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#1 aschmoe

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 04:08 PM

Heres the situation:

Had Symantec as my antivirus client and last week the actual "scan" started sending an error. Thinking it was just Symantec being annoying, I downloaded Avast! to use as a scanning client and left Symantec as the on-board protection.

That worked OK for a while until I tried to actually run the scan while working on other tasks. At this point Avast! lost the ability to actually open, and all its protection services became disabled. Now I'm thinking "Oh f***" so I restart and try to go into safe mode. I hit a blue screen saying that I'm not allowed to enter safe mode in order to protect my computer. Even with previous virus issues I had never hit this wall before... so I restarted regularly and downloaded Kaspersky, MalwareBytes, and Hijack to really settle down and destroy whatever is going on. Now these programs installed just fine, but when I try to run them in order to sweep house they fail, then subsequent attempts to open them send the Windows error "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, file..."

So any antivirus client is being attacked (it would seem). I did Kaspersky's online virus scan, found a bunch of issues, deleted them. Cleaned registry. But the problem still persists. Any thoughts? Your help would be most appreciated. I would just spend all day re-installing windows and what not but I have a Flash project due later today and really need to work.

Heres the log for the Kasperksy online scan:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\flashd.dll/C:\WINDOWS\system32\flashd.dll Infected: Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.avwh 15
C:\Documents and Settings\IPLD\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\u0akvuuq.default\Mail\Local Folders\Inbox Infected: Trojan-Spy.HTML.Bayfraud.fr 2
C:\Documents and Settings\IPLD\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\u0akvuuq.default\Mail\Local Folders\Inbox Suspicious: Trojan-Spy.HTML.Fraud.gen 2
C:\Documents and Settings\IPLD\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\u0akvuuq.default\Mail\Local Folders\Trash Infected: Trojan-Spy.HTML.Bayfraud.fr 2
C:\Documents and Settings\IPLD\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\u0akvuuq.default\Mail\Local Folders\Trash Suspicious: Trojan-Spy.HTML.Fraud.gen 2
C:\Program Files\mIRC\backup\mirc.exe Infected: not-a-virus:Client-IRC.Win32.mIRC.616 1
C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe Infected: not-a-virus:Client-IRC.Win32.mIRC.616 1
C:\Program Files\Toolbar\toolbar.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.WebSearch.r 1
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{B37680B2-BA0A-4E5D-BF30-83E44C588624}\RP3\A0002463.exe Infected: Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.avyd 1
C:\WINDOWS\bridge.exe Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.en 1
C:\WINDOWS\cnbabeie.exe Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.CommonName.b 3
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ZangoLib.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.180Solutions 1
C:\WINDOWS\Installer\11c0ad.msi Infected: Trojan.Win32.Crot.a 1
C:\WINDOWS\Installer\4630c.msi Infected: Trojan.Win32.Crot.a 1
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\diskcheck.exe Infected: Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.avwg 1
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\flashd.dll Infected: Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.avwh 1
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\wisdstr.exe Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.FraudLoad.eyw 1

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#2 aschmoe

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 04:10 PM

Oh yeah, Windows XP SP3... older machine so thats why I kind of dismissed Symantec's behavior

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 04:16 PM

Hi what's the saying ...Oy vey!!

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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Posted 16 July 2009 - 04:56 PM

Did just like you said, but like I previously encountered I was thwarted...

Installed fine, updated fine:

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Then when I run the scan it sits idle for a couple seconds then quits out:

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And when I try to re-open it afterwards it yeilds this error:

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Not really sure what to do. If I can't find the problem with software, how do I rectify it?

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:47 PM

I missed your note at the top there... tried to install it to desktop with a different name but encountered same problem.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:54 PM

Its not software, But you have a really bad infection which is preventing you from running MBAm ;)

You may want to try installing MBAM to a USB Stick and try running off that :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:58 PM

Hi try running Fatdcuk's fix
Please navigate to the MBAM folder located in the Program Files directory.

Locate MBAM.exe and rename it to winlogon.exe

Once renamed double click on the file to open MBAM and select Quick Scan

At the end of the scan allow MBAM to remove what it had found then reboot.

Post the log.

Edited by boopme, 16 July 2009 - 06:59 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:50 PM

I'm afraid this method has had the same result... MalwareBytes stayed open a little longer before it was shut down, although still no files were scanned.

I would be inclined to believe that there is just something straight up screwy about my computer but programs like RegMech and CCleaner function properly... it seems to just target software that could locate a virus. Any thoughts would be GREATLY appreciated

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:05 PM

That is exactly it. They write the malware specifically to the tools that work.
Let's give Drweb-cureit a go.

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.
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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)
[list][*]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)[/list
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