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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you emmensely!!

Mike Sieber
 

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

Welcome to Major Geeks!




mike sieber said:





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

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


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

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

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

Answer:malware removal help - removal instructions attempted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Malware problem not fixed with Malware Removal instructions

Welcome to Major Geeks!

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

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

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

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

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.


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

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




Files to delete:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon .exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mlljg.exe
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Hi 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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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! 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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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

[/ATTACH]
 

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

View attachment MGlogs.zip



View attachment RRlog.txt
 

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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

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==================== 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
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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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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
C:\Windows&... Read more

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

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

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

Answer:Cyber Security removal; Malware removal not working

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

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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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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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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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Hi,

I am the IT manager in my company.

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

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

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

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

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

Please advise,
Tommy

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Gud day to everyone,

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

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

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

Hello frozenfire03, Welcome to TSF!

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

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

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

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

Good Luck with it.

Kind Regards,

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

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

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

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

Answer:Malware infected, malware removal tools useless

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Hiya

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

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

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

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

Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Thankyou!
 

Answer:malware halps/malware removal not running

Hi again,

also tried doing this (as seen in another thread)

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

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


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

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

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

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

Answer:Ugh - Malware Removal Tools Disbled by Malware

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,
Deb
 

Answer:Malware - Exists after running MalWare Removal

This is the last of the Malware log files.

Thanks again!
Deb
 

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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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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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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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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 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

It worked fine for a while then I did not use it for while. It is now acting funny again. One major issue is the Wifi will randomly turn off and it runs slow.

I have attached newly ran scan reports. thanks in advance.

ME
 

Answer:Malware removal

Your original thread was from over a year ago and you didn't follow up on it after given the first set of instructions.

I have moved your post to a new thread since you last thread was locked due to our new policy on locking old threads automatically once they are 6 months old.
 

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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,

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

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

Thanks,
 

Answer:Need malware removal help

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

THNX
 

Answer:Malware Removal Help PLZ !!

And the hijack this file.

THNX
 

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I don't know if my posts are being read or seen. I'm very frustrated since neither of my posts asking for help from yesterday got a response. I know I'm not supposed to bump my posts, but both threads are now at page two and three. I only tried to make those threads as informative as possible.

Thank you to Ivor who PMd me and sent me this link: http://www.technibble.com/how-to-remove-syssecuritysitecom-w32myzorfk/

Those instructions I've seen posted and I wasn't sure if I should go on with step two of that procedure. I've had that problem, but I've not seen it recently although I still experience the problem below. I need some guidance please.

My taskbar currently has a flashing X and ? in a blue circle in it. A mouseover reads "Critical System Errors!" and clicking it directs me to virusburst.com.

I've also noticed under software explorer in Windows Defender two isamonitor.exe running in startup. Then isamonitor.exe and isamini.exe currently running. Both paths lead to a VideoKeyCodec.

I did follow the Read & Run me instructions to no avail. Should I attach new logs or will the logs I previously posted suffice? Thanks in advance for the help. I hope someone sees this soon.
 

Answer:STILL need help with malware removal

I update my logs. Accordiing to Panda scan my situation is getting worse. Someone please help.
 

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Hi there,

I have read and run your "read me and run me first" page and now I'm asking for support.

I have run all the programs you suggested and will attach the log files.

I can't seem to get rid of Trojan.Downloader.Swizzor. The programs say it's been deleted, quarantined and disinfected, but it keeps popping up.

I'm also having some trouble with having my browser time out. I happens constantly and I have to reboot to get it to behave. Everything esle is also super super slow.

I really appreciate any and all help that you can provide.

Thanks so much.

It looks like I'll have to post the log files in stages.
 

Answer:Help with Malware Removal

Log files part 2.
 

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Question: Malware Removal?

Hello there,

In the past week or two my computer has been getting slower and slower and slower. I have noticed a process named "ctalogd.exe", within the task manager window, googled it and found it to be some sort of malware. I noticed that HiJackThis is a common tool used for you to help us, so I have downloaded it and will be patiently waiting for instruction.

I have avg and counterspy but this process is left undetected. Help would be much appreciated with this removal process. Please advise. Thanks!

Answer:Malware Removal?

