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Trojan Remnant?


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#1 md2020

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:32 PM

I'm running ie6 on xp media center. About a week or so ago, I had a run-in with the "VirusDoctor" popup. I knew enough not to click on the "x" to close, and used task mgr. Around the 4th time it popped up, I disconnected from the internet and tried using keystrokes to close. The little "scare" script ran, but I just stopped and exited. After that I ran McAfee, Spybot, Ad-Aware, Malware Bytes, SUPERAntiSpyware, Kaspersky on-line scanner, and Windows Defender, all scans show nothing. I figured that maybe because I wasn't connected when the script ran and I subsequently used CCLeaner, that it had deleted from the temp folders.

Fast forward to the current issue:
In the last few days, I noticed that icons in my favorites drop-down menu (bookmarks) have been corrupted at random. I don't mean they've changed to the default ie icon--they're all the ie icon and I want it that way. Their appearance has changed, looks like they are a little smaller with poor resolution. As a test, I deleted some of the bookmarks that had the higher-res icon, and then went to the web sites and added the pages back to the favorites, and the icons appear corrupted. I don't think it has to do with the creation dates of the bookmarks however, because some recent ones are normal as well as some older ones. Again, this is only in the drop down menu of the favorites. When I click on the favorites button on the toolbar and the window splits and shows the bookmarks, the icons are fine.

Any ideas?

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:25 PM

Hello, what browser and Operating System do you have?
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:44 PM

IE6, xp media center sp3

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:56 PM

Hello this probably is not malware, but look at this section of our Tutorial, Repair on Windows XP... How to Repair Internet Explorer 6

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 12 April 2009 - 10:22 PM

Below is the MBAM log. The detections are the due to choosing options in Security Center to eliminate annoying popups that the Windows firewall is disabled. changed the settings and the scan ran clean.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 1971
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

4/12/2009 10:23:41 PM
mbam-log-2009-04-12 (22-23-26).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 79473
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 21 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

I also looked at the repair page you provided the link for. These unfortunately won't work, as I was prompted for SP3 discs, and my discs pre-date SP3. The other option won't work as IE6 is no longer offered as a download.

I don't know if this means anything, but I went to the recycle bin and checked the properties of the bookmarks that had crisp-looking icons, which I'd deleted and were then replaced with the distorted-looking icons when I re-added the web pages to my favorites. I noticed (by clicking on "restore") that the size of the files were different. Usually the bookmarks with the crisp icons (the ones I'd deleted) were much smaller in bytes--with one exeption when the opposite was true--than the distorted-looking bookmarks. I then checked through the rest of the favorites in the drop-down menu, and found this to be true as well--the bookmarks with crisp-looking icons are generally anywhere from 50-1000 bytes smaller in file size than the distorted-looking icons.

I'd try installing IE8, but Id like to be sure the problem isn't malware before I do that.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 03:02 PM

This is a clean machine now. You may want to ask about this in the web browsing forum and see if there is another idea on this. Someone may have had this experience.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:53 PM

Thanks for the input. I'll go to the other forum.




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