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Help with malware removal- have run malware removal instructions

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

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

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Preferred Solution: Help with malware removal- have run malware removal instructions

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.

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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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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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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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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
C:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

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Yesterday my computer was attacked. I had a black screen with red letters stating "Warning! Your're in danger? Your computer is infected with spyware. Also my one of my icons in the lower right tray kept poping up saying "warning your computer is infected". Then I had popup window keep coming up in the middle of my screen that said "Security monitor warning system detected a potential hazard TrasanSPM/LX". I put my computer in safe mode and ran AVG 8 and Spybot but kept getting the same. I then went through all of steps that you have posted and it seemed to have worked, although I do have one file in add/delete directory that will not delete (My Way Search Assiststant). Also, when I was following your steps, SAS would not complete the scan so I ran MBAM first and then came back to SAS and it scanned okay the second time. I would really appreciate it if you would look through my attached files to insure that all problems have been elimated. Thank You!
 

Answer:Followed Malware Removal Instructions

Welcome to Major Geeks!

You did not attach the requested log from MGtools. We need this to finish your cleanup.
 

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Hi,

I've found the online Malware Removal document to be very helpful... however there are times when I've been at client sites where a PRINTED version of the entire document would be **very** useful. Is it possible to get a complete PDF of this, including the various pages accessed by links within the document? Thanks.
 

Answer:Malware Removal Instructions

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Sorry but no we do not make it available in PDF format. The instructions are constantly changing to keep pace with malware. The tools and links in the READ ME also change over time for the same reason. There are many many links reference in the READ ME, and it would be a ton or work to actually get all of the webpages into PDF form and by the time we did, they would be out of date. In addition, we really have no need for this since the current online copy is always what we want people to use.
 

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Hi Majorgeeks,
I made the Malware Removal/Cleaning Procedure on my computer. All came clean except for RogueKiller which find 4 issues in the registry. Can I delete them? Will this make my computer clean?
Please find attached the 5 requested logs.
Thanks a lot for your help!
Best,
indis07
 

Answer:Help - Malware Removal after following instructions

I am not finding any malware in your logs. What issues are you having?
 

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i am running a removal on a family member's comp.

they may have gotten a rather bad one.

occasionally it does not allow OS boot
they booted this morning and their ICQ may have tried(and partially succeeded) in nuking another comp

i followed instructions in read & run, logs are attached

i need to know if anything in the logs are dangerous and need to be removed.
 

Answer:malware removal Read Me First instructions have been followed

and their ICQ may have tried(and partially succeeded) in nuking another compClick to expand...

A chat program almost nuked the machine???

Reviewing the logs now...
 

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Hi,

On this particular machine, I'm running Windows 2000, SP4, with all the latest updates.

Occasionally, while browsing major news sites and reputable online stores, I'll get a short period of IE6 windows automatically opening up that contain unwanted ads. These are not the type of ads that the sites I'm browsing would want to be associated with.

I'd like to get rid of this distraction and make reasonably certain that this machine is generally clean of malware.

The only questionably sane installation I did recently was to try the MaxPCSecure's free Spyware Detector scan. I've since uninstalled that program.

The latest freeware versions of Spybot and Ad-Aware don't pick up anything unusual in this regard.

What's the link on this site to the most current generic malware removal instructions that would apply to Windows 2000? I'm thinking that I could first run through such a set of instructions to see if that would eliminate the pop-up malware.

Thanks
 

Answer:Most Current Malware Removal Instructions?

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please follow the instructions in the below link 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.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
Note:

1. If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can running 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

2. If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools on another PC and 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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Hi! I followed the instructions to delete malware on my computer by installing Adware, Search and Destroy, CCleaner, etc. I have attached the two logs summaries. Can you take a look at them and let me know what to do. Before find this website and the instructions, I would delete them with Windows Defender or Norton Antivirus and they would reappear after a while. Any suggestions?? Thanks again for your help!!
 

Answer:Results after following Malware removal instructions

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

You did not say what it is that you were deleting and what was returning???

Also you forgot to do step 7 of the Read & Run Me. But based on your Panda log it would appear you need to run one of the other sticky threads first before attaching a HijackThis log. Run this: SpywareQuake Removal Procedure
 

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Hello,
I picked up some malware on my desktop. How, I'm not sure, as it was behaving normally, then I unplugged it to move it, tried it out in its new location (without internet access), and when I returned it to its old spot (with internet access) and started it again it was very slow, and pop-ups appeared.

I followed the instructions. Two notes:

*TDSS asked permission to reboot so it could scan more completely. I scanned it without reboot first, then with reboot.

*When I downloaded MG Tools.exe I got a message I could not save it in C drive so I saved it on my desktop and ran it from there. The zipped log appeared in the MG Tools folder and its name is not exactly the same (it's MGlogsR instead of MGlogs) as in the instructions. Now I find I can drag the exe file into my C drive (I'd wrongly assumed I would not be able to do that after downloading).

After following all the Read Me First instructions yesterday, the desktop is running at its usual speed now, but I just encountered another unusual pop-up (a shaking box warning about Java--not legit) so I don't believe my system is totally clean yet. A check of the logs would be much appreciated--Hitman Pro found several Trojans which I ignored per the instructions.

Thank you for your help,
AddyDog
 

Answer:Malware removal help - Read Me First instructions have been followed

Hello, AddyDog

Now shut down your protection software (antivirus, antispyware...etc) to avoid possible conflicts. *Re-enable them before physically reconnecting to your ISP.

*Other than the tools our guide instructed you to save there, I strongly recommend that you clean up this account's Desktop immediately leaving only shortcut links. [ C:\Users\laddison\Desktop ] Do not store downloads, exe files, iso files....etc on your Desktop. First it is not a safe place to keep them (i.e., you may loose them due to malware, and a cluttered Desktop is an easy hiding place for malware), and last but not least - it can have an effect on your PCs performance.

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista or Win 7, 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:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ApnTBMon] "C:\Program Files (x86)\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exe"
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: c:\progra~3\perfor~1\perfor~1.dll
O23 - Service: Ask Update Service (APNMCP) - APN LLC. - C:\Program Files (x86)\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\apnmcp.exe

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.

Using "Programs & Features" uninstall: (If you do not find it or it will not uninstall, just keep going.)
Ask Toolbar
Java 7 Update 67
Shoppi... Read more

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Welcome to Tech Support Forum

Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help (formerly Hijackthis Log Help)

* DO NOT FIX ANY ENTRIES OR DELETE ANY FILES YOURSELF. Do not run any specialized tools that you see being used in other threads without direct supervision from one of our trained analysts. Be advised that running any specialized tools not listed in this topic, on your own, is done solely at your own risk * It is also this forum's policy that we only address users with a legal copy of Windows. If during the course of a fix it is determined that the copy is not legal, we must stop the cleansing process.

