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Question: AWOLA virus removal help

After reviewing the forums I have found that I have a common issue as others do. I have the same Windows balloon pop-up and when clicked it will install the fake AWOLA anti-spyware. I have already followed the steps required to generate logs and I am posting them now. Could someone please provide me with any additional help to remove this malware from my system and thank you in advance.

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Preferred Solution: AWOLA virus removal help

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

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Answer: AWOLA virus removal help

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.

Do you use MusicMatch Jukebox?

You need to go back and follow the instructions in step 1 of the READ ME for MSconfig. You must not use MSconfig to control any startups or services. Select Normal Startup mode and remain in that state.

Uninstall the below old versions of software:
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 12
Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2
Viewpoint Media Player <-- should have been uninstalled in step 0 of the READ ME

Make sure you reboot after uninstalling the above!

After reboot, now install the current version of Sun Java from: Sun Java Runtime Environment

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:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelDrv.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\KernelDrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_4\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = 85.255.116.131 85.255.112.112

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.

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\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"MSMSGS"=-
"YSearchProtection"=-Click to expand...


Now we need to use ComboFix to remove a bunch of malware files.

Make sure that combofix.exe that you downloaded while doing the READ & RUN ME is on your Desktop but Do not run it!
If it is not on your Desktop, the below will not work.

Open Notepad and copy/paste the text in the below code box into it (make sure you scroll all the way down in the code box to get all lines selected ):

Code:
File::
C:\WINDOWS\System32\KernelDrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ywbvh8ak.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\kcopt.dll
C:\Documents and Settings\Lupe\Application Data\00479cf4b0b925c42de452f22c868c7cbbee61759ee966ef01.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Lupe\Application Data\fgbwo.exe
Save the above as CFscript.txt and make sure you save it to the same location (should be on your Desktop) as ComboFix.exe
At this point, you MUST EXIT ALL BROWSERS NOW before continuing!
You should have both the ComboFix.exe and CFScript.txt icons on your Desktop.
Now use your mouse to drag CFscript.txt on top of ComboFix.exe
Follow the prompts.
When it finishes, a log will be produced named c:\combofix.txt
I will ask for this log below
Note:

Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.


Now run Ccleaner!

Now run the C:\MGtools\GetLogs.bat file by double clicking on it.

Then attach the below logs:

C:\ComboFix.txt
C:\MGlogs.zip
Make sure you tell me how things are working now!

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Question: Awola Removal!!!!

I got infected with Awola and cant get it off. Thanks for you help.

Incident Status Location

Spyware:Application/Awola Not disinfected c:\documents and settings\kris\application data\awola\awola.exe
Spyware:Application/Awola Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Kris\load.exe
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/PRScheduler Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Kris\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe ... Read more

Answer:Awola Removal!!!!

Any suggestions on how to get rid of this. Plzzz my computer is crashing and i need help bad. Thanks

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Question: Awola Removal!!!!

I have Awola virus on my computer and i cannot get it off. i have deleted the registry values and everything. I ran spybot s&d and ad-aware. Please help in any way you can. Thanks.

Answer:Awola Removal!!!!

help plzzzz, i can barely use my computer with it this bad. thanks

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Question: awola removal

My brother-in-law has managed to install awola and now I have to get rid of it. Any ideas? He lives 60miles away and is techno-phobic.

Answer:awola removal

click here

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Question: Awola Removal

dealt with AWOLA removal today. here are the following steps used to remove it:

0. DISABLE System Restore.

1. download, install and update Malwarebytes AntiMalware removal tool.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

2. reboot your system into Safe Mode with networking.

3. verify that you have the latest update of Malwarebytes by performing the update again.

4. perform a FULL SCAN with Malwarebytes and, after the scan is complete, remove all items in the list.

5. perform a search on your computer for the following:
*awola*.*
this will search for ANY file in your system with the word 'awola' anywhere within its name, regardless of the file extension. DELETE any 'awola' files.

6. open the registry (ie. regedit) and do a search for 'awola' and remove any items you find.

7. perform another scan with Malwarebytes to be certain your system is clean.

8. restart your system.

if anyone has comments, please share them.
 

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I am attempting to clean my in-laws computer but I have been unable to remove AWOLA spyware from their system. I have downloaded Ad-Aware and also followed the steps that you suggested and I am still seeing the yellow box pop-up and AWOLA will uninstall and then re-install itself. I have been unable to locate the original file only shortcuts. Also, I have not been able to do any Windows Updates on their system. PLEASE HELP!

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Owner on 2008-05-16 17:15:41
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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Total Physical Memory: 383 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as Owner.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:15:55 PM, on 5/16/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Applicati... Read more

Answer:AWOLA Removal and Your computer is infected! Popup continuous

Hi, welcome to TSF!

If you still need assistance, please post a fresh main.txt log

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Question: Awola virus

How do I get rid of the awola virus?

Answer:Awola virus

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Please start here and follow the instructions.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...sting-log.html

If you cannot complete any of the Steps, simply move on to the next one - remember to let the Analyst know about this when you post your logs.

Do not post your logs back in this thread - follow the guidance in the above link!

Please note that the Security Forum is always busy, so I would ask for your patience while waiting for a reply.

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Question: awola virus

I am running windows xp and believe I caught the awola virus probably bundled with a lot of other things.
Ok, all I really want to do is copy my files to my external hard drive so I can reformat my computer. But, the virus has taken away my administrator status. It has disabled copying files to my external hard drive or dragging and dropping files. I cannot install Norton antivirus. The error message is "Setup was unable to update the MSI system component. If this problem continues please contact Microsoft at www.microsoft.com". I try to open my network connections, and they won't open.

Is my best bet just paying for the phishing scheme and going along with awola? Will it give me back these capabilities after I have paid, so I can reformat my computer?

Please help. I am desperate.

Answer:awola virus

Oh, I am also considering buying XoftSpySE. I downloaded the program of the internet, and it did locate many corrupt files. However, I am worried if I purchase it, I will not be able to install it fully and use it as I wasnt able to install Nortan Antivirus from disk. Is this a legitimate fear, or did this program already install, and when I purchase the license key, it will simply remove the corrupt files?

I hope I explained this well. Please reply.

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I have read that some others have gotten help on the Awola virus, can someone help guide me through removing this malware?

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I have a simular issue to other but I dont see a common fix - HELP!

I've ran all the programs you recommended. Here are the logs.

This virus puts a yellow bang in my tray and states i've been infected. After closing the message a few times it launches Awola.

I belive it hit me 2 weeks ago.
 

Answer:Awola virus has infected my pc

More files attached.
 

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Hi there. I believe I contracted a virus / trojan through Awola 6.0 a few weeks back. I started a thread in the 'Am I Infected' section, here's the link for that full thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/143729/infected-by-awola-60-and-could-really-use-some-help-removing-it/Long story short, I believe this virus was contracted on Wednesday, April 23 around 745pm. My operating system is Windows XP. Whenever I double-click on any .exe file I get an all-black window, and a little window above it with an error message similar to this: "16-bit MS-DOS SubsystemC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Winamp.InkThe NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.CS:054d IP: 013d OP: f0 85 38 90 3a Choose 'Close' to terminate the application." I can right-click certain programs and select "Run As" to use them, but can't double-click on anything. I also think this virus has taken over Administrator duties, changed my registry and is preventing me from properly installing programs. It was also preventing me from running anti-virus scans, but I believe we have found a way around this, and I was finally able to process a scan with DSS (and Hijack This). I also did a scan using the Kaspersky scanner. I will copy and paste all logs below. Thanks in advance for all your help. HIJACK THIS MAIN.TXTDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Mania on 2008-05-19 22:51:49Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ... Read more

Answer:Infected With Awola 6.0 Virus / Trojan

HelloApologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges when using.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it and follow the prompts.If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not
malicious.When the scan is complete, two text files will open in Notepad:main.txt <- this one will be maximizedextra.txt <- this one will be minimizedIf not, they both can be found in the C:\Deckard\System Scanner folder.Please copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the c... Read more

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This morning I had a little yellow triangle with a black exclamation mark appear in my toolbar . Upon doing some investigation and updating Spybot S&D and running it in the safe mode as well as searching files and deleting them from my program files , control panel and other locations , after re-booting , the yellow triangle continues to reappear as well as I can hear my pop-up blocker blocking tons of attempts . I need help getting rid of this cursed thing .I have included my HJT log which I just ran about 5 minutes ago .Thanks in advance for help . I look forward to hearing from anyone who can assist .

