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Firefox works, IE doesn't, AVs can't update

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#1 MelS2


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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:29 AM

Hi. I am having problems with connecting to the internet with certain programs. Firefox works fine. IE cannot connect to anything. Antivirus programs cannot update. Skype says it is connected, but it isn't really. I had Norton and ran a full scan and it didn't show anything. I reset IE and reinstalled it and nothing. When the AVs had problems updating I ran a number of them and some different ones found maybe none or one thing and cleaned it up. Still no fix. I have run Malwarebytes Antimalware, Avast, Kaspersky online, spybot (and maybe some others). I ran the program to check dlls and they checked out clean. Prior to this the only virus I am aware of that I ever noticed that I had was the one that redirected websearches and that was easily fixed with no noticeble problems after fixing it. I have removed Norton and installed Avast as my AV software.

I have XP sp3 and all updates prior to about a week ago.

No luck as of yet, so I was hoping for some help.


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:23 PM

Looks more like a browser problem rather than a virus
Try Dr. Web cure It

Please download Dr.Web CureIt, the free version & 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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#3 MelS2

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:35 PM

Hi. That seemed to fix everything up. Everything seems to be able to connect. Here is the log. Is there anything else I should do?

Master Boot Record HDD1;;BackDoor.MaosBoot;Cured.;
aolcinst.exe\core.cab\GTDOWNAO_106.ocx;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL Downloads\lpaolcom_setupSTUS\comps\coach\aolcinst.exe;Adware.Gdown;;
aolcinst.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL Downloads\lpaolcom_setupSTUS\comps\coach;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
SkillJamLoader.dll;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SkillJam\SecurePlayer;Program.PopcapLoader.origin;;
ComboFix.exe/data002\32788R22FWJFW\psexec.cfexe;C:\Documents and Settings\Lisa\Desktop\ComboFix.exe/data002;Program.PsExec.171;;
data002;C:\Documents and Settings\Lisa\Desktop;Archive contains infected objects;;
ComboFix.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Lisa\Desktop;Container contains infected objects;Moved.;
mirc.exe;C:\Program Files\mIRC;Program.mIRC.616;;
mirc.exe;C:\Program Files\mIRC\backup;Program.mIRC.612;;
Uninstall.exe\SkillJamLoader.dll;C:\Program Files\SkillJam Technologies\Secure Player\Uninstall.exe;Program.PopcapLoader.origin;;
Uninstall.exe;C:\Program Files\SkillJam Technologies\Secure Player;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
backup-20090113-203721-934.dll;C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\backups;Program.PopcapLoader;;
Dc33.exe;C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1937644705-2556047046-3165545770-1006;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0012853.exe\core.cab\GTDOWNAO_106.ocx;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP12\A0012853.exe;Adware.Gdown;;
A0012853.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP12;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0012855.exe\SkillJamLoader.dll;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP12\A0012855.exe;Program.PopcapLoader.origin;;
A0012855.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP12;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0012856.exe\SDFix\apps\Process.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP12\A0012856.exe;Tool.Prockill;;
A0012856.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP12;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0000039.EXE;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP2;Program.PsExec.170;;
popcaploader.dll;C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files;Program.PopcapLoader;;

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:05 PM

Let's do a few more scans. Better safe than sorry

The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • 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.
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.
-- 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.

Note 2:
-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes. To disable these programs, please view this topic: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs
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#5 MelS2

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 12:51 AM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 1987
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

4/15/2009 10:45:17 PM
mbam-log-2009-04-15 (22-45-17).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 81483
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 30 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)

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