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My infection is back

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#1 PSSMike


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Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:06 PM

Using the tools found here I was able to clean my system up and all was find until this morning.
Now it's back to do the same things it was.

First thing I noticed is that I can not use Cute FTP anymore without getting this error:
Can't read from data socket. Socket error = #0.

Using Mozilla to access my Yahoo email... I can connect to yahoo.com but when I click to sing in nothing happens. Using MS IE8 I can access email.

I downloaded the DDS software but it wont run. It tries to run as I can see the window open but it then quickly goes away.

Yesterday I was able to clean my system using Malwarebytes. Today I run it and it doesn't find anything like it did yesterday. I tried to run the updates and I get this error "Update failed. make sure you are connected to the internet and your firewall is set to allow Malwarebytes Anti-maiware to access the internet" This worked yesterday with not problem The current database infor is 5/6/2009 database version 2082 Fingerprints loaded 83331. The two items found yesterday were:

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{8fcdf9d9-a28b-480f-8c3d-581f119a8ab8} (Adware.180Solutions) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
Files Infected:
C:\system.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Please advise as to my next step.


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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 10:36 PM

Hello PSSMike,

I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/225564/dds-wont-run-but-here-is-my-hijack-log/

We do not allow more than one topic for the same computer and the same issue as this causes confusion, and in this case may make the disinfection process more difficult.

This leaves you with a choice:

1) Have this thread reopened and the HiJack This log topic deleted


2) Keep this thread closed and wait for assistance in the HiJack This log forum. Please note that that forum is VERY busy.

Please send a Private Message indicating your choice.

Assuming you wish assistance in the HiJack This forum, 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 because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY 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 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. 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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