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#1 rvbet

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 01:22 AM

Dear Sirs, Madams,
I use Firefox and IE. When I use these browsers, I cannot go to a web page that is not listed in my favorites. The browser would re-direct me to a shopping site or an ad site. I have used Malwarebyte's AntiMalware as well as SmitFraudFix. My computer would no longer restore to a previous point. I may have been infected with the XP Antispyware as well as the brastk.exe virus among other things. Please help! Thank you for any advise.
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 01:40 AM

Try this scan:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/131299/how-to-use-sdfix/
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:32 AM

Dear Budapest,
Thank you for your very quick reply. I tried SDFix, as you suggested and it appears to have worked! I opened both browsers (IE and Firefox) and they are behaving properly, so far. I hope it stays that way. I am very grateful. Much respect.
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:39 PM

Run a scan with Malwarebytes and post the log.
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:22 PM

Hello again Budapest,
I ran a scan with Malwarebytes as you suggested, and deleted 11 more infected files/keys. Here is the scan log for that particular scan:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1340
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

10/30/2008 5:17:17 PM
mbam-log-2008-10-30 (17-17-17).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 71226
Time elapsed: 15 minute(s), 32 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 7
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 4

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\minibugtransporter.minibugtransporterx (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\minibugtransporter.minibugtransporterx.1 (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{04a38f6b-006f-4247-ba4c-02a139d5531c} (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2b96d5cc-c5b5-49a5-a69d-cc0a30f9028c} (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{3c2d2a1e-031f-4397-9614-87c932a848e0} (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{8ca5ed52-f3fb-4414-a105-2e3491156990} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{df780f87-ff2b-4df8-92d0-73db16a1543a} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSkfkl.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSshbr.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSStnyq.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSxnpb.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:27 PM

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install 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.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", 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".

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 browser click Firefox 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.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera 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.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

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.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:36 AM

Dear Budapest,
Greetings! Whew! I did as you suggested. SuperAntiSpyware took about six hours and found 1 infected file. Here is the Scan Log:

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

Generated 10/31/2008 at 00:24 AM

Application Version : 4.21.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3616
Trace Rules Database Version: 1602

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 06:00:04

Memory items scanned : 213
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5825
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 91017
File threats detected : 1

Adware.Casino Games (Golden Palace Casino)
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BODOG CASINO\CASINO.EXE

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 01:25 AM

How's your computer running now?
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