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Sasser Variant *need Help!*

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#1 Generik User

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 10:53 AM

Hi there.
Firstly the problem is that whenever i log onto my machine a message pops up saying i have 60 seconds until it shuts down on me. I've done some research and it seems to be that lsass.exe or somethiing similar is the culprit. I have to use the CMD prompt "shutdown -a" to stop the timer, but it still hasn't got rid of the virus. Which lags the machine to an extent where it is unusable.

Here is my computer specs -
Windows XP Home SP2
110GB HD

I have looked up most solutions, but most of them turn to updating to SP2, but i have already been on SP2 since 2005 or something similar. I have scanned with spyboy S + D and it came up with alot of stuff. Once i removed all entries and restarted the box still came up giving me 60 seconds. I can't get Norton Anti Virus to start up, it just goes blank and stops responding.

Any suggestions are valued because i'm in a tricky spot at the moment.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 12:49 PM

I have to use the CMD prompt "shutdown -a" to stop the timer, but it still hasn't got rid of the virus.

That command does not eliminate the virus. It just gives you time to disinfect the computer.

I have scanned with spyboy S + D

Spybot S&D is an anti-spyware, not an ANTI-VIRUS... That's the reason it couldn't deal with the problem.

See if you can perform Online Virus Scan with Kaspersky. Follow this link: http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

While you wait for further help from the experts check out this article

#3 Generik User

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 01:27 PM

Thanks for the links will be following up on them for now.
Just to let anyone else know, i still haven't found the culprit.
Scanned with Norton Anti Virus and it came up with nothing so i'm still in limbo with the computer.
Any help is very appreciated.

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 06:06 AM

Ok an update on the situation becuase no seems to responding and my computer is till rendered useless unless i boot up in safe mode.
I ran a full system scan with Norton Anti Virus and it found 2 viruses. Both named Zlob but i would doubt that is why the timer is still happening. I had quarantined them, but have now deleted them.
Currently running a full scan with Microsoft Malware scanner.
Will tell if anymore results come through.

PLEASE HELP :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:36 PM

Hello Generik User,

Let's try this:

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Please post the MalwareBytes log in your next reply.

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