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:51:01 AM, on 3/16/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Bellsouth\HelpCenter40b\bin\sprtcmd.exe
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Answer:AWOLA VIRUS - HJT log file included

Hello biddle1,

Infection is showing here, so assuming you have not made too made changes since posting this log let's work from what shows here for now.
To keep them from interfering with the repairs, be sure to temporarily disable all antivirus/anti-spyware softwares while these steps are being completed. This can usually be done through right clicking the software's Taskbar icons, or accessing each software through Start - Programs.
To keep them from interfering with the repairs, be sure to temporarily disable all antivirus/anti-spyware softwares while these steps are being completed. This can usually be done through right clicking the software's Taskbar icons, or accessing each software through Start - Programs.
Download ComboFix.exe from here to your desktop

Then disconnect from net access. Once you have done that, click the downloaded ComboFix.exe file to run the repair.
When starting ComboFix will cause your computer's internal speakers to produce two beeps, and during the start process display two warnings. These are intended to discourage people who are not getting help in the forum from just experimenting with tools they do not understand. Just to inform you so you will understand that the procedures are expected, and okay.

ComboFix will also change the drive autoplay settings there as it's own added security measure. When we have completed all repairs here we will return the default Windows settings.
A caution - do not touch you... Read more

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I'm not exactly sure at what time it happened or what I was doing, but the "Awola Anti-spyware 6.0" program is installed on my computer and won't uninstall. A pop-up box is constantly at the bottom right-hand corner of the taskbar saying Your computer is infected! , recomending that I use the tool to prevent data loss.

Also - on another note - I'm unable to use any open-source internet browers (ie. Firefox, Opera, Bonjour...). When I attempt to use Firefox (for example) I'm given the message "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.google.com." It won't open any site. I'm given a similar message when I try to any other browser other than IE. The browser suggests that if my computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, to make sure make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web. I don't think this is the problem - but I really can't be sure. I never did anything to change these settings - nor would I know where to go to do such a thing. I'm not sure if these two things are related as the internet problem happened a good 2 months after the Awola problem started.

I really appreciate any help. From viewing other members' responses, your help seems very effective.

Thanks!

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Frankie on 2008-02-22 23:17:18
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore -------------------------... Read more

Answer:Awola Virus :( .... May also be messing with my open-source internet browsers

One more thing I forgot to mention! --- On step 4 of what to do before posting a log - Updating the Operating System - I was unable to update Is there anything I can to do fix this?

Thanks so much!

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I'm infected with Awola.

I don't know if that's what it's called exactly, and there could be more to my problem than that; but there are other threads on this very problem. As far as I could tell, netiquette on MajorGeeks says I should make my own thread rather than invade someone else's.

If I'm wrong, I'm very sorry for having made a redundant thread.

Symptoms:

- A yellow triangle with a black exclamation point in it sitting in my task bar. It spawns a large, intrusive word bubble telling me I'm infected with spyware and that Windows will download the Awola anti-spyware program if I click the bubble.

- My system will freeze for several seconds at a seemingly random frequency. It always unfreezes, and anything I've done during the 'frozen' period (words I've typed, things I've clicked on, etc.) eventually happens after things come unfrozen.

What I was doing when I first noticed the infection:

- I'd been gone for two days, and my computer had been left on. When I came back I noticed my internet browser was open, and the word bubble was staring at me. I don't believe anyone touched my computer while I was gone.

Hopefully I've attached everything properly.

I did an AVG scan, but the log reads:





"[1/21/2008 15:03:15 PM] synchronize database and filecache"Click to expand...

I followed the directions in the "read me first and do these thi... Read more

Answer:Awola, maybe others.

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Is your copy of Spywar Doctor a paid version or free trial? If free, uninstall it now.

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 software:
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 11
Java(TM) 6 Update 3
Viewpoint Media Player <-- should have been uninstalled in step 0 of the READ ME

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:
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - <default> - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Toolbar Helper - {D44BBB61-E17F-4AE6-A502-8D7E0B29E616} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\s1940.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Stumble&Upon - {22D003CE-6952-46C5-80B9-D19B479620AB} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\s1940.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Windows Adapter 5.1.3214] C:\Documents and Settings\RICHARD\Application Data\pzruv.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Awola] "C:\Documents and Settings\RICHARD\Application Data\Awola\Awola.exe" /MIN
O8 - Extra context menu item: StumbleUpon: &Blog This - res://C:\WIND... Read more

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Question: Awola

thanks for your advice boopme.

i had so much trouble getting rid of awola and i finally did it thanks to your suggestions.
thanks alot!

Answer:Awola

You're welcome and welcome to BC. I split your post away into it's wn topic as that one is still working and you are further along. Always mke your own topic it is the better method and keeps things from being confused. As in The stpe for you to do is not the step for them,thanks. I would recommend you do this step now. Now you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state. The easiest and safest way to do this is:Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.Then go to Start > Run and type: CleanmgrClick "OK".Click the "More Options" Tab.Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all ... Read more

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I searched previous threads about this pesky malware, but I think my problem might be a little different...
So my computer automatically shut down, and then after rebooting I noticed a popup (from the taskbar only) telling me that my computer is infected and that I should download "special antispyware"...

I haven't clicked it, and don't plan on it, BUT I'm wondering if my computer is already infected ( I ran spybot and AVG and both found no infections.) and if not how do I stop that pop up from well popping up.

Thanks
 

Answer:Not sure if I have awola yet...

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

Notes:

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

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.


Plus a guide on HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post
 

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Question: Awola Bug?

There's a little bubble on the right side of my screen, near the clock, that keeps popping up (and won't go away, which is very annoying), saying "Your computer is infected!" Unknowingly, I clicked it and it presented me with "Awola Anti-Spyware 6.0" or something to that effect. I Googled Awola and found out that it was a rogue anti-spyware program, or something. So, I checked out Add/Remove Programs, and it wasn't in there. So I went through the Start menu to Uninstall Awola, and it said it was removed successfully, but the bubble will still not go away.

I am completely computer-stupid and have no idea what to do. Any help?
 

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Question: Awola

Well I got the AWola bug and it's a killer. Dang "Your Computer is infected!" pops up every 5 seconds after closing it and that is the good news. I can't go anywhere without being redirected. I am not even sure how I have made it to this site. Anyway I have done a HIJACK THIS log and I am posting it if anyone knows what to do I am all EARS.Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:58:00 PM, on 12/28/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchosts.exeC:\WINDOWS\UmVlc2UgQnJpZGdlcw\command.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Network Monitor\netmon.exeC:\Program Files\PC Tools AntiVirus\PCTAVSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lpcywinp.exeC:\WINDOWS�... Read more

Answer:Awola

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Please download ComboFix and save it to your desktop.Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.When it's done running it will produce a log for you. Please post that log in your next reply.Important Note - Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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Question: AWOLA

Just picked up Awola on my computer.Please help, how do I get rid of it??
 

Answer:AWOLA

have you tried any of the google search links?
http://www.google.com/search?aq=t&oq=awola+re&hl=en&safe=active&q=atwola+removal&btnG=Search

i havent had specific experience with this one.
 

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Question: Awola

Hi,

I've tried to clean Awola off of my system by piecing together what to do from the treads in this forum, and it appears to have removed the pop-ups. Can you guys take a look at my HJThis log and let me know if I missed anything? Also, please let me know if I should post anything else to be reviewed.

Thanks very much
 

Answer:Awola

Your HJT log is clean...although we recommend that the exe be renamed to analyse.

Are you still having problems? If you are:

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

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Question: Awola infection!

My computer is infected with Awola anti spyware. I searched Google for some solutions for this aggrevating problem. This website caught my eye. I hope that I can be helped for my problem. As of right now my computer crashes on normal mode within 5 min's of startup. The only way I can use the computer is on safe mode.
Once I entered the website I was reading a forum for Awola removal and downloaded the file SDfix (this was from a link on the thread. I decided that is would be best if I discontinue any attemp at correcting the problem myself because I am not extremely knowledgable. Thanks for any help I can get.

Answer:Awola infection!

why doesnt anyone want to help me with my issue?

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Question: Awola Invastion

Good Day Doctors, I'm helping another friend with their system. It looks like they got caught in one of those sites that pull you in and the next thing you know the software is on your system. I trying to uninstall a program called AWOLA. It states that it is an ANTI -SYPWARE and the system has been infected. I tried to uninstall it but no luck. It seems you have to buy the program to have the option available to uninstall it.

Has anyone heard of this program and how can I get it off my friend's system?
Thx in advance
Steve
 

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Question: Awola Malware

My computer has been infected with Awola. I am normally pretty good with computers but this has caused me to waste the last 6 hours on trying to removed it with no luck. From what I have read this is pretty common but extremly hard to remove. I really need help before me and my computer play fisty cuffs.Here is the log named main.txt:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Barry on 2008-04-22 22:52:31Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --1: 2008-04-23 02:52:32 UTC - RP1 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Barry.exe) -----------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:57:25 PM, on 4/22/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\... Read more

Answer:Awola Malware

Hello BarryCareyWelcome to BleepingComputer ========================If you are still in need of assistance please post a new Hijackthis log.

