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#1 Virus Killer

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 10:33 AM

Hi! 4 days ago I was infected with VAV virus. My backgroung changed, there were many links to the site of the virus, a pop-up that showed once in a while asked me to buy the Vista Anti-Virus (VAV), VIRUS ALERT was added to my clock, and I couldn't enter Internet Explorer. All of those problems are now gone, exept of one. I can't see my local disks (C and D, C is the main) in My Computer. I can open them by typing c:/ in the address bar, but I still find this very annoying.For example, I cant see the local disks when I want to search for a file in them using any program. Please help me if you can... Oh, and forgive me for my lame English :thumbsup: .
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 11:33 AM

Others may offer different suggestions. In the meantime, go to Device Manager.
Control Panel/Admin Tools/Computer Management.

Choose Device Manager, look under Disk Drives.
If you see the drive listed there, highlight it and uninstall. Reboot your computer. If it works, you will see Found new hardware. Let the new hardware install, after a message that it is ready to use, see if it shows up in My Computer.
I've had to do this several times, it always worked for me.
May not work for you, but something to try.

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 12:21 PM

Hi! Queen-Evie, your suggestion didn't work... But thanks you for trying to help! :thumbsup: Any other suggestions?

Edited by Virus Killer, 17 August 2008 - 12:21 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:31 PM

I believe you are still infected. I'm moving you there
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:45 PM

Hi! I don't think the virus is alive... I ran Spy-Bot, Ad-Awere, NOD 32, AVG, Avira, Avast, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Hijack-this , Spy-Catcher and Spywere Blaster on the computer, so I don't think anything could survive this kind of defence.
Any other suggestions? I still can't see the local drivers... Oh, and do I have to post a log of an anti-virus? I see many people posting their logs.
Thanks-you :thumbsup: !

Edited by Virus Killer, 17 August 2008 - 03:17 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2008 - 08:25 PM

Please update and rerun Malwarebytes.

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.
  • 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 may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Reagardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:35 AM

Hi! Thanks everybody! The virus is finally dead. I can see my loacl disks again. I missed them so much :thumbsup:!
I ran MBAM and he found 15 infection. All of them were deleted. Can anybody please tell me if my log
is good? Thanks!

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.25
Database version: 1064
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

10:30:58 18/08/2008
mbam-log-08-18-2008 (10-30-58).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 172878
Time elapsed: 57 minute(s), 40 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 5
Registry Values Infected: 2
Registry Data Items Infected: 5
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\VAV (Rogue.VistaAntivirus2008) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VSPlugin (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bgrqfetx.bolb (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bgrqfetx.toolbar.1 (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\CodecBHO.DLL (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad\xokvrpwg (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad\tfnslopk (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProductId (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Bad: (VIRUS ALERT!) Good: (55274-648-8637434-23400) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_ShowHelp (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\StartMenuLogOff (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoDrives (Hijack.Drives) -> Bad: (12) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoToolbarCustomize (Hijack.Explorer) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
C:\Program Files\VAV (Rogue.VistaAntivirus2008) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\lnvegaow.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\TmpRecentIcons\Vista Antivirus 2008.lnk (Rogue.Link) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Edited by Virus Killer, 18 August 2008 - 02:42 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2008 - 06:35 AM

Lets see if anything is left out there.

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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