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Overclick.cn and now serious other problems (possibly Conficker?)


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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:36 PM

Ok, so I was able to put a copy of userinit.exe onto my usb drive, but when I try to paste it or drag it into the windows/system32 folder, it says I don't have permission to write files there. I tried changing permissions for the folder by right-clicking, selecting properties, and then changing the permissions, but it said I wasn't able to do that.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:38 PM

That probably has something to do with Slax, so I'm not sure.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:42 PM

Oh okay, I'll see what I can find. But is there a way I could make the image (for the entire recovery disk) at work on a Vista computer using Roxio Easy CD Creator (which they have there), now that I have access to the userinit.exe file on my USB drive?

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:46 PM

Follow the instructions in my post #45.

When you get to this stage:

Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and select userinit.exe

Select the userinit.exe file on your USB drive instead.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:57 PM

Found some Slax info actually, and was able to force mount it! That changed the permissions, so I just added the userinit.exe file there, and I'm gonna try to log on to Windows now.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:15 PM

So, I've successfully gotten on to Windows, but it's clearly pretty bad in there. None of the Control Panel icons launch their programs (in fact, most of them lost their icons), so to launch programs, I have to go to their actual location in C:/Program Files. Also, Firefox crashes immediately (even before a window opens.). I guess any software I want to download--I'm probably gonna have to download it on to another computer and then put it on using my USB drive.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:16 PM

You can copy this one over and run it:

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)

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:30 PM

Hey, quick question: I have to get some rest before work tomorrow, so should I do the express scan and then get the complete scan started and leave it running overnight? And then send you the results in the morning? Or should I do it when I can monitor it?

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:31 PM

It should be okay to let it run overnight.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:34 PM

Ok, great. Thank you so much! I'll send in my results in the morning.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:54 PM

Hi, sorry to be a bother. But the express seems to be frozen in the middle of inspecting lsass.exe. I didn't want to do anything until you gave me the go ahead. So far, it's found that explorer.exe is infected with Trojan.Starter.384 and cmd.exe was infected with Win32.Virut.56.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:58 PM

I hate to say this, but if you have Virut you are going to have to format your hard drive and reinstall Windows.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:05 AM

That's okay...was expecting that at this point, but it's great that I got the files I needed! Any chance this would work--http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Win32-Virut-Remover.shtml ? If not, just let me know what I need to do to reformat/reinstall Windows. Thank you so much for all your help!

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:13 AM

I think if DrWebCureIt doesn't get rid of it nothing will.

Some background information:

http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/06/vir...again-sigh.html
http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2009/02/vir...s-throwing.html
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:17 AM

Alrighty, that's an awful virus. Before I reformat/reinstall--just wanted to make sure that my USB drive is safe? If it contains no .exe (besides the userinit.exe from another computer ) or .scr files, should I be fine?

Or, is there a way to scan the USB drive to make sure it's okay before I reformat the drive? Maybe using Knoppix again?




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