icon to open those drivers.
* Then search for TDSSserv.sys
* Let me know if you find this or not.
* If you do find it, right click on it, and select Disable. Do not try to uninstall it.
* Also if this is found and you disable it, then reboot and see if you can run the cleaning procedure and attach the requested logs.


but the device mentioned is not present (although there are a few that have error "!" things next to them, but 30 or so others.

:confused have no idea if any of this will help you lovely helper person, but i guess im just trying...
 

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Hi. Thanks for this. I need to first tell you that I don't even know how to generate the logs everyone posts here for troubleshooting. I'm sorry. Maybe someone could tell me how, then I will.

Because my laptop wouldn't even boot to the O/S last week, DELL's tech support helped me move files, reformat and reinstall the OS. I reinstalled McAfee. A security tool warning popped up. I knew it was rogue; I came here and got rid of using mbam and process explorer - very easy. Or I thought I did. On my daughter's desktop this morning, there were 3 porn shortcut links ON HER DESKTOP!!!! There was also a link to "Active Security" - trying to figure out wtf this was it turns out it was another rogue. Awesome. It at least had an uninstall on Add/Remove programs... but obviously it is not gone, if that is even the cause of all this... Thinking MBAM would be a logical quick fix, I figured I would try that. My Mbam won't load - I have reinstalled and it - it reinstalls and then when I try to quicksccan it says I don't have permissions and then I can't even open it again. I can reinstall, then it is hijacked when I try to scan. My McAfee won't scan either so both are being hijacked and I also am having the same browser redirects as others when clicking on sites from search results. McAfee can't even fix itself. In safemode, McAfee tells me the truth at least that it is not working (in regular mode it poses like everything is... Read more

Answer:Ugh - Malware Removal Tools Disbled by Malware

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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About a week ago, I noticed that when running Internet Explorer www.google.com that clicking on a website would take me to an add instead of the website. If I clicked back and clicked on the website again, it would correctly go to the website.

A day or two before noticing this issue I had upgraded to AVG 8.0 Free and had installed the latest Firefox version.

I am running a Windows XP Professional SP2, Intel Pentium 2.8 GHz.

I ran the instructions at forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407 and am still experiencing the same issue as described above.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! This is the first forum I've ever posted to so be patient!

Thanks,
Deb
 

Answer:Malware - Exists after running MalWare Removal

This is the last of the Malware log files.

Thanks again!
Deb
 

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Hi all, 
 
Recently on Chrome browsing on a site a received a web site popup saying "Your browser contains MALWARE. You have to install Chrome Malware Removal Tool". Confirming with OK opens an extension page:
 
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-malware-removal-to/mbdoonnjlifcmakklcaembokjhjikank
 
I have a strong suspect this is a malware!!!
 
What I'm trying to understand if what kind of malware infected the web site I visited. Some technical specs could be useful . The web site is of a my friend and I'd like to help them to identify the malware infected their web site...
 
 

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Have got a strange one, where have attempted to remove XP antispyware 2009 using malware antimalwarebytes. Looks to have been partly successful - but have got something else interfering. Frequently have pages on IE as "not found".

Have posted HJThis log and Malware Antimalwarebytes log below. Thanks for any assistance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:01:58, on 08/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxdjserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdjcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
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Answer:Malware - blocking removal by malware antimalwarebytes

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Question: malware removal

hey guys

just completed all the scans

i had babylon search and a few others over the years and i had removed babylon or so i assume but somehow got it back and another one the other day
i do download files (apps movies etc)
ive had this computer for like 2 years maybe not sure and always had norton on but never done anything more than the weekly scan
so any help would be amazing
cheers
 

Answer:malware removal

Please attach the log from running MBAM.
 

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Question: malware removal

While checking msg on facebood and had several pop up that my computer had been infected with an virus. i ran the scan u recommended and copied it as reads below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:17:23 PM, on 8/20/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ZwangiSearch\zwangi121.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ZwangiSearch\zwangi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ARPWRMSG.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Progr... Read more

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Question: Malware Removal

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.My name is Syler, I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. Whilst I am helping you, I wouldbe grateful if you would note the following: Please do not run other tools or scans unless I ask you to and follow all the steps I give you, in order.
Copy and paste all logs requested in you reply, Do not attach them unless asked too.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask before you proceed with my instructions.
Please continue to work with me, until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
If I do not hear back from you within 5 days of my last post, then this topic will be closed.Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereNote: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just update then run it.Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan (the scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient).When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be p... Read more

Answer:Malware Removal

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.39Database version: 2540Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 38/1/2009 2:34:57 PMmbam-log-2009-08-01 (14-34-57).txtScan type: Full Scan (C:\|E:\|)Objects scanned: 190980Time elapsed: 55 minute(s), 12 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 6Registry Values Infected: 2Registry Data Items Infected: 2Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 17Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{00a6faf6-072e-44cf-8957-5838f569a31d} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{07b18ea9-a523-4961-b6bb-170de4475cca} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{25560540-9571-4d7b-9389-0f166788785a} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\instkey (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\regedit.exe (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_CURRENT_USE... Read more

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 DDS.zip   4.74KB
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Answer:Please help with malware removal

