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#1 IHateMSNViruses

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 12:58 PM

Hello All,

A few days ago now i ended up getting the msn virus rgrséé£'£'%''msn'è%'fix'' (It Is Classed By XP SP2 as an "Application" (and does not seem to carry the .exe extension in the file name) .... Its moved itself to my WINDOWS\Prefetch folder (as a .pf file) and also: Documents And Settings\Local Settings\Temp (as an application) .... Ofc this virus means i cant use msn as it spreads as soon as i log on to it, once i had "recieved" the file with the virus... mcafee anti virus kept poppin up sayin that the file was attempting to change my system registry, ofc i kept telling it that it cudnt and it kept on repeatedly trying, so in the end i was forced to restart the comp, that changed the registery, so now the virus is stuck there, and it keeps trying to let in "Generic Downloader.ab" Trojans... i cant delete it because of a process in windows that is keeping it running, if i try to remove it from my startup list in msconfig it simply re-adds itself... and also if i use mcafee shredder it deletes, but then comes back as soon as i leave the folder... i have no clue whatsoever which process is keeping the program running cus all the processes ive seen on my process list from Day 1 are the only ones that are still there... basically i cant delete it and MSN photo virus remover isnt deleting it either as it says: "Cannot Access The RunServices Registry" also if i scan the files directly with Mcafee it just says scanned 0 and found 0.. This virus must be reli new as nothing at all knows about it...
Please help me

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Screenshot of all processes: http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/2957/processesal9.png
Screenshot of temp folder: http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1513/tempio9.png

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:37 PM

Please download MsnCleaner.zip and save to you Desktop. (in addition to removing infected files, it will remove certain restrictions on your system often disabled by malware.)
  • 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 and post the contents of MsnCleaner.txt in your next reply.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 02:06 PM

These Are The Two Logs Made.. Btw It Didnt Find The Virus File Or Any Other Things That It May Have Made...

1st Log:

- Logfile MSNCleaner 1.6.2 by www.forospyware.com
- Created Logfile: 28/03/2008 on 18:56:16
- Operative System: Windows XP
- Boot mode: Safe mode
_________________________________________

Detected files: 1
Deleted file: 1
Undeleted Files: 0

D:\WINDOWS\system32\real.txt <--- Deleted

Host file Restored

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

2nd Log:

- Logfile MSNCleaner 1.6.2 by www.forospyware.com
- Created Logfile: 28/03/2008 on 18:55:36
- Operative System: Windows XP
- Boot mode: Safe mode
_________________________________________

Detected files: 1
Deleted file: 0
Undeleted Files: 0

D:\WINDOWS\system32\real.txt

Edited by IHateMSNViruses, 28 March 2008 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2008 - 02:12 PM

Sorry but I'm one dial-up and the pages with your screenshots are not loading for me to view.

What specific file name is associated with this malware threat and where is it located (full file path) at on your system?
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 02:16 PM

its just described as an "Application" and its impossible to find the specific file name.. The full path is: D:\Documents And Settings\Andrew\Local Settings\Temp
the name of the file was above, but thats all i know... it doesnt have a .xx on it like trojans and stuff do...

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 02:25 PM

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. DO NOT use 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 and reboot normally.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Please print out and follow the instructions for using SDFix in BC's self-help tutorial "How to use SDFix".
-- When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 05:27 AM

I got an msn virus too. fake zip files are being sent to all my online contacts! I don't know waht to do! please, could someone help me!!!

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 06:02 AM

Welcome to BC S4DIA

If you have an issue or problem you would like to discuss, please start your own topic. Doing that will help to avoid the confusion that often occurs when trying to help two or more people in the same thread with different problems. Even if your problem is similar to the original poster's problem, the solution could be different based on the kind of hardware, software, system requirements, etc. you are using and the presence of other malware. Further, posting for assistance in someone else's topic is not considered proper forum etiquette.

Thanks for your cooperation.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 07:25 AM

ive found the ip adress range of where the virus is reporting to: 217.20.112.0 - 217.20.112.255 port: 3306... this is some computer in Frankfurt... ive attempted to block its acess to the internet with my anti virus and also ive banned anything on this comp from reaching those ip adresses...
Edit: It keeps allowing itself permission to access the internet and keeps deleteing my rule for banning the ips...

Edited by IHateMSNViruses, 29 March 2008 - 08:05 AM.


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:49 AM

This issue will require further investigation . Before that can be done you will need you to create and post a hijackthis log.

Please see the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. If you can't perform a step, then skip and continue with the next. In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install the current version of HJT in the proper location.) If using Windows Vista, be sure to Run As Administrator.

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 12:18 PM

okie i seemed to be able to get rid of the virus by deleteing windows live messanger in the add/remove programmes list :thumbsup: ty for ur help anyhow peeps :flowers:

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 07:20 AM

You're welcome.

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.
To protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection, be sure to read:
• "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
• "How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
• "Best Practices - Internet Safety for 2008".
• "Hardening Windows Security - Part 1 & Part 2".
• "IE Recommended Minimal Security Settings".
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