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Posted 31 January 2008 - 04:15 AM

Hello,
I recently (~3 weeks) started getting a frmPop small window appearing when i alt+tab out of full screen games. I was wondering if it could be a potential spyware/malware/virus. I have zonealarm installed but do not fully trust its capabilities in finding and removing everything. If i am posting in the wrong forum, please let me know and I will do as you ask.

Thanks,
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:00 PM

Please download SDFix by AndyManchesta and save it to your desktop.
alternate zipped version
When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
  • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with SDFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
  • Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive.
  • Disconnect from the Internet before running SDFix.
  • 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.
  • Be sure to re-enable your anti-virus and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.
-- 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 04 February 2008 - 03:55 PM

Ok, I will do this tonight and post the results.

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 01:46 AM

Ok,
I have just run RunThis.bat in safe mode and it asked me to restart my computer. After my computer restarted, the Windows loading screen appeared, flashed twice, and my monitor went blank (as if no signal). I let my computer sit in this vegetative state for about 5 minutes until i had to hard reboot. I tried to run windows in safe mode and I can do that successfully, but when I try with normal boot, I get the same results. Can anyone help me as soon as possible, thanks.
-Jon

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 02:44 AM

Nevermind, after restarting my computer over 5 tmies, it restart correctly.

Here is the output of Report.txt:


SDFix: Version 1.136

Run by Administrator on Tue 02/05/2008 at 12:13 AM

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Running From: C:\SDFix

Safe Mode:
Checking Services:


Restoring Windows Registry Values
Restoring Windows Default Hosts File

Rebooting...


Normal Mode:
Checking Files:

No Trojan Files Found






Removing Temp Files...

ADS Check:



Final Check:

catchme 0.3.1344.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-02-05 00:40:30
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden services & system hive ...

scanning hidden registry entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden processes: 0
hidden services: 0
hidden files: 0


Remaining Services:
------------------



Authorized Application Key Export:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\tommyboy18773884@aol.com\\counter-strike\\hl.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\tommyboy18773884@aol.com\\counter-strike\\hl.exe:*:Enabled:Half-Life Launcher"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\ntvdm.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\ntvdm.exe:*:Enabled:NTVDM.EXE"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\tommyboy18773884@aol.com\\half-life\\hl.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\tommyboy18773884@aol.com\\half-life\\hl.exe:*:Enabled:Half-Life Launcher"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\tommyboy18773884@aol.com\\counter-strike source\\hl2.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\tommyboy18773884@aol.com\\counter-strike source\\hl2.exe:*:Enabled:hl2"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\dpvsetup.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\dpvsetup.exe:*:Enabled:Microsoft DirectPlay Voice Test"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\rundll32.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\rundll32.exe:*:Enabled:Run a DLL as an App"
"C:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe:*:Enabled:iTunes"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\tommyboy18773884@aol.com\\opposing force\\hl.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\tommyboy18773884@aol.com\\opposing force\\hl.exe:*:Enabled:Half-Life Launcher"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steam.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steam.exe:*:Enabled:Steam"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\tommyboy18773884@aol.com\\condition zero\\hl.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\tommyboy18773884@aol.com\\condition zero\\hl.exe:*:Enabled:Half-Life Launcher"
"C:\\Program Files\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe:*:Enabled:ęTorrent"
"C:\\Program Files\\VentSrv\\ventrilo_srv.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\VentSrv\\ventrilo_srv.exe:*:Enabled:ventrilo_srv"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\tommyboy18773884@aol.com\\day of defeat source\\hl2.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\tommyboy18773884@aol.com\\day of defeat source\\hl2.exe:*:Enabled:hl2"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\ZoneLabs\\vsmon.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\ZoneLabs\\vsmon.exe:*:Enabled:TrueVector Service"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\domainprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"

Remaining Files:
---------------


Files with Hidden Attributes:

Sun 21 Oct 2007 529,408 ..SH. --- "C:\RECYCLER\SVCHOST.EXE"
Sun 21 Oct 2007 529,408 ..SH. --- "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\1.exe"

Finished!

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 07:42 AM

Please download OTMoveIt2 by OldTimer and save to your Desktop.
  • Double-click on OTMoveIt2.exe to launch the program.
  • Copy the file(s)/folder(s) paths listed below - highlight everything in the quote box and press CTRL+C or right-click and choose Copy.

C:\RECYCLER\SVCHOST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\1.exe

  • Return to OTMoveIt2, right-click in the open text box labeled "Paste List of Files/Folders to be Moved" (under the light blue bar) and choose Paste.
  • Click the red MoveIt! button.
  • The list will be processed and the results will be displayed in the right-hand pane.
  • Highlight everything in the Results window (under the green bar), press CTRL+C or right-click, choose Copy, right-click again and Paste it in your next reply.
  • Click Exit when done.
  • A log of the results is automatically created and saved to C:\_OTMoveIt\MovedFiles \mmddyyyy_hhmmss.log <- the date/time the tool was run.
-- Note: If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot your computer in order to finish the move process. If asked to reboot, choose Yes. If not, reboot anyway.

Caution: Be careful of what you copy and paste with this tool. OTMoveIt is a powerful program, designed to move highly persistent files and folders. Not following the directions as instructed or using incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system.


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Posted 05 February 2008 - 02:36 PM

C:\RECYCLER\SVCHOST.EXE moved successfully.
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\1.exe moved successfully.

OTMoveIt2 v1.0.17 log created on 02052008_123605

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 03:03 PM

Did that resolve the Frmpop Message issue?
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 12:14 AM

I haven't had the proper time to test the issue but I will respond by tomorrow night.

Thanks,
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:12 AM

Ok. I have to go out of town for the next few days so I may not be available when you respond back.

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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