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.AVG right now is very hard to shut down long enough to run our scans and is actively going after some of our tools - for this reason we are going to have to remove it until we are finishedI would like you to uninstall AVG and run their AVG removal tool Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once t... Read more

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I was directed to post this from this threadhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/333614/problem/GMER didn't work because I am running on a 64bit windows 7.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64 Run by Juan at 19:07:51.48 on Fri 07/30/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4094.1440 [GMT -4:00]AV: Trend Micro AntiVirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {7D2296BC-32CC-4519-917E-52E652474AF5}SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *enabled* (Outdated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *enabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Program Files\WTouch\WTouchService.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXEC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE64.EXEC:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe -k AkamaiC:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDN... Read more

Answer:DDS Log for malware removal

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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Question: Removal of Malware

My computer has Microsoft XP and while surfing the net, Malware keeps popping up and says to run and then I have to re-enter information to proceed to website. How can I delete this from my computer and what is it?
 

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Question: Malware Removal

I followed instructions....Anti-Spyware kept crashing, Malwarebytes kept freezing up (not responding). Ran combo fix Log attached
 

Answer:Malware Removal

Welcome to Major Geeks!

You need to follow all of the instructions properly. The instructions explain what to do if SUPERAntiSpyware crashes. Did you try those steps?

Did you try renamining Malwarebytes? Did it hand during installation or while running a scan?

As stated in the READ& RUN ME, you need to finish all steps which means you need to run MGtools and attach the log.
 

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Question: Malware Removal

I am having trouble getting my virus sc ans to come up clean. Many different scanners give different result so ill let the attachments speak for themselves. I have experienced only one pop-up but im trying to eliminate this problem before it becomes one.
 

Answer:Malware Removal

more attachments...
 

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Hello

Lately I have received error that says: Windows Explorer has stopped working. It occured when I tried to drag files to my USB. I read about the error and it was said that malware infection could be behind it. So I followed read and run me first malware removal guide. Here are the logs for you to check.

Thank you in advance for your help
 

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Question: Malware removal

The computer's desktop background has been changed to a blue background with the text: "Warning: Spyware threat has been detected on your PC. Your computer has several fatal errors due to spyware activity. It is strongly recommend to install an antispyware software to close all security vulnerabilities. Antispyware software helps protect your PC against spyware and other security threats."
After research and finding your site, I began following directions on how to use ComboFix and got stuck when I couldn't drag the file from Microsoft Recovery Disk (downloaded as per your instructions since I don't have the recovery CD) on top off the ComboFix icon. In fact I couldn't drag and drop any of the icons on the desktop.

Answer:Malware removal

tombodailey,

As you're still here - I have instructed the mods to move you to another forum. Please don't run Combofix again until someone has taken up your problem on that forum.

m

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I am new to your forum and have XP media center. Several weeks ago I followed your instructions for removing malware and never sent the logs in because my system seemed to be restored back to normal. I was having problems with being hijacked to other web addresses, my avg antivirus wouldn't update any longer and when I would open media center and click on a link to watch, it would spontaneously shut down. Yesterday, I noticed my browsing speed had slowed significantly, updating malware program wouldn't work and the same problem with media center started happening again. I decided to start your process all over again but this time I would like you to look at the logs to see if there are any hidden problems. Thank you for any help offered. Logs attached: SAS, Malwarebytes, Combofix, Mglogs
 

Answer:Malware removal

Hi there and welcome to the forums. We are currently reviewing your logs and will get back to you with a set of instructions as soon as we can.

Thanks for your patience during this time.
Kes
 

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Ill probably have to do a reinstall but I wanted to post the logs to see how bad it actually is. I was using frostwire when it started and knew instantly what had happened. So the computer has not been used for anything but trying to fix since then. It happened last night around 12:30.
 

Answer:Malware Removal did not fix

Torch86 said:





Ill probably have to do a reinstall but I wanted to post the logs to see how bad it actually is. I was using frostwire when it started and knew instantly what had happened. So the computer has not been used for anything but trying to fix since then. It happened last night around 12:30.Click to expand...

Heres the last log
 

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I have just finished the Malware removal House cleaning scans ill attach the logs . Thank You this site is excelent

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I am running Windows XP, Home Edition, SP3, Build 2600. I printed, read & followed all steps in XP Cleaning Procedure, but still seem to have a problem with my browser software (Explorer Ver 7.0). Specifically- the mouse pointer "jumps" whenever I try to left-click on a hyperlink (have to right-click then open), and use of the window scrollbar is unreliable or non-responsive when used in conjunction with mouse. Attached are scan logs for SAS, Malwarebytes (the Combofix & MGlogs logs to follow). Would appreciate any assistence in fixing my problem. Thanks
 

Answer:Malware Removal - Help Please!

Here is the MGlog file
 

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Question: Malware Removal

You're the best !!. I know that I have a virus o malware.
C:\Users\Alex\appdata\local\temp\domain\wdacl.exe.
How can I clean it?

