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#1 redback71

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 03:58 AM

sorry about that. I ran combofix as a last resort and knew what I was doing as I am not an idiot I had a user guide which I followed to the letter and the last step was to report the log on here, my PC seems to be running fine now, actually even beter and faster than it was before I picked up PELTODGX I just wanted to make sure there was nothing else hiding in there somewhere, what I wrote before was the exact steps I took to the problems the PC was having so I will cut and past it below once again minus the log.


to begin with i have collected a doozey which i found out to be peltodgx and it caused all havoc with my pc and internect connection. My start programs dissapered my administration setting were changed, i had a new tool bar and then i had no access to my cd drive or my C harddrive there were 3 new program icons on my desktop, System Error Fixer, Malware Defender and Protect your Privacy. I tried spybot and my avg virus scanner which both identifyed the problems but failed to remove them.

I did my research on the offending bugs learnt all about them and what they do and came accross Combofix which was a drawn out process installing on my pc as was windows xp recovery console, because I had no access to my cd drive or the internet through my account and even though I had access through my wifes account, because she was not an administrator I could not install the programs only download them to her desk top.

Hence, my wife having her own user account on the infected pc was a good thing because i was able to download both programs to her account then copy them to a usb drive and then copy them to the desktop of my account and then presto i was in action ( believe me that was the only way around it). Any way the pc was restored to normal Ive got the file log which is as follows but I also used microsoft serach and did a search for the PELTODGX file and the System Error Fixer, Malware Defender and Protect your Privacy files and the were still on my pc so I deleted them emptied the trash can cleared all my Internet history and cookies etc and now i came on here to make a report to see if i did a good job and if anything else need to be done.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:52 AM

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. Regardless 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.

-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 10:30 AM

scan complete here is the log.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28
Database version: 1226
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

4/10/2008 1:29:42 AM
mbam-log-2008-10-04 (01-29-42).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 59294
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 54 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 3

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\iymnoidw.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\contim (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\peltodgx.bntf (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\peltodgx.toolbar.1 (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\fcbe75f2 (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProductId (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Bad: (VIRUS ALERT!) Good: (76477-OEM-0060976-85471) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuLogOff (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\iymnoidw.dll (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdionmyi.ini (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\fbxrqtwn.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 09:17 PM

Your MBAM log indicates some files will be deleted on reboot. If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you need to restart the computer so the malware can be fully removed. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. If you have not rebooted, make sure you do this. When done, rescan again with MBAM and check all items found for removal. Then click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the new report in your next reply. If you did reboot, then rescan again anyway and post a new log.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 10:09 PM

looks like everything is gone

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28
Database version: 1226
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

4/10/2008 1:08:12 PM
mbam-log-2008-10-04 (13-08-12).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 59125
Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 8 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 October 2008 - 07:15 AM

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". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:16 PM

thanks youve been a great help. :flowers: :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:40 AM

You're welcome.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:
• "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
• "How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
• "Hardening Windows Security - Part 1 & Part 2".
• "IE Recommended Minimal Security Settings" - "How to Secure Your Web Browser".

• Avoid gaming sites, underground web pages, pirated software sites, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:46 AM

Quietman,

I just wanted to say thank you SO much for your thread here. I consider myself technically advanced, and yet somehow even I managed to snag this virus. *sigh*

Your recommendation was the only thing that solved it. I finally got rid of it completely just a few moments ago, and I'm breathing a sigh of relief. I had to run the program four or five times - mainly because I forgot I had tried using msconfig to turn off some services and startup items, then I tried safe mode... let's just say it was a helluva night and leave it at that.

In any case, your help was invaluable to my efforts, so thanks very much! :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: :inlove: :huh:

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:42 AM

Welcome to BC Cobalt Praetoria...

I'm glad your problem has been resolved. However, it's not a safe practice to be following specific instructions provided to someone else. Instructions given to others have been formulated to fix that particular members problems, NOT YOURS after careful evaluation of the malware involved. Although your problem may be similar, the solution could be different based on the kind of hardware, software, system requirements, etc. and the presence of other malware. Using someone else's fix instructions could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system.

If you need assistance in the future, it's best that you tell us what specific issues YOU are having rather than point to someone else. That's what this forum is for so feel free to start your own topic anytime and someone will assist you with your issues specifically.
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