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#1 bhardwaj

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:28 PM

My laptop was hit by a virus/spyware that basically made the laptop unusuable for most practical purposes like opening any file, google search, internet explorer. In a given login session I was able to open browser and run couple of executables but that is the maximum I was able to do. It seemed to suppress execution of most known executables.

The only thing that I can think of which may have contributed to this is clicking of "remove message" button for mcafee's virus found window. This window (although I paid special attention) may actually be an imposter browser popup as against a real virus scanner window.

I have mcafee on-access virus scanner running at all times (plus a full scan today) and have also run windows defender.

I saw instructions related to this virus on your website via google that recommending combofix execution.

I have run combofix and it generated a log file. My internet connectivity is still enabled. Can any of you please review the log file to make sure that the virus/spyqare is fixed?

I will upload the log file when you direct me to.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:44 PM

Hello bhardwaj,

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

PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS unless a log is specifically requested.

I have run combofix and it generated a log file.


ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert." It is NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

Running ComboFix by yourself is like performing open heart surgery on yourself--the scalpel and other surgical tools that is ComboFix is meant to be wielded by a highly trained surgeon only in emergencies or dire circumstances. When the surgeon is thru s/he leaves the room. So combofix should be removed from a system once it has accomplished its job, unlike an AV that is there to protect you from future infections.

. . . CF does make some alterations to your system if you run it. Even if you had no malware removed and run the uninstall command, some things may be different now on your system. I can tell you that one thing is that all your restore points will be flushed out and a new one created. There is a good reason to do that when you have a severe infection--but if you aren't infected you might need those restore points.

Read and abide by the disclaimer people. It's there for a reason. Stick to running and protecting yourself with a good AV and firewall and an anti-malware scanner or two. If you feel you need a second opinion, try running online scans. If you feel you might need surgery, come here to BC and ask for help--that is what we're here for.


From: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1159014

That said, please tell us what your operating system is: Windows XP, Vista, etc.

What security programs do you have installed?

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