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#1 seaescape

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:49 PM

Hello,

I must have downloaded a doggy file and it has placed a registery entry that loads on start up called microsoftnetloadin.exe

I am unable to delete it - could someone help please!

I have found some info on it at threatexpert.com here

Hope that helps

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 07:44 AM

Please download AutoRuns and save it to your Desktop.
  • Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click here if you're not sure how to do this. Vista users refer to this link.)
  • Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.
  • Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.
  • When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.
  • Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file you need to remove.
  • Right-click on the entry and choose delete.
Please download the portable version of FileASSASSIN and save FA_Portable.zip to your desktop.
  • Create a new folder on your C:\ drive named FileAssassin and extract (unzip) the file to that folder. (click here if you're not sure how to do this. Vista users refer to this link.)
  • Note: If you downloaded the installable version instead, just double-click on fa-setup.exe to install and then launch FileASSASSIN from the program folder.
  • Open the folder and double-click on FileASSASSIN.exe to launch the tool.
  • Select the file to delete by dragging it onto the text area or find it using the (...) browse button.
  • If you browsed to the file, click on it to highlight, then select Open.
  • Leave the default "Attempt FileASSASSIN's method of file processing".
  • Put a check mark next to Delete File and click Execute to begin the removal process.
  • If removal did not require a reboot, you will receive a message indicating the file was deleted successfully.
  • Click Ok, exit FileASSASSIN and reboot your computer anyway.
  • If the file did not remove, start the program again, select the file the same way as before and this time check "Use delete on reboot function from windows."
-- If the file(s) returns, then you probably have other malware on your system which is protecting or regenerating it.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.36) and save it to your desktop.
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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. 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.
  • 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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#3 seaescape

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:18 PM

Hello Quietman,

Thanks for your quick response! AuotrunS and fileASSASSIN are very handy tools both worked really well for me with a little bit of mucking around I was able to successfully delete all entries.

You guys are great here this is the second time you guys have been able to fix my problems I really appreciate the help thanks alot and keep up the great work :thumbsup:

I have attached the MBAM scan no infected files found

Malwarebytes Scan

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 1973
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

13/04/2009 1:04:07 PM
mbam-log-2009-04-13 (13-04-07).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 81632
Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 46 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)

All The Best

Tony

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:23 AM

You're welcome.

If there are no more problems or signs of infection, 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.


Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB (pen, thumb, jump) and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:Many security experts recommend disabling this feature as a method of prevention. Microsoft recommends doing the same.

...Disabling Autorun functionality can help protect customers from attack vectors that involve the execution of arbitrary code by Autorun when inserting a CD-ROM device, USB device, network shares, or other media containing a file system with an Autorun.inf file...

Microsoft Security Advisory (967940): Update for Windows Autorun
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:58 PM

Have created a new restore piont and deleted old ones.

Thangs again for your help
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 07:39 AM

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