Are you using Cisco Systems? ctalogd.exe is related to the Cisco certification agency agreements service process and installed in this path:C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\ctalogd.exeAnytime you come across a suspicious file, search the name using Google or the following links:BC's File DatabaseBC's Startup Programs DatabaseFile Research CenterThreatExpert Malware SearchIf no search results are found, you are given the option to "Submit a New Sample".Determining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.If you cannot find any information, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.Post back with the results of the file analysis.

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Hello everyone. This is my first post here, although I have browsed the forum for quite a while. I decided to finally resister after getting a series of viruses/malware after letting some friends use my PC and from what I can tell you guys are the experts !

I've tried to remove them with Adaware and Spybot, but they come right back on reboot. It has also disabled my Task Manager by default, so I have been having to use a reg edit file to get that back every time.

Here's a hijackthis scan that I just did after rebooting. Hopefully someone out there can help me out. I would appreciate it a lot!
 

Answer:Malware Removal Help

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

You have a lot of serious infections. This is really due to the below facts:

Windows OS is not updated with current patches
No antivirus application
No realtime antispyware application
No firewall
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. MAKE SURE you install and rename HijackThis as requested to avoid further delays.

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:
CounterSpy
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were ... Read more

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Question: Malware Removal

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

I suggested:

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

Answer:Malware Removal

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

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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Question: Malware removal

Problems started over a week ago. Can only boot in safe mode. Ran rkill and Malwarebytes and found mulitple infected objects and all were deleted with the exception of 3. Now, Malwarebytes is shutting down after a couple minutes of scanning. In fact, all programs are shut down..ie, "IE has experienced a problem and musy shut down" msg appears 100%of the time after >2 minutes of running.

How can I keep the system up and running to perform diagnostics?
 

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here are my logs from the removal process

View attachment HitmanPro_20150116_1946.log



View attachment TDSSKiller.3.0.0.42_16.01.2015_18.16.25_log.txt



View attachment mblog.txt



View attachment RKReport.txt



View attachment history.txt
 

Answer:Help with malware removal

Still need the log from running MGTools.exe -> C:\MGLogs.zip.
 

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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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Question: Malware Removal

This is my first time here,so please bear with me. My clock shows ?????? instead of am or pm. Here is the log from hijack this;Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 13:37:38 ??????, on 7/23/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running 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:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\ewido.exeC:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 4.5\THGuard.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Ad SmasheR\Smasher.exeC:\Program Files\Ad SmasheR\Smasher.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32... Read more

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Hello bdawg and welcome to the BC HijackThisforum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.It appears that the system time is set to 24-hour format (hence the 13:37:38). There will be no am/pm designation for this time format. To change the format see this MS article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...938&sd=techCheers.OT

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Hi, If someone could help me I would appreciate it. Seems my browser gets hijacked everyday even when I remove the virus/Troj with Malwarebytes 'Anti-Malware software. When I search google for something it seems to navigate below to 1.2.3.0 then to a google page with wrong results. Below is my Hi jack this file:Thank youLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:54:53 AM, on 12/29/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\DeviceService\DevSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DE... Read more

Answer:Help with Log/Malware removal

It now says waiting for 7.7.7, I have used every spyware program i could find and I still cannot solve this problem. Is there anyway to fix this without formatting? Thank you for your help.. Below is my DDS.txt
DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by kozm at 9:49:13.01 on Tue 12/30/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2558.1750 [GMT -5:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\DeviceService\DevSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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Question: Malware Removal

I am using a Win 7 64bit laptop. My Norton 360 expired last month and only now I renewed it. Before I renewed it, my computer started showing malware activities. My AbBlock did not work, audio plays (either online or offline) did not give sounds after about a minute, downloaded unintentional programs etc. I ran a full scan from Norton 360 but still I those issues.
Thank you.
 

Answer:Malware Removal

Hello, YACwade

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

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

and then attach the requested logs to your next reply when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.
After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:


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

Starting your computer in Safe mode

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

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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 run all 5 scans that your Malware removal page lists. I can't find the RKreport[1].txt file. You said to run each thing only once. How can I get the report to you for Rogue Killer?

I started having trouble 2 days ago when I received a notification to update myplayer. I guess I thought it was for my media player but that's when all this other stuff came with it & my computer is so slow along with pop ups & even whole page pop ups.

Hope this helps you help me. I'm lost!!!

Thank you
 

Answer:Malware removal

Welcome to MajorGeeks!