I suggested:

Go to C:\ Hard Drive, and find this file and I delete it. Then restart the laptop, and clean it from recycle bin.
:confused
 

Answer:Malware Removal

If you want us to check your system for malware, please do the following:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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Question: Malware removal

My computer is running very slow. Very often the programs become non responsive.  I use Trend Micro and that did pick up a few things but problems are still there.  I sesm to have a lot of files and folders with AI_RecyceBin as part of the name.  I also recently deleted Update4497 folder.  I will attach the logs.
 
Much appreciated.
 
Maz

Answer:Malware removal

Hello mazdarx5 and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is Satchfan and I would be glad to help you with your computer problem.Please read the following guidelines which will help to make cleaning your machine easier:
please follow all instructions in the order posted
please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear
all logs/reports, etc. must be posted in Notepad. Please ensure that word wrap is unchecked. In Notepad click Format, uncheck Word wrap if it is checked
if you don't understand something, please don't hesitate to ask for clarification before proceeding
the fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.
please reply within 3 days. If you do not reply within this period I will post a reminder but topics with no reply in 4 days will be closed!
 IMPORTANT:
Please DO NOT install/uninstall any programs unless asked to.
Please DO NOT run any scans other than those requested
I am looking at your logs now and will reply with instructions shortly.
Satchfan

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Question: Malware Removal

Hello, my computer is running improperly and it seems to be seriously infected. Please help :cry


Thank You, Eric
 

Answer:Malware Removal

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a differe... Read more

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Question: malware removal

I have read and reread the read this before posting section and copied the files as requested. My problem is being  redirected to sites that are different from the ones I have clicked on. I had microsoft security essentialsand maleware-bytes on my windows xp laptop.  any help is greatly appreciated .[recovering disk space - old attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:malware removal

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. I am working under the guidance of one of the specialist of this forum so it may take a bit longer to process your logs. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.Open HijackThis and select Do a system scan onlyPlace a check mark next to the following entries: (if there)R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:5577O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - (no file)O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: Microsoft Office Diagnostics Service (odser... Read more

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Question: Malware Removal

I've tried many of the fixes (safe mode, rootkill, etc.) but the malware keeps aborting scans
 dds.txt   8.22KB
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 attach.txt   21.34KB
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Please advise.

Answer:Malware Removal

Please run the following:Please download Junction.zip and save it to your desktop.Unzip it and put junction.exe in the Windows directory (C:\Windows).Now go to Start > Run to open a run box > Copy and paste the following command in the open run box and click OK:

cmd /c junction -s c:\ >log.txt&log.txt& del log.txt
A command window will open and the system will be scanned.Wait until a log file opens. Copy and paste or attach the content of it in your next reply

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Ok, everytime I run spyboy search and destroy, it always finds programs on my pc, such as fast click, advertising ave a, etc. I was told these are malware. how can I get rid of these?
 

Answer:Help with malware removal, plz help

In the scan area, right click and select "Save Results", attach this to your next post using the Manage Attachments feature.
 

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Question: Removal of malware

Hello everybody,
I am new to the forum and I am happy it exists. I found the forum accidantally searching for help with the FBI Money Pack virus. I am reading on this forum to use safe mode with networking, I can go to safe mode with or without networking.However, as soon as I log in the laptop shuts down. I have tried using repair computer function using the available downloads on a USB stick........It does not seem to work, Can somebody please help be to get access back to safe modes without it shutting the computer down. I think that all the explanations and descriptions here are easy to follow and I could go there and look for help once I have access to safe mode again.

Thank you very much in advance for your help,

I truly apopreciate your efforts to help me.

Leo
 

Answer:Removal of malware

Please do the below so that we can boot to System Recovery Options to run a scan. There will be two options to choose from. One if you do not have your Windows 7 boot DVD and another when you have your DVD.

For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Option1: Enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.

Option2: Enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.

On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:



Startup Repair
System Restore
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Hello,

I suspect we have some sort of malware in a computer. The file explorer is not working like it should. Right now we can't access the root drive to get the tdsskiller log file. I'm lucky when we can access anything on the drives. Usually after opening file explorer we only can see the Desktop. If we can see the drives, when we open folders nothing shows up. I plugged in a usb drive and could not access the files on it. It's getting worse each day.

I hope you can help with the log files I have attached.

Thanks,
 

Answer:Need malware removal help

It does not look like you are having malware problems. Your logs are clean and the logs also show your files and folders just fine ( including the TDSSkiller log ). Try the below:


Download Windows Repair by Tweaking.com and unzip the contents into a newly created folder on your desktop.

Now run Repair_Windows.exe by double clicking on it ( if you are running Vista or Win 7, use right click and select Run As Administrator)
Now select the Start Repairs tab.
The click the Start button.
Create a System Restore point if prompted.
On the next screen, click the Unselect All button to first deselect all repairs.
Now select the following repair options:
Reset Registry Permissions
Reset File Permissions
Register System Files
Repair WMI
Remove Policies Set By Infections
Repair Winsock & DNS Cache
Repair Proxy Settings
Repair Windows Updates
Repair MSI (Windows Installer)

Now on the lower right side check the box to Restart/Shutdown System When Finished
Then make sure the Restart System radio button is enabled.
Shutdown any other programs that you are running now before continuing.
Now click the Start button.
Be patient while the tool repairs the selected items.
It should reboot automatically when finished. If it doesn't then reboot it yourself.

