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#1 classicbeginner

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:17 PM

Mcafee found this as a PUP.I learned my lesson once before about messing with system32 files so don't wanna remove unless told to by you guys.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:39 AM

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:40 PM

There was a certain tool for the Host file but I don;t remember it offhand. I will ask the person I discussed it with and get back to you
Please be patient
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 10:02 PM

This is a legitimate file and file path. I have no idea why McAfee sees it as a potentially unwanted program
Do you use a custom host file?
Let's try a scan and see if anything shows up

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ATF
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".

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Now SAS,may need an hour
Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.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 "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and 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 and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just 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 SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and 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 and click "Next".
  • 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" and reboot normally.
  • 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.

Edited by garmanma, 07 February 2009 - 10:03 PM.

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#5 classicbeginner

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:29 PM

Looks like nothing but cookies.I take it thats a good sign.
SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 02/10/2009 at 05:58 PM

Application Version : 4.25.1012

Core Rules Database Version : 3750
Trace Rules Database Version: 1716

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:46:04

Memory items scanned : 272
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5695
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 35859
File threats detected : 15

Adware.Tracking Cookie
.ads.pointroll.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
.ads.pointroll.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
.ads.pointroll.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
.atwola.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
.insightexpress.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
.insightexpress.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
.maxserving.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
.maxserving.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
.nextag.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
.nextag.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
.partner2profit.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
rightmedia.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
rightmedia.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
rightmedia.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\jb81uso3.slt\cookies.txt ]
C:\Documents and Settings\David Stepp\Cookies\david_stepp@ads.bleepingcomputer[1].txt

#6 garmanma

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:14 PM

I would have to say that this is a false positive, but let's finish the mbam scan:
Please update mbam and select FULL Scan
Run the scan, Remove selected and reboot
Post the log for review
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#7 classicbeginner

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:40 PM

Looks good.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1782
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

2/22/2009 2:34:58 PM
mbam-log-2009-02-22 (14-34-58).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|I:\|)
Objects scanned: 604618
Time elapsed: 6 hour(s), 50 minute(s), 51 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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