Run RogueKiller again - after clicking Scan and it has completed, click on Report for the RKreport_SCN_09132014_xxxxx.log to be opened. That is the log we want attached. (Copy & Paste it into Notepad > save to your Desktop to easily find it again)
 

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Question: Malware removal

Hello,

In the past few few weeks Norton Internet Security 2010 has been reporting repeated attacks from remote IP addresses nearly every 10 seconds while my computer was connected to the internet. In the past couple of days my computer has slowed down enormously and norton no longer detects anything wrong with my computer during scans. CPU usage is between 90-100 at all times. Way too many svshst executables are running (between 5-10). When I try to end these processes a dialog box comes up and says acess is denied. Windows Unlocker can't do anything about it. Yesterday while trying to end the processes the famous dialog box with 60 seconds on the timer before the computer will be forced to shut down showed up, so I assume I have a rootkit. When I tried to attach my hijack this file i was unable to- the window refreshed and reported that the connection had been reset. This occurred 5 times in a row so I am assuming that is abnormal as well. I decided to paste the log into the thread, I hope that its not against the rules! Thank you in advance for your help!!!!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:32:01 PM, on 7/31/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17023)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.

exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Malware removal

Here is an updated version HJT log
 

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So it would appear that I am infected with WinantivirusPro 2006, I get the pop ups constantly but I have not installed the program. I also get blank windows popping up to a certain ip address that contains information on what I was currently doing. Such as this "http://85.12.25.85/trafc-2/rfe.php?cmp=vm_mg_ff_nonusa_fail&nid=ec&uid=AB11DEAC21A011DB973F00167647FA98&guid=e0f30edd+1D10514769CC421B8E80F83036AF28EA&lid=forums%3E&url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.majorgeeks.com%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D38752&affid=862"

So I went through the steps you guys have posted and I have lots of logs for you read, I really need your help and I hope that I can make it as painless as possible. I already ran VundoFix as well and it deleted a lot of .dll files that I noticed were spyware.

Oh and for future notice, I am unable to load safe mode. My computer simply loads it and I cannot do anything but move my mouse. I do not know if this is related to spyware or not.

Attached are the various logs that were requested in the steps.

Thanks in advance,
Ryan
 

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Here are some additional files that were requested.
 

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

Answer:Malware removal help

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

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Question: Malware Removal

I followed the thread that told me to run rootkit tool and here are the results attached.


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Dan at 14:08:42.23 on Thu 12/03/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16916 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_03
FW: Norton Internet Security *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

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


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

uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.sony.com/vaiopeople
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.sony.com/vaiopeople
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
uURLSearchHooks: AOLTBSearch Class: {ea756889-2338-43db-8f07-d1ca6fb9c90d} - c:\program files\aol\aol toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
mURLSearchHooks: AOLTBSearch Class: {ea756889-2338-43db-8f07-d1ca6fb9c90d} - c:\program files\aol\aol toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No File
BHO: Search Helper: {6ebf7485-159f-4bff-a14f-b9e3aac4465b} - c:\program files\microsoft\search enhancement pack\search helper\SEPsearchhelperie.dll
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: AOL Toolbar BHO: {7c554162-8cb7-45a4-b8f4-8ea1c75885f9} - c:\program files\a... Read more

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Hi,

Please do the following:

Download Combofix from either of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2



**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

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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
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Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt for further review.

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Hi all! Its unbelivable the things that are out on the internet that can be annoying to say the least. The only thing that worked for me was to just do a system restore. Take your computer back in time a few days before the spyware imbedded itself into your registry. It works, believe me.
 

Answer:Malware Removal

Jag5050 said:



Hi all! Its unbelivable the things that are out on the internet that can be annoying to say the least. The only thing that worked for me was to just do a system restore. Take your computer back in time a few days before the spyware imbedded itself into your registry. It works, believe me.Click to expand...

This doesn't work in every case because sometimes your restore points holds the infection. The best way to remove it is to never get it. The best way to never get it is to surf safely, keep windows up-to-date, have an updated antivirus and firewall installed.

How to Protect yourself from malware!
 

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Question: malware removal

Hi,
i have been given a machine to clean.
Ran all programs except mgtools. having a hard time downloading it.
other logs attached. tdskiller found no threats.

any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks
Andy
 

Answer:malware removal

Can you download MGTools.exe to another computer and transfer it via thumb drive?
 

