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Multiple Viruses And/or Trojans


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#1 lildrgn

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:32 PM

First post! Thanks for letting me in.

I recently got infected with some or all of the following (at least according to the pop up messages I get):
  • Trojan-Spy.win32@mx
  • Networm-i.Virus@fp
  • spybot@mxt
  • psw.x-vir
  • spyware.cyberlog-x
I have tried using SmitfraudFix, deleting the temp files, cleaning the registry, etc., still to no avail. I have scanned with Bit Defender as well as AVG. Both softwares found viruses that were either deleted or moved. I ran a system restore to the day before the trojans/viruses were found and that seemed to do it but a day later, they were back.

I'm getting "security alerts" in the system tray. I have two Windows shield icons with "Live Safety Center" and "Online Security Guide" on the desktop that simply won't go away, even when deleted. I get IE windows that pop up all day long. This morning I had 58 of them.

I am running Win XP w/sp2, Firefox 2.0.0.8. AVG and BitDefender have the newest definitions as of today.
I'm not sure what else to do. Any help is appreciated!

Thanks.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:53 PM

Install Super Antispyware free. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Post a Hijack This Log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the program above has not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post a log in this forum. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:18 PM

Did you follow the generic instructions for using SmitfraudFix in BC's self-help tutorial "How to remove the Smitfraud/Generic Zlob"?

Also do this: Download RogueRemover and save to you Desktop. (compatible with Windows 2000, NT, XP, Vista)
  • Double-click on rr-free-setup.exe to install in C:\Program Files\RogueRemover and follow the prompts.
  • During installation an icon will automatically be created on your Desktop.
  • If the program does not open after installation, double-click on the RogueRemover icon to launch.
  • Select "Check for Updates" and click Download if any are found.
  • Wait for the updates to finish downloading, then Close the update window.
  • Select "Scan" and follow the onscreen directions to remove anything found.
  • If nothing is found, exit RogueRemover.
  • If RogueRemover finds something, it will present a list of detected items.
  • Click "Remove selected", then Yes at the prompt.
  • Wait for the removal to complete and then close RogueRemover.
If using Windows Vista be sure to Run As Administrator.
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 06:09 AM

The Zlob trojan/ smitfraud malware constantly changes file names, locations. Sometimes one program will work and sometimes it won't to find and remove the malware.
Super Antispyware has had very good success at removing the Smitfraud infections and the malware that often accompanies it.
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 12:45 PM

Thanks for the replies, guys. I ran the SUPERAntiSpyware as mentioned above. It found a bunch of stuff in safe mode. I rebooted to regular mode and it wanted to block 3 things right at the beginning. I'm running a quick scan right now and it has found 2 cookies so far.

The good news is that I am not getting any pop-up windows or messages in the system tray. Prior to doing the scan with SAS, I'd have several by now.

Crossing fingers!

Thanks again.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 01:02 PM

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"

If your not finding anymore malware, then 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 this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. 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 recent Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:43 PM

Thanks for all the help and suggestions, guys. After a day of use, I'm confident that the malware/spyware/viruses I had are gone.

And I have bleepingcomputer.com to thank. So, Thanks!!!

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:36 PM

Your welcome.

To protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection, be sure to read:
"Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
"How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
"The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online".
"The 10 Biggest Security Risks".
"Hardening Windows Security - Part 1" and "Hardening Windows Security - Part 2".

Safe surfing and have a malware free day.
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