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Virus found: Troj/WLHack detected by Webroot Spysweeper

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#1 nolarond


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Posted 10 October 2008 - 12:15 PM

I was searching the web for a DirectX 10 for XP. I clicked on a link (I do not remember the website) and my computer started to log off. In a panic here is what I did:

1. Hit the power button on my PC
2. When it came back up there was a little red circle with a white x in the system tray- telling me my computer was infected. I KNEW this was the infection, but in my attempt to start SpySweeper from the system tray- I inadvertantly it the little bubble. A dos window opened and started running. It threw some kind of error and quit.
3. I disabled my network adapter.
4. When I got SpySweeper started, it found Troj/WLhack -f. I stopped it and tried to quarrantine that. Since it is running in memory it required a reboot. Well it hung on reboot so I pushed the button again.
5. Spysweeper finds some more crap everytime it runs, and it gets rid of some of it- but it always finds WLhack-f. When it tries to reboot it to quarrantine it, it hangs. There was one time it rebooted OK, and when it came back up I got a "safe-mode" looking screen stating something about spysweeper not being able to find a file it needed.

I found another post (http://www.nutnworks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16510) on nuttin works forum from someone with the same trojan. I came to this site in search of Combofix.exe.

Can someone help me out? I have that PC disconnected from the network but can get any files / logs / screenshots that might be needed. It is running XP Pro.


Edited by boopme, 10 October 2008 - 01:08 PM.
EDIT: Moved from XP to AII~~boopme

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#2 boopme


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Posted 10 October 2008 - 04:18 PM

Hello and welcome please run a scan with MBAM and post its log,thanks.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
  • 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, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.
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