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#1 syunichi

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:25 PM

Ok,now I dont wanna screw up like last time. I was infected by some virus that creates

a) runauto.. folder
b. Recycled folder

Last time what I did was a scan with AVAST and I was left with a big mess where I cant do cmd. , I cant execute .bat and I cant use SmitFraudFix because the system cant run .cmd files. The error says that it cannot find the <filename.cmd>. Is there any way to restore the links or some safer way to scan this type of virus?

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:39 PM

Have you tried using System Restore or System Restore from a command prompt in "Safe Mode" to return to a previous state before your problems began?
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:43 PM

Thank you for the reply and yes I did. Now there are 2 pc infected and I needed to fix one for server use. So I cleaned it via AV scan. As expected all cmd. .bat and command lines failed to run. And as for the other pc I used DeleteFXP to delete the runauto.. folder and it's content. A little too late for the server pc.

Now, is there any way I can restore the command lines to response and .cmd or .bat file to run other than doing system restore? Like a registry edit or something? I know there is a fixpath2.zip file to repair this but it is not an option anymore because it's not available in the net. So any suggestion? :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 December 2007 - 06:47 AM

Please download MsnCleaner.zip and save to you Desktop.
  • Extract (unzip) the file to your desktop. (click here if your not sure how to do this) but DO NOT use it yet.
  • Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8. 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 boot menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".
  • Double-click MsnCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the "Analyze" button.
  • A report will be created after the scan and will be saved to C:\MsnCleaner.txt.
  • If it finds an infection, click the "Deleted" button.
  • Reboot normally when done.
Next, download SDFix by AndyManchesta and save it to your desktop.
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When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
  • Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
  • (this is the drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix).
  • DO NOT use it 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".

Open the SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
  • Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
  • It will remove any Trojan Services or Registry Entries found then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
  • Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
  • When the PC restarts, the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, 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 a copy into the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
  • Copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.
-- If this error message is displayed when running SDFix: "The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator. Press any key to continue..."
Please go to Start Menu > Run > and copy/paste the following line:
%systemdrive%\SDFix\apps\swreg IMPORT %systemdrive%\SDFix\apps\Enable_Command_Prompt.reg
Press Ok and then run SDFix again.

-- If the Command Prompt window flashes on then off again on XP or Win 2000, please go to Start Menu > Run > and copy/paste the following line:
%systemdrive%\SDFix\apps\FixPath.exe /Q
Reboot and then run SDFix again.

-- If SDFix still does not run, check the %comspec% variable. Right-click My Computer > click Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables and check that the ComSpec variable points to cmd.exe.
%SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 07:08 PM

Hurrah! Thank you. It works. At last I can easily get rid and clean those pesky virus from my office. Thanks quiteman7. :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 December 2007 - 08:12 PM

If there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create 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 recently created 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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