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Help! Can not access major antivirus sites


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#1 sbaek

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 04:45 PM

Hi,
My GF got her netbook infected with Antivirus Pro 2009. I downloaded Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and cleaned up everything it found. However I still could not access any anti-virus sites in IE or Firefox. I found that the proxy setting in both IE and Firefox had been modified to the localhost, so I removed these values and turned the proxy off. I also removed any unnecessary entries in the hosts file. After all this I noticed that I could connect to auto-update virus definitions in Anti-Malware, so I manually downloaded and installed the mbam-rules and cleaned up one more trojan. I also ran McAfee Avert Stinger and it comes up clean but I am still unable to connect to any anti-virus sites or update the virus definitions in Anti-Malware. Please help.
Thank you

Sam

Edited by sbaek, 04 June 2009 - 04:54 PM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 09:39 PM

Update mbam and run a FULL scan
Please post the results

Then run ATF and SAS


ATF
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".

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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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#3 sbaek

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 11:02 PM

Here's the results of the Anti-Malware. I will post the results of the other scan after I run it.
Thank you


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2202
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

6/4/2009 11:00:21 PM
mbam-log-2009-06-04 (23-00-21).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|E:\|)
Objects scanned: 106745
Time elapsed: 11 minute(s), 16 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 04 June 2009 - 11:52 PM

I was not able to restart my netbook in safe mode as it kept bombing out in a BSOD but I ran SAS and it detected another
Trojan. Here is the scan log, I am still unable to load any anti-virus sites.
Thank you


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

Generated 06/04/2009 at 11:41 PM

Application Version : 4.26.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3925
Trace Rules Database Version: 1869

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:16:43

Memory items scanned : 362
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 4104
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 33074
File threats detected : 1

Trojan.Unknown Origin
C:\WINDOWS\PEV.EXE

Edited by sbaek, 04 June 2009 - 11:53 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2009 - 03:21 PM

I'm afraid I have some bad news

C:\WINDOWS\PEV.EXE


Is a very bad infection. You have two options


If you want to give removal of the infection a try, 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.

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Option 2
Some types of malware can result in a system so badly damaged that a Repair Install will NOT help!. Reinstalling Windows without first wiping the entire hard drive with a repartition and/or format will not remove the infection. The reinstall will only overwrite the Windows files. Any malware on the system will still be there afterwards. Starting over by wiping your drive, reformatting, and performing a clean install of the OS or doing a factory restore removes everything and is the safest action.

In case you need help with this, please review:These links include step-by-step instructions with screenshots:Reformatting a hard disk deletes all data. If you decide to reformat, you can back up all your important documents, personal data files and photos. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr) or autorun (.ini) files because they may be infected by malwareware appending itself to the executable. Some types of malware may even disguise itself by adding and hiding its extension to the existing extension of files so be sure you look closely at the full file name. After reformatting, as a precaution, make sure you scan these files with your anti-virus prior to copying them back to your hard drive.

Note: If your using an IBM, HP, Compaq or Dell machine, you may not have an original XP CD Disk. By policy Microsoft no longer allows OEM manufactures to include the original Windows XP CD-ROM on computers sold with Windows preinstalled. Instead, most computers manufactured and sold by OEM vendors come with a vendor-specific Recovery Disk or Recovery Partition for performing a clean "factory restore" that will reformat your hard drive, remove all data and restore the computer to the state it was in when you first purchased it.

If you need additional assistance with reformatting, you can start a new topic in the Windows XP Home and Professional forum.

Edited by garmanma, 05 June 2009 - 03:22 PM.

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