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I went through the read and run me first thread and I hope I did everything right. I tried to do as much as I could. I would rather do it myself but at some point you have to know when to ask for help! I hope to work on analyzing HJT logs a little more from a learning view rather than trying to fix my computer. So here goes:

I was getting windows antispyware 2006 popups all the sudden and then they were getting worse and varied from that to your system is infected and a french vacation ad.

I ran adware,spybot,ccleaner,windows defender,ewido (avg anti-spyware), and vundofix.exe. Not in that order but I ran them all and toggled system restore.

I ran bitdefender and then I went back and verified that everything was deleted and had to delete the files in the housecall6 quarantine folder and the C:\WINDOWS\system32\winjks32.dll was still there but not accessible due to a program using it.

Then I ran panda activescan and deleted all the guest cookies and then deleted all the rest of the files except for:

Potentially unwanted tools:Application/HideWindow.A C:\hp\bin\FondleWindow.exe and

Potentially unwanted tool:Application/KillApp.B
C:\hp\bin\KillIt.exe

I really want to know if I have to do anything else to get this stuff out of my computer or if through a great walk through I managed to do this myself.

Here are the first three log files:
 

Answer:Need malware removal help

If you need anymore info than this I will get it as soon as I can.
The popups seem to have stopped for now but I will reboot and give it a work out for a while.
I feel violated and not real trustworthy of my pc right now!
Thanks!!
 

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Hi, Having malware again in a computer we cleaned about 7 or 8 months ago. New operator now. Maybe something was missed? or sabotage. We have been having voices and pop-ups for installing Flash player. Web pages turning into porn pages.

I did the READ ME FIRST thread and the log files are attached.

We are running Windows 10 pro.

Thanks,

Jim
 

Answer:Need Help With Malware Removal

jallenaz said:





Hi, Having malware again in a computer we cleaned about 7 or 8 months ago. New operator now. Maybe something was missed?Click to expand...

7 to 8 months is more than enough time for people to reinfect a computer. Many people can reinfect a computer in 10 minutes especially if they do not follow safe surfing procedures.

Run RogueKiller again and use it to fix/remove the below:
Registry : 7
[Suspicious.Path] (X64) HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{81DB3E17-47A2-8A7A-419A-E934F74D7E5E} (C:\ProgramData\saveiitkeeeep\1o.x64.dll) -> Found
[PUP.Gen1] (X64) HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1602778222-2260973681-152632175-4170\Software\UpdateFiles -> Found
[PUP.Gen1] (X86) HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1602778222-2260973681-152632175-4170\Software\UpdateFiles -> Found
[PUP.Gen1|Suspicious.Path] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules | {35FA5944-61F3-4D84-AB98-751161757A49} : v2.22|Action=Allow|Active=TRUE|Dir=In|Profile=Domain|App=C:\Users\Tiffany\AppData\Roaming\TWV\TWV.exe|Name=Online video player| [x] -> Found
[PUP.Gen1|Suspicious.Path] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules | {136E89F1-81EB-423E-B85C-BBAF72B24726} : v2.22|Action=Allow|Active=TRUE|Dir=In|Profile=Domain|App=C:\Users\Tiffany\AppData\Roaming\TWV\upd.exe|Name=Updater Online video player| [x] -> Found
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Question: Malware removal

I've followed the directions in the Read Me first thread. All went well except I lost the internet connection following the Activescan twice. I had to do it in normal mode, but the results were the same. Files are attached.

This is my adult son's computer and runs fairly well, but I decided to check it for malware.

Thanks.
Ken
 

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Remainder of the logs attached.
 

