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Annoying "your Computer Is Infected!" Pop-up (awola)

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#1 haroldff1082


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Posted 06 January 2008 - 04:59 PM


Earlier today I managed to get the Awola malware onto my computer. I have run Ad-Aware & Spybot S&D along with F-Prot anti-virus software. I have also ran Hijackthis! & removed the Awola line. I also ran a search of my computer files & removed all files relating to Awola. I have rebooted my computer & the annoying yellow triangle warning message continues to popup every 30 seconds. Could someone help to squash this pest?

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 05:15 PM

Hello and welcome haroldff1082
What antivirus procuct do you have installed and have you scanned with it in safe move.

Please do this also
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
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 yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to start 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 or Opera browser click it 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.

NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
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 in the window.
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 06 January 2008 - 07:14 PM

Ok, that took a little bit of time. Here is a copy of the SUPER scan log. I haven't noticed any problems yet. Do you think my computer clean now? Thanks again for you timely response.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 01/06/2008 at 06:34 PM

Application Version : 3.9.1008

Core Rules Database Version : 3375
Trace Rules Database Version: 1369

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:53:13

Memory items scanned : 182
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6421
Registry threats detected : 7
File items scanned : 44178
File threats detected : 6

Parasite.CoolWebSearch Variant

Unclassified.Unknown Origin

Unclassified.Unknown Origin/System


C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{EE5C73FD-6A1A-43F9-9678-175872A9329D}\RP270\A0052737.EXE

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:29 PM

Perform an Online Virus Scan like BitDefender.
(These require Internet Explorer to work. Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component. If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)
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