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How Soon Can I Expect Help?

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Please be considerate of the fact that the people helping you are all volunteers, and in many cases usually have a job, and a limited amount of time to help, and therefore can only do so much. Also please note that there are many more people in need of assistance than there are trained staff members who may assist. Patience for this free assistance is required. If there is an immediate need, please take the machine to a local technician.

If no one has replied to your thread within 72hrs after you posted, please reply in your thread with the words "BUMP, please" to move it forward. Do NOT bump the thread unless 72 hours has passed. We try to work from oldest to newest posts so your wait will... Read more

Answer:NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Why we don't ask you to run ComboFix from the onset

As stated by the author of ComboFix:

ComboFix is a very powerful tool which when improperly used may render your machine to a doorstop.

We first need to verify if there's any rootkits present and how they could affect our tools. DDS & GMER are preliminary scans. We use their logs to map our strategy for attack.

With these logs we can determine the infections present & decide whether to deploy ComboFix.

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Hello,

Sorry for the length of this post, but I try to describe in detail what I've done. I have used the instructions in the "READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide".

The reason I have done this is, because Avast On access scanner periodically alerted me to trojans in the temporary internet folder for the past two weeks. I instruct Avast to delete these files but the messages always come back a short while later. Two days ago it started alerting me of blocking access to a malicious site (the url for this site is garbled and ends in .cn). This message would pop up every 5 to 10 seconds. So I attempted to remove the malware on the pc with the help of the instructions of this forum yesterday night.

I am not sure where the trojan/malware originated from, as I am not the only user of this computer (my parents also use it). Around the time that the problems started, I visited a reputable (or so I thought) job site (engineeringcareers.co.za) - upon visiting Avast alerted me to a trojan attempting to download and gave me the option to block the connection to the site, so I did so.

Now, on to how I followed the instructions in your guide and the problems that I encountered:

I followed all the instructions to the letter, up to and including the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Super antispyware had to be renamed to SAS.exe to run, as the explorer window crashed if I tried to run it normally. After MBAB finished, I could not connect to the interne... Read more

Answer:following malware removal instructions - MGTools not working

Hello again,

Here are the combofix and rootrepeal logs I intended to post. I wanted to post them directly after my earlier post, but real life interfered in the time between posting and my post showing up in the forum. This will probably be seen as a bump, but oh well - so far it looks like my problems are sorted out, so far Avast has not given me any more alerts to trojans/rootkits.

Thanks again,

Z.
 

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Just wanted to let people know what happened to me, what I did to recover and to thank MajorGeeks for their helpful instructions.

Prior experience removing spyware: successfully cleared numerous people's computers a couple years ago using tips offered on MajorGeeks.com. Since moving I hadn't had a single problem in nearly 2 years.

What happened: I heard at work that Flash had a recent exploit and I should patch it. I searched on Google for "flash exploit patch" or something very close to that. I clicked one of the links that sounded promising. The website I clicked was a trap! Despite the barricade of (badly non-updated) anti-spyware I have installed I got infected badly. Antivirus XP 2008, Blue eff-with-you background and screensaver, redirecting browser pages, the whole works.

My initial ill-advised attempt to fix it: I updated Adware (sp?) from Lavasoft and ran it. It found all kinds of problems and "fixed" them. And it would work. For about 5 minutes. Then the BS would just re-install itself and take over again. I figured, we'll just go ahead and restart in safe mode and clean up everything. EEEEEET. That was only temporary too.

How MajorGeeks helped: I ran home to mommy (MajorGeeks forum). CCleanered myself, Updated Java and got rid of the old versions, followed all the instructions. This SEEMED to work. It definitely got rid of everything except the browser redirection. I kept hesitating about posting the logs, but if I had... Read more

Answer:Malware instructions followed 100%, removal not initially 100% (details).

Welcome to Major Geeks!

We are happy to hear it helped you.


Now we need to cleanup some items from running ComboFix.

Copy the bold text below to notepad. Save it as fixme.reg to your desktop. Be sure the "Save as" type is set to "all files" Once you have saved it double click it and allow it to merge with the registry.




REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kazaa]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\knight]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"HideLegacyLogonScripts"=-
"HideLogoffScripts"=-
"RunLogonScriptSync"=-
"RunStartupScriptSync"=-
"HideStartupScripts"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"HideLegacyLogonScripts"=-
"HideLogoffScripts"=-
"RunLogonScriptSync"=-
"RunStartupScriptSync"=-
"HideStartupScripts"=-Click to expand...

Make sure that you tell me if you receive a success message about adding the above
to the registry. If you do not get a success message, it definitely did not work.


If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
You can uninstall SUPERAntiSpyware now.
We recommed you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as a scanner. It uses no resources except a little disk space until you run a scan.
If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed Com... Read more

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HELLO. I NEED TO GET HELP WITH PC ISSUES. ATTACHED ARE ALL THE LOGS THAT WERE SPECIFIED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS. I DO HAVE ACCESS TO A BOOT DISK/INSTALL DISK FOR MY SYSTEM. PLEASE HELP!!!!



DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by jason.bartram at 8:17:30.33 on Thu 03/25/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2039.1551 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\SmcGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\jason.bartram\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\7KAKFFY0\dds[1].pif

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uSearch Bar =
uStart Page = hxxp://google.com/
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Answer:HELP! RE:NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help (HELP)

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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I see no sign of infection in your logs. What issues are you experiencing?

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Over at the Software forum (see my thread "suddenly lost an application; plus, can't download anything" at http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=286066), Administrator DavidGP recommended I follow the instructions in the Malware Removal Guide and then start a new thread here in the Malware Forum.

But I have to ask three questions before I can follow those instructions. I'm sorry if I'm posting these questions in the wrong forum, but I asked the first two of these questions over at the Software forum, but didn't get a response.

A little background: My brother's computer runs Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1, and Mozilla Firefox 29.0.1. His current security software is StopZilla AVM 2013 (product version: 6.0.0.0, file version 6.0.3.61), and of course Windows Defender and Windows Firewall.

Question 1:

Both StopZilla and Windows Defender run real-time protection, but somehow don't collide with each other.

Nonetheless, I guess I'll have to uninstall StopZilla in order to run the programs referenced in the Malware Removal Guide, rather than just disable it, right?

(Incidentally, full scans done by both StopZilla and Defender found no threat.)

Question 2:

Step 4 of MajorGeeks' Malware Removal Guide says to disable any disk emulation software.

