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Anyone have WinPFind3U.exe ?

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#1 ms.marfia


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Posted 14 February 2009 - 03:04 AM

Hi all,

I have never posted anywhere before, but I have found this website helpful with my current issue. I was infected by MS Anti-Spyware 2009 from a lovely YouTube video. I have run the malware fix posted on this website, deleted all registry files that were related, run spybot, Macafee Stinger, AVG Anti Virus, and Microsoft Windows Malicious Software removal tool - and all of them removed a thing or 3, but it would not run StopZilla. The MS Anti-Spyware 2009 is gone now, and my computer is mostly restored; however, my IE browser no longer works properly.

When I open it up, it allows me to go to ONE page of my choice. Then if I click a link, it says that the link is not valid. Then, if I copy and paste the link in the non-working page, close out IE software, open it up and paste the same link that would not work before into a freshly opened browser, I can get that page to load. (Needless to say, downloading all of these apps was a long process...) I ran Trend Micro HighJackThis and found a few things too, but in the end, it did not fix the issue. I removed and re-loaded IE, but it does not let me get to pages at all if it is like one with fix software - so I have to use another computer to burn the file and run it. I can't for the life of me figure this out..

Anyone have help?

- Melissa :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 03:54 AM

Anyone have WinPFind3U.exe ?
It is a fix I might need and I can't find it in a live link.

Edited by garmanma, 14 February 2009 - 06:12 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:13 AM


Please read this warning from QM7, tools come and go as they are replaced or rewritten to counter new malware in a "cat and mouse" scenario.

Try to stick with only one thread in a forum, it's confusing enough already


Let's start over and follow standard procedure for this infection

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".

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.34) 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.

Make sure teatimer is not running resident

Edited by garmanma, 14 February 2009 - 06:16 PM.


No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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