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Help? Fake Antivir trying to install.


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#1 Jazzyy

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:12 AM

today, i accidentally installed this thing where it TRIES to install a fake antivirus called 'protection system', well I have ESET nod32 anti-virus but thats about it, when it's running it attempts to uninstall nod32, but fails, and keeps trying over again, an infinite loop, so i ended the process wscsvc32.exe in which the virus resides and i was able to momentarily stop it, the virus looks like a red circle with a white X in it, then a red shield with a white X in it.

I ended the wscsvc32.exe task and it stopped it, so im okay for now, but please help!

thanks.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:16 AM

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 21 July 2009 - 01:29 AM

I cannot install Malware Bytes as when i install it it stalls as 'finishing installation'

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:31 AM

Rename the setup file:

mbam-setup.exe

to this:

winlogon.exe

Then double-click the renamed file and see if it will install.
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#5 Jazzyy

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:38 AM

Okay installed perfectly, but, it's not running?

Edit: Oddly enough, after this restart, the virus has stopped showing up, the wscsvc32.exe file remains in my system32, but it doesn't show up anywhere, I haven't installed anything, the reason I restarted was I was removing windows click with Avenger.

Edited by Jazzyy, 21 July 2009 - 01:42 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:42 AM

Rename this file:

C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe

to this:

winlogon.exe

Then double-click the renamed file and see if it will run.
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#7 Jazzyy

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:51 AM

Okay, scanned it, removed it, all is done.

I thank you for the speedy reply, even during my timezone being at 2am. You sir, are a life saver.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:56 AM

If you’re clean, you should create a new Restore Point to prevent possible re-infection from an old one.

Go Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click System Restore. Choose the radio button marked Create a Restore Point on the first screen then click Next. Give the Restore Point a name and then click Create. Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point. Go Start > Run and type: "Cleanmgr" (without the quotes). Click Ok > More Options tab > Clean Up in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

Also, go Start > Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs. Post back and report any Java entries that you have.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:58 AM

I have Java ™ 6 Update 14 and thats the only thing i saw that had the word java in it.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 02:20 AM

That Java is okay.

You're good to go.
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