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Troj_Seekwel.TO infection and other related problems


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#1 lernme

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 04:16 PM

About two weeks ago I got infected by Win32.TrojanClicker.Agent according to Spybot and Trend Micro. I could not get rid of it and went to majorgeeks.com and followed their routine of updating Sun Jave and ridding my computer of all other versions, starting MSConfig in normal mode, turning off restore, and going through the processes running CCCleaner, SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes, Combofixe, and MGTools. I had also run MS Malicious Software remover. I followed their instruction to the letter. It appeared to rid my computer of the malware.

However, since then I have begun to experience other issues. My MS Outlook began to hang up and the fan would turn on for extended periods. Sometimes it would not send unless I closed out of Outlook and reopened it. Plus I could hear something running like crazy behind the scenes until I rebooted. My startup loads is also very slow. I am regulating the startup programs with CCCleaner, not MSCONFIG. I also noticed that about a week ago I began to get my links from Google searches hijacked to other websites when I click on the link. It goes very slow, then finally takes me to some vaguely related site.

This morning Trend micro found another malware they call Troj_Seekwel.TO which is quarrantined at the moment.

In addition, my Outlook was having problems. So, I tried to do a detect and repair on Outlook. The istaller began to run and at the end I got "Error 1402. Setup cannot open the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software|Microsoft|Windows|CurrentVersion|Run|OptionalComponents|MSFS". When I hit OK, it backed out and wouldn't continue. Then I read about problems with Adobe updates. I was using 7.0 version. So, I uninstalled it and tried to install 9.1 version and got the same Error 1402 with a different registry key in the message. Then I noticed it is doing the same thing if I try to load Excell. Word, and Access and Powerpoint seem okay though.

Then I tried a restore point and it said it couldn't restore.

One other piece of info. I am using my Blackberry as a modem because it's the only thing I can access where I'm at right now. So, I'm using VZ Access to get online.

Any help to remedy these problems will be greatly appreciated. I'm running Windows XP, SP3 on a Dell Inspiron E1705. Trend Micro is my AV and I am also running SuperAntiSpyWare, Spyware Blaster, and Spybot S&D. Hope I have not been too lengthy. Thanks.

Edited by lernme, 28 May 2009 - 04:17 PM.


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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:29 PM

Welcome to BC!! Let's try an online scan.

ESET Online Scan; No installation required.
Please run a free online scan with the ESET Online Scanner

Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer for this scan.

Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use.
Click Start
When asked, allow the ActiveX control to install
Click Start
Make sure that the options Remove found threats and the option Scan unwanted applications is checked
Click Scan
Wait for the scan to finish
Use Notepad to open the logfile located at C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
Copy and paste that log as a reply to this topic.


Now run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2

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 29 May 2009 - 11:03 PM

Hi. And thanks for taking time to look at my issue.

Last night before you responded to my problems, I ran Malwarebytes. It did detect two Trojans that SuperAntiSpyware didn't pick up. Those I deleted.
Then after your help today I did the ESET Scan and MWBytes again. So, here are all three logs. The ESET Scan. And, the MWBytes from last night and MWBytes from tonight.

After these last two scans tonight and no detections, things seem pretty quiet. The only thing that is still acting weird is my office Excel and Outlook. When I try to launch Excel, sometimes it launches fine. Most of the time though, it has to go through the MS Installer to load Office 2003. And, Outlook seems like it's working okay, but when I try to do a Detect and Repair on both Outlook and Excel, I get the same message: Error 1402. Setup cannot open the registry key HKEY_Local_Maching\software\Microsoft|Windows|CurrentVersion|Run|OptionalComponents\MSFS.

Do I need to turn off my restore at some point here? and reboot? I don't even know if my restore is working yet or not.

