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#1 Navier

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:05 PM

Greetings all.
Within the last couple days I am having strange happenings. All antispyware has trouble starting, in google and firefox pages are getting hijacked.
I got malwarebytes going be renaming and it came up with gaopdxcounter. There was also a dnschanger but it didn't reappear after the reboot. I have tried running and repairing malwarebytes numerous times but it keeps coming back on reboot. I have tried many other programs. Superantispyware, Vipre antispyware, spybot won't run at all. Malwarebytes is the only one that detects this. The computer also in the last few days has a tendancy to lock up and a reboot with the reboot button is the only way to fix this. I have tried going into safemode but it just hangs and never gets there.
I have downloaded hijackthis and combofix but have not run any yet as it is all new to me but I wanted to be prepared.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This trojan has me worried as I have read that it compromises the computer and could affect banking and passswords and such. Any truth to this? I really do not want to do a reformat.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:04 PM

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.

I have downloaded hijackthis and combofix but have not run any yet


I am glad you did not run Combofix. For the benefit of our readers, please note: ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert." It is NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

Running ComboFix by yourself is like performing open heart surgery on yourself--the scalpel and other surgical tools that is ComboFix is meant to be wielded by a highly trained surgeon only in emergencies or dire circumstances. When the surgeon is thru s/he leaves the room. So combofix should be removed from a system once it has accomplished its job, unlike an AV that is there to protect you from future infections.

. . . CF does make some alterations to your system if you run it. Even if you had no malware removed and run the uninstall command, some things may be different now on your system. I can tell you that one thing is that all your restore points will be flushed out and a new one created. There is a good reason to do that when you have a severe infection--but if you aren't infected you might need those restore points.

Read and abide by the disclaimer people. It's there for a reason. Stick to running and protecting yourself with a good AV and firewall and an anti-malware scanner or two. If you feel you need a second opinion, try running online scans. If you feel you might need surgery, come here to BC and ask for help--that is what we're here for.


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:57 PM

Hello and welcome .Let's get a scan log from MBAM.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.35) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
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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.
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Posted 03 April 2009 - 05:53 PM

Thanks for the quick reply
I am running xp
Here is the latest malwarebytes log

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.35
Database version: 1938
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

4/3/2009 2:06:41 PM
mbam-log-2009-04-03 (14-06-41).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 77025
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 38 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: 1

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:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gaopdxcounter (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:03 PM

Looks like it there.. now let's see what else we have.

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
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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
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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
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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.


Please ask any needed questions,post log and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:09 PM

I am having a problem entering safe mode. When I try it just hangs and never finishes loading. Have tried numerous times and left it for over half an hour and still stays at same spot.

Also do you want me to run atf cleaner in safe mode as well as superantispyware? Your post says to enter safe mode but not what to run in it or when to reboot to main.
I apologize for seeming stupid here but playing with programs I don't know makes me nervous

Edited by Navier, 03 April 2009 - 07:14 PM.


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:17 PM

when I try to install Superanti spyware I get the exception breakpoint. A breakpoint has been reached. (0x80000003) occurred in the application at location 0x004039e0, click ok to terminate the program or cancel to debug the program

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:37 PM

Hi. lets run SDFix while I look into that.. If you cannot get to safe mode, then run from normal

Please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix". <- This program is for Windows 2000/XP ONLY.
When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
  • Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any real time protection programs before performing a scan.
  • When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
  • If SDFix is unable to run after rebooting from Safe Mode, run SDFix in either Mode, and type F, then press Enter for it to finish the final stage and produce the report.
  • Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.
  • Be sure to renable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.
-- If the computer has been infected with the VirusAlert! malware warning from the clock and the Start Menu icons or drives are not visible, open the SDFix folder, right-click on either the XP_VirusAlert_Repair.inf or W2K VirusAlert_Repair.inf (depending on your version of Windows) and select Install from the Context menu. Then reboot to apply the changes.
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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:49 PM

ok I tried to get to safe mode 3 times. This is what happens.
It starts loading and then when it gets to windows\syatem32\drivers\agp440.sys this error pops up. Press escape to cancel loading vax347B.sys

I had a superanti spyware already loaded on the computer but I could not get it to run until I changed the exe to bat.
I got it to run and set the scanner options to what you stated but have as of yet to run it.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:01 PM

I tried running sdfix in normal mode as I can not get to safe mode and I typed f and this is what I have in the command box.
dnif is not recognized as an internal or external command operable or bat file.
No report made

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:45 PM

OK run the Super in normal mode . Hopefully we can get a log , or we'll do something else. And /or run MBAM again except run a FULL scan.
Do you have A file sharing program like Limewire installed.? Disable it and try safe mode and scans.

Edited by boopme, 03 April 2009 - 08:55 PM.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:30 PM

just an update for you.
I tried running Superantispyware twice. Both times my computer froze and I had to reboot after about 3 hours. The only thing present were 2 adwares. Since I haven't posted a log yet I used a safeboot reg file to restore the safeboot mode and it worked and I was able to get into safemode. I ran sdfix in safemode and it rebooted it normal and started running again for the final fix but after a couple hours of running it had these 2 errors on the sdfix command window,
unable to open file command c:windows|temp\sdfix_filecheck\aiogamespatches v1.exe (twice) the second was
unable to open file command c:windows|temp\sdfix_filecheck\16935.exe (4 times)
no log yet reported and still running. How long does this final check take? Not sure if it is just hung up or if it is eventually going to reach the completed fix. Let me know whether to cancel it or not.
Thanks I appreciate the effort your putting into this.
Not sure whether I should let it run its course or quit and run the atf cleaner as first suggested.
Navier

Edited by Navier, 04 April 2009 - 01:32 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2009 - 03:33 PM

I just checked the sdfix_filecheck in the temp folder and it is over 20 gigs. I noticed this because windows disk cleanup popped up and said I only had 32 megs left and I knew that was impossible.
Well sdfix has been running over 4 hours now and it is still at the same spot as in the above post. Time to quit it?

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 10:31 PM

Agreed , One more try.
You should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Please download DrWeb-CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.

Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. 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 menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:31 AM

Here is a Uperantispyware log done in safemode.
SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
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Generated 04/05/2009 at 01:19 AM

Application Version : 4.15.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 3829
Trace Rules Database Version: 1785

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 03:35:48

Memory items scanned : 214
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7315
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 134148
File threats detected : 4

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Navier\Cookies\navier@microsoftwga.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Navier\Cookies\navier@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt

Trojan.Agent/Gen-Keygen
C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\KEYGEN.EXE-06A2564F.pf

Adware.Vundo/Variant-MSFake
C:\WGASETUP.EXE
sdfix is still running everytime I reboot. Just an fyi I am using an older P3 500 computer and have 2 hardrives with about 500 gigs of stuff, if or do I need to do scan all drives? All programs are stored on c: drive e: and f: are music and movies. d: is downloaded programs

Will run dr cureit asap, kids are still needing computer for homework and such.




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