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Trojan.Vundo; Adware.Virtumonde; Adware.Facati? Operating memory.

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#1 ic32987


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Posted 16 February 2009 - 01:14 PM


So I've had this problem, shamefully, for many weeks and I've just gotten around to seeking help. The problem began when NOD32 popped up and said there was a threat on a website (can't remember what, and don't have a log). Afterwards my Internet Explorer would open up every couple of minutes by itself and direct me to random websites for products. Internet Explorer was not my primary browser.

I ran an in-depth scan with NOD32 and used SUPERAntiSpyware, and the popups stopped.

The threats that were found and deleted (only by SUPERAntiSpyware):
Adware.Vundo Variant
And a lot of tracking cookies

Currently my computer still randomly slows down, my Desktop disappeared to a white screen with "Active Desktop Recovery," degraded-quality desktop icons, and a button that says "Restore Desktop," which doesn't work. Automatic Updates is always turned off, and won't stay on. Every time I use the Shift button below my Enter key, my computer beeps. Lastly, my fingerprint scanner on startup recognizes and approves my scan, but doesn't log me on: "Cannot log on user."

Scanning last night and today, these threats were found by both NOD32 and SUPERAntiSpyware:
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\system32\byyoykty.dll.vir - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\system32\gaqkhq.dll.vir - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\system32\qoMfefEw.dll.vir - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\system32\ujbbtvif.dll.vir - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
C:\WINDOWS\system32\niqybibb.dll - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
C:\WINDOWS\system32\yviwvbqa.dll - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
Operating memory - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
c:\windows\system32\grytcwjl.dll - a variant of Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEE application
Adware.Vundo Variant
Adware.Vundo Variant/Rel

It said everything was automatically deleted, but the problems still persist. And every few days when I rescan, many of them will reappear.

Any direction in these problems would be great. I wasn't sure whether or not to break this thread up into several, since technically there are a number of issues, though most of them are related or identified. If this doesn't comply with the forum rules, please advise.


Edited by ic32987, 16 February 2009 - 02:12 PM.

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#2 rigel



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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:33 PM

Let's start with Malwarebytes...

Hi and welcome to BleepingComputer :thumbsup:

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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  • 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.
-- 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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