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#1 swellguy42

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:16 PM

Hello, I'm new to this board and I am having a problem with my computer running very slowly. I went through and tried to delete any programs that I don't use anymore, cleaned out the cookies, and defragmented my disks to no avail. I've also tried programs like Norton Antivirus, Regclean, Registry Mechanic, and Spyware Doctor with minimal results. The only browser I ever use is Firefox yet I've noticed that sometimes when I go to use my computer there will be signs that Internet Explorer was accessed like pop ups or the add to favorites tab. Also when I check the internet explorer history there is a huge list of randoms pages that I've never accessed such as; abcjmp.com, askname.biz, and singlesnet.com. I've also gotten a lot of windows explorer errors and occasionally the blue screen of death. I haven't been able to find a definitive answer of how to fix this and it is driving me crazy. Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:30 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 26 May 2009 - 07:36 PM

Hey Budapest,
I really appreciate your help with this problem. I followed your instructions and here are the results of the initial scan:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2183
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5/26/2009 7:52:42 PM
mbam-log-2009-05-26 (19-52-42).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 84791
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 42 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 21
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{07b18eaa-a523-4961-b6bb-170de4475cca} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{07b18eac-a523-4961-b6bb-170de4475cca} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{2e3537fc-cf2f-4f56-af54-5a6a3dd375cc} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{2e9937fc-cf2f-4f56-af54-5a6a3dd375cc} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{3e1656ed-f60e-4597-b6aa-b6a58e171495} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{63d0ed2b-b45b-4458-8b3b-60c69bbbd83c} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{63d0ed2d-b45b-4458-8b3b-60c69bbbd83c} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{6e74766c-4d93-4cc0-96d1-47b8e07ff9ca} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{741de825-a6f0-4497-9aa6-8023cf9b0fff} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{7473d291-b7bb-4f24-ae82-7e2ce94bb6a9} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{de38c398-b328-4f4c-a3ad-1b5e4ed93477} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{a4730ebe-43a6-443e-9776-36915d323ad3} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{07b18ea0-a523-4961-b6bb-170de4475cca} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{29d67d3c-509a-4544-903f-c8c1b8236554} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{7473d290-b7bb-4f24-ae82-7e2ce94bb6a9} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{8e6f1830-9607-4440-8530-13be7c4b1d14} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{e47caee0-deea-464a-9326-3f2801535a4d} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{f42228fb-e84e-479e-b922-fbbd096e792c} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> 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.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Fun Web Products (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MyWebSearch (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
c:\WINDOWS\TheManShow_ss.dat (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:45 PM

Reboot your computer, run the Malwarebytes full-scan and post the new log.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:58 PM

Here is the log I got after I rebooted:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2183
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5/26/2009 8:13:34 PM
mbam-log-2009-05-26 (20-13-33).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 84490
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 32 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 26 May 2009 - 08:11 PM

Run the "Full-Scan" and post that log.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:13 PM

Here is the log to the full scan:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2183
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5/26/2009 10:59:44 PM
mbam-log-2009-05-26 (22-59-44).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|F:\|G:\|)
Objects scanned: 148484
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 16 minute(s), 26 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: 5

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:
c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\Norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\Norton\BASH\Clone\BHC54.tmp (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\Norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\Norton\BASH\Clone\BHC58.tmp (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\RegClean\RegClean.exe (Rogue.RegClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\RegClean\RegCleaner.dll (Rogue.RegClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\RegClean\TCL.dll (Rogue.RegClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:19 PM

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 27 May 2009 - 11:02 PM

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

Generated 05/27/2009 at 11:38 PM

Application Version : 4.26.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3913
Trace Rules Database Version: 1857

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:08:51

Memory items scanned : 462
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5781
Registry threats detected : 1
File items scanned : 56263
File threats detected : 32

Unclassified.PC MightyMax
HKU\S-1-5-21-2649289507-71594873-1131426265-1006\Software\PC MightyMax
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\lic.conf
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\lic.dat
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\pcdocrx.conf
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_101.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_102.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_103.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_104.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_105.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_106.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_107.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_108.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_109.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_110.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_111.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_112.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_113.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_114.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_115.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_116.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_117.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_118.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_119.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_120.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_121.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_122.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_123.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_124.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\tmp_res_x_125.tmp
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax\undo
C:\Program Files\PC MightyMax

Browser Hijacker.Favorites
C:\QOOBOX\QUARANTINE\C\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\PERRY WILTSIE\FAVORITES\ONLINE SECURITY TEST.URL.VIR

Trojan.Unknown Origin
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PIDRAAAA.EXE

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:15 PM

How's your computer running now?
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:33 PM

It's definitely running better now and I have yet to notice any signs of internet explorer being accessed. Thank you for the help with this matter.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:59 PM

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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