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#1 jon2


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Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:56 AM

pls help! I discovered this when i try to browse registry editor and i found out a lot of malicious keys are residing in my registry located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE....ZoneMap\Domains this incluse antispyware 2008 antivirus sentry etc.

I recently been curious because malwarebytes and other scanner includig prevx counterspy spyware doctor superantispyware did not detect it but after installing systweak system optimizer it detected infected registry and i think its not false positive because i double check it and they really resides in my registry.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 31 March 2009 - 11:28 AM

Hi,let's try to get some info from these.
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
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

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

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.

Rerun MBAM

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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#3 jon2

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:13 AM

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 04/03/2009 at 00:06 AM

Application Version : 4.25.1014

Core Rules Database Version : 3823
Trace Rules Database Version: 1779

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 03:28:52

Memory items scanned : 214
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5524
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 85642
File threats detected : 0

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:03 AM

is there any scanner that will expose my registry keys particularly zonemap domains under internet settings and other hidden malware? Can i use hihack this?

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 10:35 AM

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains

Mine is full of bad sites also, pretty sure they are in the restricted zone and have been set there by spybot's immunization

I know MBAM slows down when it hit this part of the registry

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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