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Awola is driving me crazy!! And just about the time I get started on another paper, I get a pop-up. I can't tell you how many times I have had to re-connect to this site just to finish this thread.
I wasn't able to perform a Windows Update because the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool wouldn't install. (KB892130).
Here is the log;

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by gc on 2008-01-18 13:44:27
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.


-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --
1: 2008-01-18 19:44:32 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 81% (more than 75%).
Total Physical Memory: 256 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as gc.exe) --------------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:51:41 PM, on 1/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
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
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Answer:Awola & numerous pop-ups

Download SDFix from here and save it to your desktop.


Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer

After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.

In Safe Mode, right click the SDFix.zip folder and choose Extract All,
Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
Type Y to begin the script.

It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.

Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.
When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.

Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).

Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum.


=========================================


Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this d... Read more

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Question: Awola.... sigh

I'm embarrassed that I got "suckered" into this spyware, but I clicked too quickly after seeing the security alert (bogus, of course). I've searched and read everything, and can't believe I'm unable to get rid of it!



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:37:36 AM, on 1/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\acs.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ISS\BlackICE\blackd.exe
c:\em\opt\Tivoli\lcf\bin\w32-ix86\mrt\lcfd.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TDS\tdssvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINNT\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\McTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
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Answer:Awola.... sigh

Stupid spyware! Ran SDFIX and COMBOFIX with fingers crossed

Anyways....the Awola popup from the tray is still there!!


SDFix: Version 1.129

Run by LocalAdmin on Tue 01/22/2008 at 10:54 PM

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Running From: C:\SDFix

Safe Mode:
Checking Services:


Restoring Windows Registry Values
Restoring Windows Default Hosts File

Rebooting...


Normal Mode:
Checking Files:

No Trojan Files Found






Removing Temp Files...

ADS Check:

C:\WINNT
No streams found.

C:\WINNT\system32
No streams found.

C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
No streams found.

C:\WINNT\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
No streams found.



Final Check:

catchme 0.3.1344.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-01-22 23:00:49
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden services & system hive ...

scanning hidden registry entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden processes: 0
hidden services: 0
hidden files: 0


Remaining Services:
------------------



Authorized Application Key Export:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019" ... Read more

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Question: Awola hijack

My sister's computer has been hijacked, any help will be much appreciated. Here's the HJT log:
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Farstone Url Blocker - {316AEF8D-3C37-423E-9E6E-13820A9DC37A} - C:\PROGRA~1\PCSECU~1\THESHI~1\IrlOnIE.dll
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: BndShell3 BHO Class - {875A1348-7674-42aa-ADAC-B4F36A004A2D} - C:\Program Files\QdrDrive\QdrDrive8.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Farstone Popup Blocker - {E22F9B9D-1A1F-473E-BED6-D8BC152441F4} - C:\PROGRA~1\PCSECU~1\THESHI~1\FARPOP~1.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StorageGuard] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [diagent] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Diagnostics\diagent.exe" startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCMSMMSG] BCMSMMSG.exe
O4 - ... Read more

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Howdy!

My computer seems to have been infected with this malware Awola. It is driving me bonkers. I cannot seem to rid my computer of this program. I've tried my antispyware programs and uninstalling and basic registry deletions, but it keeps regenerating.

Any help would be tremendously appreciated.

Thanks,
Andrew
 

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Hi can anyone assist me? I am trying to repair my cousin's computer which appears to have Awola installed on it.

I also unable to get the computer to detect any wireless signals even after manually entering the settings for my network. In addition, the user also installed SystemTech Spyware Cleaner. Is this is a good program to use? Am I better off using Windows Defender?

Below is a log file


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by RASHIDA XXXX on 2008-05-03 20:53:22
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Failed to create restore point; System Restore is disabled (service is not running).


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis (run as RASHIDA ROACH.exe) ---------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:54:15 PM, on 5/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wirele... Read more

Answer:Please help Awola 6 on laptop

I am sorry to bump this thread. I was wondering if there was something that I left out or should have done before posting this thread.

I did complete steps 1-4. I was unable to connect to the internet to do an online scan.

I apologize if I incorrectly posted. Sorry for bumping this thread.

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Question: awola help needed

my sweet husband contracted awola and I am left to figure out how to get rid of it... any help is much appreciated - here is the HijackThis Log I just ran



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:01:50 PM, on 1/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\HPZIPM12.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\keyhook.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kmw_run.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\KMW_SHOW.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon05.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09... Read more

Answer:awola help needed

I have now also completed ComboFix but the popup "Your computer is infected!" is still there... log listed below but not sure if I did it correctly. It is also affecting other programs and now I cannot print. Please help before I divorce my husband or at least throw the computer at him!!!




WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Pro-BootDisk-ENU.exe
[boot loader]
timeout=2
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

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Hey there experts =)

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

Beachy

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

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

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Hi there I REALLY need help okay so first i got infected with awola its a flashy trojan virus that disguises itself as a antivirus spyware and i thought i removed it and then today i turn on my computer and i have 2 drives C and D and my D drive would not load like its would just show my background with no icons or side bars on it. Please if you know how to help would you please i would be forever grateful thank you
 

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gettin tons of pop ups, mainly says "internet speed monitor" or "outerinfo" on em, also awola self downloaed dis now automatically coming on and what not, and of course comp running slow as heck. Thanks for help, im computer stupid, haha.Running 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:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\M-Audio\Fast Track USB\MAUSBFTInst.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYSC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\VentSrv\ventrilo_svc.exeC:\Program Files\VentSrv\ventrilo_srv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jr... Read more

Answer:Pop Ups, Awola, Sloooow Comp, Help!

already fixed it, didnt know how to just delete the topic, thanks.

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Hi, yesterday I starte getting some really annoying Awola anti-spywear popups on my PC. I used the information in some of the threads on this forum, and thought that I had it beat, but today, I'm having the same problem. Here's the HijackThis log. Any help is much appreciated. This is a really annoying issue.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:49:55 PM, on 1/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\aspimgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\bak\quickset.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes... Read more

Answer:Solved: Awola Malware

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My Bosses computer got hit with AWOLA before finding your site I tried to fix it. We run McaFee antivirus. His firewall was down, which has been fixed.

His computer runs XP Pro, he can do what he needs to do however, he still is getting the message poping up. Your computer is infected.

Yes, I deleted files and some registry stuff already. I ran spybot and found a few more files. On the last run of spybot there are not offending files showing. Is there any way of ridding that annoying message?

Thanks,
 

Answer:AWOLA- Continued Pop Up Message

Welcome to Major Geeks!

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

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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I have run the XP cleaning procedure with combofix, spybot, AVG and MG tools as suggeste by this great site, but I still have a nasty Awola bug on my computer. I will try to attach the logs, but AVG stated that it did not create one.

Please help, and thanks in advance!
 

Answer:awola still giving me fits

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:
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.3 <-- this has not been used for more than 2 years.
Viewpoint Media Player <-- should have been uninstalled in step 0 of the READ ME

Then install the proper version of Spybot as given in the READ ME. MAKE SURE to uncheck the option for using Teatimer.

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:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsft Windows Adapter 5.1.3013] C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\zpbfwsb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [ngm] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ngm.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [nhhp] C:\WINDOWS\System32\nhhp.exe
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.neededware.com
O16 - DPF: NDWCab - http://www.neededware.com/ndw4.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: khfdbxx - khfdbxx.dll (file missing)
O23 - Service: PLSRemote Service (PLSRemoteSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PLSRemote.exe (file missing)

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.

Copy the bold text below to notepad. Save it as fixme.reg to your desktop. Be sure the "Save as" type is ... Read more

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hello guys/gals:



here with my computer again. it now has a phony anti-virus software on it "awola" the computer has been taken over, no task manager, no wallpaper, random shut downs, constant "warning" pop ups, i cant do anything anymore......


please help thanks


here are the logs:


DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 18:02:31.03 on Mon 04/06/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.500 [GMT -7:00]


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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\awolaantispy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTune... Read more

Answer:AWOLA has infected my system

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Please explain why this computer has no antivirus program installed and running. This is an open invitation for infection.

It can take as little as eight seconds to infect an unprotected computer.

