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Vundo won the fight, but can I win the WAR

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#1 doccbst


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Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:49 AM

I can only say D***, this is one tough bug even the pros cant whip it so again this is not like I am a rookie just uneducated and a little reckless so this will approached as a learning and perhaps a humerus adventure. Where I am so far :
# 1 Backed up my data by imaging the drive twice on separate hard drive partitions . I have 3 hd on system 1 IDE 2 SATA
# 2 Now operating on IDE O with fresh XP Pro SP1 install (2nd attempt, 1st was corrupted from BIOS, "yes" I had to flash BIOS, also enabled bios virus notifier in to remove whatever name this creature is Vundo, etc.) now operating smoothly and locked down tight with tea timer,antivir, avast.
# 3 So stubbornly trying to whip this bug after all removal attempts failed nothing much on HJ log did overlay install (C:windows from xp setup disk no repair option available) nice little hal, no boot no ntldr boot issue so I found a little program to reinstall hal ,ntldr booted a few times ran vundofix, vundobegone, malewarebytes again ,nothing, hj log nothing.
# 4 Guess what, running firefox browser "it's BaaaaK" same ol same ole.
# 5 Tried avast boot rescue disk, nothing major showed, was able to run Spybot which showed tons of vundo infections, but of course cant remove them, and malewarebytes again.still removals failed.
# 7 Got a little agitated and tried ComboFix, not a wise move since I had no Idea what I was doing and promptly crashed my system royally and had to repeat step # 3. Still infected so Went for XP repair install again, this time Setup let me complete the repair and on reboot installed spybot again, vundo still there after repair install.
#8 Tried a couple alternatives, spyware doctor install crased to blue screen, as did a program called OSAM autorun manager that's supposed to get rid of vundo. So either a driver install or the fact that it can harm vundo causes the crash is my best guess.
Additional symptoms not previously mentioned include behavior like BHO, redirects, system file corruption notice popups, computer slowdown, random crashes and hangs, all annoying and frustrating.
I Give Up, Vundo won ---for now
I hope there is a way to salvage this system (4 years of work and 7 years of data) and will go step by step instructions if anyone can help rid this pest. I have data and all the applications backed up and can reinstall one by one to restore system if I can get rid of this agonizing pest.
Please tell me correct order to post logs and where if there is any hope, if not please suggest cleanest way to tranfer files without eventually spreading infection to new OS.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:50 PM

This is probably your best alternative

Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
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#3 Orange Blossom

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 10:12 PM

Hello doccbst,

Now that you have a topic posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/223766/vundo-varient-redirects-maybe-cured-i-hope-so/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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