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#1 wally2

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:37 PM

just found dumprep in my start up items. Don't know the "file name" or how to find out the file name but checked here on bc site under the start up list and it says its a w/32 codox-A or Backdoor win 32 Agent.cxf malware.
All I see in my start up list per the items there are : Startup Item, then Command then location, not a "file Name" so not sure.

Avast did find a couple HUGE files the other day that were: superantispyware.exe.hdmp files.
I was told just to delete them for they are just error report dump files.
That's what made me catch this dumprep in my start up just now while checking it out. Related perhaps?

What should I do now , I unchecked it, is that sufficient?
I am somewhat computer challenged when it comes to " fix its" and if I have to go into my registry I think I better hire a pro.
Any good places on the net that do "remote" check out and fixes, reasonably? Not too many good computer repair places near me.

I have windows xp, run avast antivirus, SAS and MBAM , MBAM is not picking up on any malware.
Any other quick and easy checks I can access online to check my computer out would be greatly appreciated !

Wally

Edited by wally2, 12 January 2009 - 02:11 PM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 03:33 PM

Please reboot the computer
Open MBAM and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select FULL scan
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log for review
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:27 PM

Thanks Mark. I do that on a regular basis, udate and full scan but just did it again .
No malicious items detected. Here's the log from the scan I just performed.



Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.32
Database version: 1647
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

1/12/2009 6:22:11 PM
mbam-log-2009-01-12 (18-22-11).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 110807
Time elapsed: 51 minute(s), 28 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)

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 12:12 PM

Instead of disabling it in msconfig, do this:
1. Right click on “My Computer,” choose “Properties” from that menu.
2. Click on “Advanced tab,”
3. Click the “Error Reporting” button.
4. Check the “Disable error reporting” box. You may choose to uncheck the the box below it, “But notify me when an error occurs,” if desired.
and you should be good to go
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 12:03 PM

Thank you again Mark. Should I go back and RECHECK it in msconfig or leave it unchecked and proceed as you last stated ?
Not doubting you , mind you, ( I sure don't know enough abou this stuff to do that ) but am wondering, but what will unchecking the error reporting button do per this situation? Just don't understand the correlation between the error button and the dumprep in my start up.

Am curious also, is there another source on the net I can use ( for free) that will scan my computer and hopefully remedy my problem, if I do indeed have one? Like I mentioned before, am using avast VPS now.
I have seen where some people use trend micro housecall but I don't see where it says it actually fixes problems, looks as if it just may find them ?

Edited by wally2, 17 January 2009 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2009 - 02:00 PM

Hi again Mark,

I still have not disabled error reporting and still have dumprep unchecked in my start up.
However, I just got a suspicious looking error box pop up, wanted to run it by you.

It read as follows : iexplore.exe-application error The instruction at 0x7e1f9afc referenced memory 0x019f45b4 memory could not be read, click to terminate program.
I get these from time to time and click on nothing, just cut my computer off for I always thought they prob. were not legit , thoughts ?

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 04:00 PM

Are you using XP or vista?

I, and many others, do not use msconfig to permanently disable items. It's more for testing purposes

As long as iexplorer.exe is in these 2 directories, you're OK:
C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\
C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\

Let's try another scan:
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Please download Dr.Web CureIt & 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 launch.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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#8 wally2

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 08:56 PM

Mark,

Am using XP here.
That Dr. Web Cure link you left-I clicked on it, looks all greek to me . :thumbsup:

Something else that's kind of odd, I suppose, per this site. When I first viewed this topic , the words "select all" in bold in your instructions per Dr. Web Cure it was highlighted . When I moused over it I got advertising. Is not doing it now ( I veared away to another topic and came back ) but should it have done that, anyway around it ?!

Edited by wally2, 17 January 2009 - 08:57 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2009 - 09:10 PM

Hello wally2.

Let's take a look at that startup entry you were talking about.

First re-enable the entry in your MSConfig. It will not start unless you reboot.

Create and Run Batch Script
  • Copy the following into a notepad (Start>Run>"notepad"). Do not copy the word "code".
    @ECHO OFF
    reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" >>report.txt
    reg query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" >>report.txt
    start notepad report
    del %0
  • Click File, then Save As... .
  • Click Desktop on the left.
  • Under the Save as type dropdown, select All Files.
  • In the box File Name, input look.bat
  • Hit OK.
When done properly, the icon should look like Posted Image.

Double click look.bat. You will see a command prompt open, followed by a notepad file. Copy the contents of the notepad into your next reply.

Disable the entry in question again.

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#10 wally2

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:51 PM

Thank you Panda, worked like a charm , here it is :

! REG.EXE VERSION 3.0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
igfxtray REG_SZ "C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe"
igfxhkcmd REG_SZ "C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe"
igfxpers REG_SZ "C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe"
avast! REG_SZ C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
HP Software Update REG_SZ "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
DLA REG_SZ "C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE"
ISUSPM Startup REG_SZ "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe" -startup
ISUSScheduler REG_SZ "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start
Adobe Photo Downloader REG_SZ "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe"
SunJavaUpdateSched REG_SZ "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
QuickTime Task REG_SZ "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
ZoneAlarm Client REG_SZ "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
TkBellExe REG_SZ "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
Adobe Reader Speed Launcher REG_SZ "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
KernelFaultCheck REG_SZ "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dumprep.exe" 0 -k
MSConfig REG_SZ C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents

! REG.EXE VERSION 3.0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
SUPERAntiSpyware REG_SZ C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:29 AM

Hello Wally.

The entry

KernelFaultCheck REG_SZ "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dumprep.exe" 0 -k

is legitiment. See here.

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:11 PM

Thank you Panda, what a relief !
Thanks again to you also Mark .
I checked out Dr. Web CureIt via Cnet, big download for dial up, 11 some MBs.
Will have to try that later when I can leave my computer running for days on end. :thumbsup:




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