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#1 newberry33

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:33 PM

Excellent site. Thank you participants for providing valuable free information. Much appreciated.

I am running:
Windows XP
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Version 2002
Service Pack 3

I believe my girlfriend was surfing facebook and she accidentally downloaded a trojan virus. This trojan virus was hijacking my google results. I read the two below topics and it looks like i fixed the problem.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/184992/google-search-returning-false-results/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/169203/urgent-help/

From these two articles I ran Malwarebytes Anti Malware, SuperAntiSpyware Free, and Norton 360. Below are the log results, except for Norton 360 (I could not figure out how to create log). Norton said it found two trojans, a "backdoor" and a "dropper" that were removed on 12/18 and 12/19 respectively. Also, the first SuperAntiSpyware Free log is missing because i did it in Safe Mode and no log was available.

I have two questions (I know, one question only, i'm sorry)

1) Do you think my computer is now clean or it compromised? I want to be 100% clean, if you think i'm 99% clean you let me know.

2) If now 99% clean and assuming i was 100% clean 4 weeks ago, can I implement the "restore" feature to four weeks ago to get back to 100% clean?

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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FIRST SCAN - Malwarebytes Anti Malware:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1526
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

12/20/2008 6:25:03 PM
mbam-log-2008-12-20 (18-25-03).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 140972
Time elapsed: 51 minute(s), 51 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 2

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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuLogOff (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{A80475B6-CF6D-4B3A-BD21-B16C67DB5304}\RP780\A0134753.sys (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\atmgr.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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SECOND SCAN - Malwarebytes Anti Malware:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1526
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

12/20/2008 6:51:51 PM
mbam-log-2008-12-20 (18-51-51).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 57903
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 56 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)


===============

THIRD SCAN - SuperAntiSpyware Free:

Perfomred in safe mode and no log was created. hundreds of cookies were found.

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FOURTH SCAN - SuperAntiSpyware Free:

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

Generated 12/23/2008 at 00:39 AM

Application Version : 4.23.1006

Core Rules Database Version : 3681
Trace Rules Database Version: 1659

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:09:59

Memory items scanned : 503
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7002
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 80988
File threats detected : 19

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\.....

(I deleted these 19 tracking cookie codes because my name was in them.
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#2 garmanma

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 04:10 PM

Next time just delete your name, not the name of the tracking cookie and the file path
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Please reboot your computer and update Malwarebytes. This time do a FULL scan and post the new log here
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#3 newberry33

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 02:21 PM

Below is the Malware bytes after an update and a reboot. Thank you for your help.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1540
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

12/24/2008 6:46:04 PM
mbam-log-2008-12-24 (18-46-04).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 140416
Time elapsed: 52 minute(s), 35 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)

#4 garmanma

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 05:23 PM

Log's clean how is it running?
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#5 newberry33

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 06:23 PM

It is running fine.

What are your thoughts about being compromised or using the restore feature?

Thanks.

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 07:06 PM

I think you'll be fine
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Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok"
  • Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 09:53 PM

Thank you.




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