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#1 AlanLim

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:08 PM

hi there! to make the long story short.. here's what happened to me.. thx for those who are reading and helping me out! =)

1) a window showing the properties of winse32.exe pops up when i start up windows one fine day..
2) ignored it at first and after shutting down and startin up windows, the properties window comes up without fail..
3) wireless couldn't find any network though the wireless network was up and running, double confirmed with mobile wireless..
4) wireless network could only be detected after about 5-10mins or so..
5) used Hijackthis and Malwarebytes to remove the winse32.exe entries found by both programs..
6) ran scan twice in safe mode to ensure it was gone..
7) wireless still presented a problem to detect any wireless network and connect onto the internet
8) i tink winse32.exe caused some malfunctions to my connections or smtin and i tink i might be infected by other malware/bad files/virus/etc..
9) any programs i can use to detect these bad things and fix my wireless connection?
10) appreciate any and all help here! thx! =)

and i'm running under windows vista basic.. urm.. anything else i need to add on?

Edited by AlanLim, 17 March 2009 - 12:14 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2009 - 01:40 PM

Hi which way do you want to proceed here or with the HJT log you posted? We cannot spend time in both we just do not have enough volunteer time???
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:46 AM

hi thr.. thx for reaind my post.. i am not very sure where i should start with my problem.. tt's y i'm here askin for advice.. i'm tinkin if i shld try and solve the winse32 prob all over again? or start wif my wireless problem.. in any case, if i do try and start to fix the winse32 problem from the top, the hijiackthis and malwarebytes program doesnt show the winse32.exe problem anymore.. and i'm not sure if its still in my system anot.. so can you guide me here? thx! =)

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 06:40 PM

OK ,I will remove the HJT log and we work here. Run these and post 3 logs,thanks.
Run ATF and SAS:
From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program
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NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log.
A text file will open in your default text editor.
Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
Click Close to exit the program.


Now Rerun MBAM Like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan.
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 12:59 PM

hi.. sorry for the very very late and long reply.. i'm currently going to start the scan.. juz a qns.. about re-runnin MBAM.. u asked me to open it in normal mode den the next sentence u asked me to reboot into normal mode? meaning i open MBAM in safe mode and do the scan or do the scan in normal mode? sorry i'm abit confused here.. but thx for helping me out here! =)

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 01:27 PM

Safe mode is MBam's more powerful mode, so open ,run and reboot all in safe mode/.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:16 PM

Hi there.. Following here is my logs starting with the SUPERAntiSpyware log.. here goes..

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 03/23/2009 at 03:45 AM

Application Version : 4.25.1014

Core Rules Database Version : 3808
Trace Rules Database Version: 1763

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:06:12

Memory items scanned : 299
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 8038
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 206702
File threats detected : 51

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@2o7[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@adbrite[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@adopt.euroclick[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@adopt.specificclick[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@adrevolver[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@ads.bleepingcomputer[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@adserver.adtechus[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@adtech[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@advertising[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@atdmt[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@banner.joylandcasino[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@banner.williamhillcasino[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@burstnet[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@cgm.adbureau[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@chitika[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@clickbank[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@e-2dj6wdlyuhdzclp.stats.esomniture[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@ehg-techtarget.hitbox[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@fastclick[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@findmysoft[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@gostats[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@iacas.adbureau[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@imrworldwide[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@kontera[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@media.adrevolver[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@overture[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@paradiseclicks[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@realmedia[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@revenue[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@revsci[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@richmedia.yahoo[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@server.cpmstar[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@server.iad.liveperson[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@sonypanasia.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@specificclick[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@statcounter[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@stopzilla[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@technologyquestions[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@tribalfusion[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@videoegg.adbureau[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@www.burstbeacon[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@www.burstnet[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@www.counterservis[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@www.googleadservices[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@www.googleadservices[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@www.stopzilla[1].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@www.technologyquestions[2].txt
C:\Users\U0704348\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\alan@yadro[1].txt

and following up is my MBAB log.. here goes..

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1885
Windows 6.0.6000

23/3/2009 07:17:16
mbam-log-2009-03-23 (07-17-16).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 65763
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 25 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)

and tt is all.. thx for the help.. will be lookin forward to your next post.. =)

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 08:29 PM

Ok cool, if there are no more issues the,...

Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:47 PM

okay.. i've done that as well.. but there is still a problem here.. maybe the infection is gone but my wireless detection is still delayed.. before the infection occurred, i could always detect my home network on my wireless card the moment i switch it on.. now when i switched if on, there is probably a delay of about 5-10mins before i could detect any network at all.. meanwhile, i've checked my router its working.. the internet is working.. the wireless boardcast is working but my wireless card just doesnt detect anything when i switch it on.. could the infection have caused some problems with my wireless card or the software in my computer?

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:47 AM

Hi, See if this fixes your Net issues .

Go to Start ... Run and type in cmd
A dos Window will appear.
Type in the dos window: netsh winsock reset
Click on the enter key.

Reboot your system to complete the process.
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 05:37 AM

oh yes yes.. thx alot for the help! the infections is gone i guess and the wireless prob is gone.. thx alot boopme! =) thx thx!! i do have another qns abt my harddisk space.. but i gather i nid to post another thread regarding this query den.. but thx alot for the help offered!! reali appreciate it alot !

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 10:48 AM

You're welcome yes please ask that question in the hardware forum.
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:25 PM

thx alot!! have done so.. reali appreciate the help alot! =)

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:34 PM

You're most welcome, please take a moment to read quietman7's excellent prevention tips in post 17 here
Click>>Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:11 PM

hi.. i guess the problem resurfaced again.. my wireless once again stopped picking up my router signals even though it was on and my router was working properly.. could a total reformat of the computer solve all these recurring problems.. i'm tinkin of reformatting the whole computer.. any advice for me?




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