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#1 Aeroh

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:32 AM

HI, I am clueless to what is going on here. Yesterday AVG pick up on a file and said it was ''multiple runtime compression, aspack.upx. I click remove selected infection and made a note of the name of the file. I searched for the file it was still there, so I moved it to the recycle bin my resident shield went off. So I deleted it. Today AVG has pointed to a different file in the same area but with a different name, same note, "multiple runtime compression,, aspack.upx"". I have left the file were it is and made a note of the name of it. I found several sites that recommended some programs I have not ever used, such as Hijackthis and others. On my computer I run AVG, AVAST, I use Spybot, CCleaner, AdAware, Uniblue SpyEraser (no longer truly active) and Uniblue RegistryBooster. A bit of history on my computer - this past January I was infected with a keylogger. Took me some research to finally figure out how to tell if I had one and what to do to get rid of it. Any suggestions to what I should do here would be a very big help. All my live at home computer tech's have now grown up and moved away. Thanks Ahead of Time for taking the time to go thru this rambling post. LOL aeroh :thumbsup:
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#2 Aeroh

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:13 PM

Just in case someone noob like me happens thru here with this same problem. Like I mentioned I'm totally clueless with most of this stuff. Well since I posted this was lucky and one of those mentioned above called: Advice I received from him: Turn off system restore to remove this. So went into system folder and turned off the system restore, rebooted then ran AdAware again doing a deep scan, AVG after this. Rebooted again, went back turned on system restore and rebooted. So far seems to have solved this. Since I'm not entirely sure what I am dealing with, if it shows up tomorrow I will let you know. :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:55 PM

On my computer I run AVG, AVAST, I use Spybot, CCleaner, AdAware, Uniblue SpyEraser (no longer truly active) and Uniblue RegistryBooster

Using 2 antivirus packages can cause conflicts between them. Also, registry cleaners can cause problems as well as good.

If you like, you can still run a scan with malwarebytes... Here is the procedure.

The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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alternate download link 2
  • 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.
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.

Note 2:
-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes. To disable these programs, please view this topic: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

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