Any change! If not then you should post in the Software Forum.
 

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Question: Malware removal

Please help me get rid of malware on my PC
 

Answer:Malware removal

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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Ok, I'm an idiot and have learned my lesson. I tried to download (what I believed to be) a keygen program from the Internet.

I can download Malware Bytes but I can't run the program (even when I download/install in safe mode).

I tried downloading Super Antispyware but I can't get past the download link in Internet Explorer (I get a 'page not found').

I'm sure I have been infected with something.

Can you please provide me some needed direction? Would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks!
Angela
 

Answer:Help with malware removal?

Welcome to Major Geeks!


Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.

TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can run steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
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I have an unknown malicious bug. Don't know if its malware, trojan or virus. I've downloaded all of the tools in the Malware Removal FAQ thread. Problem is, my bug seizes my apps in normal Win 7 mode before I can launch them. I can only run in Safe Mode. Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit.

How should I procede?

Thanks.

Snuffleupagus.
 

Answer:Malware Removal FAQ

RKreport[1].txt
mbam-log.txt
TDSSKiller log.txt
HitmanPro.log
 

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Any help much appreciated...no idea how this has happened!

Thanks
 

Answer:Malware removal help

Hello,

You're missing Addition.txt report.
 

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Hello this is evilstar...  i need help removing spyware... my ISP keep blocking my laptop from accessing the internet sometimes, sending me a message saying that my laptop is spamming... for some reason my laptop has no viruses but full of spywares... can someone help me remove this spywares and solve my misery... thanks in advanced SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.comGenerated 07/16/2010 at 00:55 AMApplication Version : 4.40.1002Core Rules Database Version : 5206Trace Rules Database Version: 3018Scan type       : Complete ScanTotal Scan Time : 02:49:50Memory items scanned      : 607Memory threats detected   : 0Registry items scanned    : 7832Registry threats detected : 0File items scanned        : 57578File threats detected     : 255Adware.Flash Tracking Cookie   C:\Documents and Settings\LENOVO\Application Data\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\GHM5J7YS\142.MEMECOUNTER.COM   C:\Documents and Settings\LENOVO\Application Data\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\GHM5J7YS\IA.MEDIA-IMDB.COM   C:\Documents and Settings\LENOVO\Application Data\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\GHM5J7YS\MEDIA.MTVNSERVICES.COM   C:\Documents and Settings\LENOVO\Application Data\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\GHM5J7YS\MEDIA1.BREAK.COM   C:\Documents and Settings\LENOVO\Application Data\MACROME... Read more

Answer:Malware Removal help

Hi, Welcome to Computerhope! Please download OTL  to your Desktop. (If you already have it downloaded, then just follow the instructions below).Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.Under the Custom Scan box paste this in%systemroot%\*. /mp /s%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles%systemroot%\system32\*.exe /lockedfiles%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /lockedfiles%systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav%systemroot%\system32\*.sys%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.dll%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.ini%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.exe%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*%PROGRAMFILES%\*.%appdata%\*.*netsvcsmsconfigsafebootminimalsafebootnetworkactivexdrivers32/md5starteventlog.dllscecli.dllnetlogon.dllcngaudit.dllsceclt.dllntelogon.dlllogevent.dlliaStor.sysnvstor.sysatapi.sysIdeChnDr.sysviasraid.sysAGP440.sysvaxscsi.sysnvatabus.sysviamraid.sysnvata.sysnvgts.sysiastorv.sysViPrt.syseNetHook.dllahcix86.sysKR10N.sysdisk.sysnvstor32.sysahcix86s.sysnvrd32.syssymmpi.sysadp3132.sysmv61xx.sysusbstor.sys/md5stopCREATERESTOREPOINTHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\Install|LastSuccessTime /rsClick the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit-... Read more

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Problems:
Started last December or earlier
Recieved an alert
"Generic Host Process for Win 32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close..." This would happen in nearly half of my user sessions.​sometimes programs would not open -- often I could use the computer for an hour or so, then this behavior would start.
often the computer would hang when shutting down, especially on
"Saving your settings...​
Yesterday I went through the malware removal process described in the Forum. The only exception was that I couldn't get RootRepeal to run. I got the window"Initializing, please wait"​and waited several times for more than half-an-hour. This morning I started again at that point, downloading a new RootRepeal exe. No programs were running; Avast was turned off. MB protection was off. Disabled internet connections. Task Manager showed it not responding. Tried repeatedly. Then went on to MGLogs.

I did notice different behavior while shutting down once this morning. Windows installed 21 updates. Then on start-up, instead of a long-lasting black screen before the Windows XP logo followed by the password window, there was a quick blue window with immediate Windows XP logo followed by the password window. That looked like the good XP blue background. The lack of delay on a black screen seemed healthier.

The system might be okay now. The previous error was so erratic, sometimes it would be a couple of hours before it ... Read more

Answer:Malware Removal 4-8-11

After an hour or so of use, the system seems okay. Previously, Avast would frequently block an outgoing connection, which it has not been doing. No Win 32 Services message. Programs open okay. Shuts down and restarts okay, though I'll try that again now. Only did it once since posting.

Now that I have so many choices, on a continuing basis should I run Avast, Malwarebytes, or Super-anti-spyware? I have the free version of each.

