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#1 grassy

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 03:30 AM

G'day eveyone, Firstly "antivirus pro 2008", beware of this. This so called antivirus is a bogus program. Do not under any circumstances open or download this. This was sent to me in an email by who i dont know. When this came through on my email, stupid me opened this up and this is where my problems started. Firstly i lost the ability to use my "automatic updates", so in other words it somehow was disabled and i could not switch it back on, no matter how hard i tried. Also i lost my use of "Desktp background". Also pop ups started to appear, mainly advertising.Computer was also running slow and internet use was, well not imposible but very very slow. This program came straight out and said that my computer had 2257 viruses throughout it. Every time my computer started up, this program would scan my computer and more pop ups would appear asking me to buy it. Now for some good news, i started to find out how to get rid of this and found this forum, so with the help of a different post, i downloaded "malwarebytes antimalware". This solved a great deal of the problem and i ended up getting my automatic updates back and my desktop background also the pop ups have stopped. Also i re downloaded avg antivirus, so all is pretty good at the moment. Ok i'll get to the point now, which is, in "control panel" then "add and remove", this program is still there and i cant get rid of it out of that section. Also i have noticed it has created another program called "MProtecter", which has never been there before and i can't get rid of it also. I am running "windows xp home edition." So basically if someone can explain to me in simple terms how to remove these titles from that section of my computer, it would be a great help. And i promise i will lean from this. Thanks :thumbsup:

Edited by grassy, 02 July 2008 - 03:35 AM.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 12:39 PM

Uninstall instructions available here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-re...tivirus-xp-2008

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:50 AM

Regards Juha to the above post,still cant get rid of it out of the "add and remove section". It presents itself as "antivixp08" and a seperate one also which is called "MProtector". It dont seem to be active as my scan by malbytes shows no faults in the system. The system seems to be working fine, but the name is still in that section and the computer does no longer recognise the name. When i go to uninstall it, it goes through the process and then still remains. Regards Grassy

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:48 AM

Did you complete the scan with MBAM? If not, please do so. If you did then open MBAM, click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the new report in your next reply.
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Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:20 PM

G'day Quietman, thanks for stopping by. Yes i did run a scan and here is the info,Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.19
Database version: 910
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

4:10:18 PM 3/07/2008
mbam-log-7-3-2008 (16-10-18).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (A:\|C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 115942
Time elapsed: 40 minute(s), 39 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 04 July 2008 - 06:01 AM

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.
Also let me know how your computer is running and if there are any more reports/signs of infection.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:33 PM

The antivirpro08 and the mprotector names are still in the add and remove section of my computer and i have tried uninstalling them and they dont seem to be gong anywhere. Here is the log of the superantispyware scan:SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 07/05/2008 at 10:02 AM

Application Version : 4.15.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 3469
Trace Rules Database Version: 1488

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:04:58

Memory items scanned : 172
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7762
Registry threats detected : 30
File items scanned : 78262
File threats detected : 2

Trojan.WinAntiSpyware/WinAntiVirus 2006/2007
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF#NextInstance
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF\0000
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF\0000#Service
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF\0000#Legacy
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF\0000#ConfigFlags
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF\0000#Class
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF\0000#ClassGUID
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF\0000#DeviceDesc
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF\0000#Capabilities
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF_HK
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF_HK#NextInstance
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF_HK\0000
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF_HK\0000#Service
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF_HK\0000#Legacy
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF_HK\0000#ConfigFlags
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF_HK\0000#Class
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF_HK\0000#ClassGUID
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF_HK\0000#DeviceDesc
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_VSPF_HK\0000#Capabilities
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_FWSVC
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_FWSVC#NextInstance
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_FWSVC\0000
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_FWSVC\0000#Service
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_FWSVC\0000#Legacy
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_FWSVC\0000#ConfigFlags
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_FWSVC\0000#Class
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_FWSVC\0000#ClassGUID
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_FWSVC\0000#DeviceDesc

Rogue.AntiVirus 2008 Pro
HKU\S-1-5-21-2068457503-78961517-558546616-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run#antivirus-2008pro.exe [ C:\Program Files\Antivirus 2008 PRO\antivirus-2008pro.exe ]

Unclassified.Unknown Origin
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ALAN\MY DOCUMENTS\DOWNLOADS\INXSIVE\_____PADDING_FILE_2_IF YOU SEE THIS FILE, PLEASE UPDATE TO BITCOMET 0.85 OR ABOVE____

Adware.Vundo Variant/Rel
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MCRH.TMP

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:57 PM

Problem solved, I downloaded c cleaner and deleted the entry from there. I wonder why i could not do it from my add and remove program section. If you have any idea why i couldn"t, i would be all ears. Thanks for your time and patients. I'm SLOWLY learning. Regards Grassy

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:44 AM

The antivirpro08 and the mprotector names are still in the add and remove section of my computer and i have tried uninstalling them and they dont seem to be gong anywhere

They were probably just orphaned entries. We have a tutorial on how to fix these. See "How to Manually Remove Programs from the Add/Remove Programs List".

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.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 05:38 PM

All done thanks again.Regards Grassy

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 07:08 AM

You're welcome.

Tips 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" - "How to Secure Your Web Browser".

• Avoid online gaming sites and peer-to-peer (P2P) or file sharing programs as they are a security risk which can make your system susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans target and spread across P2P files sharing networks and gaming sites. In some instances the infection may cause so much damage to your system that recovery is not possible and the only option is to wipe your drive, reformat and reinstall the OS. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid gaming sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:13 PM

Hi Grassy - I got this dang virus too. I tried the above but it didn;t work. PAret of the reason may be that I cannot get online to download the updates. I tried the manual version but I cannot find the "C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com\SUPERAntiSpyware" foldar to put it in. I am using Windows XP pro. Under my user name I have these folders - cookies, desktop, favorites,my docs, start menu, user data. I searched in them but never found the "application data" folder.

Could you guide me a little bit? I imagine without the updates this solution may not work and so far I have not been able to get back online to do it auromatically.

Thanks!

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:25 PM

Welcome to BC IPT

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 members 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.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:00 PM

no problem - will do that.




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