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#1 finally31

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:13 PM

two or so weeks ago people started telling me my msn was sending them links for random websites.
i run windows live messenger.
When "i" send these websites to people, i t does not appear in my chat screen only theirs so i was completely unaware of this problem.
this had happened before but i just did a search for anything recent that was downloaded and deleted anything i didn't download and the problem dissapeared
this time i ran the search *.* for the past month and deleted practically everything i had downloaded except things from legit sources and the problem was still around.
i tried running super antispyware but that did not come up with anything.
im at a loss at what to do and do not have the money to buy any fancy programs to find this whatever it is.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 09:59 PM

Hello and welcome. I think we'll need to run several tools to fix this,and they are alll free. :thumbsup:

Please download MsnCleaner.zip and save to your Desktop. (in addition to removing infected files, it will remove certain restrictions on your system often disabled by malware.)

Extract (unzip) the file to your desktop. (click here if you're not sure how to do this) but DO NOT use it yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 key. To do this restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A boot menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".
Double-click MsnCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click the "Analyze" button.
A report will be created after the scan and will be saved to C:\MsnCleaner.txt.
If it finds an infection, click the "Deleted" button.
Reboot normally and post the contents of MsnCleaner.txt in your next reply.



Please download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 07:59 AM

So I never actually came back to look if i had a reply. I just googled my username for everything and found this. Thanks for the help. Ill make sure to install/run those. The USB one seems helpful on a day to day basis.

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 10:24 AM

Hi, I also wanted you to run this and see if other malwares were at play.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Download Link 1
Download Link 2MBAM 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.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • 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.

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