Please keep this computer offline except when downloading tools and posting in the forum until we get one installed. Let me know your intentions for an antivirus program.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix:

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My machine has been infected with AntivirusXP 08 and Awola. Have cleaned out alot but now am left with random non-fatal BSOD's that I think are a trademark of these infections. Kaspersky scan of the critical areas is clean so there is no log to attach.I am including to two logs from the DSS scan.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Samantha on 2008-07-19 14:35:13Computer is in Normal Mode.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Physical Memory: 480 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as Samantha.exe) --------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:35:42 PM, on 7/19/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)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:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\OcHealthMon.exeC:\Program Files... Read more

Answer:Antivirusxp 08 And Awola Infection

Hello, my name is fenzodahl512 and welcome to BC.. Please do the following...]Please uninstall Viewpoint Media Player from your computer..Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.------------------------Please download the OTMoveIt2 by OldTimer.Save it to your desktop.Please double-click OTMoveIt2.exe to run it. (Vista users, please right click on OTMoveit2.exe and select "Run as an Administrator")Copy the file paths below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):

[kill explorer]
C:\Documents and Settings\Samantha\Application Data\internaldb6334.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Samantha\Application Data\internaldb41.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Sam\Application Data\shc3ubj0enb9
C:\WINDOWS\system32\blphc5ubj0enb9.scr
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint
EmptyTemp
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I keep getting pop-ups and a little notification at the bottom right of my screen saying: "Your computer is infected! Windows has detected spyware infection. It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you. Click here to protect your computer from spyware."

I clicked it and found that it was installing a program "Awola," which I later found to be some sort of spyware or something. I uninstalled and did some Ad Aware scans (both in normal and safe modes), but I keep getting this notification CONSTANTLY. It's really annoying. Can anyone help?

Thanks!!
 

Answer:Awola program--How do I remove it?

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Hi there, I believe my computer was recently infected by the Awola Virus / Trojan, and I could really use some assistance. I thank you in advance for any suggestions and help, they are appreciated. I'll put up a detailed description here of what's happened so far, and can certainly provide any additional information that may be required. My computer knowledge is okay, but very limited in terms of spyware and troubleshooting complex problems like this one.

Operating System = Windows XP

A couple of days ago I was doing some stuff online at 7:45pm, preoccupied and in somewhat of a rush. I got a popup menu that a trojan had been found, I assumed it was from my McAfee Security Centre (as this has happened several times before) but I didn't really look at it that closely, and selected okay (I think). I then started to receive a bunch of popups about Spyware, and Awola spyware removal program. I kept closing them because I was in a rush, didn't really look that closely, thought it was just ads and may very well have clicked something I shouldn't have. I did see the Awola Program box come up at one point and I thought I attempted to close it, but I may have clicked on something inadvertently.

Upon rebooting later, I realized that the computer was probably infected. I cannot click or open any application, by double-clicking an icon or program name I always receive the same error message (tailored to whatever application I attempted to open). A black empty box a... Read more

Answer:Infected By Awola 6.0 And Could Really Use Some Help Removing It

if you have not already done so you could try the superantispyware program?http://www.superantispyware.com/superantis...efreevspro.htmldownload it fromhttp://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfi...ANTISPYWAREFREErun the installation program and start the program from the desktop icon; fully update the definitions , reboot the computer into safe mode if it will let you , then run superantispyware from the desktop icon on a full computer scan when the scan is complete, reboot your computer into normal mode, and come back and post the log report you should find by opening the program and go to preferences/statistics.logsleft mouse click on the most recent entry, click on 'view log' and copy and paste that report into here for examination so folks can see what help you may need

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Had a recent problem with malware. The main culprits seemed to be Awola, Security Toolbar, Kukkakreck taking over my home page with numerous pop-ups and slow performance. Followed your nine step program and am greatly appreciative for the concise advice. Most of my problems seemed to be solved but I will post the log and hope for the best. Thank you in advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:24:34 PM, on 12/14/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\McAfee Desktop Firewall for Windows XP\FireSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SEA\smc.exeC:\WI... Read more

Answer:Awola, Kukkakreck, Etc. And Other Villains

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum Thom TMy name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Please disable Spybot S&D?s protection,or it will interfere.You can enable it after you're clean.Open Spybot and click on 'Mode' and check 'Advanced Mode'.Click on 'Tools' in bottom left hand corner.Click on the 'System Startup' icon.Uncheck 'Teatimer' box and/or uncheck 'Resident'.Click the 'Allow Change' box.Then, check next to the computer clock to see if the icon for Spybot is still there.If it is, right click it and choose 'exit Spybot-S&D Resident'.Restart the computer.If you find you're experiencing problems disabling Spybot's Tea-Timer,follow the info in the link below:http://www.russelltexas.com/malware/teatimer.htmViewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". This will change from what we know in 2006 read this article: http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3561546You are well advised to remove the program now. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following programs if present,then restart your pc:ViewpointViewpoint ManagerViewpoint Media PlayerYour version of Sun Java is out of date.Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.1. Download the latest versio... Read more

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Hello TechGuy users,
I am a new user to TechGuy after my friend had an encounter with... AWOLA.
They said they were getting pop-ups even if not on the internet and their whole Compaq Windows XP Laptop is slowing down. I told them to get Spybot Search & Destroy and update to the newest version and they did. They scanned their whole computer and they destroyed some AWOLA software, but it is still there.

What should they do?
Thanks,
Michael
 

Answer:AWOLA Spyware... AAAHHHHH!

More info:
I told my friend to do System Restore they said it didnt work, then also tried to uninstall it manually but they want them to pay for it...

 

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Hi, my mother recently infected her PC with AWOLA, and ever since, everything has been running much worse. I've tried to use previous posts / fixes, but to no avail. I've included the DSS report below. Thank you so much.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by sconstan on 2008-02-01 14:59:16
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-02-01 14:59:34
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2900.2180)
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
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\scardsvr.exe
C:\Progress\OpenEdge\bin\admsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
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Answer:Older PC Infected with AWOLA, Please Help

Bump. Thanks again.

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Hi everyone-

I'm trying to help my younger brother get his computer functioning properly.

Within the last couple of weeks, he's acquired the AWOLA problem, the machine runs incredibly slow and also his home page starts out at something completely different even though we've changed it back many times.

I've gone through the 5 steps and this is what I have.
Thank you all for your help.




Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Adam on 2008-04-25 23:30:56
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.


-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --
1: 2008-04-26 04:31:07 UTC - RP1005 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 255 MiB (512 MiB recommended).
System Drive C: has 4.34 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-04-25 23:35:32
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16640)
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
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Answer:AWOLA + Hijacked IE Home Page + others...

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Scan with HijackThis and put a checkmark against the following entries:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\WINDOWS\system32/left.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir...r=7&ar=msnhome
R3 - URLSearchHook: AOLTBSearch Class - {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll (file missing)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{1C78AB3F-A857-482e-80C0-3A1E5238A565} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{20EC3D2D-33C1-4C9D-BC37-C2D500688DA2} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker\PartyPoker.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker\PartyPoker.exe (file missing)
O15 - Trusted Zone: about://internet (HKCU)
O16 - DPF: {99802379-7362-40E2-9D28-8A3B9AF880B7} () - http://hotsearchbar.com/toolbar2/winhot32.cab

Close all browsers and windows other than HijackThis and click on "fix checked".

I am not sure if you set this as your start page yourself or not... Read more

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Hey guys, I'm working on a PC for a friend, and she has the constant "Your Computer is infected!" crap going on... Here's the HJT and SmitFraud logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:18:29 PM, on 1/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:HijackThis/SmitFraud logs - Awola!

Please see the new post below... the above scan was old...
 

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Hi,

Earlier today I managed to get the Awola malware onto my computer. I have run Ad-Aware & Spybot S&D along with F-Prot anti-virus software. I have also ran Hijackthis! & removed the Awola line. I also ran a search of my computer files & removed all files relating to Awola. I have rebooted my computer & the annoying yellow triangle warning message continues to popup every 30 seconds. Could someone help to squash this pest?

Thanks in advance!
haroldff1082

Answer:Annoying "your Computer Is Infected!" Pop-up (awola)

Hello and welcome haroldff1082What antivirus procuct do you have installed and have you scanned with it in safe move.Please do this also Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop .. DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to start Windows in Safe ModeDouble-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox or Opera browser click it at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.NOW Scan with SUPEROpen from the desktop icon or the program Files listOn the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs... Read more

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Here's my logfile. Is this the right thing to post?



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 8:38:27 PM, on 5/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINXP\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\services.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINXP\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINXP\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINXP\StartupMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Antivirus\Clamwin\bin\ClamTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\RDSHOST.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\sessmgr.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\logonui.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\rdpclip.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\logon.scr
C:\Program Files\Antivirus\HijackThis\HiJackThis_v2.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://runonce.msn.com/?v=msgrv75
R3 - URLSearchHook: AOLTBSearch Class - {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AIM Toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareBlock Class - {0A87E45F-537A-40B4-B812-E2544C21A09F} - C:\Program Files\Antivirus\SpyCatcher\SCAc... Read more

Answer:Awola fake anti-spyware

Ok.We need to download ComboFix.exe. This will give a better view to the files running and also hidden on your computer.
Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you. Please copy and paste the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new 'HijackThis' log so that we can continue to do any further cleaning that your system may require.

