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#1 icy_bliss_magic

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 03:43 AM

Hi,
I have a Windows XP Professional SP2 (Taiwanese) OS
There has been some weird business regarding the connection of my internet...
It's not about the connection itself, the service is 100% fine...

For some apparent reason, none of my explorers (IE, Firefox) can access websites like
www.avg.com
www.avira.com
and this one, bleeping computer
and also a number of other anti-virus websites

my connection works (in fact i can still download very large files; files over 100MB in size)
but for some reasons these websites seem 'blocked'
Whenever I click on links like these the explorer seems say 'Connection Failed'

Because of this I cannot update my AVG Free or even switch to another form of freeware Anti-Virus
I ran my RogueRemoverFREE and it detected no rogue programs;
On that same note, I cannot run my MalwareByte's Anti-Malware

Other computers in my house using the same connection can access the 'blocked' websites (This is how I'm accessing this website now), and the other computers can update their AVGFree

It does not seem to be a connection problem, it seems to be something more malicious than that.\

Thanks,
IBM

P.S. Although this may be totally unrelated, but my Firefox has completely lost it's efficiency. About 2-3 weeks ago the program can open 5-6+ windows full of tabs without lag, but now it cannot even open 1 window with a few tabs without lagging.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:25 PM

Try this scan. You can copy it over from another computer if you need to.

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Please download DrWeb-CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan 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 Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on drweb-cureit.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 06:59 AM

the scanner found a trojan but it didn't solve my problem...
it seems to very particular about what sites to 'disconnect'.
also my google has been leading my results some really suspicious sites and ad spaces

anyway, here's my log:

Keygen_mtct.exe;C:\Program Files\Outlook Express;Trojan.PWS.Qqpass.2455;Deleted.;

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 05:30 PM

Try this scan instead. Again you can copy it over if you need to.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/131299/how-to-use-sdfix/
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:10 AM

Unfortunately, I cannot even open the executable let alone do the scan;
Whenever I double click the file to install it, the name of the process flashes for a second in my task manager list and then disappears.

What seems to be the problem?

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 03:38 AM

Click on the Start menu, then Run, and then copy and paste the following line into the Run field:

%systemroot%\system32\cmd.exe /K %systemdrive%\SDFix\apps\FixPath.exe

Then click OK, then type Y and press Enter when prompted, Reboot and start SDFix again.
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:34 PM

When I type in the path into my 'run' application
my computer says that there is no such path


Also, I have been getting random light jazz music playing on my computer, and my internet service has been severely truncated.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:09 PM

Try replacing "%systemroot%" with "C:" in the command (assuming that you have windows installed on the C: drive).

C:\system32\cmd.exe /K C:\SDFix\apps\FixPath.exe
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 09:54 PM

I got yet another error message, it says C:\system 32 cannot be accessed. It says that this certain part of the computer might be on a hard drive or online. It tells me to check whether or not I have correctly placed the drive or accessed the internet, then try again; if not, then try moving it to another place.

That message was so confusing to me; and I had to transliterate it as well...

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:03 PM

See if you can get this scan to run. You will probably need to manually download the updates.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 04:25 PM

Sorry for the late reply.

As mentioned on the first post, my computer cannot run the program.
On a leap of faith, I decided to download and try to install the program again. However, there was no such luck. Like the previous program I tried to download and install, it would pop up on my processes list of my task manager for just a split second then vanish.

There appears to be something preventing this; it is very particular in what seems to be 'blocked'.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 04:53 PM

Try renaming the mbam-setup.exe file to something else, such as abcde.bat and then try to run it.
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:26 PM

Changing the name worked for the installation portion,
but upon finishing the ordeal, the program did not start.
It did the same thing; show up on the task manager for a split second and then vanish.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:46 PM

Try running it in Safe Mode.
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:02 AM

No, it didn't work even in safe mode.




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