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#1 leons123

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 06:37 PM

Hi guys I was wondering if anyone could offer me some advice on some malware removal.

My farther is a silver surfer and although i have warned him to never click on programs from the internet he did exactly that when using ms messenger. This has caused an infection of a malware desk top hijacker type program called “driver cleaner".

My farther has turned to me for help in removing this however i am far from an expert but am a competent pc user.


What I have tried so far:

1 Ran a virus scan with Norton


2 Ran a virus scan with Norton when not connected to the internet


3 Ran a virus scan with Norton when not connected to the internet and in safe mode

Norton seems to fix the problem each time but when i restart the computer it gets re-infected as soon as you connect to the internet.

I would be very grateful if anyone can offer me some advice or help as this is a bit out of my league.

Thanks Leon

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 06:45 PM

Try RogueRemover from MalwareBytes:
  • Please download Rogue Remover Free from Malwarebytes.
  • Please save the file to your normal saved file location or the desktop
  • double click on rr-free-setup to run the installation program
  • accept the license agreement.
  • follow all the steps and click finish to run the program
  • Click the check for updates link
  • click the scan link to start scanning
  • when done, follow the onscreen directions to remove anything that it found.
Let us know your results, please.
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 06:55 PM

Thanks for your response Old.

I don’t have access to the infected computer until tomorrow now. But I will follow your advice and post results then

cheers
Leon

Edited by leons123, 15 September 2007 - 06:56 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2007 - 08:27 AM

ok i have just downloaded rogueremover and ran the scan.

it tells me that no problems was found.

the syemtems have not yet returned after a reboot but iam not that convinced that the problem has been solved.

any sugestions

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 09:00 AM

the virus is back just as before.

noton is trying to sort it out and has given me some information on what it thinks it has got.



high risk virus
object name c:\documents and settings \valera 1
virus name downloadr

unable to repair this file

object name c:\documents and settings\ lkjh 1
virus name trojan.vundo

object name c:\documents and settings \ jaun_20070726 1


i am really stuck, i dont realy know what i am doing and this is doing my head in lol

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 09:09 AM

Follow the the instructions in BC's self-help tutorial
"How to remove DriveCleaner 2006". This is a link at the bottom for "How To Remove Vundo/Winfixer Infection".
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Posted 16 September 2007 - 09:52 AM

ok followed the instructions in the thread and this seems to have fixed the problem. i will let u know if it comes back.


thanks for your help. this is a top site.



cheer mates

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 11:33 AM

looks like i spoke to soon.

i went through the instructions

i ran vundofix.exe
still had some infection so i ran virtumundobegone.exe in safe mode

the problem seemed to go and no signs of infection.

i restareted the pc and a message came up to say i was not connected to the internet do i want to work offline. but i had not requested any program to conect to the internet. so i think this must be the virus

if u x out of it the same window pops up later. if u say connect to the internet vundofix dectects 2 vundo files
c:\windows\system32\ibemsamj.ini
c:\windows\system32\jmasmebi.dll

doh thought i had won for a min then

Edited by leons123, 16 September 2007 - 12:40 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2007 - 01:31 PM

do you want a highjackthis report and do i post it here or in another part of the forum

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 02:29 PM

Some variants of vundo may not be detected by vundofix so the "add more files" option is another way of ridding this malware. These files need to be identified and posting a hijackthis log will enable an expert to advise you which files to add if you continue to have problems.

However, you need to rename HijackThis before using it and saving a log as some variants of this malware will hide certain entries in a hijackthis log to prevent detection. After installation, open the HijackThis Folder, find the HijackThis.exe file, right-click on it and select "rename". Type Scanner.exe and hit "Enter". Double-click on Scanner.exe (which is still HijackThis) to launch the tool, run a scan, save the logfile and copy/paste it into a new topic in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts.

GIve your topic, a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".
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