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#1 watchitallignite

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 03:17 PM

Ok, so i've been infected with a vundo since september 16th. I started noticing the effects sometime in november. first it took out my IE, i switched to firefox, because i had heard that FF 3+ was not affected by vundos. it appears that it is. I also tried google chrome, it also appears to feel the effects of the trojan.

then i decided to actually fix the problem, as opposed to avoiding it. i have tried adaware, spybot search and destroy, vundofix, hijack this, malwarebytes antimalware, virtumondebegone, and autoruns. they all found evidence of a trojan except for virtumondebegone.

nothing has taken care of this. and now my computer freezes about ten minutes after logon, without fail. [which is a huge pain when i try and run full scans, because they freeze before they can be completed]
ctrl alt delete seems to be disabled. oh and also, i found a rootkit among my drivers and selected the disable option when i right-clicked. not sure if that did anything.


darik's boot and nuke?
or i found two CDs that my father had given me awhile back- Norton ghost 2003, and Norton ghost 9.0. if i were to use one of these, which would i use for an XP SP2 5.01. 2600 operating system?
my father built the computer for me and after poking around, i noticed he had partitioned the drives and there is one labeled 'backup' is has a maxtor maxblast backup archive from when he put together the PC. how do i replace my current operationg system with this?


the element that has been missing throughout my little ordeal here has been the human element. i'm an art major, and while fairly good with technology, i really don't know much about the inner bowels of computers, so i'm in way over my head and have no clue what i am doing. if you guys could help, i would really appreciate it.

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by watchitallignite, 22 December 2008 - 03:41 PM.


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#2 watchitallignite

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 05:06 PM

also, are there any alternative things that i could do?

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 07:39 PM

One more thing, i also tried SDfix, which did not work. it started, i hit y, and nothing.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 01:02 PM

update:

last night i tried out SAS, and my computer worked like a charm after reboot. BUT this morning when i logged on, it's running like it's drunk. immensely slow, ctrl alt dlt useless, and firefox won't even open. i'm at a loss at what to do. i don't want to run combofix unless i have to, provided that i will be able to download it in the first place, the way my computer is running.

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 01:16 PM

102 veiws and no one can help?

my eternal gratitude to the person that can :]

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 04:42 PM

If none of the tools you have used thus far are working, that means either malware or another security program is interfering with the fix.

Some infections are difficult to remove completely because of their morphing characteristics which allows the malware to regenerate itself. Sometimes there is a hidden piece of malware which has not been detected that protects files (which have been detected) and registry keys so they cannot be permanently deleted. Disinfection will probably require the use of more powerful tools than we recommend in this forum. Before that can be done you will need you to create and post a DDS/HijackThis log for further investigation.

Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Psuedo HJT Report as part of its log.

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 07:03 PM

DDS doesn't seem to work. It worked when i first downloaded it, but my computer froze before the logs showed up.

I restarted and when i tried to start DDS again all that came up was the DDS window, but instead of there being any text, it was a black box with a flashing grery underscore.
I downloaded again, same story.

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 08:18 PM

Please download HijackThis Installer. This is HijackThis 2.0.2 but it is an automatic setup version which will install HJT in the proper location.
  • Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop and double-click on it to start the installation.
  • Click "Install" and HijackThis will be installed in the C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis folder by default and create a desktop shortcut.
  • HJT will automatically open after installation. If it does not, then double-click on the HiJackThis.exe shortcut on your desktop or in the program's folder.
  • If using Windows Vista, be sure to Run As Administrator.
  • Choose "Scan" and HijackThis will analyze your system.
  • When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button. Press that and when the Save logfile window opens, use the drop down box to save the log in the same folder as Hijackthis. At the bottom make sure the File name is hijackthis.log and Save as type: Log files (*.log).
  • In the Hijackthis log, go to the top menu, click on "Format" and uncheck "Word Wrap" if checked.
  • Then click "Edit" > Select All > "Edit" again and "Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log and paste it into a new topic in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here.
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 11:01 PM

Hello watchitallignite,

Now that you have a log is posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/190118/very-resistant-vundo/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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