Caution: Never run and remove files with Combofix unless supervised by a qualified security analyst who is experienced in the use of Combofix. Mal use can cause serious computer problems

NOTE: Combofix prevents autorun of all CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security. If this is an issue or makes it difficult for you - please let me know.

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Please download SDFix from here and save it to your desktop

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
Choose your usual account.

Open the extra... Read more

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This is definitely not an anti-spyware program. It opens a window off the toolbar disguised as a Windows security update. It warns, "Your computer is infected! Click here to protect your computer...". The balloon does not go away. It worked its way onto the computer uninvited. I've followed all the procedures listed in the Preparation Guide but to no avail. Please help. Thanks for your time and expertise. Here's the hijack log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:35:13 PM, on 8/31/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)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:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus 2008\pavsrv51.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus 2008\AVENGINE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\M... Read more

Answer:Infected With "awola Anti-spyware 6.0"

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum rosevilledad My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Your version of Sun Java is out of date.Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.1. Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)2. Scroll down to where it says 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u2'.3. Click the "Download" button to the right.4. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".5. The page will refresh.6. Click on the link to download 'Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language' and save to your desktop.7. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.8. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.9. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.10. Click the Change/Remove button.11. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.12. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.13. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u2-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.Download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:... Read more

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Ive had this infection for sometime. Tried a bunch of methods from computerforum but still cant finish the virus off. I constantly get CID popups and on my moms guest account she has this annoying AWOLA popup that appears to say its an anto virus program. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:31:45 PM, on 5/10/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\D... Read more

Answer:Badly Infected With Cid Popups And Awola

also in my c: folder I have like 200 TMP files that look like pos1A2F.tmp what are these??

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A big thanks in advance.Windows XP Professional SP2I am working on a friend's PC that was hit with Awola 6. He followed removal procedures described at http://www.spyware-techie.com/awola-or-awo...-removal-guide/He brought me the computer with no signs of the Awola 6 files or registry entries mentioned in the link above yet his network adapter stops receiving packets only about a minute after the Windows desktop has booted.I used system restore to take him back to before the attack but no help. Ran Smitfraud again and no help. I weeded through the running processes and ensured that there was no proxy set up in Internet options.Since the system has no available network connection I wasn't able to run the Kaspersky online scanner.I ran DSS and here is the log: Please note that I didn't have the computer hooked up to the router at the time of the DSS scan. If it is important I can hook the computer up and make a new log.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Santa B on 2008-06-20 04:50:22Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --1: 2008-06-20 11:50:23 UTC - RP1 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Santa B.exe) ---------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThi... Read more

Answer:Awola 6 Removed But Packets Are Not Being Received.

I'm hoping somebody can get to solving this soon.

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Have an AWOLA infection. was going to use info from this forum which suggested downloading a couple of files to help. But when I try to go to the sites, I get redirected to no page. Can't go anywhere.

Also, when doing a search now to locate and delete AWOLA files I get an error notice and Search shuts down.

Ad-Aware will run then stops about half way through.

Continuously get a little popup about infections. And there is a little yellow triangle on the startup menu bar (lower right) that, if clicked, will start Awola again.

Any suggestion, or do I just through the box away?

Thanks,

Pete

Answer:Awola - can't download fixes due to redirect

You should be able to download this tool. If not, use another machine, and a usb stick or CDR to carry it to the afflicted machine.

Please do this:

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

What DSS will do: create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review. DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

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Hello:
I 'm not playing word games here. A month or two ago, I downloaded and ran the "Kaspersky virus removal tool". It found problems the other programs were missing. I followed directions and let it remove the problems. My big mistake was in keeping the program on the desktop to try again sometime. At some point WinUtilities, or Ashampoo Winoptimizer removed the Uninstall made by Kaspersky for this tool. The virus removal tool is not listed as a program, on Revo, Advanced Removal tool, or windows. It won't click to delete, but I feel it's a program, so maybe it shouldn't. It contains 321 MB,& 4890 files. Looking in permissions(security) of this "program", I seem to be lacking "Special Permission" . I'm afraid to tinker with permissions.
I would appreciate sincere , simple, step by step, help. I tried reinstalling a new Kas.virus removal tool, and then uninstalling it. Got rid of the new one , didn't touch the problem.
Thanks.

Answer:Virus Removal Tool Program removal

Try this tool at your discretion*. The utility should pick up on any remaining traces of the program and display it on its list for removal.* The Windows Installer CleanUp Utility is provided "as is" to help resolve installation problems for programs that use Microsoft Windows Installer. If you use this utility, you may have to reinstall other programs. Caution is advised.

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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, new to the forum, think this is great learning for a novice like me and appreciate the help if I could get it here.

I have the AWOLA virus/scarewware on my system. My virus scan picks it up as Generic FakeAlert.b

A warning is posted on my right hand lower toolbar that says "Windows has detected syware infection. It is recommended to use a special antispyware to prevent data loss etc.."

I went through the 5 steps posted here and created this log, I hope I didn't screw this up.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Jeff on 2008-01-12 22:18:17
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
70: 2008-01-13 05:18:26 UTC - RP1052 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
69: 2008-01-12 03:19:33 UTC - RP1051 - Removed QuickTime
68: 2008-01-12 03:08:02 UTC - RP1050 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
67: 2008-01-12 02:51:28 UTC - RP1049 - Spybot-S&D Spyware removal
66: 2008-01-11 03:57:49 UTC - RP1048 - Spybot-S&D Spyware removal


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-10-16 05:41:31 UTC - RP983 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


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Answer:AWOLA scareware help needed, Log posted inside.

Bump, any help would be appreciated. thx

- Installed Java 6.4

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My laptop does not work properly. I think virus has attacked my laptop. How to remove virus from laptop ?

Answer:Virus Removal / Spyware Removal

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 DDSDownload DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here orhere.Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logsDDS.txt: save to your desktop then post its contents in your topicAttach.txt: save t... Read more

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Hello Major Geeks,

I am here once again, as I can not seem to get rid of Spyware FunWeb Products.
I have ran Spybot and Adaware Ten times to no avail.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Also my son visited a web site for video game cheats and we were inundated with pop-ups and I beleive a virus or two.

I found out that my Symantec Norton Anti-Virus has expired. What is the best Anti-Virus software to purchase.
I have ran a HighJack This log entered below. All help so appreciated.
Thank you,
River

Edit by chaslang: Old version, unrequested, inline log removed
 

Answer:Spyware Removal & Virus Removal - please help

Please read the announcement and sticky threads. HJT logs should only be posted when requested and then they must be attachments to your message. Your HijackThis version is way out of date too.


Please run the steps below.

- Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

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, boot into normal mode and make sure you follow these directions:
- Download HijackThis 1.99.1

- Unzip the hijackthis.exe file to a folder you create named C:\Program Files\HJT

- Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the downloaded ZIP file.

- Before running HijackThis: You must close each of the following:your web browser, e-mail client, instant messenger, and programs like notepad, wordpad, MS Word etc. And any other unnecessary running programs.

- Run HijackThis and save your log file.

- Post your log as an ATTACHMENT to your next message. (Do NOT copy/paste the log into your post).
 

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Hello Bleepingcomputer! I am a long time user of PCHelpForum that has been reffered to this forum as a better alternative and I decided to check it out. There is definitely something funky going on with my computer, as I recieve virus infection pop ups occasionally, my computer will randomly say it has encountered an issue and needs to restart, and has had internet connectivity issues. I used to frequently use HijackThis! logs as a means of analysis, but it seems that this FRST application has taken over that niche. Please let me know what additional information you may need for your analysis. If there are any unneccessary files or programs installed that may be an issue as well, please let me know, as I am trying to do as much of a deep clean as possible. Thank you in advance for taking time to check out these problems.
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 27-07-2016
Ran by Stellakinetic (administrator) on BLUEBALLOON (01-08-2016 10:32:31)
Running from C:\Users\Christian\Documents\AntiVirus
Loaded Profiles: Stellakinetic &  (Available Profiles: Stellakinetic)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (Update) (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
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... Read more

Answer:Virus analysis and removal. Random virus pop-ups and internet connectivity issue

Thank you for deleting the extra copy of this post. Once I hit post, my internet connection was lost and it must have double posted when I reconnected. Also, it may be worth noting that normally when I run antivirus software, there is generally a little bit of malware or spyware that is found, but recently when I run a multitude of different scan programs absolutely nothing shows up. Either my computer is squeaky clean after nearly 6 months without scans, or something is blocking/hiding from the scanners. It seems to be the latter, as I have mentioned that I am having issues with my laptop shutting down intermittently, virus warning popups, and internet connectivity issues stemming from something altering my connection preferences.

