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Spyware-Adware playing email games?


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#1 uziyah

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 07:05 PM

Spyware-Adware playing email games?

Scan w/adware 2003, norton anti, and Spybot S & D...removed found cookies and then they return. Orphan cleanup is detected every scan...

No major issues that I know of other than the spam...so please help those poor infected souls first who computers I know ya'll can bring some peace to...

Thanking you in advance...

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:48 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 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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Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:41 AM

Howdy Ace,

After a dozen or so attempts to download the program, I finally got the entire download...I hate dial-up...

Here is the log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 1992
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

4/17/2009 7:24:08 AM
mbam-log-2009-04-17 (07-24-08).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 109031
Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 25 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\minibugtransporter.minibugtransporterx.1 (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{04a38f6b-006f-4247-ba4c-02a139d5531c} (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{00000162-9980-0010-8000-00aa00389b71} (Rogue.WinAntivirus) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\ShellBrowser\{014da6c9-189f-421a-88cd-07cfe51cff10} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\BST-Fonts-W95_98-TTF.exe (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\BST-Fonts-WNT_2k-TTF.exe (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Four users on this machine so difficult to keep clean...

Thanks again for your time...

uziyah :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 11:10 PM

Reboot your computer. Update Malwarebytes and run the full-scan. Post the new log.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:58 AM

Full Scan Log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2019
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

4/21/2009 8:49:48 AM
mbam-log-2009-04-21 (08-49-48).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (A:\|C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 219233
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 29 minute(s), 31 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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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:18 PM

Looks good - but let's run another scan as a double check.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and 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.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just 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".

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 browser click Firefox 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.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera 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.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • 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.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:38 AM

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 04/23/2009 at 04:46 AM

Application Version : 4.26.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 3859
Trace Rules Database Version: 1811

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 04:20:24

Memory items scanned : 223
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5523
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 102259
File threats detected : 8

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\eliyah\Cookies\eliyah@dealtime[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\eliyah\Cookies\eliyah@revsci[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\eliyah\Cookies\eliyah@shopit.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\eliyah\Cookies\eliyah@stat.dealtime[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Teague Boys\My Documents\Cookies\eliyah@dealtime[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Teague Boys\My Documents\Cookies\eliyah@revsci[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Teague Boys\My Documents\Cookies\eliyah@shopit.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Teague Boys\My Documents\Cookies\eliyah@stat.dealtime[1].txt

Thanks again,

uziyah

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:26 PM

Ran another scan in another users log-on with Tea Timer shut down:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 04/23/2009 at 10:55 AM

Application Version : 4.26.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 3843
Trace Rules Database Version: 1798

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 04:22:24

Memory items scanned : 242
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5481
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 103048
File threats detected : 2

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\don\Cookies\don@ads.bleepingcomputer[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\don\Cookies\don@collective-media[1].txt

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:15 PM

How's your computer running now?
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:39 PM

Computer running smoothly...

Still getting some spam via email...

Any more suggestions?

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:08 PM

Do you think this spam is caused by an infection on your computer? Or is it just general spam?
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:29 AM

I believe it to be general spam from the merchandisers...

Something we must learn to live with...?

I also believe the machine is as clean as it is going to get...

Thanks again...

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:16 PM

Yes, something you must learn to live with I'm afraid...

If you’re clean, you should create a new Restore Point to prevent possible re-infection from an old one.

Go 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 Restore Point a name and then click Create. Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point. Go Start > Run and type: "Cleanmgr" (without the quotes). Click Ok > More Options tab > Clean Up in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

Also, go Start > Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs. Post back and report any Java entries that you have.
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:20 PM

I forgot to ask if the fonts in Safe Mode are supposed to be huge?

Cannot see all users on log-on page and cannot see all of the items on my desktop in Safe Mode.

I'm puzzled! :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:24 PM

Yeah - generally things will look a little different in Safe Mode.
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