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Porting Malwarebytes to infected computer

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#1 rogerf


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Posted 08 January 2009 - 07:15 PM

Hi everyone .. I'm new here...

Neighbor's PC is infected with perhaps many things... one of which is likely AV2009. Reading the various posts I see similar problems, and Malwarebytes seem like a commonly recommended solution. Symptoms are redirected web searches, AV2009 false detection notices/offer to buy, andvarious other bogus offers. I did delete some of the AV2009 files manually, and removed it from startup.

IE and Firefox act similar... when I try to go various MBAM download sites I get msgs saying site can't be found. Some sites, like Hotmail, MSN, and some other sites work fine, so Internet connection is working. I downloaded, installed, and updated MBAM on my computer ... scanning worked fine here (even found a few things here that I need to look at closer). I then moved the MBAM folder via CD over to the infected computer. When I try to run MBAM I get the hourglass for a few sconds and then nothing happens. I tried disabling their AV software, tried it in safe mode, tried it after renaming MBAM, and still can't get it running on this infected PC.

I did get Adaware downloaded... it found nothing. Their PC Cillan AV product also came up scan-free.

Any suggestions before I need to to admit to my neighbor that I've run out of options?


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

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 07:21 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Have you tried removing the hard...slaving it to your system...and then doing the various scans from your system?


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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:28 PM

I then moved the MBAM folder via CD over to the infected computer.

Malwarebytes needs to be installed on the infected machine, not copied
from the other PC.


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Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:36 AM

I removed a duplicate topic from the XP forum where you indicated you resolved the issue and started a new thread to share your fix solution. Please do not start new threads or duplicate topics as this causes confusion. Also read the pinned sticky How do I get help? Who is helping me?.

With that said, you used a solution that worked on older versions of this malware so it is not always going to work on newer variants. Are you sure the machine is clean? Can you post the results of your MBAM scan for review?

To retrieve the MBAM scan log information, launch MBAB.
Click the Logs Tab at the top.
mbam-log-2008-10-12(13-35-16).txt should show in the list. <- your dates will be different from this exampe
Click on the log name to highlight it.
Go to the bottom and click on Open.
The log should automatically open in notepad as a text file.
Go to Edit and choose Select all.
Go back to Edit and choose Copy or right-click on the highlighted text and choose copy from there.
Come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.
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