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UVK - Ultra Virus Killer - virus removal and system repair tool topic here ..
UVK is a powerful free tool for manual virus removal and system repair I use! Sure, stable, actively developed! Features, screenshot and download (by Carifred.com) here: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/

Quote:
'With simple and intuitive interface, UVK allows users to detect and delete trojans, rootkits, malware and spyware from infected systems. It also includes lots of tools to repair Windows PC after the disinfection.'

Features (they are described in the Home page):

Process manager
Memory modules manager - NEW!
Startup entries and scheduled tasks
Windows services and drivers
Alternate Streams manager - NEW!
Delete or replace file or folder
Scan & create log
Run UVK Scripts
UVK tools
UVK System repair
System Info
UVK immunization is described in the link below, on the version 3.0.0.0 changelog.

EDIT:
'Yes, the UVK immunization is always active once you enable it, even if UVK is not running, or even if you uninstall UVK.' - Here: Error when downloading Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=165&p=415#p415 - Post 8. Thank you!

Changelog link: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/changelog.htm
NEW version 4.1.0.0 changelog:

General internal debugging and improvement.
Improved the list creation feature in the Startup entries and scheduled tasks, and Windows services and drivers sections. Now the lists are immediately displayed,... Read more

Answer:Ultra Virus Killer - virus removal and system repair tool

The new UVK version was born. Version v2.4.2.0.
Changelog:
* General internal debugging.
* Replaced several WMI functions by windows api calls. This resulted in a big performance and stability improvement.
* Added context menus to search for files and MD5 hashes in ThreatExpert.com to the Process manager, Startup entries and Drivers/Tasks, sections, and also the Log analyzer.
* Added BIOS information to the System Info section.
PS.
Rootkit removal with UVK - posted by UVK developer on carifred.com forum: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=56

Google (and other) redirects caused by malware - UVK Tutorial: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=42

Thanks!
 

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Hello everyone!
(using Windows XP home edition service pack 2, updated it now to service pack 3)

I have a huge problem and I'll explain from the beginning:
My family has a family computer which is connected to the internet and was starting to run slower and slower. Thus I uninstalled F-Secure Antivirus and installed and updated Avira Antivir. I ran a full system check where 88 (!!!!) viruses were detected and removed. 4 unknown programs, named heur/crypted were removed to quarantine, where I left them.

(I know, 88 viruses is horrible, but no one of my family knows anything about computers and as I am not always at home, I only do checks once a month or so...also my siblings are really careless concerning what they open on the web but they DO NOT download by sharing or p2p...).

So, I also downloaded Malwarebytes Antimalware and it also found 41 threats which I ticked to delete.

Then the problems really begun: I restarted the computer and it did a whole system check which lasted for about 2 hours (!!). Afterwards, the start desktop did only load the wallpaper but nothing else. When opening the task manager, I observed that the system was running idle for 99% of the system activity (sorry, I don?t know if this is the correct word).

After some time, it loaded anyway and I got the notice that the firewall was not activated. I tried to activate it via the windows security center, but then it told me that the firewall/internetconnection sharing service was not ac... Read more

Answer:virus or malware removal lead to a disabled xp firewall - is there some virus left??

*bump this thread* please!!!! :'-(

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Well, here's what I have:1. For some reason, the "WINDOWS" folder shows up automatically in my Recycle Bin.2. Scanning with my Avast! Antivirus: Home Edition, it seems there is a lot more trojans and nothing I can do with themAnd I need an awesome antivirus program. Basically, Avast! sucks. It says viruses are in places I need to run some of my programs. And it always lags my computer (Well, more then usual).Windows XPAny other info?

Answer:Unknown virus removal/recommended non-lagging virus protection

Any antivirus is only as good as the user behind it. They are safety nets and far from bullet proof.Read through this thread and post the logs when complete.

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Greetings,
One week ago our machine got infected by a version of the redirect virus. Before finding this forum I found instructions to remove it using "Hitman Pro", "TDSS Killer", and "ComboFix". Using these utilities it seems that the file "csrss.exe" was part of the problem, and that "winlogon.exe" and "explorer.exe" were both infected (reported by ComboFix and restored from servicepack). After using these utilities the immediate problems disappeared. However popup messages when accessing some webpages reporting that certain elements are not in someway proper have more recently appeared. Whether these are legitamate or not is not clear. They appear also on the bleepingcomputer website, so I suspect not. I have attempted to protect the machine from further infection by installing the latest edition of Acrobat, installing Foxit and using it as the default .pdf reader, and upgrading from AVGFree9 to the latest version. However, I am not sure in the first instance whether I have completely removed all problems from the machine, and in the second instance whether I have sufficiently protected the machine against futher infections. I suspect that a rootkit virus remains, as indicated by the log from AVG2011:
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"Scan ""Anti-Rootkit scan"" completed."
"Rootkits";"2";"0";"2"
""
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Answer:Rootkit virus remains after unsupervised removal of redirect virus

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer 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. 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 your topic an do their best to resolve your issues. 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.scr DDS.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. Follow the instructions that... Read more

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avast! Virus Cleaner - free virus & worm removal tool click here RELEASED ON 19-1-04_________________NICK Full Member of Wilder's Security Forum For the latest in virus software signatures click here

Answer:avast! Virus Cleaner - free virus & worm removal t

Strange--I have been using Avast Virus Cleaner for about a month now, and recommended it to others.Good little tool.If you are running AVG,then Avast refers you to that, as the removal tool if a virus is found.

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So in the past when dealing with virus removal, I generally took the hard drive out of the affected machine and placed it into an IDE or SATA dock to turn it into an external hard drive and have the virus non functional outside of its "startup and infected/affect state" rooted to the root OS of the drive it is on.I have seen online people claim to use tools like creating a Bart PE startup CD or DVD with an antivirus on that to clean the systems as well as someone else on another google hit claimed to use a Linux Live CD with an Antivirus on that to clean the drive of malware.Question I have is ... What are the best bootable tool methods of attacking the removal of the malware? I am guessing its the bootable CD or DVD method which introduces a read-only source to the equation of which the system also boots off of so that any viruses would not start up, cant infect the disc, and they can be detected dormant and removed. I tried to make a Bart PE disc once placing Norton Antivirus on it, but it doesnt function, and then if it did function, how do you update the definitions on a read-only disc.* I understand that there is the potential to infect my test station ( workstation I use for projects and data recovery and malware removal ) using my current malware/virus removal method. This is one reason why I never use my important systems to perform interaction with foreign drives to contain any infection to that of the test station which can be wiped out clean via a ghost i... Read more

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Hi, Looking for general ideas on how everyone else handles a strong virus. If the virus is showing up in Windows regular mode, it opens in safemode and opens in safmode with command prompt.

Besides the usual such as boot to repair mode and use system restore, dock hard drive to another pc and scan there, what would be the way you would handle this situation. Thanks for the input

Answer:Want ideas for Virus removal if virus shows up in safemode CMD

Run windows defender offline.

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Hello,

I recently caught the antivirus soft virus. Using Rkill and malwarebytes I was able to fix the major problems (pop ups and being unable to open programs without getting prompts saying they are infected) and thought I had gotten rid of it. However, I seem to still have a google redirect virus. After doing a search using my google toolbar, clicking on seemingly harmless links (i.e. wikepedia) will redirect me to fake search sites or other sites that have nothing to do with my search. I have no idea how to get rid of this virus and any help would be very appreciated!

Thanks,
Peter

Answer:Virus removal left me with google redirect virus

Hello,A deeper look in your system is warranted. Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then post back here and we will provide you with further instructions.Orange Blossom

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Hi, I am using windows vista and avg free edition. The viruses/malware avg picks up have been:
Trojan horse Generic28.JRZ
IDP.Program.D1B0A5C0

It's completely blocked google chrome from working i.e. it closes as soon as i open it. I'm using firefox 12 at the moment. Any virus removal website i try to access is blocked. I tried to follow the steps you give before seeking virus advice, but it blocks me from accessing the website to download HijackThis.exe.

Do I have any options other than a complete reformat?

Thanks.
 

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This is my first post ever, so I am new to this. I will make this as plain as I know how.

My pc obviously took on a virus. All desktop icons disappeared, wallpaper gone, lots of popups, and when you search for something on the net, it sends you to nothing but virus removal pages wanting you to buy it, etc etc etc.

Here's what I have done so far:

I removed the hard drive, took it to another PC, and loaded as a secondary drive. I ran a McAfee virus scan, superantispyware scan, and spybot scan to try to weaken it.

I put the hard drive back in the original PC and now I have icons back, wallpaper, and things run somewhat smooth. However, it will NOT allow me to run my Microsoft essentials virus scan, superantispyware, or even combofix. It starts running, then disappears off the screen like it never existed. Wont even let me update my virus protection. It updates for a long way, then freezes, and have to restart.