I don't know anything about disk emulation software, but I can tell you this:

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Answer:questions before following instructions in the Malware Removal Guide

Nonetheless, I guess I'll have to uninstall StopZilla in order to run the programs referenced in the Malware Removal Guide, rather than just disable it, right?Click to expand...

I wouldn't actually ever recommend anyone use Stopzilla. There are FAR more superior products out there.





Is VirtualBox disk emulation software? If so, I can disable it with DeFogger.Click to expand...

Yes you should be able to.





Someone told me they thought it might not be a good idea to disable disk emulation software before running diagnostic software because the malware might be on an emulated drive. Any comments on this?Click to expand...

You should always disable disk emulation softwares before beginning our procedures, this link explains why: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...lation-when-receiving-malware-removal-advice/
 

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I believe I still have root kit or something else. I can't connect to wireless and If it helps the big problems began when I downloaded a media codecs file and AVG from CNET website. Neither file worked at all and C:\$AVG file keeps returning no matter how many times I delete it. Also After I downloaded AVG and was trying to run it my comodo firewall went nuts and was allowing everything. And I keep blue screening when I start sorting through files.

I followed the instructions to, "The NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help" And here are the Logs...



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DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Administrator at 19:53:39 on 2011-06-14
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1007.493 [GMT -6:00]
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FW: COMODO Firewall *Disabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Windows\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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============== Pseudo HJT Report =============== ... Read more

Answer:RE:NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Hi,

Please do the following:
Please download aswMBR.exe and save it to your desktop.
Double click aswMBR.exe to start the tool. (Vista/Windows 7 users - right click to run as administrator)
Click Scan
Upon completion of the scan, click Save log and save it to your desktop, and post that log in your next reply for review. Note - do NOT attempt any Fix yet.
You will also notice another file created on the desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) file. Attach that zipped file in your next reply as well.

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Hello,I recently got infected with Malware Defense. I went to the following link:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...malware-defenseFollowed the instructions, and it did stop all of the popups. Unfortunately, I cannot install any antivirus or run antimalware software. I double click the icons but nothing comes up. Also, my internet explorer window will randomly close for no reason. I ran DrWeb CureIt in safe mode but it didn't identify or fix anything.Do you have any suggestions?Thanks for your time

Answer:Had Malware Defense, followed removal instructions, still have issues

Okay, as I follow-up, I followed removal instructions again and ran Malwarebyte's Anti Malware. It had 5 objects infected. Upon restart my computer locked up when I clicked run for the MBAM prompt. Here is the log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.43
Database version: 3502
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

1/6/2010 7:16:12 PM
mbam-log-2010-01-06 (19-16-12).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 184387
Time elapsed: 27 minute(s), 15 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 3

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
\\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\H8SRTbrsbpfukie.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\H8SRT (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
\\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\H8SRTbrsbpfukie.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\krl32mainweq.dll (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\P... Read more

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Here is the issue I was having prior to the "read me first" steps:

1) Search engine redirect: where I search for something via google, bing, or yahoo and when i click on the results it sends me to some unrelated website

Here are the issues i am having after "read me first" steps:

1) Search engine redirect: where I search for something via google, bing, or yahoo and when i click on the results it sends me to some unrelated website

2) I am having trouble opening file folders. I get an error message the windows has stopped working and then it searches for a solution and shuts down. I cannot even open up the file folder.

3) When I right click a file or folder, a windows installer window appears and attempts to either download something or install something. It seems to have something to do with Adobe.

I have no clue what all these logs mean. I just followed the steps and retrieved these logs.


View attachment combofix log.txt



View attachment 140457



View attachment defogger_disable.log



View attachment hijackthis.log



View attachment mbam-log-2010-07-02 (03-36-52).txt

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Answer:Malware Removal Instructions Complete... Problems still exist

View attachment MGlogs.zip



View attachment RRlog.txt
 

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Very Important: Malware infections can possibly lead to identity theft, stolen bank funds, misuse of credit card information etc. Therefore we strongly encourage you to read this thread before deciding what course of action to take regarding your infection.

If after reading the above you wish to clean your system, please follow the steps below and create new topic HERE

NOTE: This thread is a work in progress. As malware evolves, so must the programs that find the bad entries and remove them. Thanks to all the members who have kept this progress going.

These steps are NOT meant to be a ONE-STOP-FIX-ALL.
If your computer cannot stay running, as in it either cannot boot, or, it is automatically restarting after a certain amount of time, then just start a new thread and ask for help.
They only serve to help you produce some logs, so we can see if your system needs further attention and cleaning.
Please make sure to complete ALL the steps in this thread, in the order that they are listed BEFORE you post the requested log files.
Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it into a couple of replies.
Please run all scans in Normal Mode unless instructed otherwise. If you are not able to access Normal mode, please let us know.
Do NOT perform a System Restore while we are cleaning, as this can reinfect the system.
Please stay with your thread. We usually mark your thread inactive after five days, to help maintain the list of active topics... Read more

Answer:UPDATED 4-Step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Removal Preliminary Instructions

Instructions have been shortened and updated for future convenience towards users as well as helpers.
Credits to originator, Blind Dragon, and a few others, namely - kimsland, xxdanielxx, CCT, and Bobbye for their input.
 

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This is what I came up with:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version:31-08-2015
Ran by Intel (administrator) on INTEL-PC (01-09-2015 12:30:20)
Running from C:\Users\Intel\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Intel (Available Profiles: Intel)
Platform: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X86) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser not detected!)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(Wacom Technology, Corp.) C:\Program Files\Tablet\Pen\WTabletServiceCon.exe
(Teruten) C:\Windows\System32\FsUsbExService.Exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\GeForce Experience Service\GfExperienceService.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
(Hewlett-Packard) C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
() C:\Program Files\Bamboo Dock\BambooCore.exe
(Akamai Technologies, Inc.) C:\Users\Intel\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsess... Read more

Answer:Followed the UPDATED 4-Step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Removal Preliminary Instructions

==================== One Month Modified files and folders ========

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the file/folder will be moved.)

