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Infected with UAC trojan; windowsclick.com hijack


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#1 murph81

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:39 PM

I got ahead of myself and ran the combofix tool. It seems to have solved the problem. Log is attached
Thanks in advance for any further guidance.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:24 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:04 PM

dds.txt and attach.txt are attached

Thanks

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:08 PM

Hello.

You had a rootkit on your machine. I would like you to act accordingly by reading the information below.

Posted ImageRootkit Threat

Unfortunatly One or more of the identified infections is a Rootkit/backdoor trojan.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rootkits and backdoor Trojans are very dangerous because they use advanced techniques (backdoors) as a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms and steal sensitive information which they send back to the hacker. Many rootkits can hook into the Windows 32-bit kernel, and patch several APIs to hide new registry keys and files they install. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans and rootkits as part of an exploit to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge.

If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, you should immediately disconnect from the Internet until your system is cleaned. All passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised. You should change each password by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connect again. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach. Because your computer was compromised please read How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

Although the rootkit has been identified and may be removed, your PC has likely been compromised and there is no way to be sure the computer can ever be trusted again. It is dangerous and incorrect to assume that because this malware has been removed the computer is now secure. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. The malware may leave so many remnants behind that security tools cannot find them. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to wipe the drive clean, reformat and reinstall the OS. Please read:Should you decide not to follow that advice, we will do our best to help clean the computer of any infections but we cannot guarantee it to be trustworthy or that the removal will be successful. Tell me what you want to do.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:34 PM

Hello.

Are you still there?

If you are please follow the instructions in my previous post.

If you still need help, follow the instructions I have given in my response. If you have since had your problem solved, we would appreciate you letting us know so we can close the topic.

Please reply back telling us so. If you don't reply within 5-7 from the day I replied, the topic will need to be closed.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:49 PM

Hi extremeboy,

Yes, I am still here. Thanks for your help. I am looking for a window of opportunity to do the reformat/reinstall. It's a Dell laptop and still under the service support warranty, so I may ask for their technical help to make sure I do it correctly.

Any advice/guidance from your side?

Thanks again.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:02 PM

Hello.

Just one point I want to make IF you are going to backup anything.

When backing up files and datas there are mainly 2 general guidelines:

1) Backup all your important data files, pictures, music, work etc... and save it onto an external hard-drive. These files usually include .doc, .txt, .mp3, .jpg etc...
2) Do not backup any executables files or any window files. These include .exe's, .scr, .com, .pif etc... as they may contain traces of malware. Also, .html or .htm files that are webpages should also be avoided.

Note: Some may want to be safe, wondering if their data files are infected or not so to make sure you should scan those files using an anti-virus scanner and an anti-malware/anti-spyware scanner making sure they are free from malware before transfering it to your new formatted computer. From what I have seen the results were always CLEAN, meaning they were not infected at all.

Make sure you get an Anti-virus and Firewall software installed afterwards. Other than that, if you know your stuff and know how to format and do all that, then it should be find and good to go. :thumbup2:

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 03:00 PM

Hello.

Since the problem appears to be resolved, this topic is now Closed. Glad I could help :thumbup2:
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