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Virus Win32/AMalum.ZZNXU

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#1 Vincent44


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:30 PM

I got this virus called Win32/AMalum.ZZNXU and am not sure where or how I got it. I do know that it changed some windows registry items because my Windows® XP™ File Alert System warned me that it something had changed. It instructed me to install my Windows XP disc and it would fix the problems for me. When I did that, the installer said that my disc was not as current as the version I was currently running and would not move forward.

So, NOW, I keep getting these annoying error messages that pop up about every 10 minutes or so and is listed below:
This message is loaded 3 times and I have to hit OK or cancel 3 times for it to go away. I have gone to the Task Manager and have ended the nmctxth.exe from running but that's not a good fix. What can I do to correct this?

and..thank you guys in advance for having a site like this. this is great.

--------------Error Messages---------------------------

{NetworkMagicUserContext9D8F61C7-BFA2-459b-9243-426A1D514B03}: nmctxth.exe

The application failed to start because NETSH.EXE was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem

Re: What is nmctxth.exe

Nmctxth.exe helps to set up, manage and secure your network. Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. If you feel that you want this program starting automatically so that you have it available as needed, then do not disable it. it is loaded during the Windows boot process at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run.

It is not a Windows core file and can be uninstalled in the Control Panel.

I just found out that Microsoft Outlook was opened this morning and no one here opened it. I'm guessing the virus sent out emails to everyone on my contact list. When I closed Outlook, I could no longer open it.

How do I reinstall NETSHE.exe?

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Edited by Vincent44, 10 July 2009 - 12:34 PM.

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#2 syler


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Posted 18 July 2009 - 12:14 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

My name is Syler, I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. Whilst I am helping you, I would
be grateful if you would note the following:
  • Please do not run other tools or scans unless I ask you to and follow all the steps I give you, in order.
  • Copy and paste all logs requested in you reply, Do not attach them unless asked too.
  • If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask before you proceed with my instructions.
  • Please continue to work with me, until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
  • If I do not hear back from you within 5 days of my last post, then this topic will be closed.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

Note: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just update then run it.
  • Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan (the scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient).
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and Paste the entire report in your next reply .
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.

  • Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.
  • Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
  • Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)
Then please post back here with the following:
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#3 syler


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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:57 PM

Due to the lack of feedback this Topic is closed.

If you need this topic reopened, please request this by sending me a PM
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