2015-09-01 12:29 - 2015-01-02 14:57 - 00000000 ____D C:\Windows\system32\vbox
2015-09-01 12:15 - 2014-08-25 11:37 - 01996509 _____ C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log
2015-09-01 12:11 - 2015-07-31 16:24 - 00065536 _____ C:\Windows\system32\Ikeext.etl
2015-09-01 12:11 - 2015-06-17 09:07 - 00036937 _____ C:\Windows\setupact.log
2015-09-01 12:11 - 2012-12-05 19:32 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\Intel\AppData\Roaming\Skype
2015-09-01 12:10 - 2014-08-25 14:00 - 01129030 _____ C:\Windows\PFRO.log
2015-09-01 12:10 - 2012-11-18 23:06 - 00000000 ____D C:\ProgramData\NVIDIA
2015-09-01 12:10 - 2009-07-14 07:53 - 00000006 ____H C:\Windows\Tasks\SA.DAT
2015-09-01 12:10 - 2009-07-14 07:33 - 00433760 _____ C:\Windows\system32\FNTCACHE.DAT
2015-09-01 12:09 - 2009-07-14 07:34 - 00030848 ____H C:\Windows\system32\7B296FB0-376B-497e-B012-9C450E1B7327-5P-1.C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0
2015-09-01 12:09 - 2009-07-14 07:34 - 00030848 ____H C:\Windows\system32\7B296FB0-376B-497e-B012-9C450E1B7327-5P-0.C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0
2015-09-01 12:08 - 2012-10-15 19:50 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\Intel\AppData\Local\Deployment
2015-09-01 12:08 - 2012-10-15 19:50 - 00000000 ____D C:\Program Files\Google
2015-09-01 12:01 - 2012-10-15 14:01 - 00116056 _____ C:\Users\Intel\AppData\Local\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
2015-09-01 12:00 - 2012-11-04 16:24 - 00000000 ____D C:\User... Read more

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Apple has finally accepted that there is a malware problem affecting many of its customers and plans to stop it with an upcoming system update.

The problems began earlier this month with a black hat search engine optimization campaign launched by scareware distributors on Google Images.

Such campaigns are common and one can pretty much expect to find rogue links among the top search results for all hot topics at any given time.

However, this time it was different because the cyber crooks also targeted Mac OS X users via a piece of scareware called Mac Defender that was specifically designed for Apple's platform.

Scareware, or rogueware, are terms that refer to fake applications that trick victims into paying for licenses in order to fix fictitious problems on their computer, usually malware infections.

Ironically, for a user base that largely doesn't trust antivirus programs and believes that Macs are malware-free, a lot of people ended up installing Mac Defender.

By extrapolating from tech support call figures related to this issue, ZDNet recently estimated that between 60,000 and 125,000 Mac users were affected by this piece of scareware.

What's worse, Apple apparently prevented its tech support operators from telling users how to remove the malicious program on their own.

However, after the issue got significant press coverage Apple published a knowledge base article of its own, which includes manual removal instructions.

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Answer:Apple Late to Anti-Malware Party, Issues Alert and Removal Instructions

Good to see that they are taking actions, since malwares are now quite more appearance in Mac.
 

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hello, a friend has droped off a broken windows xp computer with me for repair. The followed http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...-security-suite this guide section 'automated removal section and now the PC bluescreen's on both normal and safemode. Looking for guidance as to what they might have broken. Thoughts? The BSOD is a stop c000021a - windows logon process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc00000005 (0x00000000 0x00000000).

Answer:BSOD after following "automated removal instructions for security suite using malwarebytes anti-malware guide

Hi .The majority of references I see for this...are for Win 2K. XP users who have this error...don't really seem to get a resolution of any sort that I can see.From looking at the Win 2K references, I'd say that the registry is jumbled. A repair install effort would be worth a try...but I suspect that a clean install will be the ultimate resolution.Some Google Links.Louis

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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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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
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologi... Read more

Answer:Malware - blocking removal by malware antimalwarebytes

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When I try to run a scan from usind AVG anti-virus, Avira, Windows Defender, or SuperAntiSpyware; when the scan gets to a certain point, Windows shuts computer down with a blue window. It says Kernel_Stack_ Inpage_ Error plus some standard verbage about if you recently installed sortware/hardware,see administrator, etc. At bottom it says: STOP: 0x00000077 (0x00000001, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0xF79B1D24). I could sometimes run AVG scan in "select drives/folders" mode but recently it quit allowing that after I upgrade to AVG 9 (free). I uninstalled AVG and went to Avira but with same results. Scanning with Windows defender did the same. I recently installed and ran SuperAntiSpyware and was able to pinpoint problem to " System Volume Information" directory. I am unable to open to see contents as Windows shows no files in it. When I ask Ariva to scan it, Ariva says no files also but if I use AntiSpyware to scan, it shows many files during it's scan but will get to a certain point and computer will shut down. I can almost see file that shuts it down but it happens too fast to catch it. I was able to run "RootRepeal" and log is below. I was not able to run "DDS.scr".

ROOTREPEAL © AD, 2007-2009
==================================================
Scan Start Time: 2009/10/30 13:15
Program Version: Version 1.3.5.0
Windows Version: Windows XP SP3
==================================================

Drivers
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Name: rootrepe... Read more

Answer:Unknown malware/virus won't let any anti-virus/windows defender/malware removal progran to complete scans

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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My computer recently became infected. At first, my taskmanager and regedit were locked. Next, my desktop background was locked. I fixed these problems, but continue to be bombarded with malware in my running processes which regenerate upon rebooting. Eventually, I could not startup Windows. Once the Windows loading page was finished, my computer would restart. I upgraded to XP Pro, can now log on, but still have malware. Please help! Thanks for your time!
 

Answer:completed steps in "READ & RUN ME FIRST MALWARE REMOVAL GUIDE" and still have malware

Re: completed steps in "READ & RUN ME FIRST MALWARE REMOVAL GUIDE" and still have mal

Here is my MGTools.zip log. Thanks in advance for your help. Any addition info needed please let me know. Take care.
 

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I have followed recommended protocols to suceessfully remove the "Trovi" malware from my computer.
But have one minor problem.
The virus removal programs successfully removed the malware programs, as the program no longer runs on my computer.
But the malware appears to have left code in the windows startup directing the computer to run files which are now no longer present on my computer.
Problem is that this causes the following Windows Popup box "Run DLL" to come up , before any other windows startup programs run.

The Pop up box contains the following wording"

" There was a problem starting
C:\Users\LESTER\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll
The specified module could not be found."

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get rid of the code lines in start up that lead to the popup box, so that it will no longer occur at computer start up.

Thanks.
Lester
 

Answer:Trovi Malware - "Run DLL" pop up box remains on windows startup after malware removal

Follow this thread and attach requested reports

http://malwaretips.com/threads/malware-removal-assistance-how-to-get-help.20334/
 

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I ran the steps in the Malware removal guide, i haven't seen any new pop-ups, but i noticed that there were a few problems that bitdefender could not fix, and my laptop is still running slow.

I am running windows XP, and will attach all logs.

Thank you in advance for all you assistance.
 

Answer:ran all the steps in "Read & Run Me First malware removal guide," still have malware

Re: ran all the steps in "Read & Run Me First malware removal guide," still have malw

Here are the last three logs.
 

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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.
 

