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#1 Kroanos

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:43 PM

I've ran McAfee, SUPERantispyware, Malwarebytes, Gooredfix, CCleaner, Combofix, Vundofix, and Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool.

All have been fully updated and I ran full scans with them.

Today when I started the PC McAfee ran a scan and found Generi!Artemis.

The only signs of infection occur when I start a web browser. The start page is loaded correctly but then the browser continues to tranfer and recieve data from a handful of various sites. After a short time it then proceeds to randomly pick from this handful of sites to redirect the browser to.

After that everything runs fine. I can even prevent the entire redirect by clicking the stop loading after the start page loads.

After doing research I was able to find the bogus wdmaud file in WINDOWS\system32 I am not able to delete it because the winlogon service is using it. So I rename it but then between a second and a minute later a new wdmaud shows up in the same place.

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Sandra Lee at 17:13:51.45 on Fri 03/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.672 [GMT -6:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
C:\Program Files\Visioneer OneTouch\OneTouchMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fssui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\McAfeeDataBackup.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Dell\TransferAgent\TransferAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Sandra Lee\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://search.yahoo.com/search?p={searchTerms}&ei=utf-8&fr=b1ie7
uStart Page = hxxp:/www.google.com
BHO: McAfee Phishing Filter: {27b4851a-3207-45a2-b947-be8afe6163ab} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\msk\mskapbho.dll
BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer: {3049c3e9-b461-4bc5-8870-4c09146192ca} - c:\program files\real\realplayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
BHO: Windows Live OneCare Family Safety Browser Helper Class: {4f3ed5cd-0726-42a9-87f5-d13f3d2976ac} - c:\program files\windows live\family safety\fssbho.dll
BHO: UberButton Class: {5bab4b5b-68bc-4b02-94d6-2fc0de4a7897} - c:\program files\yahoo!\common\yiesrvc.dll
BHO: DriveLetterAccess: {5ca3d70e-1895-11cf-8e15-001234567890} - c:\windows\system32\dla\DLASHX_W.DLL
BHO: YahooTaggedBM Class: {65d886a2-7ca7-479b-bb95-14d1efb7946a} - c:\program files\yahoo!\common\YIeTagBm.dll
BHO: scriptproxy: {7db2d5a0-7241-4e79-b68d-6309f01c5231} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\viruss~1\scriptsn.dll
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: McAfee SiteAdvisor BHO: {b164e929-a1b6-4a06-b104-2cd0e90a88ff} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\mcieplg.dll
BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper: {bdbd1dad-c946-4a17-adc1-64b5b4ff55d0} - c:\program files\windows live toolbar\msntb.dll
BHO: 1 (0x1) - No File
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
BHO: SidebarAutoLaunch Class: {f2aa9440-6328-4933-b7c9-a6ccdf9cbf6d} - c:\program files\yahoo!\browser\YSidebarIEBHO.dll
TB: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
TB: McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar: {0ebbbe48-bad4-4b4c-8e5a-516abecae064} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\mcieplg.dll
TB: Windows Live Toolbar: {bdad1dad-c946-4a17-adc1-64b5b4ff55d0} - c:\program files\windows live toolbar\msntb.dll
uRun: [Yahoo! Pager] "c:\progra~1\yahoo!\messen~1\ypager.exe" -quiet
uRun: [DellSupport] "c:\program files\dellsupport\DSAgnt.exe" /startup
uRun: [DellTransferAgent] "c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\dell\transferagent\TransferAgent.exe"
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [MsnMsgr] "c:\program files\msn messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
mRun: [ehTray] c:\windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
mRun: [igfxtray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [igfxhkcmd] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [igfxpers] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [DMXLauncher] c:\program files\dell\media experience\DMXLauncher.exe
mRun: [ccApp] "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccApp.exe"
mRun: [Norton Ghost 10.0] "c:\program files\norton ghost\agent\GhostTray.exe"
mRun: [DLA] c:\windows\system32\dla\DLACTRLW.EXE
mRun: [ISUSPM Startup] c:\progra~1\common~1\instal~1\update~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
mRun: [ISUSScheduler] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\issch.exe" -start
mRun: [HP Component Manager] "c:\program files\hp\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
mRun: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
mRun: [OneTouch Monitor] c:\program files\visioneer onetouch\OneTouchMon.exe
mRun: [fssui] "c:\program files\windows live\family safety\fssui.exe" -autorun
mRun: [mcagent_exe] "c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey
mRun: [McENUI] c:\progra~1\mcafee\mhn\McENUI.exe /hide
mRun: [TkBellExe] "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot
mRun: [AppleSyncNotifier] c:\program files\common files\apple\mobile device support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [McAfee Backup] "c:\program files\mcafee\mbk\McAfeeDataBackup.exe"
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\digita~1.lnk - c:\program files\digital line detect\DLG.exe
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - c:\program files\yahoo!\common\yiesrvc.dll
IE: {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - {FE54FA40-D68C-11d2-98FA-00C0F0318AFE} - c:\windows\system32\Shdocvw.dll
Trusted Zone: internet
Trusted Zone: mcafee.com
DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} - hxxp://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/4,0,0,101/mcinsctl.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/polarbear/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0002-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/autodl/jinstall-142-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
Handler: cdo - {CD00020A-8B95-11D1-82DB-00C04FB1625D} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web folders\PKMCDO.DLL
Handler: cetihpz - {CF184AD3-CDCB-4168-A3F7-8E447D129300} - c:\program files\hp\hpcoretech\comp\hpuiprot.dll
Handler: sacore - {5513F07E-936B-4E52-9B00-067394E91CC5} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\McIEPlg.dll
Notify: !SASWinLogon - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASWINLO.dll
SEH: SABShellExecuteHook Class: {5ae067d3-9afb-48e0-853a-ebb7f4a000da} - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASSEH.DLL

