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JFW.SYS Blue Screen of Death


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#1 kharlowe

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:58 AM

I have an HP a810 Athalon. 2 gigs ram, 160 hard drive, Windows XP
Iím having two problems I think are related and may be a Trojan or a portion of one.
My machine has been taking 5-10 minutes to boot; I removed some startup items, and now itís marginally faster.
Worse, Firefox is sometimes absurdly slow to load a page.
Most annoying are the bsods I get which show the source as JFW.sys. They appear to be random. At least, I canít find a pattern if there is one.
Well, there is no such file; I looked.
I was infected twice last winter with the Vundo Trojan.
Norton, of course, didnít detect it.
The first time, I had to have it removed remotely. This still took them three hours, for Chrissake.
But it was gone.
A month or so later, I started getting the popups again.
This time, I recognized the problem.
I had also dumped Norton in favor of Spybot, Malwarebytes and Avast.
One or the other of them caught it and removed it.
I thought that was the last of it, but while I got this same bsod only once when I had the virus, itís recurred an average of once a week since then. No popups. All three scanners detect nothing.
This may not be a virus, but when I Google JFW.sys, itís linked to one or more Trojans. Is it possible itís the remnant of the vundo?
Anyone have any ideas what to try next?
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 03:56 AM

What you could do to start with is to fully update the Malwarebytes program, reboot the computer and run a quick scan in Normal mode ; then click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the new report for someone to check for you :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:50 PM

Ok, I did another scan just now.
The one yesterday showed nothing. This time, I got a hit:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2249
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

6/8/2009 3:40:10 PM
mbam-log-2009-06-08 (15-40-10).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 95431
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 54 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 1
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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform\user-agent: mozilla/4.0 (compatible; msie 6.0; windows nt 5.1; sv1; http://bsalsa.com) (Trojan.Banker) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

So, I removed it.
However, since it wasn't there yesterday, it makes me wonder if it's the problem. Avast, Spy Bot, Malwarebytes came up negative yesterday, yet when I rebooted time before last, I got the BSOD again.
I can't find any reference to this file as problem except here:
http://www.prevx.com/filenames/10508931771...X1/JFW.SYS.html
Where it says it's being reviewed and that it creates a background service, but it's not understood other wise.
What else can I provide?
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:11 PM

Here's another log, from a different anti-virus:
SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 06/08/2009 at 04:52 PM

Application Version : 4.26.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3910
Trace Rules Database Version: 1854

Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:42:17

Memory items scanned : 649
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 523
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 13724
File threats detected : 2

Application.PowerReg Scheduler
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\HP_OWNER\START MENU\PROGRAMS\STARTUP\POWERREG SCHEDULER V3.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\POWERREG SCHEDULER V3.EXE-01C22F22.pf

It doesn't say what's the problem with this, so I'm just going to remove it from startup.
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