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 prese... Read more

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Question: Malware Removal

MGlogs.zip attached

Working on a notepad owned by a child I babysit. He had umpteen virus's and trojans ... I have finished with the Dr Web, Malawarebytes and CCleaner ... and now shows cleaned ... he has the Fake Windows Security Center pop up continue and his McAfee real time keeps getting turned off. So now I am here doing this.

I am not able to do anything from his window's account .. I am only able to do it from the Admin and in safe mode with net. And because his OS does not have the SR for Firefox or Chrome .. I have to use IE
 

Answer:Malware Removal

We still need the logs from running:
SAS
MBAM
ComboFix
RootRepeal
 

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Log attached. Any help appreciated.
 

Answer:Malware removal

Sorry - didn't follow directions. Again . I'll follow steps 1-6 and repost log.
 

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I have been told that I have a localhost 7171 that may be on my PC. I have been trying to access my itunes for the past week and all of a sudden I can no longer connect. Any advise or help is greatly appreciated



DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by HP_Administrator at 22:09:24.45 on Wed 06/24/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.110 [GMT -7:00]


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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Antivirus\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Antivirus\PCClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Antivirus\TMOAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\YOP\yop.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
C:\Program Files\DISC\DISCover.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\m3SrchMn.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\2Wire\2PortalMon.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
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Answer:Malware removal

Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
Open notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it:


Quote:




DDS::
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local;<local>
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=localhost:7171




Save this as CFScript.txt




Refering to the picture above, drag CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

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Computer has been slow for a while but I have really just started troubleshooting. I have done your steps in Read and run first and attached logs. I was unable to complete RogueKiller - It kept freezing. For some reason I am unable to attach malwarebytes log. (because it is not an allowed extension. it is an .xml file???) At this time computer still works the same. It works but just slowly. Thanks for your help
 

Answer:I Need Help With Malware Removal

Hi there lisalisa.

You need to follow the instructions again carefully for uploading the correct Malware Bytes log. What you have attached is unreadable.
You can run RogueKiller in safe mode... see if it works that way.
 

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My problem is my start bar keeps disappearing upon start up. So please take a look at my highjackthis log and help me resolve this problem.Thx for any help that is given.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:36:03 PM, on 23/09/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.17184)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\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.ExeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SpeedBit Video Accelerator\VideoAcceleratorService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SpeedBit Video Accelerator\VideoAcceleratorEngine.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Maxthon2\Maxthon.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://home.live.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft�... Read more

Answer:Need Help With Some Malware Removal

Hello Renaissance,My name is Mas_pogi(mark,mp) and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.As I am still in training I will be helping you under supervision of our expert teachers, so there may be a delay between posts.Thanks for your patient and we'll get back to you Please do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please reply to this thread, do not start another!Please tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Please tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Please try as much as possible not to run anything while executing a fix.With Regards,mas_pogi

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Question: Malware removal

Hi,

Each time I try to get onto Google, I get redirected to a page that says "Welcome to nginx!". I've read all of the information on your site and gone through the preparation steps. Here is the DDS log. Thanks so much for your help getting rid of this. I appreciate any help you can give me.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Tre at 15:37:08 on 2012-04-30
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.5611.3893 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
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============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2011\TrueSuiteService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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Answer:Malware removal

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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Hello there.

My dad accidentally clicked on an "update your Chrome browser" thing and downloaded a bunch of malware. The computer runs really slow now, opening programs takes a long time. The browser's homepage got changed to some search engine ( hxxp://istart.webssearches.com/?type=sc&ts=1409855079&from=pjr&uid=WDCXWD6400BEVT-80A0RT0_WD-WXA1A205320353203 ), additional bookmarks appeared in the browser, and sometimes the browser pops up on its own with game sites...

So, there's definately something wrong, he downloaded something. I did try a scan with his Avast - the program found some viruses, quarantined them, but it didn't help much, thus my presence here.

I pasted in the info from DDS, attached the two files as instructed in the outlines to this Forums. Will be very grateful for helping with this.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17239 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Marek Młynarski at 20:25:10 on 2014-09-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1250.48.1045.18.4021.1949 [GMT 3:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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Answer:Malware removal - please help!

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Please note that more than one round may be needed to properly eradicate malware. In co-operation with the cleaning process, please: do not uninstall/install any programs unless asked to do so, to make it easier on us as it is more difficult when files/programs are appearing in/disappearing from the logs;
do not run any tools or scans other than those requested;
follow all instructions in the order they are presented;
if you have problems with or do not understand the instructions, ask before continuing;
stay with this thread until given the All Clear, as absence of symptoms does not always mean the machine is clean;
do not attach any logs/reports, etc.. unless specifically requested to do so.
All logs/reports, etc.. must be posted in Notepad making sure the word wrap is unchecked. (In notepad click format, uncheck word wrap if it is checked.)
Also note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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Please uninstall the following via Programs and Features in Control Panel

AnyProtect ============> info: SystemLookup - Global Search

When done, delete its related folder, if still present:

C:\Program Files (x86)\AnyProtectEx

Search App by Ask ============>
Search App by Ask has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
WebsSearches.com============> info: We... Read more

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Question: malware removal

please help me remove these viruses from my computer

Answer:malware removal

Hello bosslady.. You didn't say which ones... so lets look for them.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your ... Read more

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Hello-

Earlier this evening I visited an acquaintance's business website. Within seconds of arriving at the site, my Zone Alarm firewall began indicating that files were attempting access and I had numerous other security alerts pop up. My CPU fan started to fire up (which scares me because of a previous infection) and I shut down my computer immediately.

Upon restarting, I ran Malwarebytes. I got this list of infections:

braviax.exe
Trojan - figaro.sys
Backdoor.Bot - sysldtray
Backdoor.Bot - ld12.exe
Fake.Beep.sys - beep.sys
Fake.Beep.sys - beep.sys
Trojan.FakeAlert - braviax.exe
Worm.KoobFace - ld12.exe
Disabled Security Center

My AVG also informed me of a threat detected: bravia.exe

I told Malwarebytes to remove all the found/selected files and AVG to move the file to the Virus Vault.

Because I was concerned about files still hidden and regenerating upon restart, I decided to come to Major Geeks. I've gone through the Read & Run Me First steps and have attached the first 4 logs to this post (5th log to immediately follow). Although I didn't see any problems found in the scans and my CPU fan has since calmed, I want to run the logs by the expert team for peace of mind as I've relied upon Quarantines and the Virus Vault with (what I hope were) minor attacks over the past year or more. Would love to get an 'all clear' before proceeding.

Can I provide any additional information?

Thank you very much for the... Read more

Answer:Malware Removal

5th log attached.
 

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Question: Malware removal..?

