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#1 BigRock

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 09:28 PM

Hello
Please bear with me as this is my first post.
Over the last few days I've noticed vimax ads appearing on various internet pages, my computer has slowed down considerably and even google is slow to display properly.
I'm sure I have something in my computer. I am running windows xp.
Could someone please help me remove the vimax problem ?
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 11:06 PM

Hello BigRock and welcome to BC :thumbsup:

As no logs have been posted, this topic has been shifted from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

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In order to assist you, we need additional information.

What is your operating system: Windows XP, Vista, etc.?

What security programs do you have installed?

What browser are you using when these ads appear?

Are you experiencing redirections or other issue with your computer?

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:30 AM

Hi Orange
I am using Windows xp
I am using a security system called Shawsecure --- from my ISP (Shawcable) I alos have adware installed and previously had mcafee which I have removed since adding shawsecure
Browser is internet explorer
I am experiencing redirection when using google, vimax ads and also I can no longer defrag hard drive c
I ran trend micro housecall -- it removed several items -- however it could not remove the following: Mal_Otorun1

Any assistance you could offer would be greatly appreciated ?

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:47 AM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.34) and save it to your desktop.
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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. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with disinfection. 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. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes. Click this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:47 AM

Hi Orange

Also--what time of day are you on ? --- just so I know when we might correspond.
Thanks BR

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:24 PM

You don't need to wait for OB. Several of the BC Staff work this forum as a team. Just start with the instructions I provided.
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:39 PM

Hi
I went through the set up and manually tried to add updates -- I have the setup and malware icons on my desktop, but I am unable to luanch malware (either by double clicking or by opening) ?

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:41 PM

Some types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not run, try renaming it. Right-click on the mbam.exe file and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat and then double-click on it to run.
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:46 PM

okay thanks...renamed and now have scan in progress

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:59 PM

Hi Q

Here are the results of MBAM scan

(FYI - I was asked to re-boot in order to delete some viruses)

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1749
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

09/03/2009 1:56:10 PM
mbam-log-2009-03-09 (13-56-10).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 101637
Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 30 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 2
Registry Data Items Infected: 6
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 4

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{02d818b8-ff36-3692-46a4-0c7814391e87} (Trojan.BHO.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{02d818b8-ff36-3692-46a4-0c7814391e87} (Trojan.BHO.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellExecuteHooks\{f2fa09fb-ee7a-46d8-9145-a1eef7850052} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices\Microsoft Update Machine (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\NameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.112.125,85.255.112.159 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{b4d5438d-67c1-49fa-8699-2c0231a97be0}\NameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.112.125,85.255.112.159 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\NameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.112.125,85.255.112.159 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{b4d5438d-67c1-49fa-8699-2c0231a97be0}\NameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.112.125,85.255.112.159 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\NameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.112.125,85.255.112.159 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{b4d5438d-67c1-49fa-8699-2c0231a97be0}\NameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.112.125,85.255.112.159 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\josikeh.dll (Trojan.BHO.H) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\autorun.inf (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\RECYCLER\S-0-5-79-100008823-100024989-100032105-8540.com (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Sheri\Local Settings\Temp\iexplore.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:16 PM

Hi
I was having another issue tonight --- internet explorer would not load under my username profile -- I received the following window = svchost.exe - application error. When I clicked OK -- ie would not launch. I logged in under my wife's profile and was able to access internet explorer.
I re-ran MBAM and here is the log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1749
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

09/03/2009 8:11:10 PM
mbam-log-2009-03-09 (20-11-10).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 102594
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 7 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 4
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{f919fbd3-a96b-4679-af26-f551439bb5fd} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{39d36f7f-81ed-45dc-87a3-a51824966b06} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{f2fa09fb-ee7a-46d8-9145-a1eef7850052} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{b64f4a7c-97c9-11da-8bde-f66bad1e3f3a} (Rogue.WinAntivirus) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)


Thanks in advance for your help.
BR

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:23 PM

Your MBAM log indicates you are using an outdated database. Please update it through the program's interface (preferable way) or manually download the updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a new Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. When done, click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the new report in your next reply.Note: Mbam-rules.exe is not updated daily. Another way to get the most current definitions is to 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.
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:51 PM

the update failed throught the program interface
the "download the updates" link did not display a proper page
both alt rules download link 1+2 take me throught the setup wizard and say the the install if finished --- but I'm not sure I actually get an update ?

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:05 PM

did a quick scan and then restarted
here's the log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1749
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

09/03/2009 8:59:24 PM
mbam-log-2009-03-09 (20-59-24).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 102696
Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 47 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 12:04 AM

Here's my latest scan -- I believe with an updated database


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1826
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

09/03/2009 10:54:54 PM
mbam-log-2009-03-09 (22-54-54).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 102450
Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 14 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\{NSINAME} (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Rod\Start Menu\Programs\DecodingHQ (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\gaopdxcounter (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.




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