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#1 whatdoesthisbuttondo

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:27 AM

All this morning IE pages keep popping up while I'm using Firefox.

The pages are almost always "Page cannot be found" from sites like smth-search and ascentive--the only one that came up was one for FinallyFast PC.

I scanned Ad-Aware, but nothing came up. Should I scan CCleaner?

I also set Firefox as my default browser, but the IE pages still keep popping up.

Computer: Dell Opti-Plex GX 260, running SP2

Edited by boopme, 09 April 2009 - 07:47 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:15 PM

Sounds familiar to what I had when I fixed a computer infected with a Vundo Variant virus.

Do an online scan, download malwarebytes antimalware and scan.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

http://ushousecall02.trendmicro.com/housec...html/javascript
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:49 PM

I scanned it already with Malwarebytes, and when I started the computer back up, starting at the black splash page (between the WinXP page and the Welcome screen) I kept getting messages that said things like "the application or DLL c\windows\system32\vunumebe.dll is not a valid Windows image," but I thought that was because those had been deleted at the reboot, like Malwarebytes said in the logfile, but I just got another IE page before coming over here.

Thanks, I hope the second one fixes it.

Edited by whatdoesthisbuttondo, 09 April 2009 - 06:51 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:49 PM

Hello I moved this as it appears ypu are infected.

post the Trend log...

Run ATF and SAS
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 09 April 2009 - 09:21 PM

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
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I'm going to have to do all of this tomorrow, as it is late now...

Before I start anything, two questions:

1. Once I select Safe Mode and press Enter, will it start up normally (Welcome page, then desktop)?
2. Since I have Mozilla, do I have to do the preceeding step (double-clicking ATF, selecting all the files, then deleting them) as well, or just the step with Mozilla?

Edited by whatdoesthisbuttondo, 10 April 2009 - 07:29 AM.


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Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:29 AM

I tried this morning to scan it with Trend Micro, but it says "0 resources." It was working fine last night when I started to scan (I was doing a Complete Scan, and it said it would be 5 hours, so I decided to wait until this morning.)

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:10 AM

Since the Trend Micro didn't work, I rescanned with Malwarebytes. Here is the logfile:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.23
Database version: 999
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

10:01:42 AM 4/10/2009
mbam-log-4-10-2009 (10-01-42).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (A:\|C:\|D:\|E:\|)
Objects scanned: 81496
Time elapsed: 53 minute(s), 11 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 2
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 4

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\yujukumi.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{ec43e3fd-5c60-46a6-97d7-e0b85dbdd6c4} (Trojan.Zlob) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{a99ea3a8-a11f-46be-b237-3c3e248059cc} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{a99ea3a8-a11f-46be-b237-3c3e248059cc} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\30babce2 (Trojan.Vundo) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler\{ec43e3fd-5c60-46a6-97d7-e0b85dbdd6c4} (Trojan.Zlob) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\yujukumi.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\imukujuy.ini (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\lekozeko.dll (Trojan.Zlob) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\merunime.dll (Trojan.BHO) -> Delete on reboot.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:17 AM

hello ,that version is very old.
Please reboot the PC to finish that scan and removal then...
Rerun MBAM like this...

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.


When you run the others,Safe Mode will start with a black page with the 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.
it will then open to safe mode . it will look different,very large like it's an old Win 98 machine.

Edited by boopme, 10 April 2009 - 01:12 PM.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:07 PM

Rebooted (with the same error messages about bad images/dlls as last time). Updated Malwarebytes. Here is the new logfile:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 1945
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

4/10/2009 2:07:52 PM
mbam-log-2009-04-10 (14-07-52).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 71539
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 19 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 2
Registry Keys Infected: 5
Registry Values Infected: 4
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 4

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\polekove.dll (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\fowerovo.dll (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{a99ea3a8-a11f-46be-b237-3c3e248059cc} (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{a99ea3a8-a11f-46be-b237-3c3e248059cc} (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\contim (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\dslcnnct (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\rdfa (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\jofepahevo (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\cpm33898f7e (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad\ssodl (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\rhct5vj0elbp (Rogue.AntivirusXP2008) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\AppInit_DLLs (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\polekove.dll -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA\Notification Packages (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\polekove.dll -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\fowerovo.dll (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\polekove.dll (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\wabobili.exe (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\bivokize.dll (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:27 PM

When I rebooted after I did that scan, no error messages came up. Also, around the time I did the above post, I checked my Hotmail e-mail, which I was having trouble opening mail signing out of last night and this morning. It opened mail quickly and signed out successfully after I rebooted up the first time today. So far I haven't gotten any more IE pages...but I've only been online less than five minutes. What should I do now?

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:39 PM

Hi this is real good let's update and rerun MBAM ,I likle to see all 0's
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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Posted 10 April 2009 - 02:27 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 1962
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

4/10/2009 3:25:06 PM
mbam-log-2009-04-10 (15-25-06).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 71744
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 9 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)

:thumbsup:

Edited by whatdoesthisbuttondo, 10 April 2009 - 02:32 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2009 - 02:51 PM

good job... :thumbsup:
Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.
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