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Zlob.Trojan


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#1 ndhouston

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:23 PM

Hello everyone. I'm new to the Forum. Of course, I have I problem I need help with.

I have a laptop with Windows XP. Recently, my computer started running slowly and I started getting pop-ups with ads for various things, including Antivirus 2009. At the time, I was running Ad-Aware, AVG antivirus (the free version), and Windows Firewall (I think). Neither of these detected anything, so I downloaded Spyware Doctor. Spyware Doctor found and removed some things (can't remember what they were), but I continued to have the same problem even after Spyware Doctor cleared my system and said I had no infections. So I downloaded SpyHunter, which keeps detecting several objects, all called Zlob.Trojan, which it can't remove. It says it will remove them when I reboot, but after I reboot and scan again, the Zlobs are still there. It gives me locations for these so I can post them, if necessary (but they are long). I have HijackThis, Autoruns, and Process Explorer, I can run them if you need me to, but I don't really know what to do with the information they give me. Also, I read some things that made me think this might be a Vundo, so I tried VundoFix and VirtumondoBeGone, but they didn't detect anything. Not sure if it's related, but I've noticed that my Disk Defragmenter is no longer working -- it says "Disk Defragmenter could not start."

It's frustrating because my computer seems to work okay sometimes, but at other times I have a bunch of pop-ups and every once in a while the computer freezes to where I can move the arrow with my mouse but I can't click anything so I have to turn the computer off manually and restart.

This is driving me nuts!!! wacko.gif Please help if you can. Let me know if you need additional information. I'm not very computer savvy, so if you provide instructions, please write them as simple and clear as possible. Thank you so much in advance. ATTACHED IS THE DDS LOG I JUST RAN TODAY.

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#2 PropagandaPanda

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:58 AM

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.

I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the Posted Image button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
  • Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.
  • If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
  • Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself.
  • Finally, please reply using the Posted Image button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.
Download and Run ATFCleaner
Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune. This program will clear out temporary files before we run OTScanIt. You will likely be logged out of the forum where you are recieving help.

This program is for XP and Windows 2000 only.
  • 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 any other browsers, select them appropriately from the top and empty all items.
Download and Run OTScanIt
Download OTScanIt by OldTimer to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named OTScanIt on your desktop.
  • Open the OTScanIt folder and double-click on OTScanIt.exe to start the program. If you are running on Vista then right-click the program and choose Run as Administrator.
  • Change the Rootkit Scan setting from "No" to Yes.
  • Click the Extras button under "Additional Scans".
  • Now click the Run Scan button on the toolbar.
  • When the scan is complete Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it.
  • Click the Format menu and make sure that Wordwrap is not checked. If it is then click on it to uncheck it.
  • Close Notepad (saving the change if necessary).
  • Use the Add Reply button in the forum and Attach the scan back here (do not copy/paste it as it will be too big to fit into the post). It will be located in the OTScanIt folder and named OTScanIt.txt.

Run Scan with Kaspersky
Please do a scan with Kaspersky Online Scanner.

This scan is for Internet Explorer Only.

If you are using Windows Vista, open your browser by right-clicking on its icon and select Run as administrator to perform this scan.

  • Please disable your realtime protection software before proceeding. Refer to this page if you are unsure how.
  • Open the Kaspersky Scanner page.
  • Click on Accept and install any components it needs.
  • The program will install and then begin downloading the latest definition files.
  • After the files have been downloaded on the left side of the page in the Scan section select My Computer
  • This will start the program and scan your system.
  • The scan will take a while, so be patient and let it run.
  • Once the scan is complete, click on View scan report
  • Now, click on the Save Report as button.
  • Save the file to your desktop.
  • Copy and paste that information in your next post.
You can refer to this animation by sundavis.

This scanner will only scan. It does not remove any malware it finds.


In your next reply include:
-the OTScanIt log (attached)
-the Kaspersky log (pasted directly into your reply)

Please also tell me of any changes you have made to your computer since your topic was started.

If you do not make a reply in 5 days, we will need to close your topic.

With Regards,
The Panda

Important Note to Other Users Reading this Topic: The instructions provided in this topic below this point are for the original topic starter only. Even if you have similar problems or log entries to those given here, please do not follow the directions, especially those involving specific tools and scripts. Doing so can result in serious damage to your computer. Instead, please start your own topic. Feel free to link to any relevant topics as needed.

#3 PropagandaPanda

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 10:38 AM

Hello.

There had been no reply from the topic starter in 5 days. Due to inactivity, this topic is now closed.
If you are the topic starter and need this topic reopened, send me a message.

Everyone else, please begin a new topic.

With Regards,
The Panda




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