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\sandra~1\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\zucgmh7o.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.google.com/
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\sandra lee\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\zucgmh7o.default\extensions\{e001c731-5e37-4538-a5cb-8168736a2360}\components\BDQScan.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\mcafee\siteadvisor\components\McFFPlg.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\real\realplayer\browserrecord\components\nprpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\sandra lee\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\zucgmh7o.default\extensions\{e001c731-5e37-4538-a5cb-8168736a2360}\plugins\npqscan.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\viewpoint\viewpoint media player\npViewpoint.dll

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
FF - user.js: yahoo.homepage.dontask - true
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R0 PCTCore;PCTools KDS;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCTCore.sys [2009-3-25 130424]
R1 mfehidk;McAfee Inc. mfehidk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mfehidk.sys [2008-6-27 213640]
R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\superantispyware\sasdifsv.sys [2009-2-17 8944]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [2009-2-17 55024]
R2 ccSetMgr;Symantec Settings Manager;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccSetMgr.exe [2004-12-13 165488]
R2 fssfltr;FssFltr;c:\windows\system32\drivers\fssfltr.sys [2008-11-8 43816]
R2 fsssvc;Windows Live OneCare Family Safety;c:\program files\windows live\family safety\fsssvc.exe [2007-12-17 523816]
R2 McAfee SiteAdvisor Service;McAfee SiteAdvisor Service;c:\program files\mcafee\siteadvisor\McSACore.exe [2008-11-10 210216]
R2 McProxy;McAfee Proxy Service;c:\progra~1\common~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe [2008-11-10 359952]
R2 McrdSvc;Media Center Extender Service;c:\windows\ehome\mcrdsvc.exe [2005-8-5 99328]
R2 McShield;McAfee Real-time Scanner;c:\progra~1\mcafee\viruss~1\mcshield.exe [2008-11-10 144704]
R2 ppsio2;PPDevice;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ppsio2.sys [2008-3-11 23200]
R3 McSysmon;McAfee SystemGuards;c:\progra~1\mcafee\viruss~1\mcsysmon.exe [2008-11-10 606736]
R3 mfeavfk;McAfee Inc. mfeavfk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mfeavfk.sys [2008-11-10 79304]
R3 mfebopk;McAfee Inc. mfebopk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mfebopk.sys [2008-11-10 35272]
R3 mferkdk;McAfee Inc. mferkdk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mferkdk.sys [2008-11-10 34216]
R3 mfesmfk;McAfee Inc. mfesmfk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mfesmfk.sys [2008-11-10 40552]
S3 ccEvtMgr;Symantec Event Manager;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccEvtMgr.exe [2004-12-13 198256]
S3 ccPwdSvc;Symantec Password Validation;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccPwdSvc.exe [2004-12-13 79472]
S3 SASENUM;SASENUM;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASENUM.SYS [2009-2-17 7408]
S3 sdAuxService;PC Tools Auxiliary Service;c:\program files\spyware doctor\pctsAuxs.exe [2009-3-25 348752]
S3 sdCoreService;PC Tools Security Service;c:\program files\spyware doctor\pctsSvc.exe [2009-3-25 1095560]
S3 Symantec Core LC;Symantec Core LC;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccpd-lc\symlcsvc.exe [2006-4-18 822424]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-03-27 00:54 <DIR> --d----- C:\_OTMoveIt
2009-03-27 00:30 73,728 a------- c:\windows\system32\javacpl.cpl
2009-03-27 00:30 410,984 a------- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2009-03-26 02:28 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\sandra~1\applic~1\QuickScan
2009-03-26 02:10 <DIR> --d----- C:\VundoFix Backups
2009-03-26 01:45 161,792 a------- c:\windows\SWREG.exe
2009-03-26 01:45 98,816 a------- c:\windows\sed.exe
2009-03-26 01:27 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\CCleaner
2009-03-26 00:30 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-03-26 00:29 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2009-03-26 00:29 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\sandra~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-03-26 00:29 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Wise Installation Wizard
2009-03-25 22:57 159,600 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\pctgntdi.sys
2009-03-25 22:57 130,424 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCTCore.sys
2009-03-25 22:57 73,840 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCTAppEvent.sys
2009-03-25 22:56 64,392 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\pctplsg.sys
2009-03-25 22:56 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Spyware Doctor
2009-03-25 22:56 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\sandra~1\applic~1\PC Tools
2009-03-25 22:56 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\PC Tools
2009-03-25 19:23 153,104 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\tmcomm.sys
2009-03-25 02:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\scripting
2009-03-25 02:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\l2schemas
2009-03-25 02:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\en
2009-03-25 02:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\bits
2009-03-25 02:40 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\ServicePackFiles
2009-03-25 01:06 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\sandra~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-03-25 01:06 15,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-03-25 01:06 38,496 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-03-25 01:06 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-03-25 01:06 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-03-24 22:54 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\sandra~1\applic~1\McAfee
2009-03-24 03:07 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\pss
2009-03-24 00:54 7,680 a------- c:\windows\system32\spdwnwxp.exe
2009-03-24 00:53 61,440 -------- c:\windows\system32\kmsvc.dll
2009-03-24 00:52 15,423 -------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\ch7xxnt5.dll
2009-03-24 00:41 455,296 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mrxsmb.sys
2009-03-24 00:27 208,744 a------- c:\windows\system32\muweb.dll
2009-03-24 00:27 268,648 a------- c:\windows\system32\mucltui.dll
2009-03-23 23:14 <DIR> --d-h--- c:\windows\PIF
2009-03-23 21:04 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\FreeCommander
2009-03-19 12:45 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\iPod
2009-03-19 12:45 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\{00D89592-F643-4D8D-8F0F-AFAE0F14D4C3}
2009-03-19 12:40 1,900,544 a------- c:\windows\system32\usbaaplrc.dll
2009-03-19 12:03 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Bonjour
2009-03-13 20:36 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\APPLOG
2009-03-13 17:41 244 a---h--- C:\sqmnoopt15.sqm
2009-03-13 17:41 232 a---h--- C:\sqmdata15.sqm
2009-03-13 17:39 244 a---h--- C:\sqmnoopt14.sqm
2009-03-13 17:39 232 a---h--- C:\sqmdata14.sqm
2009-03-08 18:31 244 a---h--- C:\sqmnoopt13.sqm
2009-03-08 18:31 232 a---h--- C:\sqmdata13.sqm
2009-03-08 18:29 244 a---h--- C:\sqmnoopt12.sqm
2009-03-08 18:29 232 a---h--- C:\sqmdata12.sqm
2009-03-08 18:07 244 a---h--- C:\sqmnoopt11.sqm
2009-03-08 18:07 232 a---h--- C:\sqmdata11.sqm
2009-03-08 18:06 244 a---h--- C:\sqmnoopt10.sqm
2009-03-08 18:06 232 a---h--- C:\sqmdata10.sqm
2009-03-06 22:35 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\2f13