I installed Hijackthis and Malwarebytes. They begin to run then they disappear too. Lots of times, but not every time I try to run one of these, I get the blue screen of death. The technical information it gives me on that screen is:
STOP: 0x000000D1 (0xF7AF7000, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xab0dc747)
ldqgakb.sys - address AB0DC747 base at AB0D8000, datestamp 4cf44c8f

I have also typed MSCONFIG in my run command, went to startup, and didnt find anything suspicious. I did disable anything I know I did not need.

Something is running somewhere that... Read more

Answer:Virus blocking me from running any virus or malware removal EXE

Oh, and also, I will say, I did see signs of "antivirus 2010". I removed in in add/remove programs, not knowing that's apparently a virus. I know that its not really removed, so could this be my issue?

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I have a serious computer problem I have read numerous posts to self diagnose and correct the problem. When I think it's good it comes back to haunt me, I am stuck with a computer that constantly freezes, Google redirects me to malicious sites and mostly everytime I try to run the control panel it freezes up on me. I also have this error messege that pops up and says "Generic Host process for Win32 services has encountered a problem and needs to close." Some additional info for that error message:SzAppname: svchost.exeSzAppVersion: 5.1.2600.5512SzModname: ntdll.dllSzModVersion: 5.1.2600.5755I have run Malware bytes numerous times quick scan, full scan it will detect then I will remove and when I restart the computer and run it again it's back on there! I am getting to my witsends over this I don't know what to do and need some help please! here is my HiJackthis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 2:52:09 AM, on 11/30/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17091)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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WI... Read more

Answer:Google redirect virus, generic host process win32 error messege, constant virus removal with malware bytes

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 I 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.Follow the ... Read more

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I'm trying to help rescue my parent's laptop that was infected with the S.M.A.R.T. Virus. I'm not that tech-savvy myself, but am willing to seek any help before they pitch their seemingly pooched computer.

They are running Vista Basic (pre-installed with purchase) on a Dell Inspiron 1525 and there were no recovery disks included with their purchase. I had installed MalwareBytes, CCleaner and Spybot on their unit when purchased, which they ran on a regular basis, and were pretty good at keeping up with it.

Thanks to this amazing site, we managed to bring most of it back from it's condition by using RKill and unhide (downloaded on USB from my clean laptop). It seemed to be successful, as the desktop icons mostly came back, and the above anti-virus, cleaning programs were run several times at this point and during rkill. At one point on his own, my father tried a restore point through safe mode, as there was still a couple of crazy things (for one, Google toolbar pop-up installation he couldn't get rid of). I'm not sure if that was a good idea or not, but it was done.

When the laptop is fired up now in a normal manner, the black and white Windows Error Recovery Screen comes up, then a few seconds later, an sort of abnormal large looking "Please Wait" starts and circles, then it goes into the dreaded 'Other User' Screen that looks fake. If you press Enter then, another bogus screen comes up that says User Name and Password. No matter w... Read more

Answer:'Other User' Virus after S.M.A.R.T. Virus Removal Attempt

Hello, lets also do this,,If you can.. If not we can do something else.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. Get a new copy and Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detec... Read more

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I have had a very frustrating 3 weeks and have been emailing back and forth with Mcafee for all of that time. They can't do anything other than refund me, but when you read further you'll see that that would be useless.
It all started 3 weeks ago when I had a red exclamation mark come up on Mcafee. Going into the security centre, it said that I needed to 'renew'. My subscription is valid until Feb 2011, so as you can probably guess, I had a word or three to say to Mcafee. They confirmed that I didn't need to renew so they told me to uninstall and reinstall it. Now something on my computer is blocking me from reinstalling it. To make matters worse, I followed all the steps on the emails from their tech team; still nothing happening. They tried remote assistance. Something blocked it from happening. I tried turning off my firewall (Literally my firewall is the only thing on my computer now so going on the internet is dicing with computer death). Still nothing was happening. I phoned their techies, they phoned me, we went through all possible steps. I even tried online scanners which were being blocked. In fact anything to do with virus removal, remote assistance, or spyware removal is blocked. We tweaked the settings, we went through folders, I even gave the computer a kick but I didn't really expect that to do anything (other than make me more angry when I stubbed my toe).
Then Mcafee said that it sounded like there was a virus blocking it so they gave me a... Read more

Answer:A virus that prevents virus removal and updates

Hello and welcome to TSF.


Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save both reports to your desktop.



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



Click the image to enlarge it


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

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and post it in reply.

**Caution**
Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

If you still have trouble, try running the scan in Safe Mode.

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doe... Read more

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OS, Win7
Was receiving popups and was denied internet access, what the virus was telling me.
Reality was that I did have internet access.
Notepad does not open as normal, (not allowing a save).
 
 
Programs ran Successfully for removal:
Malwarebytes
Vipre
SuperAntiSpyWare
 
Program Ran Not-Successfully for Removal:
Hijackthis - Looks like Hijackthis is not allowed to function, only up to 50%
 
 
Thank you in advance,
Crazi8

Answer:Virus detected, ran virus removal, but still in system

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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I get the fake popup window saying there is a security threat and if I want to fix it I am taken to a web page mimicking AVG and asking if I want to remove threats. Have had this happen before but now it is on a laptop.

Answer:Virus Fake Virus Removal Alert

Problem solved. No further action needed.

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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
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Scan Start Time: 2009/10/30 13:15
Program Version: Version 1.3.5.0
Windows Version: Windows XP SP3
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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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"application cannot be executed. the file <file name>.exe is infected" (where file name changes) is what our user gets on her computer screen. Symantec is running, scanned and found a file named physysguard.exe and tried to remove it (unknown if that's a valid virus removal attempt or a real Symantec deal. We disconnected her from the network for the time being.

Answer:I need help with a users virus removal, classic "fake" virus alert type stuff.

See this thread first:http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.htmlpost the 3 requried logs and an expert [not me] will be able to help you.Also from that thread:QuoteIf this is a machine at your place of Business, we need to be informed beforehand.  This is also not negotiable and we will not be responsible should you fail to do so.From the way you worded your problem, this seems to regard you Two-Eyes %

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I got a bug. This virus damaged my Norton and now cannot install any software that may repair it. The bug makes the .exe file disappear after I install these programs. Also cannot start in safe mode - what is that?. I see that wintems.exe keeps running in Task Manager. I ran some online scans and possible malware are Trojan-Proxy.Mitglieder, also Win32.bagle.e, also Trojan-backdoor.rbot.cpg. Looks like I screwed up by running a .exe file for a serial number - last time I do that!!! Here is my Hijack File. First Time I use this so bear with me if I'm missing something. Thanks for any help. I will reinstall Windows XP if I have to but would rather not.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:03:18 PM, on 12/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal
End of file - 11078 bytes
 

Answer:Can't run any virus removal tools due to virus

Welcome to MajorGeeks.com!

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

Read & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
 

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I was wondering how to get rid of ContraVir.ink. I have McAfee and it keeps trying to remove it but it continues to come back
 

Answer:virus removal for contra virus

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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Short description. Son used his sister's computer. Multiple virus' were placed on the XP MediaCenter Dell Xps M140. Unable to run Malwarebytes or install it again. Ran TrendMicro HouseCall online scanner, cleaned some of the virus', namely win32/cryptor(ran in safe mode using avg free). Unable to remove trojandownloarder.TDSS. Unable to remove fc.exe from system. Unable to install malwarebytes

Hijackthis log file below:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:48:40 PM, on 8/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
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
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
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I'm in an identical situation to another post. I'm not sure though if the response to other post was based on the reports or not. So, like the other guy:

Ran all the "READ & RUN ME FIRST" (Win XP) steps. Still have popups from yield sign in tray that say "Your computer is infected!" Also still have Awola Anti-spyware that either Spybot S&D or AVG had detected, and I thought, deleted.

Thank you so much for this forum!! Just let me know if I should simply follow what the other thread described.
 