Thanks,



ESETSmartInstaller@High as CAB hook log:
OnlineScanner.ocx - registred OK
# version=6
# IEXPLORE.EXE=7.00.6000.16827 (vista_gdr.090226-1506)
# OnlineScanner.ocx=1.0.0.5863
# api_version=3.0.2
# EOSSerial=0bece6cc91fb484fbe63712fb83958ba
# end=finished
# remove_checked=true
# archives_checked=false
# unwanted_checked=true
# unsafe_checked=false
# antistealth_checked=true
# utc_time=2009-05-30 02:34:29
# local_time=2009-05-29 09:34:29 (-0600, Central Daylight Time)
# country="United States"
# lang=1033
# osver=5.1.2600 NT Service Pack 3
# compatibility_mode=5889 61 66 100 680868795468750
# scanned=77643
# found=0
# cleaned=0
# scan_time=4142






Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2182
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5/28/2009 9:28:48 PM
mbam-log-2009-05-28 (21-28-48).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 101231
Time elapsed: 5 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: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 12

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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32\aux (Trojan.JSRedir.H) -> Bad: (C:\WINDOWS\system32\..\hyxy.adk) Good: (wdmaud.drv) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\hyxy.adk (Trojan.JSRedir.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\hyxy.adkxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Trojan.Gumblar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\hyxy.adkxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Trojan.Gumblar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\hyxy.adkxxxxxxxxx (Trojan.Gumblar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\hyxy.adkxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Trojan.Gumblar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\hyxy.adkxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Trojan.Gumblar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\hyxy.adkxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Trojan.Gumblar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\hyxy.adkxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Trojan.Gumblar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\hyxy.adkxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Trojan.Gumblar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\hyxy.adkx (Trojan.Gumblar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\hyxy.adkxxxxx (Trojan.Gumblar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\hyxy.adkxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Trojan.Gumblar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.







Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2195
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5/29/2009 10:03:52 PM
mbam-log-2009-05-29 (22-03-52).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 100715
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 50 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)

Edited by lernme, 29 May 2009 - 11:07 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2009 - 10:25 AM

Okay. Just an update to my machine's status this morning. When I turned on my machine today, a box popped up asking me to register my Palm for my old PDA. I uninstalled that software in add/remove at least a couple of weeks ago. But, yesterday I found a folder in My Pictures that said Palm(2), which I deleted since there was nothing in there.
I did not register the Palm today, I simply cancelled it or closed out of it or something.

Also, I have not tried to download Adobe 9.1 yet, so I don't know if that still won't install. Although, I do have the flashplayer which I had to download to use the ESET scan last night.

Finally, I noticed that when I got online today, my homepage had been changed from Google to Yahoo.

So, it seems someghing is still creeping around in my computer. I also read up on the Gumbaler virus today. That is what MWBytes detected the other night and supposedly got rid of. I am at a loss where to go from here. I am afraid to do much of anything without some direction.

Thanks,

M

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 10:54 AM

hi we'll reset the restore point soon. not yet as I feel better to have an infected point than none.
This may have been an earlier homepage and was reset during Malware removal.
You can install SpywareBlaster. An excellent tool that prevents spyware from being installed on your PC. In it there is also a function to lock your homepage and it will advise you if something is attempting to change it. Use little resources.. Update weekly.
Spywareblaster, Using SpywareBlaster

Let's also run part 1 of S!Ri's SmitfraudFix
Please download SmitfraudFix

Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 03:40 PM

FYI, before I left the house this morning I ran TrendMicro and when I got home it had detected this malware still in my restore.

Anyway, I have SpywareBlaster and I updated it. I didn't see anything that told me that something was trying to change my homepage. But, Yahoo is set up as my homepage according to SpywareBlaster and my computer. However, I didn't ever have it as my homepage. In fact, when I was dealing with another (or maybe the same) piece of malware a couple of weeks ago, after finishing I turned off restore. So, all I have is from the last couple of weeks. And, I know I have not changed my homepage since then.

But, I ran SmithFraudFix and the log is below.