Again, thanks very much for your answer, your tools and support!

-- Peter
 

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Hi,

I hope someone will be able to help me. I followed the instructions for Malware Removal, and saved the programs. After many attempts CCleaner did not open, so I progressed onto the next step and installed Super AntiSpyware. It ran, but after 7 minutes the computer quit and restarted. A window appeared saying that the system recovered from a serious error.

Error signature was as follows

BCCode : 10000050
BCP1 : F37C7000
BCP2 : 00000000
BCP3 : F406306E
BCP4 : 00000000
osver : 5_1_2600
SP : 2_0
Product 768_1

The error report highlighted 2 temp files:

Werb5cd.dir00\Mini05008-03.dmp
Werb5cd.dir00\sysdata.xml

I never bothered to continue installing the other programs, until this is sorted. Maybe someone can guide me who knows what all this means.

Thanks

Deepat
 

Answer:Not getting far with Malware Removal

never mind the message below

Thankyou

Deepat
 

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Hi
I have a computer running WinXP.

I have tried to remove the Malware Doctor virus from my computer. I ran Defogger. I used rkill and the popups kept coming. When I used dds there were no files to save, just a notebook error, and when I ran gmer the computer froze.

I'm not sure what the next step is.

Now it seems my main computer internet is down, so I'm using the laptop.

If anyone has any ideas I would like them. I'm not very computer literate.

Answer:Malware Dr. removal

Hi, can you use Use OTL instead of DDS and then post it in the new topic, you need to create here .Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well. 1. Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:
This is THE Mirror
2. Save it to your desktop.
3. Double click on the icon on your desktop.
4. Under the Custom Scan box paste this in
netsvcs
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
/md5start
eventlog.dll
scecli.dll
netlogon.dll
cngaudit.dll
sceclt.dll
ntelogon.dll
logevent.dll
iaStor.sys
nvstor.sys
atapi.sys
IdeChnDr.sys
viasraid.sys
AGP440.sys
vaxscsi.sys
nvatabus.sys
viamraid.sys
nvata.sys
nvgts.sys
iastorv.sys
ViPrt.sys
eNetHook.dll
ahcix86.sys
KR10N.sys
/md5stop
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s
CREATERESTOREPOINT
5. Push the Quick Scan button.
6. Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:
OTL.txt <-- Will be opened
Extra.txt <-- Will be minimized

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Hi folks...i found this site after searching and searching for online help for malware found on my neighbor's computer. Basically I have removed the majority of the STD's (hehe) found on that thing and am still left with the 3 desktop icons of Error cleaner, privacy protector and something else that I can't remember at the moment. I am at work and hoping to get some tips on what to try once I get home. I am unable to get to the internet unless I am in safe mode
and ie has set safenaweb as the homepage, not sure if the same malware is causing this. Can someone please tell me what programs to download in order to submit my logs.Thanks in advance!!!
 

Answer:I need help with malware removal

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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Question: removal of malware

my grandson downloaded an item from you tube and apparently something came along with it. a box keeps popping up saying file is infected and for $60 they will get rid of it. will not allow other virus checker to run saying file is infected. box keeps popping up every little while. how do i get rid of it. any help appreciated thanks this was done a a netbook with a flash drive forgot to mention that there is no hard drive
 

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Im having trouble so im posting my hijack this results. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Malware removal HELP PLEASE!!!!

Welcome to MajorGeeks.com!

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

Read & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
 

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Question: Malware removal

Okay, gang, the computer illiterate is back. I have voices doing commercials coming from my computer even when I'm offline. I assume it's some sort of Malware. I bought and DL McAfee, but I can't get it to either scan or open. It says it updated and I needed to reboot, which I did. But nothing is happening. Any ideas how to get the program to work?

Answer:Malware removal

No guarantees it will solve ALL your problems.
However, for malware removal, nothing is better than Malwarebytes, in my opinon.
Here is the link to download.
Scroll down to the bottom and Download the Free version first and run it.
If you like it , you can buy the Premium version later.
I use the free version for at least 3 years now. It works great for me.

https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimal..._medium=social

Adding.....................
Malwarebytes is probably only the 1st of many other steps to solve your problems.
You might have inadvertently installed something pretty bad.
I am no expert on this subject matter.
My contribution to your query stops here.

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I have run through all the directions for posting, the panda scan crashes half way through and wont complete the scan, and the second online scan did not give an option to save the log that I could see anywhere! I know I am having probs with pop up windows etc.

I have posted all the other logs thanks so much for your help!

THNX
 

Answer:Malware Removal Help PLZ !!

And the hijack this file.

THNX
 

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Question: malware removal

I need to remove existing malware, and I was told about Spyware Doctor as a good means. Can that run together with Adware and Spybot running at the same time?

Thanks.

Answer:malware removal

If you think you are infected submit a hijackthis log here.How to submit a hijackthis logDownload HijackthisAll 3 programs should be fine together just don't run them all at the same time.