Answer:AWOLA antispy and "Your Computer is Infected"

Hi kilgore!
I'll take a look at your logs and get back to you. This takes some time, so thanks for your patience. Please don't use your computer too much until we're sure it's clean.
abri
 

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Hello All,I placed this in the wrong forum last week, I home someone can help me.I seem to have a few problems on my PC, no Pop-ups but something has Hi-jacked both my active-desktop and IE 6. IE 6 is un-useable. I also have Awola Anti-spyware message in near the clock. Another that came up today which says it is Window's Security Center says you have been infected with Spyware.My active desktop has been hi-jacked again, it keeps bringing up a default.htm in the on my desktop. (what I have done for this is created a default.htm with a picture in it. So when the process calls up this default.htm it is something I want to look at.) Will explain more if it makes a difference.I also have a LoadLibrary Manager error???? It wants me to send an error report.Here are the steps that I have taken:1. Cleaned out Temporary internet files in IE6 and Cleared private data in Firefox.2. Ran Ad-Aware SE (Crashed several times)3. Ran Spy-Bot Search and Destroy selected all and clicked Fix and repair4. Rebooted and tried running Ad-Aware SE again and it crashed.5. Ran Spy-bot again and downloaded Ad-Aware SE and installed fresh copy.6. Rebooted and ran Ad-Aware SE selected all and quarantined.6. Reboot and ran Ad-Aware SE again. quarantined again.7. Ran Norton Anti-Virus cleaned everything.8. Ran House Call Anti-virus tried to clean.9. Attempted to run Panda and Bit defender to no avail, since IE has been hi-jacked.10. Ran McAfee AVERT Stinger. (really can't tell if it is cleaning anything sinc... Read more

Answer:Spyware That Has Taken Over My Active Desktop And Awola Anti-spyware

Hi,Your system is terribly infected. 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.In light of this it would be wise for you to back up any files and folders that you don't want to lose before we start. Reason I am telling this is because when a system is so terribly infected and we try to clean this up manually, the damage that is already present may interfere with our removal attempts. Before you proceed with the following steps, please do this first..Go to this page.Enter the url of this thread in the first field.Where it says, browse to the file that you want to submit, click the browse button next to it and browse to next file:C:\WINDOWS\system32\GE.dllSelect it and click ok:Then click the Send File button below.Then AFTER you did before...* Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only ... Read more

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Ran all the "READ & RUN ME FIRST" (Win XP) steps. Still have popups from yield sign in tray that say "Your computer is infected!" Also still have Awola Anti-spyware that either Spybot S&D or AVG had detected, and I thought, deleted.

Attached Combofix and MGTools logs. AVG had no report to save even though I had "Automatically generate report after every scan" checked and "Only if threats are found" unchecked. The only thing AVG found was 9 cookies.

Thanks.
 

Answer:"Your computer is infected!" & Awola

Hi cee3!
Welcome to Major Geeks!

I'm looking at your logs.
abri
 

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I also have the virus samples compressed in a zip file, there is no option to upload them in this this thread.
Emsisoft Anti-malware detected the virus as Gen:Variant.Coantor.28 (B)
 

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Well, i need all the help i can get. I can honestly say im a total moron when it comes to computers, but i don know right now that my computer is infected with a virus or a trojan? i ran my malwarebytes anti-malware program (under quick scan) as well as my microsoft security essentials and both programs said that my computer was infected with bubnix. i removed it, but my windows security alerts wont run, and update either, and my malware program wont do a full scan, (it freezes, doesnt respond). my computer has crashed several times before i did all these procedures, so i am running in safe mode with networking. my msn email page freezes up and i constantly have to "stop running script" on the page to continue. Also, i know have a program on my computer that was never there before, named "Orion". Really, I really just wish
i could get my computer to run safe again! i am doing a crap cleaner run, as well as defragmenting. i tried several times to do updates but several of them failed. :cry
please tell me that there is a patient knowledgeable genius to help me in this matter!!!
I dont know if this is enough information but i am hoping its a start.
Thank you for any responses.
 

Answer:Help!!! Virus Removal Help!

Welcome to Major Geeks!

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

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

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

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

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

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

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Question: virus removal help

I got hit with a virus which windows defender said it had fixed. I also run mcafee AV software too and have undertaken full system scan. Attached word doc shows the error message. I've run adaware and wise registry cleaner but message is still there. Can anyone help ?

Answer:virus removal help

Please proceed to out Security Center, HiJackThis Log Help, but before doing so be sure to follow the 5 steps outlined:


IMPORTANT ? Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Please be patient as the Security Analysts are very busy and one will get to you as soon as possbile.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Question: Virus Removal

Hello, I have supplied the following logs for info.

The main problem seems to be very sluggish performance, crashes and restarting during operation and on start up. Also notices the antivirus/firewall was open this morning.

Answer:Virus Removal

Hello and welcome to TSF Virus & Malware support. My name is Taylor and I'll be helping you with your fix.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

You may wish to 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, then click Subscribe.

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Question: Virus removal

Hi, my laptop recently started acting really funky. Google Chrome no longer works (it doesn't open up any pages), I get popups pretty frequently and there are other small things that happen as well, such as a "profile can't be found" message when I reboot, and a "OnDblClick() failed" window when I try to double click on my Avira Antivir icon (my antivirus software). Avira found a few viruses and Spybot found some adware and deleted it, but I'm still having problems.
When I ran GMER, i got a BSOD with the following message: "A problem was detected and windows needs to shut down to prevent further damage to your computer: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT" in in there as well was "STOP: 0X0000004E". I reran GMER and same thing happened so I dont have the GMER log.

I also noticed 3 items in Startup in the System configuration utility: Yc0, Yc1 and Ydi which looked weird. After google told me they were malware, i unchecked them to ensure they didn't start up again.

This all started happening in the last few days. It's a nearly 5 year old Dell that I'm sure I'll have to replace soon, but considering my needs (just surfing, music and movies) I'd rather not have to spend on a new machine if i can get more out of this piece of junk.

any help would be appreciated.

thanks.
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Daniel Bonder at 17:41:21.75 on 16/01/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
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Answer:Virus removal

Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Please download ComboFix by sUBs from HERE or HERE and save it to your Desktop.During the download, rename Combofix to Combo-Fix as follows:It is important you rename Combofix during the download, but not after.**NOTE:... Read more

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Question: AIM virus removal

Recently, my desktop computer was hit with a myspace AIM virus. Norton Antivirus has yet to detect it, as well as AIMfix.

I downloaded Hijack This and Sdfix, but I'm not sure which files are the cause and how to remove them.

Hijack This log::
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:36:18 PM, on 8/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vvqtmlpy.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
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Question: virus removal

my daughter has a gateway computer running XP. Virus scan shows virus {c:\windows\system32\OPNOMKJ.dll} which it can not remove. At boot up we get error in system registry P-070100IRQL: IF sysver 0xff00024 NT_Kernel error 1256 Kmode_exception_not_handled. In addition, we can not access control panel or My computer to correct problem. Has not effected access to the internet. Any suggestions/
 

Answer:virus removal

Anyone have any suggestions?
 

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I have been having issues cleaning out my mothers computer. It started pretty much non-functional and can now get on to the internet but am looking to fully clean it out. I have gone through the required procedures before posting. Thanks in advance for the help!
 

Answer:Help with Virus Removal

Rudy9443 said:





I have gone through the required procedures before posting.Click to expand...

If so, then you need to attach the following logs:
ComboFix
RootRepeal - if it runs
C:\MGLogs.zip
 

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Question: virus removal

hiya, my computer recently got a virus and i am able to clean it. however when i reset everything returns to the way it was before. i'm guessing there's somethign i'm missing within the registry. not wanting to venture in there myself, i turned here. can anyone tell me which registry parts are spyware and how youc an tell?

hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:34:15 PM, on 07/02/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware\TPSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware\pavsrv51.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware\AVENGINE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\program files\panda software\panda titanium 2006 antivirus + antispyware\firewall\PNMSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware\PavFnSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
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Answer:virus removal

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i got a virus late last week and i spent 2 days trying to get rid of it. only norton still says i have some problems with my cookies so im not 100% sure its 100% gone. please help me double check and make sure it's gone. it was infected with w32.almanahe.b!inf and w32.sillyfdc. i have included my hijackthis log thank you. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:15:54 AM, on 4/29/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\TDispVol.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP&... Read more

Answer:Virus Removal Please Help

Hello lilpanda102,Welcome to Bleeping Computer Let's see what might be left :Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from one of these places:http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Ant...ware_d5756.htmlhttp://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exeDouble Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. * Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan. * The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note) * The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. * Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply along with a fresh HijackThis log.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately.Thanks,tea

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I posted this in the Virus, etc. forum and I'm not getting any responses, so thought I'd try here.

My Dell desktop (Windows XP) was infected with a ton of stuff... and on Friday, I was still able to get online by going through the safe mode with networking, so I downloaded and ran the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and cleaned everything up and now hopefully my computer is "clean"... but... now I'm unable to get online even through safe mode with networking, my desktop is GONE, and trying to do anything with task manager only gets me the "Windows explorer has encountered a problem, yada, yada..." message. I'm not very tech savvy but I can follow directions, so if someone can help me, I would very much appreciate it.

Answer:Need help with XP after virus removal...

You can try to 'Repair' the system with Windows XP CD, but I think you are still infected and you should wait for respond from Security team...
You said you were infected... Did you try to clean your system from viruses???
Or this issue started after Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning????

here is a quick guide how to repair:

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm


Hope this will help you mate...

Keep us posted...

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