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Trojan:Win32/FakeXPA


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#1 sweetfanny

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:44 AM

Hello,

My Windows Defender said that when I ran a full scan that I had this Trojan:Win32/FakeXPA file which was a high level risk. I removed the file, rebooted and ran another full scan and it did not reappear on the new scan. the scan also showed these two files as being suspicious:

C:\Users\Marla\Downloads\InstallAVg_77043305.exe

C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Local\Temp\aaJhekrY.exe.part

What do I do to make sure that I am truly rid of this?

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:52 AM

Hello and welcome. Let's get another look.

Next run MBAM:
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.36) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • 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. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
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.
Note: 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. 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 after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:14 PM

OK, I ran the Malware scan requested, and the response that turned up was that nothing turned up as malicious (couldn't copy & paste the reply per your recommendation, but this is what it said none-the-less. Do you think I have safely removed the threat?

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:22 PM

Sorry, I figured out how to copy & paste the log from the Malware byte scan. Here it is:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2002
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

4/18/2009 7:07:42 PM
mbam-log-2009-04-18 (19-07-42).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 190687
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 48 minute(s), 43 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 18 April 2009 - 08:29 PM

Hi,looks good. I want to run ATF and SAS to be sure. neeeds about and hour.

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 19 April 2009 - 11:02 AM

OK, here is the log from the SUPERAntiSpyware program scan I ran per your recommendation. Please advise, thank you!

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
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Generated 04/19/2009 at 11:49 AM

Application Version : 4.26.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 3852
Trace Rules Database Version: 1805

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:52:00

Memory items scanned : 264
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7896
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 108510
File threats detected : 15

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@ad.slashgear[2].txt
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@ad.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@ads.bleepingcomputer[1].txt
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@atdmt[2].txt
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@bs.serving-sys[1].txt
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@chitika[1].txt
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@collective-media[1].txt
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@mediaplex[1].txt
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@revsci[2].txt
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@serving-sys[2].txt
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@specificclick[2].txt
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@track.bestbuy[1].txt
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\marla@tribalfusion[2].txt

Trace.Known Threat Sources
C:\Users\Marla\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\S1X12FF6\virusremover2009[1].jpg

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:19 PM

This looks pretty good now. Is there still ant issues?
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 09:47 PM

I don't know because I don't know what you mean by an ant issue. What is an ant issue?

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 10:55 PM

Hi sorry for the typo ....Are there still any issues ?
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