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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit trojan/virus keeps coming up in MB lof


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#1 hapless

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:03 PM

well my problem is verry similar to the person's problem in this thread:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/196297/windows-ntcurrentversionwinlogonuserinit-trojanvirus/

a few weeks ago i had a problem and like the person in the link above:

"I got a blue screen a few times while I was working, something I've never had happen to me before, and then, all of a sudden, everything went crazy. I had these stupid little pop ups telling me my computer was infected, but the wording was strange, and I was suspicious that they were fake, and then my desktop changed to a big red box telling me Warning! My computer is infected....but then I knew it was definitely fake. I read up on what was happening on the internet, and saw Malwarebytes often cited as a solution, so I downloaded this and ran it in safemode a few times, and that seemed to take care of the problem."

Now, the pop ups and red warning box on my desktop are gone, but every time I run Malwarebytes, it finds two problems and they are always the same:

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

I dont know if this problem is just an after effect of the virus or if its still there. Should i do the same exact thing as the person in link or not because i dont know what the log that she posted on the bottom is but i presume it's HijackThis because its in that forum

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:16 PM

Every one of these infections is different, it's very dangerous to assume yours is similar to anothers and follow advanced instructions in the HJT forum, they have trained helpers to analyze complicated logs and use dangerous tools.

Let's try this program

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Please download DrWeb-CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan 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 Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:29 PM

hey sorry my reply took so long but the scan took ~8 hours

so anyway here is the log:

DXwnd.exe;C:\DXwind;Trojan.PWS.Akak.13;Deleted.;
BlazingMs NO DMG CAP launcher2.exe_.MCQ;C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\QUARANT;Trojan.Starter.origin;Incurable.Moved.;
npclntax.dll;C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins;Adware.Zango;;
A0132864.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{2999E5FE-5A52-47FD-82AB-04FD720880B6}\RP1211;Trojan.PWS.Akak.13;Deleted.;
pcload.exe;C:\WINDOWS\system32;Trojan.Fakealert.3457;Deleted.;

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:09 PM

help please?

should i just make a HijackThis thread...?

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:12 PM

I am sorry I missed this earlier, this infection will require help in the HJT forum

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

Procede with this guide and post in that forum
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 06:26 PM

Hello hapless,

Now that you have a log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/208948/virustrojan-that-tricks-mb-into-thinking-its-deleted/ 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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