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Desktop Virus And Pop Ups


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#1 Maxximuss

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 04:21 PM

How this virus came to my computer i do not know i let a friend use my computer and shortly after my desktop changed to a message: "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install anti virus or spy ware remover to clean your computer" along with pop ups

I cleared my cookies

I tried several removal softwares
PC tools registry mechanic
PC tools anti virus
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removed the "virus" from my desktop and none of the above listed programs pick up any errors At this time, But i am left with the same pop up problems i had before i got the desktop to return to normal.

The pop ups are coming through internet explorer although i us firefox as my primary browser.

Any and all help would be great i was pointed towards these forums from a fellow gamers who said you guys are the best.

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 05:00 PM

I think i may have fixed it
I'll know in a few hours if i don't get anymore pop ups they weren't fast they were very slow

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 05:04 PM

still getting pop ups

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 05:25 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.25
Database version: 1078
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5:43:10 PM 8/22/2008
mbam-log-08-22-2008 (17-43-10).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 57155
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 31 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: 1

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:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\4QR6YG2r.exe.a_a (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.



ran again after reboot and got nothing but still had a pop up from IE

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:59 PM

Lets do another scan to see if we find anything else that MBAM may have missed.

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 22 August 2008 - 11:59 PM

The ATF cleaner removed allot of data 500 MB i think

the log for super spy wear is the following came up clean

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

Generated 08/23/2008 at 00:52 AM

Application Version : 4.20.1046

Core Rules Database Version : 3545
Trace Rules Database Version: 1534

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:26:46

Memory items scanned : 158
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6929
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 84331
File threats detected : 0


The pops are still here i just got one while typing this
the pop up came through IE while posting this threw firefox

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 06:13 AM

Please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix". <- for Windows 2000/XP ONLY.
When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
  • Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any real time protection programs before performing a scan.
  • When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
  • If SDFix is unable to run after rebooting from Safe Mode, run SDFix in either Mode, and type F, then press Enter for it to finish the final stage and produce the report.
  • Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.
  • Be sure to re-enable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.

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