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seriously infected-multiple symtoms-things not working


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#1 GretaLovejoy

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 09:40 PM

Hello there,

A friend of mine has a PC that has XP on it. I discovered they were running a spybot program but NO anti-virus. I had them run Avast which found lots of infections but he didn't write the name of the infections down. Anyway the reason I fiirst suspected that her PC was infected or corrupted because she said her right click -cut-paste stopped working, and Internet explorer wouldn't open links in emails or Instant messenger. So I had her close IE(I already had her check the processes in task manager to see if IE was pegged and needed the process ended) but she said IE wasn't in there.

Anyway...her copy-cut-paste etc. doesn't work. Her IE is messed up. Her System Restore doesn't work. I tried to have her uninstall IE7 in add and remove to revert it back to a working copy of IE 6 then she could re-upgrade to 7 at Microsoft. But they said it wouldn't let them remove it.

Well, like I said, I had them run a boot scan witht Avast...and when they ran the regular Avast scan, they said it found lots of infections, in fact ran it a couple of times and just found another trojan. I had them run Combo-Fix and ran this HiJack This log.

Please help us. She really needs her PC and can't afford another one. I feel they need to format and re-install XP, but we are trying these last ditch efforts to fix it first till she can find her disk and back up here data. May not have much time:(


Thank you for your help! attached is her HiJack This log,
Greta

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#2 Hoov

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:52 PM

Howdy, my name is Hoov, and I will be helping you with your dilemma. I appologize for the delay in getting you help.

Please make sure you watch this thread for responses. If you click the options tab at the top of your first post, you can select to track this thread.

Here is what I am asking you to do during the repair of your computer

*Tell me everything that you have done, if anything, to try and fix this problem.

*Please only use 1 forum to help clear up your problem. Posting on more than 1 and following instructions from more than 1 forum will cause those helping you to pull out thier hair.

*Follow my instructions - If you can't for some reason, or if you don't understand something, please tell me. If you deviate from my instructions, tell me, it may make a difference on where we go. Don't install anything, even other programs that have nothing to do with security or malware, it could cause things to change, and I would never know it.

*Have faith. I will do all I can to get your computer working, and if I can't - someone else here will know something else to try.

*Stick with me to the end. My aim is to fix your problems, and give you the tools and knowledge to keep this from happening again.

Now onto trying to fix your computer.

Run an online virus scan called Kaspersky from HERE.1. At the main page. Press on "Accept". After reading the contents.
2. At the next window Select Update. Allow the Database to update.
Note: If prompted to run or update your Java, then follow the prompts to do so. Kaspersky requires Java to run.
3. Once the Database has finished, under the Scan icon Select My Computer to start the scan. The scan may take a few minutes to complete.
4. Select Scan Report.
5. If any threats were found they will appear in the report
6. Select "Save error report as"
Then in the file name just type in kaspersky
Under "save as type" select text .txt
Save it to your Desktop.

Copy and post the results of the Kaspersky Online scan. If no threats were found then report that as well.
Please perform an AVG AS Online Malware Scan
  • When a dialog box appears asking you if you would like to download and install the ewido anti-spyware online scanner.
    Please click Yes to allow the download.
  • Click on Start Scan.
  • If any infections are found, Click on Remove Infections.
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 FULL 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.

It has been a while since you posted your log, if you still want help could you please post a new one?
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#3 Hoov

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 09:17 PM

This thread is closed due to inactivity.
If you need this topic reopened, please send me or another moderator a PM. This applies to the thread originator only, all others start a new thread.
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