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#1 GreatPie

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 06:36 PM

I was recently infected with a very recent version of Trojan.Virtumonde . I discovered a way to get rid of it: blocking system access to the registry and then running remove-on-reboot to delete the files. So once this was removed, I had to get rid of the Adware.advertising adware.

My Symptoms

Whenever I search on google and then click on a lsearch result, I get redirected to www.bestwebsearch.com. Also, Gmail does not load, it just redirects to the log in screen when I try to log in.

I also get random popups every 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Sometimes, I get 3-4 popups at once.

What I have Tried

1. I have run Spyware Doctor several times, but whenever it seems that I've gotten rid of the adware, it re-appears. After many hours of getting rid of adware, this is my best result. However, this adware somehow multiplies itself and I get many different adware types if I wait about 10 minutes and then scan.
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2. I have run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It currently detects nothing.

Below are my results:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.38
Database version: 2297
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

6/25/2009 4:25:22 PM
mbam-log-2009-06-25 (16-25-22).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 82664
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 18 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)

I currently am running spyware doctor & norton antivirus 2009.

Edited by GreatPie, 25 June 2009 - 06:59 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2009 - 06:51 PM

Hello and welcome,
Your MBAM is a bit out of date.
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.


Next run ATF and SAS:

Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
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
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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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 or Opera browser click that browser 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
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NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
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.


Please ask any needed questions,post 2 logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 07:07 PM

MBAM Scan:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.38
Database version: 2335
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

6/25/2009 5:03:41 PM
mbam-log-2009-06-25 (17-03-41).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 84070
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 22 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 13

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fmifs32.dll (Trojan.Tracur) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\d4c3d252620 (Trojan.Tracur) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SystemX86 (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fmifs32.dll (Trojan.Tracur) -> Delete on reboot.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\systemx86\189.crack.zip (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\systemx86\189.crack.zip.kwd (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\systemx86\190.keygen.zip (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\systemx86\190.keygen.zip.kwd (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\systemx86\191.serial.zip (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\systemx86\191.serial.zip.kwd (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\systemx86\192.setup.zip (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\systemx86\192.setup.zip.kwd (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\systemx86\193.music.au.kwd (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\systemx86\194.music.mp3.kwd (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\systemx86\195.music2.au.kwd (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\systemx86\196.music.snd.kwd (Worm.Archive) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 07:30 PM

Hello. Did you reboot normally after the MBAm Scan? It was needed for removal.
This is all the result of cracks and keygens. Some of these carry malwares that are incureable.

Will wait for the SAS log.
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 08:16 PM

ATF-Cleaner:
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 08:32 PM

Now alll your logs are clean . Are you still being redirected.
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 09:49 PM

Yes. I still get that one Adware.Advertising on spyware doctor. It will duplicate itself soon and be 158 :flowers: , maybe even 1000 lol :thumbsup: . *sigh*, do you know anything else that can help?

Edited by GreatPie, 25 June 2009 - 09:50 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:34 AM

Are you using firefox and/or IEx ?
May as well run DrWeb-CureIt
Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Please download Dr.Web CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.
alternate download link
Note: The file will be randomly named (i.e. 5mkuvc4z.exe).

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 Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on the randomly named file to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All. (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • After the Express Scan is finished, put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and uncheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Apply, Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • Please be patient as this scan could take a long time to complete.
  • When the scan has finished, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

Edited by boopme, 26 June 2009 - 08:35 AM.

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