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Ad Network Intrusion/Infection?

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#1 Bub12


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:09 PM


While previewing an ad for my website on an ad network to which I belong, I may have been infected. In addition the the ad previewing as usual, a seemingly bogus window popped-up confirming that I wanted to close a window...before I actually tried to close any window. I was then unable to close that window, the ad preview window and the Firefox page on which I was browsing. Then...a voice began asking me "do I have a feeling inside...." I ended the task before it could go on smile.gif

Task manager- end task, was the only way I could get out. I scanned my system with Avast, MBAM & Ad-Aware & all came up clean. I re-booted & scanned again, just to double check & still clean. I also use SpywareBlaster. Any thoughts or recommendations to be sure I am not infected?

Sorry to post this again but since I didn't yet receive a response I thought I would try again.

Thank you

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#2 golfdude


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:49 PM


Welcome to BC and sorry you haven't been helped yet. Until the Pro's can get to you, I would suggest doing the following:

(very important- UPDATE before doing the scan)
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.

Post the log after the scan...


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#3 Bub12

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:38 PM

Thanks Gofdude but as I mentioned, I already ran a MBAM scan & others... many times since the threat & I regularly update. Looks like I'll need to wait it out.

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