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#1 FSUJ09

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:21 PM

My AVG virus scan recently found the problem win32/cryptor. I was wondering exactly what this is and how do I remove it. If anybody can help out that would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 12:38 AM

Is there anybody that can help?

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:16 AM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
  • 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. Regardless 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. MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.
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Posted 28 October 2008 - 03:03 AM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1331
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

10/28/2008 4:05:32 AM
mbam-log-2008-10-28 (04-05-32).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 47143
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 43 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 22
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 28

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5321e378-ffad-4999-8c62-03ca8155f0b3} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{cc11617c-259e-429c-9063-7d70b8355ebd} (Adware.SoftMate) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{c7bbc1fa-e415-4926-9a47-9ab58d0b3bc8} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1a26f07f-0d60-4835-91cf-1e1766a0ec56} (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{467faeb2-5f5b-4c81-bae0-2a4752ca7f4e} (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{587dbf2d-9145-4c9e-92c2-1f953da73773} (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{6cc1c91a-ae8b-4373-a5b4-28ba1851e39a} (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{79369d5c-2903-4b7a-ade2-d5e0dee14d24} (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{799a370d-5993-4887-9df7-0a4756a77d00} (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{98dbbf16-ca43-4c33-be80-99e6694468a4} (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{a55581dc-2cdb-4089-8878-71a080b22342} (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{b847676d-72ac-4393-bfff-43a1eb979352} (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{bc97b254-b2b9-4d40-971d-78e0978f5f26} (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{98dbbf16-ca43-4c33-be80-99e6694468a4} (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{bc97b254-b2b9-4d40-971d-78e0978f5f26} (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PlugPlayRPC (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mssecurity1.209.4 (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\affri (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\winvi (Adware.SoftMate) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\affri (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\contim (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\IProxyProvider (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Hijack.UserInit) -> Bad: (C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\uoyzsydz.exe,) Good: (userinit.exe) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netrax06 (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\explore.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\svchost32.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\internet.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\ctfmon32.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\ctrlpan.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\directx32.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\dnsrelay.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\editpad.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer32.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\funniest.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\funny.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\gfmnaaa.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\helpcvs.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\inetinf.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\msconfd.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\msspi.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\mswsc10.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\mswsc20.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\qttasks.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\quicken.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\rundll16.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pac.txt (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\rundll32.vbe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\searchword.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\sistem.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\svcinit.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\BM1ba6df45.txt (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\clkcnt.txt (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 03:05 AM

Hello, thank you for the response. I posted the log and there was more on here than I thought there would be. AVG never picks any of these threats up. Is AVG a reliable scanner?

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 04:24 AM

AVG is good but you can't rely on just one scanner.

Reboot your computer, run the Malwarebytes Full Scan and post the new log.
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Posted 28 October 2008 - 05:35 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1331
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

10/28/2008 6:48:31 PM
mbam-log-2008-10-28 (18-48-31).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 84912
Time elapsed: 36 minute(s), 6 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 28 October 2008 - 05:38 PM

The viruses appear to be gone I'm not sure I'm confident they are completely gone though. It seems like every month they come back....they have to be coming from myspace. Which scanner do you recommend to be a firsthand scanner? Right now I currently have AVG, Spybot, Malwarebytes, and Ccleaner downloaded.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 05:41 PM

(Note: I am not an expert in this field yet, and if you are uncomfortable following any of my instructions before getting a more experienced user's second opinion, that is fine)


You may want to try an online scan with kaspersky. Consult Budapest before doing so, however.


Please do a scan with Kaspersky Online Scanner.

This scan is for Internet Explorer Only.

If you are using Windows Vista, open your browser by right-clicking on its icon and select Run as administrator to perform this scan.

* Please disable your realtime protection software before proceeding. Refer to this page if you are unsure how.
* Open the Kaspersky Scanner page.
* Click on Accept and install any components it needs.
* The program will install and then begin downloading the latest definition files.
* After the files have been downloaded on the left side of the page in the Scan section select My Computer
* This will start the program and scan your system.
* The scan will take a while, so be patient and let it run.
* Once the scan is complete, click on View scan report
* Now, click on the Save Report as button.
* Save the file to your desktop.
* Copy and paste that information in your next post.



This scanner will only scan. It does not remove any malware it finds.

Please post back with:
- Kaspersky Log

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 05:43 PM

All those are good, although CCleaner is not a virus/spyware scanner.

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 October 2008 - 08:14 PM

When I rebooted into normal mode the log disappeared. I looked at it in safe mode and everything was clean. Should I do a kaspersky san?

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 08:25 PM

The kaspersky scan won't hurt.

Topic closed to prevent further HiJacking. ~ OB

Edited by Orange Blossom, 03 August 2009 - 01:21 AM.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 11:03 AM

ok this is how i removed win32/cryptor

Before reading: this solution worked on my computer which runs windows xp ...not sure if it will work on any other windows operating system...
also note that i had no problem opening any files or running my avg or malwarebytes(incidentally malwarebytes did not find this virus, my avg 8.5 free did)

i slapped down 30 bux for prevx 3.0 which was recommended by another forum i use for removal of this virus. you can do a scan of your computer for free before paying the 30 bux for the license required to clean up win32/cryptor. that free scan did find the cryptor on my computer. to do the scan just double click on it from the prevx3.0 home page. it will scan after it is done downloading which took no time at all.

prevx 3.0 is pcmagazine's editors choice for anti spyware and malware programs. read this article to see what the reviewer wrote:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2346861,00.asp

after prevx finds the virus follow its instructions to remove it. anybody can do it...its just things like letting your computer reboot and disabling your internet connection for part of the removal. it does everything else.

prevx got rid of the cryptor but since cryptor was attached to my rundll32.exe file, that file was deleted which is necessary to run windows and open programs from windows. i found this out after much research and noticing that my computer would give me the message "which program would you like to use to open this file?"
whenever i clicked on anything but the prevx.

to restore this(rundll32.exe) file go to this page:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

and click on option 12. download to your desktop.
after download is finished double click on the icon on your desktop to run it. it will add the missing registry files and merge them into your system file. VOILA!!!! Virus free working computer. This solution was found after many many failures and 5 days of research. it does work!!!!!!


I couldnt be happier with prevx 3.0!!!
edit:symptoms of the virus i noticed before i ran my avg 8.5 free were being hijacked when clicking on webpages after a google search,overall slow performance,not being able to view some webpages

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:34 AM

I've just discovered that I have this problem on my WinXP64 machine. It was exhibiting all the problems mentioned, and a new install of AVG-Free just found it and quarantined it. However, in searching for info on what was quarantined, the computer exhibits the same re-direct symptoms, so I'm thinking it's not all gone.

Since these posts are so old (3+ years), I just wanted to ask if these instructions are still valid, or if there are any newer ways to remove.

Thanks for any help.




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