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#1 Ninny9

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 11:01 AM

System:

Microsoft Windows XP, Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Intel® Core ™2 CPU
T5600 @ 1.83GHz
1.83 GHz, 1.99 GB of RAM


Problems and Actions taken:

PCPrivacyCleaner appeared. I ran with Spyhunter (free) and tried to remove it manually by deleting its registry key and value. But the fake window system warning kept popping up to redirect me to a page to purchase this rogue program, even when PCPrivacyCleaner's name disappeared from my scanning.

Since that rogue, I started to have a lot of advertisement pages (not pop-ups) or redirects. I know that some websites do have advertisement pages but after a certain number of pages are viewed. Whenever I click a link for my keyword in an search engine, it redirects or changes the page to an advertisement page the first thing. It could be any kind of link, really. Sometimes an individual pop-up says that my computer has been infected and needs to download 'Advanced PC Cleaner' and it looks like a regular window message.

I didn't do anything else complicated after I tried to delete PCPrivacyCleeaner registry key and value. I just kept scanning and cleaning everyday with programs that I have. I don't know what this is or is it serious but it's bothering me, especially the redirecting. The sytem warning still pops up randomly and a lot of redirects still occur from links.



Programs I have:

CCleaner
AVG Anti-Spyware
McAfee
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Ad-Aware
Spyhunter (free for scan only)
Spybot: Search and Destroy


Let me know which one to use? Am I to post the logs in different forum?

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 11:07 AM

Since you have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware on your system, lets start with that.
  • 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 Acan" 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.
Instructions with screenshots if needed.

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.
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:41 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.17
Database version: 864

1:40:36 PM 6/17/2008
mbam-log-6-17-2008 (13-40-36).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 41590
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 25 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 01:27 PM

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and 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 a scan 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".

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.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • 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.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 06:01 PM

it DID NOT ask me to remove anything. But in the Statistics/Logs, it says they are quarantined and removed anyway.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 06/17/2008 at 06:40 PM

Application Version : 4.15.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 3483
Trace Rules Database Version: 1460

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:20:56

Memory items scanned : 173
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5572
Registry threats detected : 4
File items scanned : 57804
File threats detected : 1

Trojan.Unclassified-Packed/Suspicious
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1F5EE0D6-0CE0-4C34-A2C3-F3A2EF5526B6}
HKCR\CLSID\{1F5EE0D6-0CE0-4C34-A2C3-F3A2EF5526B6}
HKCR\CLSID\{1F5EE0D6-0CE0-4C34-A2C3-F3A2EF5526B6}\InprocServer32
HKCR\CLSID\{1F5EE0D6-0CE0-4C34-A2C3-F3A2EF5526B6}\InprocServer32#ThreadingModel
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DLCCCFGA.DLL

Edited by Ninny9, 17 June 2008 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2008 - 06:11 PM

Hmm, I just notice that everytime I visit myspace's frontpage for the first time, this system warning pops up. Maybe this should be a report.


Edit: my friend had the same operating system and experienced the same. ):

Edited by Ninny9, 17 June 2008 - 06:13 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:49 AM

How is your computer running now? Any more reports/signs of infection?
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:52 AM

I didn't see your last reply when I replied. What system warning is popping up? What does it say? Is myspace's frontpage the only site this happens?
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