Hi, and thank you before I even start . I did all the steps as per the instructions on this forum. The Superanti didn't pick up anything, nor did the Malwarebytes.

Hopefully I have attached everything correct.

The reason I am posting is because my anti-virus software (webroot) has twice picked up malware for quarantine, even after the superantispy and malwarebytes running.

Thank you!
 

Answer:Malware removal..?

The other one.
 

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Question: Malware removal

Hello:

Im usually pretty good with virus and malware removal, but I have a doozy on my hands.

To make a long story short, I inadvertently trusted an executable and it has wreaked havoc on my home ppc.

I have been working on it 2 days and have made progress but this is where I am.

My borwser ranadomly redirects to sites Im not going to when I use goole links and probably yahoo, although I rarely use yahoo.

I was using Symantec endpoint protection, but whatever was installed, pretty much ruined it. Full scans of my C: drive wouldnt fully scan. It only scanned about 1000 files and then said it was completed.

I have since tried to uninstall Symantec but it wouldnt uninstall fully.
Im going to try another attempt to uninstall tonight.

But that isnt the problem, I have run several malware programs includin Hijack This, Root Repeal, Loaris Trojan remover, and deleted a bunch of garbage.

But..... Root Repeal found the following files which are hidden and invisible.

th: C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSIVXbmqqaruofnxbtfwstgkvppbdgcnfxues.dll
Status: Invisible to the Windows API!

Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSIVXcount
Status: Invisible to the Windows API!

Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSIVXxtuwywcfaqbdmixetewswwiblhylkltk.dll
Status: Invisible to the Windows API!

Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\MSIVXrxdaivrfqqumqsefekqqqpnuylakcmej.sys
Status: Invisible to the Windows API!

Path: C:\Documents and Settings\XXXXXX\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Con... Read more

Answer:Malware removal

I will try this next any help would be greatly apprciated.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=192101&highlight=Invisible+malware+files

PG
 

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Hi
I'm using XP home, service pack 3 and no matter which browser i use my searches are redirected to various other sites. These include directories for the topic searched, ebay, sex sites etc etc etc.
I have tried a complete format and re-install of my operating system but this problem was still there.
any help to get rid of this problem would be greatly appreciated.
Any further info required just let me know
Kind regards

Bri

Answer:Malware removal

Hello, and to the Malware Removal forum! My online alias is Blade Zephon, or Blade for short, and I will be assisting you with your malware issues!If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch Topic. By clicking this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Before we begin cleaning your machine, I'd like to lay out some guidelines for us to follow while we are working together.I will be assisting you with your malware issues. This may or may not resolve other problems you are having with your computer. If you are still having problems after your machine has been determined clean, I will be glad to direct you to the proper forum for assistance.Even if things appear better, that does not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions until I give you the all clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that all the malware has been removed. If a piece of the infection is left, it can regenerate and reinfect your machine. 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.I ask that you please refrain fro... Read more

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I have access to windows install disc.


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by owner at 11:39:20.39 on Thu 23/09/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.61.1033.18.3316.2248 [GMT 10:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ASTSRV.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgam.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod Access for Windows\iPAHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\Professional\NitroPDFDriverService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NLSSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
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Answer:malware removal help

Scan With RootKitUnHooker
Please Download Rootkit Unhooker Save it to your desktop.
Now double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.
Click the Report tab, then click Scan.
Check (Tick) Drivers, Stealth. Uncheck the rest. then Click OK.
Wait till the scanner has finished and then click File, Save Report.
Save the report somewhere where you can find it. Click Close.
Copy the entire contents of the report and paste it in a reply here.

Note** you may get the following warning, just click OK and continue.

"Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself!
It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?"

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Question: Malware removal

Hi, i'm trying to fix this pc for a friend of mine without any luck so far. I've scanned it with malwarebytes which found 1800 infections and webroot which found 11 infections but the pc is still very slow and i'm sure there's still some malware on it.

I would really appreciate any help you guys can give me.

here are the scans.
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Michelle at 2:10:42.09 on 19/01/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.41 [GMT 0:00]

AV: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {D3C23B96-C9DC-477F-8EF1-69AF17A6EFF6}
AV: Webroot Internet Security Complete *Enabled/Updated* {77E10C7F-2CCA-4187-9394-BDBC267AD597}
FW: Webroot Internet Security Complete *Enabled*

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

C:\Program Files\Webroot\Security\Current\Framework\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:Malware removal

FYI after looking at the volume of posts you guys get looking for help i decided to format the pc and reinstall windows.
thanks anyway

Brenm2

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My desktop is infected with malware. I go to my bank's website where the sign-in page asks for personal info such as 'mother's maiden name.' The bank says their web-page does not ask for that. They have since shut down my accounts until I get rid of the infection. I have run Ad-aware, Spyware Doctor and Nod 32 numerous times now, including in safe-mode with no success. I have XP Home. Any suggestions? Thanks, NRoss
 

Answer: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. If TDSSserv is not found, just continue on with the READ & RUN ME.
TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

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.
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, 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 g... Read more

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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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Hello All,

I was unable to do every step of the malware problem guide until I got to the program RootRepeal.exe . I am unable to download it. I have downloaded hijackthis. I can't seen to get rid of certain things. I am getting popups. My problem is a lot better as I've been working all day on it. How do I get rid of this onc eand for all? Thank you!

Answer:Malware Removal Help Please

Hi,Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. If you still need help with this do following, please.Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool. When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt Attach.txtSave both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.Download GMER here by clicking download exe -button and then saving it your desktop:Double-click .exe that you downloadedClick rootkit-tab and then scan.Don't check
Show All
box while scanning in progress!When scanning is ready, click Copy.This copies log to clipboardPost log in your reply.

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Question: malware removal

hello
can you help remove widdit search?

tanks

I have windows vista

Answer:malware removal

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Question: Malware removal

Can someone please tell me the best software for malware removal. It has come to the point that malwarebites can't remove a flea from a dog and avira is almost as bad. Thanks for your help

Answer:Malware removal

See the List of Free Scan & Disinfection Tools which can be used to supplement your anti-virus and anti-spyware in these topics:Antivirus, Antimalware, And Antispyware ResourcesSupplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware ToolsList of Anti-virus vendors that offer free LiveCD/Rescue CD utilities

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I've been handed my daughters netbook which has picked up a few items of malware. I've run all the tools but believe that there's still something left.

Attached should be the logs as requested.
 

Answer:Malware removal

second post with MGlogs.

Thanks in advance for you help.
 

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Ok, I've downloaded and ran all programs as instructed. Here are all the logs. Please let me know what steps I need to do next.

Hitman Pro did not detect anything, so no logs to attach.
 

Answer:Malware removal help

Looks like the cleaning procedure took care of most of your problems. Just a little bit more to do.

