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Yet Another Slowing Computer


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#1 ctdannyd

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 05:33 PM

Hey guys....

You've helped me in the past, and probably still have this thing running thanks to you!!

So, I run aVast antivirus (latest and greatest), scan with AVG Anti-Spyware, and also have Comodo installed, but, not currently working, which concerns me.

Overall, I've not gotten any indication from my AV that there's any problems, or ASW programs, but I've noticed it takes way too long to boot up. I also see network activity, which might be aVast updating, but this happens every time I boot up.

So, I don't like to do anything until I'm told!...so buds...what do you need from me.

Thanks in advance..

Dan

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 09:15 PM

Hello, how about running an MBam scan.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • 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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#3 ctdannyd

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:02 AM

All completed successfully, and of course, surprisingly, or maybe not so, there was some stuff in there!! Haven't rebooted yet, but will do so after I post this reply.

Thanks as always...

======begin paste=======

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1659
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

1/17/2009 9:56:32 AM
mbam-log-2009-01-17 (09-56-32).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 54688
Time elapsed: 18 minute(s), 1 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 6
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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{02dca195-602b-4b1f-83ff-381b7e804bdb} (Trojan.BHO.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{02dca195-602b-4b1f-83ff-381b7e804bdb} (Trojan.BHO.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bndshell3.bho (Adware.AdBand) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bndshell3.bho.1 (Adware.AdBand) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{875a1348-7674-42aa-adac-b4f36a004a2d} (Adware.AdBand) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DomainService (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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\HDBHO.dll (Trojan.BHO.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


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Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:27 AM

Hi,that's was helpfull. Now do these three steps. Tell me how it's running after all this.

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".

Now run SAS,from your regular user account.
Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.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 Scanning Control tab.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
  • 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".
  • 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.
Finish with MBam:
Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan.
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot.

Edited by boopme, 17 January 2009 - 11:28 AM.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 06:26 PM

I'm already noticing a HUGE difference.

The HD is no longer "chatty". Seemed like it was always doing something before. I just attributed it to file clean up. Guess not!

Here's the SAS log. MBAM to follow:

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

Generated 01/17/2009 at 05:16 PM

Application Version : 4.24.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3714
Trace Rules Database Version: 1689

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:40:55

Memory items scanned : 315
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 3990
Registry threats detected : 16
File items scanned : 37033
File threats detected : 1

Adware.AdSponsor/ISM
HKLM\Software\Classes\CLSID\{1BAC9A2A-4755-43c3-A430-D3512C5B8A4E}
HKCR\CLSID\{1BAC9A2A-4755-43C3-A430-D3512C5B8A4E}
HKCR\CLSID\{1BAC9A2A-4755-43C3-A430-D3512C5B8A4E}
HKCR\CLSID\{1BAC9A2A-4755-43C3-A430-D3512C5B8A4E}#AppID
HKCR\CLSID\{1BAC9A2A-4755-43C3-A430-D3512C5B8A4E}\Implemented Categories
HKCR\CLSID\{1BAC9A2A-4755-43C3-A430-D3512C5B8A4E}\InprocServer32
HKCR\CLSID\{1BAC9A2A-4755-43C3-A430-D3512C5B8A4E}\InprocServer32#ThreadingModel
HKCR\CLSID\{1BAC9A2A-4755-43C3-A430-D3512C5B8A4E}\ProgID
HKCR\CLSID\{1BAC9A2A-4755-43C3-A430-D3512C5B8A4E}\TypeLib
HKCR\CLSID\{1BAC9A2A-4755-43C3-A430-D3512C5B8A4E}\VersionIndependentProgID
HKCR\BndShell3.Band.1
HKCR\BndShell3.Band.1\CLSID
HKCR\BndShell3.Band
HKCR\BndShell3.Band\CLSID
HKCR\BndShell3.Band\CurVer
HKCR\TypeLib\{DA724393-D255-497f-B5E7-C9BE76B99622}
C:\PROGRAM FILES\QDRDRIVE\QDRDRIVE8.DLL

Addendum - MBam log

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1663
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

1/17/2009 6:39:44 PM
mbam-log-2009-01-17 (18-39-44).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 45726
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 46 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 ctdannyd, 17 January 2009 - 06:42 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2009 - 07:26 PM

That looks very good. You look clean ,see any issues on your end?
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 09:10 PM

No..things are cool...

Nice to have a quiet and fast machine...

THANK YOU!

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 09:22 PM

Excellent !!
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.

Then take a few moments to read quietman7's great tips. Post # 17
Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1090697
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 02:20 PM

Will do...

Thanks again!

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 02:30 PM

You're very welcome :thumbsup:
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