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#1 st.artherius


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Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:55 AM

This is my first topic here. So i dont actually know how to go about it. My problem is one which is haunting me now for the last 6-7 hours. I dont remember how i downloaded a little exe file and then after running it my computer started behaving awkwardly. At first the windows that kept popping up, really made me think that there has been a breach of my computers privacy. I then unplugged my Net connection. Then even then when it started popping messages that some is trying to intrude my computer, i started realising that this must one of those stupid Malware's. Sure enough i typed Virus Alert! in google and I got a host of Links in which each person was asking how to remove this malware. I DID NOT install any virus removal software's it asked me to install. Although i do not know for sure if it hasnt donw so by itself. I have run HJT once. But did not get any results or anything to keep me interested.

After "googling" a bit more i found my way to this site where a User was facing the same set of problems, although, the member who was guiding him semmed quite sure footed. So i followed some of those steps. I used MalwareBytes Anti-Malware program to perform a full scan once and a quick scan after that. Both scans turned up objects which on removal took my computer back to a normal state. Although i still have the same wallpaper displayed which i had during the time when my problem arose. I can close that wallpaper as it is just a window and by moving my cursor to the top of the wallpaper i can see a close button that removes it. I did check my registry:

Registry Path:
KKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Original wallpaper:
C:\Documents and Settings\St. Artherius\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Wallpaper1.bmp
C:\Documents and Settings\St. Artherius\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Wallpaper1.bmp

But im not sure if changing its value will or doing something to it will help in complete removal of the Malware. And i don't actually know wot to set in the data part of the registry. A value that is a path to a wallpaper i desire? And will on doing that my PC will be back to complete normalcy. I am attaching both my MBAM logs. And i want someone to help me out in assuring that the malware is completely removed.

Hope someone takes a look at this as soon as possible. :thumbsup: .And i get rid of my woes.

P.S. There seems to be something fishy in the Local Settings/Application Data folder. But it might just be my imagination.:flowers:

Thanks so much to anyone who helps. :trumpet:

And i hope i dint break any of the rules.

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 02 October 2008 - 12:18 PM.
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:23 PM

Hello,please check for an update in MBAM,then rescan (Quick) and post another log.
Follow with..

Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware, Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
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 yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into 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 or Opers browser click that browser 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.

NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
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.

Please ask any needed questions,post log and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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#3 st.artherius

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:28 AM

Hey! Thanx for the quick response...I think you guys would this quick. Anyways, i scanned my computer in Safe Mode using SUPERAntiSpyware. But after completing the scanning for C: drive, my current went off. Some problem with my extension cable. Anyways, i did not have the patience to run it again coz it was taking a hell of a lot of time. So instead i scanned it in Normal Mode. And i got two adware tracking cookie. Quarantined both and deleted.
SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 10/04/2008 at 03:21 AM

Application Version : 4.21.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3587
Trace Rules Database Version: 1574

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:40:14

Memory items scanned : 457
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6120
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 66270
File threats detected : 2

Adware.Tracking Cookie
.atdmt.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\St. Artherius\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gt74xuv1.default\cookies.txt ]
.doubleclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\St. Artherius\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gt74xuv1.default\cookies.txt ]

And my computer seems to be working fine now. The MBAM scan dint turn up anything either. But during startup in Safe Mode, it asked me if i wanted to stop loading STPD.SYS...I havent noticed that earlier...Is that Normal...????

Thanx so much.

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 02:18 PM

asked me if i wanted to stop loading STPD.SYS...I havent noticed that earlier...Is that Normal...?

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