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Question: MALWARE REMOVAL

I am looking for help with removal of these two viruses. I have Mcafee protection, and it seems to be deleting the Spy-agent Trojan when it appears. However it keeps reappearing every time I try to open up an explorer window. I also have info from McAfee that directed me to the registry to locate and delete a service registration, but did not find anything. In addition my system restore was reset during the process of trying to remove the virus as well, so I only have one reset point, so I cannot go back to a point before the infection. I am on XP Professional and would like assistance on this from anyone having experience with removing this problem. Thank you.

Answer:MALWARE REMOVAL

Run these online virus scanners:http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/http://housecall.trendmicro.com/If that doesn't help, then:Read the pinned post in the HijackThis forum, here Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.NOTE:Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.

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Hello,

I have gone through all the steps in the "read and run me first malware removal guide" And i still have malware.

I think i may have got it from limewire a few days ago. My computer has been acting up soince thursday i believe.

I have tried a few different things that other sites suggested and have had no luck so far.

I keep getting little popups saying that my computer is infected with a black door trojan and that i need to download there suggested software to remove it. It has gotten so bad with the pop ups that i can barely get online to write this. My connection is very SLOW!!!

I also seem to have a triangle with an exclamation mark in it on my toolbar that pops up all the time say that i have a black door trojan as well and to click on it and down load their software.

Now i am not that dumb. i know better then to click on them. I just close them down and ignor them.

Any info that you may have to help me would be great. Thanks for your time and help! my logs are attached. I attached the MG logs and the combo fix logs. The avg scan came out clean. Probally since i did one eairlier and did not save the log. Sorry bout that.
 

Answer:i need some Malware removal help PLEASE!

First, please disable any antivirus and/or antispy programs you have installed so they will not block this fix.

Step 1:
Please look in Add/Remove Programs for the following and uninstall if found. If you get any errors just make a note and proceed.





Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2
Java(TM) 6 Update 2
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 <-- Latest version is 1.5! Click to expand...

Step 2:
Please make sure the Viewing of Hidden Files & Folders is enabled per the READ ME.

Now, please run HijackThis and click on the Open the Misc Tools Section button on the open page. Then select Open process manager on the left-hand side. Look for the following process (or processes) and one at a time kill them by selecting it and then click Kill process. Then click yes.





PD6000SM.EXE Click to expand...

After killing all the above processes, click Back.

Step 3:
Now scan with HijackThis and check the boxes for the following entries:
( Make sure ALL browser windows are closed when you click FIX )





R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:7900
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 64.136.44.66;64.136.52.66;searchap.untd.com;127.0.0.1;localhost;*microsoft.com;* windowsupdate.com;*wustat.windows.com;*.pogo.com;*test-speed.com;liveupdate.syma ntecliveupdate.com;*symantec.com;*.nai.com;*.networkassociates.com;*.dir.untd.co ... Read more

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Hi all,I'm having a little trouble with removing some sort of virus which is becoming very tricky to remove. The .dlls (jowukuyu.dll & wuganabu.dll) appear to be hidden, and the registry entries just add themselves back in every time I remove them.I can't kill the .dll process as they don't even show up in task manager.Infact, I think the following is definately part of this virus:O20 - AppInit_DLLs: c:\progra~1\kasper~1\mzvkbd.dll c:\progra~1\kasper~1\mzvkbd3.dll c:\progra~1\kasper~1\adialhk.dll c:\progra~1\kasper~1\kloehk.dll c:\windows\system32\joretido.dll c:\windows\system32\loyayono.dll,C:\WINDOWS\system32\jowukuyu.dllMy 'hijack this' log is attached & I would be very appreciative of any feedback!Thanks

Answer:Pop-up/malware removal?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable ... Read more

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I have installed NOD32 2014. My laptop freezes at startup sometimes after the desktop appears. I am running windows 8.1 and DDS could not be run. It gives the error message 'DDS is not meant to run on compatibility mode. The program will now exit.'

Answer:Malware removal help

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.   Scan with FRST (Recovery Environment)To run FRST on Vista and Windows7:For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the in... Read more

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Question: Malware removal

I first received a notification from AVG 'Virus identified win/64 patched.A'
I followed the steps in your tutorial located here
Now AVG has found 'Trojan horse Generic29.ANPX' 'Trojan horse BackDoor.Generic15.CGSY' 'Tojan horse BackDoor.Generic15.CGSY' and more are sure to follow.
I think I have attached the necessary logs to this post, I'm really not too technical literate so I do apologise if I have done something incorrectly.
I hope you have a chance to reply swiftly.

Thank you very much for your time.
 

Answer:Malware removal

Firstly you need to take a look at this.

Warning about Porn, Keygens, Cracks, and other Illegal Software

Remove all traces of cracked software please before we continue.


Uninstall DealPly


Now Re run Hitman and have it delete Malware, and Potential Unwanted Programs.




Fix items using RogueKiller.

Double-click RogueKiller.exe to run. (Vista/7 right-click and select Run as Administrator)
When it opens, press the Scan button
Now click the Registry tab and locate these 2 detections:


[RUN][SUSP PATH] HKCU\[...]\Run : WideSearch (C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\WideSearch\wsearch.exe) [-] -> FOUND
[RUN][SUSP PATH] HKUS\S-1-5-21-189922631-1767686969-1414721043-1001[...]\Run : WideSearch (C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\WideSearch\wsearch.exe) [-] -> FOUND

Place a checkmark each of these items, leave the others unchecked.

