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#1 KyleLitke

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:32 PM

So I'm trying to fix my friends computer...she had been infected with Anti Spyware 2009, I ran Malwarebytes to get rid of it and it apparently did, but while running that I found two Trojan.Agents that I can't seem to remove. I click to remove them and they're still there when I scan it again. She has Windows XP.

Under the categories heading, both have "Registry Data"

Under the "items" heading, both have: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\winlogon\userinit.

Under "Other", one has Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe, the other has Data: system32\userinit.exe

Any idea how I can remove these? She also continues to have popups, one is talking about bestvirusremoval2009 and the other is a pop up "yes/no" button saying her computer is infected and would I like to fix it (I've been clicking the X to get out of those, they're not coming up in processes). I thought that might be something similar to antivirus 2009 or antispyware 2009 but nothing except the two trojan agents comes up when I run MalwareBytes (and nothing at all comes up when I run AVG).

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: The exact wording on the pop up "Ok/Cancel" button is "You have a security problem! Do you want to scan your computer for viruses?"

Edited by KyleLitke, 28 February 2009 - 04:35 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:45 PM

u might be infected trojan.vundo
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#3 KyleLitke

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 05:59 PM

I thought that too, and it may be the case, but MalwareBytes only finds the "Trojan.Agents" and VundoFix doesn't find anything.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 06:17 PM

MBAM is flagging those entries because your userinit is infected and it can't cure or replace it

That's a critical system file needed to login to windows

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 01:48 AM

Hello KyleLitke,

Now that you have a log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/207318/seemingly-infected-with-a-trojanvundo/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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