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-03-25 02:46 88,699 a------- c:\windows\pchealth\helpctr\offlinecache\index.dat
2009-03-05 23:59 36,864 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\usbaapl.sys
2009-03-02 20:51 8,968 a------- c:\docume~1\sandra~1\applic~1\wklnhst.dat
2009-02-09 05:13 1,846,784 a------- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2009-02-09 05:13 1,846,784 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\win32k.sys
2009-01-16 21:35 3,594,752 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mshtml.dll

============= FINISH: 17:14:55.15 ===============

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#2 Kroanos

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:52 AM

No help since I posted Friday Afternoon.

Good news is I have been able to fix the redirect issue the PC was having.
Bad news is I still have that wdmaud file in the wrong place.

I'm starting to think that the wdmaud.drv is supposed to be in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\ folder.

For anyone with the same redirect issue I had here is how to fix it.

1. Download FreeCommander and install it. This application will help you navigate through your files.
2. Restart your PC in safe mode.
3. Use FreeCommander to do a search for hosts files.
4. You should have at least two hosts files in your C:\WINDOWS\system32\ folder.
5. One of these is a dummy file that looks clean. Open both files until you find the infected one. Once you find the infected file you will most likely have to change the permissions on the file in order to edit it.
6. Change the permissions on the infected hosts file so your user account has complete control of it.
7. Open the file and remove the the redirect entries which in my file were located before the commented area. ( Comments are marked with a #)
8. Save the file.
9. Restart your PC and the redirect problem should now be gone.

Warning - I'm still not sure how the virus was able to hide the real hosts file even when I had the show hidden option checked. If I'm not mistaken the dummy file is just a text file.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 04:31 AM

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If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.


Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
  • Notepad will open with the results.
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

Information on A/V control HERE

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:52 PM

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