Uninstall the below very old versions of software:
Java(TM) 6 Update 20

Now install the current version of Sun Java from: Sun Java Runtime Environment Make sure that when you see the form asking about installing Ask Toolbar that you uncheck this.

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista or Win 7, 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:

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {3bbd3c14-4c16-4989-8366-95bc9179779d} - (no file)
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - (no file)

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.

Please download OTM by Old Timer and save it to your Desktop.

Run OTM.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, Win7 or Win8, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator).
Copy the lines from the below codebox to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C
(or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy): Do not include the word Code: which is just a title line of
the code box

Code:

:Processes
explorer.exe

:Files
C:\windows\TEMP\*.*
C:\Users\Diane\AppData\Local\Temp\*.*

:Reg
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\... Read more

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Yesterday out of nowhere my computer started to just freeze up and give the error message that such and such program is not responding, including any online activity. The first thing I tried to do was to run a scan of my computer with my virus protection software (McAfee), but the program would not run the scan at all, so I ran the Mcafee virtual technician program they offer. Upon running it, it found a few issues that it fixed, but could not fix one issues that it defined as (1 dat / engine update). I have no idea if this is related to the issues I am having. I have followed your instructions as best as possible and think that I have completed all steps as requested. I have had to do all this in safe mode with networking because the programs will not run if windows is started normally. I am still having the same issues, so here are the logs you requested. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Malware Removal Help Please

Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Attach JRT.txt to your next message.
Otherwise I am not finding any malware in your logs.

You need to move ComboFix from Downloads, where you ran it, directly to your desktop.

What issues are you still having? I may need to send you to the software forum for additional assistance.
 

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Question: Malware Removal

Good Day

An acquaintance of mine reccommended your site to me and I would like to thank you for the step by step guide - very helpful fo a novice like myself.

I have attached the logs as requested however this will be my only post as I only have 4 attachements to send.

My Malwarebytes log was 335kb which I was told is too big to upload so I have zipped this if that's ok?

Unfortunately I could not get RootRepeal to run - my computer would frieze and after some time would tell me I needed more virtual memory - I then waited 2 hours before it crashed.

I tried again however, but unfortunately met with the same fate so I decided to move on.

I do hope this isn't a problem

Many thanks
 

Answer:Malware Removal

Fortunately the scans took care of the malware. The only thing you need to do is to:

Use windows explorer to find and delete:
c:\windows\E80F62FF5D3C4A1984099721F2928206.TMP

Then use add/remove programs to uninstall:
LiveUpdate (Symantec Corporation)"
LiveUpdate (Symantec Corporation)"
LiveUpdate Notice (Symantec Corporation)"

If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:

We recommend you keep SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. Unless you purchase them, they provide no real-time protection. They are useful as backup scanners.They do not use any significant amount of resources ( except a little disk space ) until you run a scan.
If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed ComboFix on your Desktop like we requested.)

Click START then RUN and enter the below into the run box and then click OK. Note the quotes are required
"%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix" /u

Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /u, it must be there.
This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
If running Vista, 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... Read more

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Hey all, just wondering if you guys an help with some malware i cant remove, i ran the 'Read me first' steps and still encounter problems with my laptop including crashing and slow operating. I attached the combofix file......

cheers
 

Answer:Malware removal

Welcome to Major Geeks!

If you ran the READ & RUN ME FIRST, you need to attach the below logs that were requested:

SUPERAntiSpyware
Malwarebytes
RootRepeal
MGtools

 

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hi, chaslang did a great job of removing malware and such from my wife's computer. thanks, now i would like to have mine done. i removed as much stuff as i could. here are the logs. if you could please analyze them it would be appreciated. thank you.
 

Answer:malware removal

here is MGlogs file.
 

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Hi there. I've been following your directions to remove some malware from my computer and I got as far as trying it to run your Farbar Recovery Scan Tool from the flash drive to the infected computer. I'm unable to run the program as it says that "cannot be run in DOS mode". Any thoughts on how I could get pass that and unlock my screen?
Thank you!

Answer:Malware Removal

Which operating system is installed? Also tell me, if it is 32- or 64bit.

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Not too savvy on all this computer stuff but I have run Hijack This and Malwarebytes in safe mode, as they wouldn't even install in normal mode. Malwarebytes found 14 infected files which I removed, but I still have the same reduced performance and pop-up's,

First pop-up has a picture of a lady - 'indonesian smile'

Second pop-up comes up in top left corner of screen and says something like C\recycler - something about the settings?

This ?virus, I think it is astry.exe, keeps causing my computer to freeze - everything appears to be running but I cannot affect anything - sometimes it will not even shut down!

A mate says to use combofix but I'm a bit wary due to my inexperience with these types of programs.

Please help!

Attached are the logfiles from Hijack This and Malwarebytes.

hijackthis1.txt

mbam-log-2010-09-13 (15-15-28).txt

Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

Maz

Answer:Malware removal - help please!

Hello and welcome to TSF.


Quote:




A mate says to use combofix but I'm a bit wary due to my inexperience with these types of programs.




Please never use combofix unsupervised. ComboFix is not a commercial malware removal tool.


Quote:




Why we don't ask you to run ComboFix from the onset

As stated by the author of ComboFix:

ComboFix is a very powerful tool which when improperly used may render your machine to a doorstop.

We first need to verify if there's any rootkits present and how they could affect our tools. DDS & GMER are preliminary scans. We use their logs to map our strategy for attack.

With these logs we can determine the infections present & decide whether to deploy ComboFix.




Although I can see some signs of infection in the HijackThis log, with today's malware it's less than adequate to assess the full picture(s). Hence, it's no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

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HiI was working on a malware problem with garmanma in another forum Topic referenced is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/272285/need-help-with-malware-removal/ ~ OB and we got to a point where he thought it was best to turn the case over this forum. He asked me to post the Root Repeal and DDS logs here for your review. I have also attached the zipped Attach.txt file. This was my original problem description:----------------My computer has begun responding very slowly. Boot up takes forever, programs take a long time to open, the computer occassionally hangs when performing certain functions, e.g. copy/paste in Windows Explorer, and I am having to use Task Manager a lot to end various processes that hang up and won't open or close. OS is XP Home SP3.-----------------We ran a bunch of scans and malware removers, which found and eliminated several items, and I believe the computer speed has improved. But, based on the Root Repeal log, garmanma thinks there may still be something in there that needs your help to fix. Also, when trying to execute garmanma?s instructions I found I could not boot into safe mode using the f8 method. The computer locks up part way through the driver loading. The only way I could get into safe mode was via safeboot, but garmanma has cautioned me against doing that if malware is suspected. That problem was not resolved, and I would like to get the f8 safe mode access back in operation if possible. It used to work at one time. ... Read more

Answer:Need help with malware removal

Hello,We 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.My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Then please post back here with the following: log.txt info.txtThanks

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Question: Malware removal

I have gone through the SpyQuake & SpyFalcon Removal Procedures
and did not have a lot of the .dll files you were talking about. I did find and got rid of

%System32%\reglogs.DDD
%System32%\atmclk.exe
%System32%\stdole3.tlb
%System32%\ts.ico

These were the only files that were found. I have attached smitfiles.txt
 

Answer:Malware removal

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Okay that sounds and looks good! Is everything working okay now?
 

