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#1 raindrops

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:59 AM

hi at first i thought that i was infected with sowar.vbs since my friends got the virus but my internet explorer doesn't have the sowar browser label and the homepage is still the same. i tried using the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware since it was suggested but it didnt found anything.

heres the log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1405
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

11/22/2008 1:58:38 PM
mbam-log-2008-11-22 (13-58-38).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 45564
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 16 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 22 November 2008 - 08:39 AM

Hi raindrops,

Why do you think you have malware? What symptoms are you having?

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:12 AM

May be try this
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.
if you wish to activate the Homepage Hijacker tool in this program

open the program and on the main interface page go to Preferences tab/select Hijack Protection/under Homepage protection select BOTH boxes and also in the place you can tell it what your Homepage is ,tell it what Homepage you wish to have

THEN each time you start the computer it will tell you if an attempt has been made to change that Homepage and asks you to authorise it; I find it a useful tool

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:53 AM

heres the log.. but the taskbar and registry editor wont work

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

Generated 11/25/2008 at 02:55 PM

Application Version : 4.22.1014

Core Rules Database Version : 3652
Trace Rules Database Version: 1634

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:06:28

Memory items scanned : 159
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5489
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 61529
File threats detected : 28

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@a.findarticles[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@indextools[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@adinterax[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@zedo[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@atdmt[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@questionmarket[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@revsci[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@multiply.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@apmebf[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@advertising[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@adopt.specificclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@media.adrevolver[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@findarticles[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@ads.sun[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@richmedia.yahoo[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@revsci[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@serving-sys[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@adopt.euroclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@overture[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@fastclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@burstnet[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@bs.serving-sys[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@tribalfusion[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@ad.fed.msn[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Valerie\Cookies\valerie@adrevolver[2].txt

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:33 AM

Try this to clean out all those Cookies then see if any improvement?

ATF cleaner


Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your Desktop.
  • 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".


(Ruby 1 edit )
noting Dachews comment after mine prompts me too to ask

and registry editor wont work


why are you trying to do this as tinkering in and editing the Registry without knowing EXACTLY what you are doing can have disasterous consequenses

Edited by ruby1, 25 November 2008 - 07:00 AM.


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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:47 AM

Would you elaborate on what's wrong with the task bar?

How are you trying to access the registry editor and why?
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No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:04 AM

Would you elaborate on what's wrong with the task bar?

How are you trying to access the registry editor and why?



since sometimes some programs dont respond i try to use the ctrl+alt+del and it will display task manager has been disabled by your administrator.

i tried to access the regedit also but the same error message appears but instead of task manager it is replaced by regedit

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 08:15 AM

Could you give us a brief history of infections and installed security software on that computer?


Super and MBAM should have caught almost all infections that disable task manager and regedit

We volunteers don't get crystal balls, I have to rely on the force
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:28 PM

my antivirus is avast home edition

it really didnt get any virus before..

im not sure if i got infected also with the MyMP3.vbs and sowar.vbs

my friends got those before and we shared a usb for our projects but im not sure if i got infected but when i scanned my laptop there wasnt any virus detected.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:06 PM

Would you look thru your avast logs for something that might shed some light on th situation

Avast is a pretty good antivirus and if kept updated doesn't let much thru, unless you tell it to.

Several infections work thru flash drives, usually with an autorun.inf file
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