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#1 mooniniteman

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 06:20 PM

well I turned on my computer today and it runs just fine, it's just that at completely random times I will hear flash advertisement sounds like "Congratulations, you have been selected to win a free laptop computer." no internet browser windows are open when it happens, anyway I can find out whats causing this and get rid of it? Since it's just a noise, I can't give any screenshots, I've also run multiple scans with Malwarebyte and spybot search and destroy and got nothing

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 06:25 PM

Hi, have you been running full scans or quick scans with MBAM? If you haven't been running full scans then please do so and post the log here. If you HAVE been running full scans:

Please download and scan with 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.)
  • In the Main Menu, 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".

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.
*EDIT* Are you the only user logged on? It is possible that another user has a browser window opened.

Edited by xblindx, 28 October 2008 - 06:29 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2008 - 09:44 PM

well im on a network with 2 comps on it, but that's never happened before so I don't know if that could be it.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 01:47 AM

Ran the scan, sure enough I had some tracker cookies.

Thanks for that, wish I had known about this app before :thumbsup:


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

Generated 10/29/2008 at 01:18 AM

Application Version : 4.21.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3613
Trace Rules Database Version: 1599

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:32:01

Memory items scanned : 171
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 4952
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 117138
File threats detected : 96

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@sxp.hitmngr[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@adserving.contextualmarketplace[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@exitexchange[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@azjmp[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@personalantispy[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@2o7[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@realmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@adserver.adreactor[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@ads.nebuadserving[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@bs.serving-sys[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@lotsofads.smilingtraffic[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@tacoda[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@atdmt[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@sxp.hitmngr[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@advertising[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@specificmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@serving-sys[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@adbrite[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@adlegend[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@rotator.adjuggler[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@windowsmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@ad.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@revsci[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@login.tracking101[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@pcvirusremover2008[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@adopt.euroclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@precisionclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@atwola[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@media6degrees[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@adecn[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@nebuadserving[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@ads.imarketservices[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@msnportal.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@ads.realtechnetwork[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@tribalfusion[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@scan.antispyware-free-scanner[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@adserver.adtechus[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@ads.us.e-planning[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@trafficmp[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@ads.addynamix[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@myroitracking[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@tripod.lycos[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@specificclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@insightexpressai[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@adopt.specificclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@adserver.easyad[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@media.ntsserve[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@axxessads.valuead[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@questionmarket[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Cookies\aaron@clickbooth[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@247realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@a.websponsors[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@affiliate.kitaramedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@atlas.entrepreneur[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@azjmp[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@bootcampmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@bs.serving-sys[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@cache.trafficmp[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@chitika[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@chitika[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@clickbooth[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@consumergain[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@eas.apm.emediate[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@edge.ru4[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@entrepreneur.122.2o7[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@exitexchange[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@exitexchange[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@eyewonder[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@harrenmedianetwork[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@insightexpressai[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@interclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@leapfrogonline.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@login.tracking101[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@media-servers[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@media.ntsserve[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@media6degrees[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@myroitracking[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@network.realmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@nextag[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@overture[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@precisionclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@publishers.clickbooth[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@questionmarket[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@realmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@reduxmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@revsci[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@serving-sys[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@specificclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@specificmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@trafficmp[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@tribalfusion[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@trueresults.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@www.burstbeacon[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@www.entrepreneur[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@yieldmanager[1].txt


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Posted 29 October 2008 - 02:23 AM

After the scan/removal of those cookies, I'm still hearing the advertisement sound files, they don't really do anything other than be annoying, even so is there a way I can kill em?

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 06:44 AM

Tracking cookies don't make random noises =). It seems there is another problem. Have to tried a Kaspersky scan?

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 11:35 AM

Never run a Kapersky scan =/

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 02:31 PM

Read the bottom of my sig first =). The thing I would advise is to run another type of scan. Kaspersky is a great online scanning tool. Before we run Kaspersky, have you updated and ran FULL scans with Malwarebytes? If you have not updated it, or run a full scan, please do so and post the log. If you HAVE been running full scans and updating it, please run a Kaspersky scan.

Please do a scan with Kaspersky Online Scanner.

This scan is for Internet Explorer Only.

If you are using Windows Vista, open your browser by right-clicking on its icon and select Run as administrator to perform this scan.

* Please disable your realtime protection software before proceeding. Refer to this page if you are unsure how.
* Open the Kaspersky Scanner page.
* Click on Accept and install any components it needs.
* The program will install and then begin downloading the latest definition files.
* After the files have been downloaded on the left side of the page in the Scan section select My Computer
* This will start the program and scan your system.
* The scan will take a while, so be patient and let it run.
* Once the scan is complete, click on View scan report
* Now, click on the Save Report as button.
* Save the file to your desktop.
* Copy and paste that information in your next post.



This scanner will only scan. It does not remove any malware it finds.

Please post back with:
- Kaspersky Log
- If needed, a new MBAM log

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 11:41 PM

Ok, here's the Kapersky log...


Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version: 7.0.25.0
Program database last update: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 19:07:35
Records in database: 1356800
Scan settings
Scan using the following database extended
Scan archives yes
Scan mail databases yes
Scan area My Computer
A:\
C:\
D:\
E:\
F:\
Scan statistics
Files scanned 137795
Threat name 1
Infected objects 2
Suspicious objects 0
Duration of the scan 01:40:50

C:\WINDOWS\system32\1alvoNQ4.exe/C:\WINDOWS\system32\1alvoNQ4.exe Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.amfq 1
C:\WINDOWS\system32\1alvoNQ4.exe Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.amfq 1
The selected area was scanned.

Ill update later on with a MBAM log

UPDATE

Ok so I ran FULL SCAN with MBAM and it turned up nothing

Edited by mooniniteman, 30 October 2008 - 10:39 AM.


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Posted 30 October 2008 - 04:01 PM

Hmm, now I am stumped, as I am not an expert. I will PM an admin to come and look at this thread. Please be patient.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 05:56 PM

That's cool, I looked on task manager and killed the process called 1alvoNQ4.exe and about an hour later I'm surfing the web and my anti virus catches it in the act and it deleted it

I'm not positive that was the end of it but I haven't had any problems since, so I'd still love some advice

Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:34 PM

Hi mooniniteman,

Let's try a scan with SDFix

Please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix". <- This program is 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 renable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.
-- If the computer has been infected with the VirusAlert! malware warning from the clock and the Start Menu icons or drives are not visible, open the SDFix folder, right-click on either the XP_VirusAlert_Repair.inf or W2K VirusAlert_Repair.inf (depending on your version of Windows) and select Install from the Context menu. Then reboot to apply the changes.

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