Thanks again for your attention to this.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SmitFraudFix v2.417

Scan done at 15:26:58.26, Sat 05/30/2009
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Desktop\SpyWareMalwareInfoAndProrgamsAndInstalls\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

Process

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 14\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 14\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtMng1.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\HelpSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon Wireless\VZAccess Manager\VZAccess Manager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\USB Drivers\BbDevMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe

hosts


C:\


C:\WINDOWS


C:\WINDOWS\system


C:\WINDOWS\Web


C:\WINDOWS\system32


C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles


C:\Documents and Settings\Mike


C:\DOCUME~1\Mike\LOCALS~1\Temp


C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Application Data


Start Menu


C:\DOCUME~1\Mike\FAVORI~1


Desktop


C:\Program Files


Corrupted keys


Desktop Components

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components\0]
"Source"="About:Home"
"SubscribedURL"="About:Home"
"FriendlyName"="My Current Home Page"


o4Patch
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

o4Patch
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri



IEDFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

IEDFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri



Agent.OMZ.Fix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

Agent.OMZ.Fix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


VACFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

VACFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


404Fix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

404Fix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


Sharedtaskscheduler
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll


AppInit_DLLs
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
"AppInit_DLLs"=""
"LoadAppInit_DLLs"=dword:00000001


Winlogon
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"Userinit"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\userinit.exe,"

RK

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"System"=""




DNS

Description: WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
DNS Server Search Order: 66.174.95.44
DNS Server Search Order: 69.78.96.14

HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{14650DDE-24D9-4BD7-9A89-DA232386D41A}: NameServer=66.174.95.44 69.78.96.14
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{8D0CD188-22B9-498D-B8ED-CF96578C6222}: DhcpNameServer=192.168.2.1
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=192.168.2.1


Scanning for wininet.dll infection


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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:53 PM

Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to 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 R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.


Run another Trend Scan.
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:49 AM

Okay, my restore point was created last night. I ran Trend after that and it picked up three incidents. But, they were all three real time detections that were prior to me creating a restore point. So, I think that it was pulling the detections from my infected restore point prior to wiping them out. I ran Trend again this morning and no detections were found.

However, my clock was changed to military time at some point last night (I think it was during my disk cleanup). It is still like that. And, my homepage is still changed to Yahoo.
I don't know how to change my time back to regular time.

Excel seems to be opening fine now. But, I have not tried detect and repair, which was giving me problems in Outlook and Excel. I have also not yet tried to download Adobe 9.1.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:25 PM

Ok , so this is better at least,believe it or not. Try your updates.
To fix the clock display:

Go toStart >> Control Panel.
Select Regional and Language Options.
In the Standards and Formats section... next to the language you are using... click the Customize...button
Press the Time...tab.
In the Time Format...box, for 12 hour time display... change the format to:

h mm ss tt
or
hh mm ss tt


Select the other display options you want... separator, AM, PM...
When done...click Apply and OK as needed.


Now Rerun MBAM like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan.
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:51 PM

okay, the time thing is fixed. Not sure what you mean by trying my updates. But, I assume you mean updating my AV and MBAM, which I've done. MBAM is getting ready to run and I'll post the log and then try to download Adobe, I guess??

Thanks,

M

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 07:15 PM

Yes those you did say you have not tried updating yet.
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:35 PM

okay, here's the MBAM log. Everything seems to be okay. I just need to download Adobe and see if that works and see if my detect and repair works in Office.
I guess I am correct in assuming the malware somehow changed my time format, messed up my Office programs??

Thanks again for your help.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2203
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5/31/2009 6:45:38 PM
mbam-log-2009-05-31 (18-45-38).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 103012
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 30 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:
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#13 boopme

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:48 PM

Yes the malware was doing things in the registry. Once you have all things set up again then....
Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to 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 R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 09:18 PM

I just tried to download Adobe 9.1. I keep getting this message:

Error 1402. Setup cannot open the registry key HKEY_LCOAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MSFS

Before this error code pops up, I get this message asking me if I want to overwrite a couple of files, some long alpha numeric name+Air Shared.

Then it backs out of the installation.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 09:27 PM

Try the solutions here.
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/329/329137.html
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