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#1 Rrob

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:59 PM

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I hate to create a new topic, but I have been working on this problem for too long and have grown impatient. I have a Dell XPS M140 w/ a Pentium 1.73 M., 1 G. of Ram. 60 G. HD. I have Windows XP Media. I am a novice computer user. My entire registry is filled with hundreds of porn sites. I have been deleting the sites manually, but can I delete all of the sites from the Zone Map, Domain, and Esc Domain? If so can I delete all of the websites from the registry? Is there a way to mass delete websites from the registry like *.com, *.it, *.pl, .net, etc? I only visited a few sites, but somehow they were spammed onto my computer. Additionally, some of the sites I cannot seem to find in the registry area listed in my virus scan. Do you know of an efficient way to find these sites and delete them? I looked at Bleepingcomputer's registry tutorial and I did not have any backups downloaded in my system. I do not have the disk because Dell said I did not need it. I will keep manually deleting sites from the registry but there must be an efficient way or cleaner which brings my system back to default. Please include detailed instructions if you have any. Thanks. My computer seems to be free of viruses, Adware, and Malware. I use SuperAntispywareFree, McAffee AOL Free virus, Malwarebytes. My computer seems to be running fine, but I would like these sites off of my computer. That was the first and only time I will ever go to porn sites. I am willing to pay for good good programs if you can recommend some, but I prefer good free programs. I am tempted to upgrade to SuperAntispywareProfessional because it seems to be the best I have seen. I may not reply immediately, if you respond. My response could take up to a week. Thanks.

Edited by Rrob, 11 January 2009 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2009 - 04:09 PM

Hello I suspect the malware is sending you these. Please run this MBam scan. I am moving this to the Am I Infected forum from XP.

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 - 04:15 PM

Thanks for the quick reply and I will do the instructions immediately. Thanks.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 04:21 PM

OK ,I'll be here for awhile.
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 05:09 PM

O. K. -

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.32
Database version: 1643
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

1/11/2009 2:35:50 PM
mbam-log-2009-01-11 (14-35-30).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 57058
Time elapsed: 5 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: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

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:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSVolume.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> No action taken.

I deleted the above infection. I scanned again and the Malware was not there. But I did not restart. I had some trojans and backdoors I erased in earlier scans.

Edited by Rrob, 11 January 2009 - 05:10 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2009 - 05:13 PM

sorry I posted the wrong reply. do you want me to scan again?

This is the scan after I restarted.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.32
Database version: 1643
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

1/11/2009 3:50:05 PM
mbam-log-2009-01-11 (15-50-05).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 56964
Time elapsed: 7 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)

Edited by Rrob, 11 January 2009 - 05:43 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:30 PM

Well let's do these and maybe I'll ask for the older log later.
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".


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 12 January 2009 - 11:13 PM

I have performed the instructions and here is the log.

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

Generated 01/12/2009 at 09:06 PM

Application Version : 4.24.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3706
Trace Rules Database Version: 1681

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:57:47

Memory items scanned : 169
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5863
Registry threats detected : 2
File items scanned : 80939
File threats detected : 0

Adware.MyWebSearch/FunWebProducts
HKCR\CLSID\{9AFB8248-617F-460d-9366-D71CDEDA3179}
HKCR\CLSID\{9AFB8248-617F-460d-9366-D71CDEDA3179}\TreatAs

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:33 PM

Are there any more signs now?
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:33 PM

Thank you so much for checking for virus or malware infections. I noticed that On my last scan I had fewer registry keys (130000 apporx.). During the scan I still noticed some sites under registry key areas "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Internetsettings\Zonemap\filename.com"
And "HKU\Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Domains\filename.com." I cannot be sure this is the absolute correct registry address because I cannot see the entire address on the scanner. If you need the exact address I would physically go to that registry address and see if the files are there. My interest is in cleaning the registry. Did the ATF Cleaner clean some registry keys out? Should I run the ATF Cleaner again? Can I clear all of the websites I have ever visited out of the registry? Is there a program that will clear all of the websites I have ever visited out of the registry? How can we clean the registry up? Do I have to manually delete all of the sites? I was hoping there would be an easier way. Like I said, I am willing to pay for a program that will do this if one is available. Thank you.

Edited by Rrob, 13 January 2009 - 09:34 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2009 - 11:19 PM

This would require a registry edit. Not recommended unless you know what your doing and Backup the registry first.
If there are no more issues with the pC then ...
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 14 January 2009 - 10:30 PM

So I seem to have a semi-clean computer (free of viruses and malware). Did the ATF Cleaner clean some registry keys out? Should I run the ATF Cleaner again? Can I clear all of the websites I have ever visited out of the registry (is there an easy way to do this)? Is there a program that will clear all of the websites out of the registry? How can I clean the registry up? Do I have to manually delete all of the sites? Are some of the sites listed in the registry in a hidden file(meaning that they are listed in the scan in a particular file but they are actually in a different file)? I was hoping there would be an easier way. Like I said, I am willing to pay for a program that will clean the registry of websites. Is a program available? Thank you.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:09 PM

Thank you so much boopme.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:22 PM

You're welcome. Please take a few moments to read quietman7's excellent PC tips in post 17 here,,,,
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1090697
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