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#1 ttontis

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 11:49 PM

I just ran combo fix on my computer and would like to know if someone could help explain the log? I havent noticed any problems on my computer and run windows defender and spybot often and they have found nothing except the normal offending cookies. Just looking to learn something new.

Thanks,

TT

How do I know the diffrence between programs that could be causing problems and ones that are safe to run.

I also noticed that my desktop icon name for internet explorer changed after running Combofix doesnt seem right the new name is kloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

What is the newly created services? Is that something combofix installes or recent progams added to the computer?

Is combofix going through and listing all the programs running off the system32 folder?

It also said that normal run time is 10 min and it may take longer for computers that have a lot of infected files, it took half hour and I had to do a hard reboot after looking over the log. The desktop didnt come back 20min after it posted the log and the hard drive light went out, turned it off 10min after the hard drive stopped being active.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 03:36 PM

Hi ttontis and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Quoting the blue notice at the topic of this forum:

ComboFix is a tool that should only be run under the supervision of someone who has been trained in its use. Using it on your own can cause problems with your computer. Any posts containing CF Logs will be ignored.

To receive help, you should instead provide a detailed description of your problem, detailed word-for-word error messages that you are receiving, screenshots of strange behaviour, and your operating system. This information is much more useful to our helpers than a ComboFix log.


Please give us a detailed description of your problem and we will be glad to help you in your quest for a clean computer. If needed, we will direct you to post in the HJT forums for more advanced help.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:13 PM

Opperating System:

XP Service Pack 3

Problems:

Add Remove programs will not show programs
Computer is crawling
Long boot up

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 07:07 AM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Reagardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 06:18 PM

Here is the log



Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.25
Database version: 1090
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

6:17:28 PM 8/27/2008
mbam-log-08-27-2008 (18-17-28).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 63676
Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 33 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:18 PM

Looking good ttontis :thumbsup:

Lets see if anything is hiding out there.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
alternate download link DO NOT use yet.

Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the
    definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter
    any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from
    here and
    unzip into the program's folder.
    )
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under
    Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under 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 a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Double-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 browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click 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.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp"

ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • 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 tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:12 PM

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 08/28/2008 at 01:15 AM

Application Version : 4.20.1046

Core Rules Database Version : 3541
Trace Rules Database Version: 1530

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:36:02

Memory items scanned : 183
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6413
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 22961
File threats detected : 19

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Ted\Cookies\ted@adserver[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Ted\Cookies\ted@atdmt[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Ted\Cookies\ted@kontera[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Ted\Cookies\ted@revsci[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Ted\Cookies\ted@tribalfusion[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Ted\Cookies\ted@xiti[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Ted\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Adam\Cookies\adam@2o7[1].txt.vir
C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Adam\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt.vir
C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Adam\Cookies\[email protected][5].txt.vir
C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Adam\Cookies\adam@insightexpressai[1].txt.vir
C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Kris\Cookies\kris@2o7[1].txt.vir
C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Kris\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt.vir
C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Kris\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt.vir
C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Kris\Cookies\kris@insightexpressai[1].txt.vir
C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Tony\Cookies\tony@2o7[2].txt.vir
C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Tony\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt.vir
C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Tony\Cookies\tony@advertising[1].txt.vir
C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Tony\Cookies\tony@insightexpressai[1].txt.vir

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:47 PM

How are things running now?

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:51 PM

They are the same. It looks like it only cleand up some cookies, I didnt see any files or software?

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 09:17 PM

I just ran combo fix on my computer and would like to know if someone could help explain the log? I havent noticed any problems on my computer...Just looking to learn something new.

Hello ttontis

Discussion pertaining to how Combofx works, what it can or cannot do, what the log results mean, any future plans, etc is not available to the public in order to safeguard and protect the integrity of the tool from malware writers. As such, the developer does not want his tool discussed outside of private forums and therefore we cannot answer specific questions. ComboFix's disclaimer clearly states that it is a private tool to be used under supervison by malware removal experts who are trained in its use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 09:32 PM

quietman7 I understand and respect that.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 09:39 PM

And I thank you for understanding.

Now about those cookies.

Cookies are text string messages given to a Web browser by a Web server. Whenever you visit a web page or navigate different pages with your browser, the web site generates a unique ID number which your browser stores in a text (cookie) file that is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from that server. Cookies allow third-party providers such as ad serving networks, spyware or adware providers to track personal information. The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and prepare customized Web pages for them.

The type of cookie that is a cause for some concern are "tracking cookies" because they can be considered a privacy risk. These types of cookies are used to track your Web browsing habits (your movement from site to site). Ad companies use them to record your activity on all sites where they have placed ads. They can keep count of how many times you visited a web page, store your username and password so you don't have to log in and retain your custom settings. When you visit one of these sites, a cookie is placed on your computer. Each time you visit another site that hosts one of their ads, that same cookie is read, and soon they have assembled a list of which of their sites you have visited and which of their ads that you have clicked on. They are used all over the Internet and advertisement companies often plant them whenever your browser loads one of their banners. Cookies are NOT a "threat". As text files they cannot be executed to cause any damage. Cookies do not cause any pop ups nor do they install malware.

As long as you surf the Internet, you are going to get cookies and some of your security programs will flag them for removal. However, you can minimize this by reading "Blocking & Managing Unwanted Cookies" and "Block Third-Party Cookies in IE7".
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:25 PM

I Think I found my problem, it was a regestry issues. I have cleand it up and it is running better, but I still can not get my add remove programs working correctly. Is there anything else I can do or have we pretty much done everythnig we can?

Thank you for your help

Edited by ttontis, 28 August 2008 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:30 PM

What's wrong with Add/Remove? There are some common fixes in Working with Add/Remove Programs
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:44 PM

Thank you for the link. It seems that I am missing the uninstall folder in the regestry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
\SOFTWARE
\Microsoft
\Windows
\CurrentVersion
\Uninstall
\<Program Name>




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