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#1 valya

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:32 PM

Greetings!
Well, I am new here, and I welcome all of the members!
ok, I have a problem I hope you can help me with.
My Spybot found this "Target Marketing Agency" aka TMAgent I clicked on properties-- which is TMAgent Firefox module 1.7.0.297 component fftma.dll. Spybot says it is a spyware. However, my System Suite 8 hasn't detected it as such. Now, should I remove it? What should I do? Thank you. Please check below for directory: Do I need to provide Hijackthis log?


TargetMarketingAgency: [SBI $5C05D6CA] Program directory (Directory, nothing done)
C:\Documents and Settings\Chicago\Local Settings\Application Data\Target Marketing Agency\

TargetMarketingAgency: [SBI $99493CD7] Program directory (Directory, nothing done)
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Target Marketing Agency\

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:51 PM

Try this scan as a double check:

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
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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 valya

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:10 PM

Thank you so much.First, I have downloaded Malwarebytes, Version 1.33, 2.61MB. It is updated. I run it twice, quick and deep scan. It has found no threats. Target Marketing Group, TMagent, is the file I worry about. Apparently, it has not picked up by a Malwarebytes software.

This is uyet another problem: This morning, I went to Help and Support section (Microsoft) of my PC, and I was trying to access General information about my computer. I got strange message about error 126 and " application has failed to start because SCRun.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.". How can I fix it? I think it is not the case of virus or spyware. I also run System Suite 8, Avanquest deep scan of virus and spyware, it has found 0 threats. Could that be that some part of windows are corruprt, how can I fix it. Will Restore point work? But, then I don't know when this problem started. Here's the report from malwarebytes:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1668
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

1/19/2009 3:34:39 PM
mbam-log-2009-01-19 (15-34-39).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 54957
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 58 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)
Results of a full-scan:
Database version: 1668
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

1/19/2009 4:23:46 PM
mbam-log-2009-01-19 (16-23-46).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 98119
Time elapsed: 44 minute(s), 58 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 19 January 2009 - 06:19 PM

Try running the System File Checker:

How to Use SFC.EXE to Repair System Files
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#5 valya

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:18 PM

Thank you so much!
So, I guess based on Malawarebytes report, I don't have any suspicious files. I forgot to metion that I have some problem with Help and Support Center (microsoft).
How about if I use: msinfo32 on start-run? That's a shortcut to see the information for my computer, including whether drivers are working ok . When I use Microsoft 's Help and Support Center -- use Tools too view computer information and diagnose problems--My computer information, that's where I get "SCRun.dll was not found" message. I will print your instructions, anyway. Thanks again!




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