Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Help please/ Moved


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 adamtravell

adamtravell

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:26 AM

Posted 30 March 2009 - 03:14 PM

I followed the instructions in the pinned 'Preparation Guide..' thread, downloaded the DDS Tool, ran a scan and the results are in an incorrect format, like: USVW}]w uuhPA

What am I doing wrong?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 adamtravell

adamtravell
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:26 AM

Posted 30 March 2009 - 03:59 PM

MZP    @     !L!This program must be run under Win32
$7 PE L pH    PC  P @     p       d  P  UPX0    UPX1   @ .rsrc P  @ 3.03 UPX!
={ @

#3 Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom

    OBleepin Investigator


  • Moderator
  • 36,801 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Bloomington, IN
  • Local time:06:26 AM

Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:55 PM

Hello adamtravell and welcome to BC :thumbsup:

Yowza. That is certainly some gibberish. Might I ask if you are running 64 bit windows? What is your operating system: Windows XP, Vista, etc.

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

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

If you like, we can see if your issues can be resolved in the Am I Infected forum.

Regardless of whether you decide to receive assistance in this forum or to repost in the HiJack This forum, we need additional information.

Please provide a detailed description of your problem (why are you trying to run DDS?) Include detailed word-for-word error messages that you are receiving, screenshots of strange behaviour, and your operating system. Are you being redirected, have pop-ups etc.?

Please let us know which route you'd prefer as a response to this topic. If you prefer to post in the HiJack This forum, we will provide instruction to assist you in producing some sort of log to post.

Orange Blossom :flowers:
Help us help you. If HelpBot replies, you MUST follow step 1 in its reply so we know you need help.

Orange Blossom

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

SpywareBlaster, WinPatrol Plus, ESET Smart Security, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, NoScript Firefox ext., Norton noscript

#4 adamtravell

adamtravell
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:26 AM

Posted 31 March 2009 - 04:58 AM

Thanks for the reply Orange Blossom.

My OS is XP Pro and I've been getting a frequent pop up error message as screenshot below.

I did a google search on the message, which came up with a thread from this site for a similar problem.

After reading the 'Preparation Guide' thread, I downloaded the DDS Tool, so that I could post the results.

Hope this is enough info.

Thanks again.



Posted Image

#5 Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom

    OBleepin Investigator


  • Moderator
  • 36,801 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Bloomington, IN
  • Local time:06:26 AM

Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:41 PM

Hello adamtravell,

You missed a question. :flowers: Do you wish to see if you can resolve your issues here in the Am I Infected forum?

Also, is that pop-up the only issue you were/are experiencing or are there others?

Orange Blossom :thumbsup:
Help us help you. If HelpBot replies, you MUST follow step 1 in its reply so we know you need help.

Orange Blossom

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

SpywareBlaster, WinPatrol Plus, ESET Smart Security, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, NoScript Firefox ext., Norton noscript

#6 adamtravell

adamtravell
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:26 AM

Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:50 AM

Orange Blossom, I'd like to get the issue resolved in any forum :thumbsup: So yes, the Am I infected forum would be great!

The pop up in the screenshot is the only apparent symtom I've been getting. It rears it's ugly head at least 5 times a day and I click 'Close' each time.

Thanks for your ongoing support.

#7 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 50,925 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:26 AM

Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:26 AM

NTVDM CPU Has Encountered an Illegal Instruction

However, sysvdx.exe appears to be malware related. Did you do a search of your system to see if its present or running in Task Manager?

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.35) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2

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. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • 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 definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
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 will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#8 adamtravell

adamtravell
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:26 AM

Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:26 PM

mbam log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.35
Database version: 1929
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

01/04/2009 20:24:22
mbam-log-2009-04-01 (20-24-22).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 108780
Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 35 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe (Heuristics.Reserved.Word.Exploit) -> Failed to unload process.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\svchost.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\Sysvxd.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

#9 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 50,925 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:26 AM

Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:34 PM

Now rescan again with MBAM but this time perform a Full Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to check for database definition updates through the program's interface (preferable method) before scanning and 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.

Then download and scan with Dr.Web CureIt.
Follow the instructions here for performing a scan in "safe mode".
If you cannot boot into safe mode, then perform your scan in normal mode. Be aware, this scan could take a long time to complete.
-- Post the log in your next reply.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users