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#1 John H Nolen

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:28 PM

I placed an on line order with Cabela's and Sony. Today I received a notice that my credit card had been charged $3.00 for AP9 24 Hr Protect and $3.00 for AP9 Your Savings Club.This came from Adaptive Marking. When I called Adaptive Marking, I asked how they got my credit card number. She said I checked on a banner when I placed my order.I have contacted Cabela's and they said there web site is secure. I have sent an E-Mail to Sony about this problem.I have run Spy Bot and Ad Aware with no results. Does any one know how the got my credit card number? I did not click on a banner.

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{Mod edit:Moved from XP to AII~~boopme}

Edited by boopme, 06 January 2009 - 04:31 PM.


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#2 boopme

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:35 PM

Well I would be concened enough to change my credit card numbers and passwords stored on this machine from a non infected PC,
Let's see what an MBAM scan reveals.
I also moved yourr topic to here.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • 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 07 January 2009 - 06:08 AM

This is the results of the scan:Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.32
Database version: 1625
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

1/6/2009 9:43:51 PM
mbam-log-2009-01-06 (21-43-51).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 70907
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 2 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 3
Files Infected: 3

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\The Weather Channel (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Weather Services (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Program Files\RegistrySmart (Rogue.RegistrySmart) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RegistrySmart\Log (Rogue.RegistrySmart) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RegistrySmart\Registry Backups (Rogue.RegistrySmart) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Program Files\RegistrySmart\Log\log_2006_11_24_11_00_21.eklog (Rogue.RegistrySmart) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RegistrySmart\Log\log_2006_11_24_11_00_23.eklog (Rogue.RegistrySmart) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RegistrySmart\Registry Backups\2006-11-24_11-02-29.reg (Rogue.RegistrySmart) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:09 AM

Hello again. let's get the rest.
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".

Now run SAS,needs about an hour.
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. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • 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.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:41 PM

This is the result of my SuperAntispyware scan:
SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 01/07/2009 at 08:33 PM

Application Version : 4.24.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3699
Trace Rules Database Version: 1675

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:11:26

Memory items scanned : 575
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 8158
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 60181
File threats detected : 3

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\John Nolen\Cookies\john_nolen@microsoftwindows.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\John Nolen\Cookies\john_nolen@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\John Nolen\Cookies\john_nolen@specificmedia[1].txt

Yesterday I had to install a new 20' Acer monitor. When I try to go to safe mode, I get the blue screen of death with these error messages:0x0000000a(0xf79a8354,0x000000ff,0x00000001,0x804e5619.

Do you think the monitor or the programs to remove malware caused this?

J Nolen

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:49 PM

More likely the malware corrupted these files than the tool removed the malware. Let me see what I can get for you.
These errors are caused by missing system files or broken system registry.
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:27 PM

You receive a "Stop 0x0000000A" error message in Windows XP

Typically, this error occurs when a driver uses an incorrect memory address. Other possible causes of this error include an incompatible device driver, a general hardware problem, or incompatible software.


Possible "Stop 0x0000000A" error Fixe

A Stop 0xA message means that a process or driver attempted to access a memory section without permission, or at a kernel interrupt request level (IRQL) that was too high. This message is in most cases a sign of faulty hardware (I.E. Memory) or incompatible software(I.E. Drivers).


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Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:59 AM

I finally had to reinstall Windows. Every thing is working fine now. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 12:05 PM

You're welcome.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. When is AUTORUN.INF really an AUTORUN.INF?. For more information on this risk, please read USB-Based Malware Attacks and Please disable Autorun asap!.
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