...and the same for items on the file/folder tab, please.


[ZeroAccess][FILE] @ : C:\windows\Installer\{2c988e37-0004-54bc-25a6-c07d66c1d001}\@ [-] --> FOUND
[ZeroAccess][FOLDER] U : C:\windows\Installer\{2c988e37-0004-54bc-25a6-c07d66c1d001}\U --> FOUND
[ZeroAccess][FOLDER] L : C:\windows\Installer\{2c988e37-0004-54bc-25a6-c07d66c1d001}\L --> FOUND
[ZeroAccess][FILE] Desktop.ini : C:\windows\Assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini [-] --> FOUND
[ZeroAccess][FILE] Desktop.ini : C:\windows\Assembly\GAC_64\Desktop.ini [-] --> FOUND
[Susp.ASLR][FILE] services.exe : C:\windows\system32\services.exe [-] --> FOUND

Now pre... Read more

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Hey guys,

I seem to only have one problem: When using Internet Explorer it randomly, but often redirects me to random spam sites (sometimes even just Yellowbook.com) when I click a link.
This seems to be happening more often when I just click a link from a google search. It also occurs when I try to use Chrome.

I am pretty confident it started yesterday, when I was in a hurry to watch a soccer game and installed Sopcast AND forgot to uncheck the 'Install Ask toolbar' thing. I have now uninstalled the toolbar and sopcast itself, but to no avail. I also have run the tests you wanted me to, except for RootRepeal (I have a 64 bit system) and MgTools doesn't work, when starting it on the desktop it gives me: C:/ is inaccessible.

Thank you guys!
 

Answer:Help with Malware Removal

Welcome to Major Geeks!





Xyllus said:





and MgTools doesn't work, when starting it on the desktop it gives me: C:/ is inaccessible.Click to expand...

But you attached the log from MGtools??? Did you mean ComboFix did not run since you did not attach that log?



Download TDSSKiller from Kaspersky to your directly onto your Desktop

Now double click the TDSSkiller.exe file to run it ( if using Vista or Windows 7 do not double click on it but rather, right click and select Run As Administrartor. )
If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123tdk.com).
If you do not see the file extension, please refer to: How to view hidden, system files & folders!

Allow the application to run if prompted by Windows or any security programs you have installed
It will start the scan and run rather quickly and will notify you of whether anything is found or not.
Follow the instructions to delete/quarantine if asks you what to do when if finds something.
Whether an infection is found or not, a log file should be created on your C: drive ( or whatever drive you boot from) in the root folder named something like TDSSKiller.2.1.1_27.12.2009_14.17.04_log.txt which is based on the program version # and date and time run. Please attach this log to your next reply. (See: HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post )

 

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Hello and thanks to all who will have taken the time to read this and attempt to help me fix my problem. As with previous posters of this forum, I am having a big problem with Google links redirecting to random ad sites. I've run spyware doctor and spyware terminator, but the problem is clearly a matter of malware. I was able to install Malwarebytes onto my computer, but ran into another problem; it appears that this virus or whatever it is, is preventing certain programs from running properly. I noticed it first with Spybot S&D. I will click the .exe, get a loading cursor, and then it will go away. Nothing else. I thought the problem lied with Spybot, but it turns out that this goes double for Malwarebytes, and goes devastatingly TRIPLE for HijackThis. I read alot about how a scan and copy/paste in notepad can really help you guys to help me, so I gave HijackThis a download, only to find that it too was unable to be opened.

I'm not really sure where to turn at this point. A reformat is pretty much out of the question. So I leave it in the hands of Tech Support Guy. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Need Big Help - Malware Removal

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Hello,I am having problems with Google redirecting in Firefox only. It seems to be working fine in IE8 and Google Chrome Browsers. I have already tried the GooRedfix program, and it got rid of a few files, but the problem still persists. Running: Windows 7 Home Premium, AVG Free, Spybot S&DI have scanned with Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, AVG, Hitman, and MAB to no avail...they all show the system as being clean.

Answer:Malware Removal Help

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Question: Malware Removal.

Hi MG,

I've been wrestling with some kind of computer error for about a week or so. It started with complications with League of Legends, I would have frequent disconnections even though my internet was running, and this was especially weird because I have no previous problems with running LoL. I could play World of Warcraft with no hiccups as well. So like any other overzealous gamer, I blamed Riot and decided to wait for the next patch.

In the meantime, I started noticing that my McAffe, my current AV and FW, would turn off it's firewall seemingly at the time of log in, and I couldn't turn it back on. After multiple restarts, it is obvious that my McAffe does not intend on turning itself on.

At this point, I decided to take action (contact you rather) because I am afraid that my computer might be infected with Zero Access. Even scans for malware have shown minimal results (by RK and RK only) I am aware of the sneaky and shady nature of this infection.

This is not a COMPLETELY personal computer, me and my mom both use it. For this reason, I am also open to the fact that user error may be to blame.

I have carried through all of the steps taken in you READ & RUN ME FIRST post. I will be attaching the posts as requested.

I am confident that you will be able to find whatever is ailing my poor computer.
 

Answer:Malware Removal.

