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SDFix issue with atisgkaf.sys

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#1 tlbonds


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Posted 13 June 2009 - 07:43 PM

Here's the whole history leading to my current state.

Kids picked up spyware (no surprise there). Today, my daughter opened itunes, and the computer was completely hijacked. Apparently the spyware had taken over itunes. Unforutanely, I didn't realize this initially.

The attached file, screen info.txt, shows what was displayed onth screen in place of my wallpaper. It was black backdrop with white and red writing. This dis[lys on all accounts within seconds of logging on. cmd.exe does not work, nor do most other commands. I am unable to use the control panel to do things such as unistall itunes.

I was able to boot into safe mode with and without internet access. Wen in safe mode the hijack does not happen. I cleaned many infected dll files in the windows\system32 directory by checking those that were recent, and then searching on their purpose. I cleaned up the regsitry to some extent, but am no expert there. This did not fix the issue.

I downloaded SDFix and ran it. Everything seemed to run OK. I attached all log files that were created in the SDFix directory and subdirectory, along with the registry backup that was created (this is after my edits). However, after running SDFix, the problem still remained, but only now I cannot boot into safe mode either!

Very bad decision, but I did not back up the files I want to my usb drive. It looks like I can do so from the login without infecting anything on my usb drive. I would prefer to get safe mode working first though.

The next step I can think of is to try to have windows repair from the CD/DVD, and see if that fixes safe mode.

Any ideas on:
1. How to get safe mode working again from SDFix?
2. How to rid myself of this blasted spyware/maware/hikjack?

All help very much appreciated.


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#2 boopme


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Posted 13 June 2009 - 08:18 PM

Hello and welcome. First I am moving this to the Am I Infected Forum from XP.
I don't believe SDFix will have any further effect here. Let's try MBAM.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.

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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