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Damaged by virus?

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#1 EricJ


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Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:06 PM

I had thought I was protected by an elderly version of eTrust that came with my machine, until I got hit with the SpyGuard 2009 thing. I had MBAM already installed and it killed that phoney program, but then also did VundoH (twice). So I dumped eTrust and DL'd AVG8.5, which then found (and healed) at different times Huer infections (different groups of letters after the Huer name). Since that time, I have had issues with videocard drivers, and worse with trying to stay online. I cannot stay connected for more than an hour each time (with cable internet) and it hasn't mattered whether I use the LAN or an ethernet adapter/USB combo. It seems to be an issue with the DHCP, but I have no idea how to repair. I tried upgrading my mobo driver, but that made it impossible to even boot. Unsure what's going on or whether this is the right place for my post.
edited to add: Win XP Home SP3, Nvidia firewall, AVG 8.5, MBAM, Spybot S&D, all updated


Edited by EricJ, 18 May 2009 - 11:40 PM.

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#2 EricJ

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:29 AM

Last night's AVG 8.5 scan came up with:
"C:\Documents and Settings\EJ\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\uucyd5p1.default\Cache\EAD31899d01";"Trojan horse Exploit_c.AHC";"Moved to Virus Vault"
"C:\Recycled\Dc3.tmp";"Trojan horse Exploit_c.AHC";"Moved to Virus Vault"
"C:\Recycled\Dc4.tmp";"Trojan horse Exploit_c.AHC";"Moved to Virus Vault"

I have no idea where these keep coming from, or whether my software is catching everything. System still acting strange, also just noticed that from time to time the screen will "blink" black for a half second then return to normal. This is most noticeable on start-up where it happens 2 or 3 times.


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Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:16 PM

Update mbam and run a FULL scan
Please post the results

Then run SAS

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
  • 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".


SAS,may take a long time to scan
Please download and scan with 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. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, 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".

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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