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Are the following registry values legitimate?


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#1 Roadblock

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:36 AM

Hey guys. I've done a full scan with a couple of anti-virus's and my computer comes up clean. Although today I decided to run the online scan provided by a-squared malware. It picked up the following:

Trace.Registry.Ares!A2

While expanding the box it shows me the following two registry values associated with the above mentioned name.

Trace: Value: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3E0FA044-926C-42D9-BA 12-EF 16E980913B}\InprocServer32 --> ThreadingModel
Trace: Value: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3E0FA044-926C-42D9-BA 12-EF 16E980913B}\InprocServer32 --> ThreadingModel



Any expert advice in whether these entries are harmful is greatly appreciated. If possible, an explanation on exactly what those values are would be greatly appreciated. Of course the removal process would also be vital, I want to make sure these are not false positives, seeing as my anti-virus (Eset NOD32) did not pick these up.

Thank you in advance
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 11:24 AM

It has been a full week and still no response. Any help would be appreciated. I am worried about the security of my computer.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:19 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.36) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • 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 updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
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 and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. 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 after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/


You may find traces, broken elements of an infection months later as programs get updated, it's to be expected, what proir infections have you had?

Edited by DaChew, 09 April 2009 - 12:19 PM.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:00 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.35
Database version: 1945
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

09/04/2009 3:00:22 PM
mbam-log-2009-04-09 (15-00-22).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 64292
Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 36 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)


No major infections that I know of. A bunch of false positives, but besides that. I haven't had many infections.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:24 PM

Unless you have some P2P server I suspect this is a false positive?
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