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Hi, I have a roommate and keep my computer on most of the time. I am gone half the week so he is usually on it when im gone. I dont do much web browsing myself and I have never had any known problems of me getting internet viruses. Well I come home today and my computer is infected. Every once in a while an antivirus sotfware app will pop up saying im infected. This program was never installed and must be part of the malware. As of now I am unable to install any antivirus because it says I have another one installed everytime I try to install one which I dont. I am also unable to access google and some other sites as I am redirected to another link when on the internet. A page will also pop up saying certain sites I try to access are a danger like known good sites hotmail, youtube, etc....RIght now I am running windows 7 on another partition. Xp is the one that is infected. Any help would be awesome and sorry for my low tech knowlege. Thats why I'm here
This scan was ran in windows 7.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 6:10:36 PM, on 2/21/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
E:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
E:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avcenter.exe
C:\Windows\explorer.exe
E:\Program Files\HiJack\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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I am also getting the system denied write access to the hostfile error.
Here is the scan in Windows XP

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 6:26:17 PM, on 2/21/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\DeviceVM\Browser Configuration Utility\BCUService.exe
C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\EasySaver\ESSVR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
E:\Program Files\HiJack\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
E:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/sp/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com
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My wife's computer seems completely f**ed. Started with endless pop-ups, redirects, dropping the internet. I've done the malware removal process. Couple of things. MBAB did not give me an option to save a log. It apparently DID quarantine a bunch of stuff. Second, MGTools seemed to be denied excess many times. I'm running Win8, should I have tried to disable UAC? Also the MGzip log is in the MGTools folder. I'm going to attach it with the other logs I WAS able to get. But later in the instructions you say not to attach that log but one out of the MG.exe. I'm confused. Can't find the TDS log.
 

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also she's got a bunch of crazy sounding folders on her drive called: doeal4ReAll, easitOshoop, Flexible SHoppeir, PriceDownloader, SSAVEEnron, StickyNotes Just popped up, and Supplement Pro. WTF?
 

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Hi
I am looking for help in removing malware form my system. I know it has some issues as I have run several on line scanners with positive results for spyware and such. I am running windows XP, ver 2002 with serivce pak 2, 1.00 ghz with 250mb of ram. I currently have windows defender, norton anitvirus corporate version, spybot search and destroy, previx and lavasoft ad aware. recent scans of these programs have shown no spyware but my computer is really slow and old installs from ewidoa and such have left traces as well as a program called liscence manger and some other things. Any help would be greatly apprecited. I am tired of my computer hanging....
 

Answer:Help with malware removal..

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 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 able to run Windows Defender
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
HijackThis

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My browsers open slowly and multiple browser process start when I open just a single window. This happens with both Chrome and IE though I typically use Chrome. When I open a Single Chrome Browser I show 3-5 Chrome process start up. This all seemed to start around the time I was trying to find a download for UBCD. When I first noticed it I ran a MalwareBytes scan and it found the following infections.Trojan.FormatC - In a UBCD4Win folderPUP.Optional.SoftonicPUP.Optional.IBryte.A I've ran multiple Full Scans since then and Malwarebytes finds nothing. All Definitions are up to date. What I have done.Ran RKill(found nothing) > Malwarebytes Full Scan(found nothing)ComboFixAdwCleanerHiJackThis - Doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary. Though admittedly I'm not as familiar with it as I would like to be so I could be missing something. Host File only has one line in it:127.0.0.1       localhost I've attached the logs from ComboFix and HiJackThis. Any ideas on how to fix this?Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Malware Removal Help

I've tried to run the DDs to attach and I got a blue screen when running it with the following code.
0x000000D1

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Hello,
I have a one year old computer and in the last week noticed malware on my Internet Explorer page. I had let my antivirus lapse by two days and then downloaded Microsoft's free antivirus on the advice of someone at my workplace. In a scan it did not pick up any issues. A computer technician at my school sent me a message to use malware bytes which I did and then in a subsequent message said I should try combofix also. After using malware bytes my browser did not appear to have any malware for a few days then a few days ago when launching a news articles it reappeared. Unfortunately, I didn't read all the instructions on Combo fix first. I have run DDS . WHat are my next steps? Are you able to help me? I rely on my computer for school work daily? ALso, can you recommend what I can purchase/install to further protect my machine in the long run? Thank you for any support you can provide. Ari

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Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.... Read more

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Hello JonGri I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please 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", ... Read more

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Hello Gringo,
This is very noble. I am responding to your post in another computer as the infected computer would not start. I will do what you told me to do as soon as that infected computer can have a decent screen.
Much appreciated.
Jon

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Hi there everyone. I am prettty new to the whole Hijack this scene but I have a family friends computer that I was given to fix, and I am looking for a spot of help.
The computer uses Dial-up Internet via PeoplesPC (???) I will try to include as much information as I can but I will probably forget to include something

The issue - The computer will not let you access the internet via a web browser even though it connects to a working network.

