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Win32/adware.virtumonde Application

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#1 silver_m3


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Posted 23 March 2008 - 09:38 PM


I recently extracted a file that contained a virus. I ran several security applications to remove the threat but NOD32 keeps reporting the same threat. The threat is quarantined with the filename ...........

I've read several topics in this forum to orientate myself and have downloaded common applications mentioned in this forum such as hijackthis, aft cleaner, and otscanit. What should I do next? Please help. Thanks.

Please do not post a link to active malware,Others may click on it and be infected.
{Mod Edit:Killed potentially dangerous active link~~boopme }

Edited by boopme, 23 March 2008 - 10:16 PM.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 23 March 2008 - 10:27 PM

Hello please use the instructions in this BC Tutorial. Let us know how things go. Also is this an XP machine?
If Vista please run tools as Administrator.

NOTE: all blue wording are links to instructions
First you will need to follow the instructions in our Tutorial
How To Remove Vundo/Winfixer Infection

Now 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 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.

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.
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.

Please ask any needed questions,post the log and Let us know how your PC is running.
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 09:51 PM


thanks for the reply. i am using Windows Vista. i read topic18610 and ran Vundo Fix and VirtumundoBegone. both did not solved the problem, so i read the Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log and completed the steps. still received threat notification from NOD32 so i continued with your instructions. it appears that ATFcleaner and/or SUPER partially solved the problem. i no longer receive the same notification but now i am receiving a Windows message. i recognize that this dll file was one of the threats NOD32 detected.

Error loading C:\Users\nguyen\AppData\Local\Temp\ddawt.dll

The specified module could not be found.


also, in the NOD32 threat log, it says "error while deleting - file is locked up".

here is the SUPER scan log:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 03/26/2008 at 09:04 PM

Application Version : 4.0.1154

Core Rules Database Version : 3425
Trace Rules Database Version: 1417

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:18:42

Memory items scanned : 278
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7451
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 18116
File threats detected : 0

what should i do now to completely clean the threat and not receive the Windows message? thank you in advance.

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