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Question: Malware Removal

Thanks for the great directions on scanning and removing. I have followed Steps 1-7 in the Read & Run Me sticky.

I have attached the logs from Bitdefender and HijackThis. I was not able to run Panda Active Scan. I attempted from both Safe and Normal Modes. All links to Panda Software did not work. I did do a Google Search to try to find other links but all failed.

Please review my logs to see if anything else needs to be cleaned.

Thanks so much.

Mark
 

Answer:Malware Removal

I forgot to add that when I went to disable System Restore, I found that it was never enabled and that I can not enable it. The error message states that a network administrator must make the changes. The compute is not on a network and I was logged on with an administrative account in XP.

Please give me any advice on this issue. Thanks
 

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Hi. I (apparently in error, according to your instructions) ran ComboFix on my work computer in an effort to remove a spyware infection that attempts to coax me into installing a bogus spyware removal program. It also seems to cause hyperlinks in search results to misdirect to advertisements. My ComboFix log follows:

ComboFix 09-03-23.01 - ethan 2009-03-25 12:58:06.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.179 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\ethan\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)
* Created a new restore point
.

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

c:\windows\system32\bszip.dll
c:\windows\system32\lowsec
c:\windows\system32\lowsec\local.ds
c:\windows\system32\lowsec\user.ds
c:\windows\system32\lowsec\user.ds.lll
c:\windows\system32\sdra64.exe
c:\windows\system32\sys.dat
c:\windows\winhelp.ini

.
((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-02-25 to 2009-03-25 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2009-03-24 18:10 . 2009-03-09 12:06 15,688 --a------ c:\windows\system32\lsdelete.exe
2009-03-24 15:55 . 2009-03-24 15:55 <DIR> d----c--- c:\windows\system32\DRVSTORE
2009-03-24 15:55 . 2009-03-09 12:06 64,160 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\Lbd.sys
2009-03-24 15:18 . 2009-03-24 15:18 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Lavasoft
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Answer:Help with malware removal

Howdy there and welcome to TSF Forums

I'm Steve and I will be helping you throughout this fix.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step. Please perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days from this initial post then thread will be closed.

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here or here. Extract the contents of the zipped file to desktop.
Double click GMER.exe. If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent .
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO.


Click the image to enlarge it
In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Uncheck the following ... Sections
IAT/EAT
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your... Read more

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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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There is a software on my computer called attune. It came bundled with my computer when i bought it new. I have tried to remove it but cant. Any simple advise on how to remove this program would be appreciated. I am one step above the idiot level in computer knowledge.
 

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I've recently been getting redirected to other websites when searching the internet. I'm told it's a malware virus.
I downloaded malwarebytes but it wouldn't scan. I tried to go back to an earlier checkpoint but it wouldn't do it.
My McAfee antivirus doesn't pick up anything. What can I do besides reformating the PC?

Answer:malware removal

Hello and welcome!!Some types of malware will disable MBAM (MalwareBytes) and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it.Before saving any of your security programs, rename them first. For example, before you save Malwarebytes', rename it to something like MBblah.exe and then click on Save and save it to your desktop. Same thing after you install it. Before running it, rename the main executable file first***Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run..***Another work around is by not using the mouse to install it, Just use the arrow keys, tab, and enter keys.***Open up command prompt, type in following commands: XP >> click the Start menu at the lower-left of your computer's desktop and select "Run". Type cmd into the Run box and click "OK".Vista >> click the Start menu at the lower-left of your computer's desktop and Type cmd in the search box.regsvr32 mbamext.dllregsvr32 ssubtmr6.dll regsvr32 vbalsgrid6.ocxregsvr32 zlib.dll ****If you cannot use the Internet,you will need access to another computer that has a connection.From there save mbam-setup.exe to a flash,usb,jump drive or CD. Now transfer it to the infected machine, then install and run the program. If you cannot tra... Read more

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My computer will not allow me to boot without the blue screen of death. I can only use Last known good configuration. My cd drives no longer work nor have a drive letter. I cannot restore computer back to a good restore point. I have scanned with the following: Getrunkey, Shownew, Spybot, Counter Spy, AVG, Ad-Aware, Bitdefender, HJT. Counter Spy and Bitdefender found nothing therefore I have no logs. I will post the others. Any help would be most appreciated.
 

Answer:Malware Removal

My computer will not allow me to boot without the blue screen of death. I can only use Last known good configuration. My cd drives no longer work nor have a drive letter. I cannot restore computer back to a good restore point. I have scanned with the following: Getrunkey, Shownew, Spybot, Counter Spy, AVG, Ad-Aware, Bitdefender, HJT. Counter Spy and Bitdefender found nothing therefore I have no logs. I will post the others. Any help would be most appreciated.

Here are the other logs.
 

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It's been a while since I have been here!! Read me first is done and I am up to step 4 of your cleaning thread.

Story - daughters brand new laptop, not sure how she's done it but seems to be full of some sort of malware. Running very slow, popup ads, lots of warnings etc.

A few programs won't uninstall at all which I have since found to be malware of sorts. DNS Unlocker, Crimewatch, SuperOptimizer plus a few others that just won't uninstall.

The Malware bytes log is empty - I downloaded and ran it last night before coming here. There was close to 200 items on it. Should have come here first but didn't think of that till today
MGtools - I successfully downloaded it but I couldn't get it to run all the way through even after reading the thread about running it. It kept saying access denied. UAC has been disabled, it did not give me any options about running as administrator.
TDSSKiller came back clean.

I also was not given options at all to save to desktop for any of the downloaded programs

Please let me know if there is anything else you need to know.

Thank you
 

Answer:Malware Removal - Please Help

MGtools - I successfully downloaded it but I couldn't get it to run all the way through even after reading the thread about running it. It kept saying access denied. UAC has been disabled, it did not give me any options about running as administrator.Click to expand...

Try running it again, ensuring that antivirus software is disabled, and you can indeed right click and run as admin. Failing this, reboot into safe mode and try and get it to run that way. It's one of the most important logs containing alot of info.
 

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