What I have already done - I installed AVG and ran a full virus scan on the computer and also a full computer comandline check in Safe Mode. It doesn't seem to be working as right after it says it has quarantined/ move to vault, the problems just keep showing up on a rescan.

I also tried to do a windows update but it kicked it back telling me that certain services were missing, ie the Windows Update Service and some other services

I have included in this a Log I generated Via HijackThis, followed by a DDS Log (I suppose this may help?) and a RootReal log
Computer specs -

Dell Inspiron 6000
Microsoft Windows XP - Media Center Edition - Version 2002 - Service Pack 3
Intel Pentium M Processor 1.73GHZ
504MB Ram

Here is the HijackThis log that was generated when I scanned it -

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:02:12 PM, on 1/31/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
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Answer:Malware Removal Help

Here are the DDS and RootRepeal Logs (wouldn't let me fit em in with the original report)
DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 19:55:07.35 on Sun 01/31/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.503.109 [GMT -5:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\Program Files\PeoplePC\ISP6300\Browser\Bartshel.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
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Hi!I have followed instructions to delete temp files and have run Spybot. Most of the found problems in Spybot could not be fixed. Please see hijackThis log below. Appreciate any help. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:42:01 p.m., on 18/01/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running 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\spoolsv.exec:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\msasvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEc:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exeC:\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.nz/R1 - HKLM&#... Read more

Answer:Malware Removal Help

Hello,Your system is terribly infected. You are also dealing with A LOT of different infections either.Problem with these infections nowadays is, it causes a lot of damage. Even if we clean the malware off your system, I can't guarantee that your system will be clean afterwards, because these infections/bundles leave a lot of leftovers behind that most scanners won't even recognise and logs won't show.Also, I can't promise you we can repair all the damage it caused... Even after cleaning the malware, you can still get errors afterwards because of the damage. Solving these is not always possible since it will be searching for a needle in a haystack to find the right cause and solution.So, we can try to clean this up and do what we can, but keep in mind that we can't solve ALL problems this malware already caused.It's better to print out the next instructions or save it in notepad, because you also have to work in safe mode without networking support, so this page wouldn't be available then.It is also important you don't miss a step and perform everything in the right order!!* Please download, install, and update AVG Anti-SpywareLoad AVG Anti-Spyware and then click the Update tab at the top. Under Manual Update click Start update.After the update finishes (the status bar at the bottom will display "Update successful")Close AVG Anti-Spyware. Do not run it yet.* Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.* Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to... Read more

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Question: Malware removal

I keep getting a window when I attempt to exit the pc.. .Net-Broadcast
EventWindow.1.0.5000 will not shut down. Went to google and it says no way to remove.... can someone help?? Have run the serch for it and nothing shows...
 

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computer running really slow, white line at bootup. Zone Alarm does not pickup anything.

Heres my Log. Somethings up and I cant figure it out.

Thanks for your expertise!
 

Answer:Malware Removal, Which One do I need?

Re: Malware Removal, Which One do I need now?

i ran all of the stickies before i posted my log. some didnt want to run completely and computer would go blank. Am i missing something that I need run that is not listed here?
 

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Hello I am new to these forums. I HAVE read and followed the "generic" steps to getting rid of adware/spyware etc, but are still in need of some help. This all started with my Norton Antivirus picking up a virus called "Downloader", which it deleted but kept picking up backup files of that virus. I ran all of the neccesary programs listed in the forum post and im pretty sure SpyBot - Search and Destro y got rid of that one for good. Anyways, I used BitDefender, Panda ActiveScan, and HijackThis and have the logs attached. Bitdefender picked something up which I do not know what it is but it says it was deleted.

"BehavesLike:Win32.ExplorerHijack" <--- From Bitdefender log.

Panda Active Scan picked up 8 listings, but 5 of those were Internet Explorer cookies (I have been using Firefox for a while and have now switched all users to using Firefox as the default). I followed all the procedures for preparing the logs. Hopefully someone can get this fixed for me
 

Answer:Malware Removal Help!

Sorry double post but after browsing the forums for a while I noticed I had the same additional problem as someone else. When Internet Explorer opens it redirects me to |www.syssecuritysite.com| I don't use Internet Explorer anymore but this seems to be a problem so I will post.

Thanks in advance!
 

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