I am not finding any malware in your logs. I suggest you post in the software forum for additional assistance.

Since you are not having any malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. You can uninstall RogueKiller and HitManPro.
Go back to step 6 oof the READ ME and renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
If running Vista or Win 7, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis.
Goto the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders
related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.
After doing the above, you should work thru the below link:

How to Protect yourself from malware!



Malware removal from a National Chain = $149
Malware removal from MajorGeeks = $0
 

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hi newcomer here,problems with pup.datamngr.ran mbam and it says all selected malicious software been removed.but their keep showing up later scan.advice please.ty

Answer:malware removal

Hi archiebabe49

I am currently doing up a fix for you and will post it as soon as possible.

White Warrior

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I noticed a couple of weeks ago that my CA anti-virus had a pop up box that said 3 viruses were detected and removed from my computer. This happened a few more times, but I didn't notice any problems with the computer so I continued on my merry way. Yesterday the computer had slowed noticeably and went to Windows Task Manager and on the CPU Usage svchost.exe SYSTEM was using 50%. There were multiple instances of svchost.exe SYSTEM and svchost.exe NETWORK SERVICE. I don't know if this has anything to do with the problems I'm having, but...
 

Answer:Need Help With Malware Removal

I also attached a Kapersky on-line virus scan.
 

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I scanned my pc and found out that it is infected with allure.My microsoft security essential asked me to download windows defender in other to remove it.After running windows defender offline,it didnt find any viruses but as soon as i go into regular mode,the virus shows up on MSE.what other options do i have?
 

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Hello! My first post here, and hopefully it's not a big deal. A couple of days ago, I began receiving vundo pop-ups (WinAnti, DriveCleaner, etc.) along with Web Buying Assistant crap. I run AdWatch and Sygate Personal 24/7. Since then, I've run:

Ad Aware Pro
Spybot
Bazooka
Spyhunter
Stinger
VundoFix
Virtumundo (in safe)
ComboFix

Each found a couple of things (vundo, webbuying, etc.) and I've wiped them out. Trouble is, even though I NEVER use IE (and could care less if it really functions), every few minutes I'm STILL deluged by popups for all kinds of stuff in IE. It's driving me crazy. Strange thing is all of this started when I tried to download an update for iTunes. No relation, most likely, but still odd.

I'm running XP SP2. Attached below are my ComboFix and subsequent HijackThis logs.

And thanks in advance for any advice you can give. I really do appreciate it!

ComboFix 07-09-11.1 - "Marcus The" 2007-09-11 14:47:04.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1358 [GMT -4:00]
* Created a new restore point
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

C:\DOCUME~1\MARCUS~1\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup.\TA_Start.lnk
C:\DOCUME~1\MARCUS~1\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\ta_start.lnk
C:\Temp\1cb
C:\Temp\1cb\syscheck.log
C:\Temp\fse
C:\Temp\fse\tmpZTF.log
C:\WINDOWS\setup.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\f02WtR
C:\WINDOWS\system32\f02WtR\f02WtR1065.exe
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Hi all.
I've read so many different posts from this site at one time or another but never had the need to actually post a problem of my own.
I have a laptop running Windows Vista x86 Home Premium (not mine) that has been infected with malware.
There are some important programs on the computer that are unable to be removed at this time so a fresh install (my preference) isn't an option.
Please let me know the first step which I'm guessing is the generation of some logs etc for you guys to look at.
I'm at your mercy.
Thanks in advance!

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I have a Dell laptop which is infested with about 10 different bugs....virtumonde, fake alert, dropper....just to name a few. I got as far as Step 3 in the cleaning procedure for XP. I ran SuperAntispyware. It ran and gave me a list but when I tried to remove & quarantine I got a blue screen (C000021A Fatal Systm Error) Windows Logon Process System Process Terminated Unexpectedly with a status of 0X00000000 (0X00000000, 0X00000000) The system has been shut down

I'm sure where to go from here.

I have both McAfee (which seem to pick up nothing) and Spyware Doctor which picks everything up and claims to remove all infections until I run it again and then there's more than I started with. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Jo
 

Answer:Malware Removal HELP!

Welcome to Major Geeks!


Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.
TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can run steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
[*]Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
To avoid addtional delay in get... Read more

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Alright so I was browsing some websites and then got several alerts with NOD32. I was using outdated java, outdated firefox, and outdated adobe reader (which I have now updated) which may or may not have contributed to this issue.

However regardless, I followed the removal guide and used MBAM and SAS yesterday to remove malware. MBAM found some things and I removed them (log provided), SAS found nothing - forgot to save the log (will re scan and post). Then today NOD32 popped up again and said these files were suspicious (which were the same files/similar as what popped up yesterday). Regardless I will let the logs speak for themselves as you all know more than I do:

RR log and MgTools will be otw
 

Answer:Malware Removal (need help!!!)

Welcome to Major Geeks!

You need to attach the logs from RootRepeal and MGtools before we can continue.
 

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Question: Malware removal

Something is preventing from entering any site that requires a log in. I even had to use a back door to get in here. I had that awesomehomepages thing, I used their uninstall utility but I am still being blocked by something. I am being prevented from uploading a log file.
 

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