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#1 swalke39

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 02:20 AM

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4238/ummmmmgn5.png
got that wonderful change to my computer a couple hours ago. I have scanned with spybot, avg, mcafee, and avast nothing seems to be able to fix it.
spybots Resident is going crazy with alerts and its disabled my ablity to access the task menu.
I am all out of ideas on this one.

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#2 quietman7

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 07:08 AM

Welcome to BC swalke39

If your using Win XP or 2000, please print out and follow the generic instructions for using "SmitfraudFix".
(If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously, please delete that version and download it again as the tool is frequently updated!)
-- If the tool fails to launch from the Desktop, please move smitfraudFix.exe to the root of the system drive (usually C:\), and run it from there.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. 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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#3 swalke39

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 01:40 PM

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
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Generated 12/23/2007 at 01:29 PM

Application Version : 3.9.1008

Core Rules Database Version : 3366
Trace Rules Database Version: 1365

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:50:28

Memory items scanned : 161
Memory threats detected : 1
Registry items scanned : 4315
Registry threats detected : 13
File items scanned : 45896
File threats detected : 2

Adware.Vundo Variant
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VTURS.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VTURS.DLL
HKLM\Software\Classes\CLSID\{8505E104-7D8B-423D-8F3E-C033CFCABAEF}
HKCR\CLSID\{8505E104-7D8B-423D-8F3E-C033CFCABAEF}
HKCR\CLSID\{8505E104-7D8B-423D-8F3E-C033CFCABAEF}\InprocServer32
HKCR\CLSID\{8505E104-7D8B-423D-8F3E-C033CFCABAEF}\InprocServer32#ThreadingModel
HKLM\Software\Classes\CLSID\{BD567F05-C939-4433-9B7A-77121B998D1C}
HKCR\CLSID\{BD567F05-C939-4433-9B7A-77121B998D1C}
HKCR\CLSID\{BD567F05-C939-4433-9B7A-77121B998D1C}\InprocServer32
HKCR\CLSID\{BD567F05-C939-4433-9B7A-77121B998D1C}\InprocServer32#ThreadingModel
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{BD567F05-C939-4433-9B7A-77121B998D1C}

Trojan.Downloader-ConHook
[load] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VTURS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VTURS.EXE
[load] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VTURS.EXE
[load] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VTURS.EXE

Adware.Accoona
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{944864a5-3916-46e2-96a9-a2e84f3f1208}

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 10:38 PM

Please follow the the instructions for using Vundofix in BC's self-help tutorial: "How To Remove Vundo/Winfixer Infection".

After running VundoFix, a text file named vundofix.txt will have automatically been saved to the root of the system drive, usually at C:\vundofix.txt. Please copy & paste the contents of that text file into your next reply.
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Posted 27 December 2007 - 12:34 AM

VundoFix V6.7.7

Checking Java version...

Scan started at 11:43:08 AM 12/24/2007

Listing files found while scanning....

C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini2
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.exe

Beginning removal...

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini2
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini2 Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.dll Could not be deleted.

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.exe Has been deleted!

Performing Repairs to the registry.
Done!

Beginning removal...

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini2
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini2 Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.dll Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.exe Has been deleted!

Performing Repairs to the registry.
Done!

VundoFix V6.7.7

Checking Java version...

Scan started at 12:21:57 PM 12/24/2007

Listing files found while scanning....

C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini2
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.exe

VundoFix V6.7.7

Checking Java version...

Scan started at 12:40:26 PM 12/26/2007

Listing files found while scanning....

C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini2
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.exe

Beginning removal...

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini2
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srutv.ini2 Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.dll Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturs.exe Has been deleted!

Performing Repairs to the registry.
Done!

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 09:24 AM

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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Posted 27 December 2007 - 02:27 PM

seems there is still something on here that superspyware can't get rid of and the other programs have missed.
superspyware is picking it up same with mcafee but they can't seem to remove it.

Detection Type: Potentially Unwanted Program
Detection Name: PrcViewer
Status: cannot be completely removed

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 04:00 PM

Certain embedded files that are part of legitimate programs or specialized fix tools such as process.exe, restart.exe, SmiUpdate.exe, reboot.exe, ws2fix.exe, prcviewer.exe and nircmd.exe may at times be detected by some anti-virus/anti-malware scanners as a "RiskTool", "Hacking tool", "Potentially unwanted tool", or even "malware (virus/trojan)" when that is not the case.

Such programs have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized user or administrator has knowingly installed it. These detections do not necessarily mean the file is malware or a bad program. It means it has the potential for being misused by others. Anti-virus scanners cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert you or even automatically remove them.

PrcViewer

This is a generic detection that covers multiple variants of PRCViewer. PRCViewer is a small command line utility that can alter a processes characteristics (Affinity and Priority) and also View, Close, Kill, Suspend and Resume running processes, even when Task Manager access is disabled.


You should be able to delete the file in safe mode.
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