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#1 Brad Cr

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 09:58 AM

This is my first post. I'm here because a virus got on my desktop and I need help.

A window displayed that says:

Warning! Spyware detected on your computer!
Install an antivirus spyware remover to clean your computer
Please activate your antivirus software to Clean your computer

At the same time, my desktop background was white instead of blue and the icons looked odd (this was yesterday). Today, my desktop appears to be back to normal.

Avast! flashed a message that the virus was there and called it Win32: vapsup-GR. I tried removing it with Avast! but it didn't take care of it. I ran Spydoctor and it found several problems which it said were fixed. However, the window described above is still there.

I didn't want to go off and do some of the things suggested for other users since I wasn't sure if they were "user specific" based on the various information asked for in trouble-shooting the problem. I'm running Windows XP Professional, version 2002 with SP2.

Please let me know what information I can provide to get this thing to go away!
If there is a fix that is generic that I can follow, please send me the link.
Thanks in advance.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 08:01 PM

Hi Brad cr,

Welcome to BleepingComputer! Let's start with a Malwarebytes scan...

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 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.
  • 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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#3 Brad Cr

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 05:13 PM

Thanks rigel.

Here is the log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.25
Database version: 1101
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

11:02:39 PM 8/31/2008
mbam-log-08-31-2008 (23-02-39).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 58766
Time elapsed: 15 minute(s), 48 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 4
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{9522b3fb-7a2b-4646-8af6-36e7f593073c} (Adware.Coupons) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\mediarovercodec (Trojan.Fakealert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Software Notifier (Rogue.Multiple) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\enqvwkp.toolbar.1 (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Program Files\MediaRoverCodec (Trojan.Fakealert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Program Files\MediaRoverCodec\install.ico (Trojan.Fakealert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\MediaRoverCodec\Uninstall.exe (Trojan.Fakealert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:19 PM

Hi bradcr,

Please update Malwarebytes and do another scan. They are up to level 1103.

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