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Trojan.TDSS infection


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#1 itgotmegood

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:00 AM

A couple days ago I was hit by Antivirus Pro 2009. I've since removed the spyware but it seems to have left behind the Trojan.TDSS component. MBAM detects it but doesn't get rid of it. MBAM informs me of the infection and claims it needs a restart to fully remove it, however a scan after restart shows it's still there, and I'm still getting redirected when I click on a link from a google search. Thx in advance for your time/efforts.

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#2 itgotmegood

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:09 PM

I've been tinkering a bit. I ran AVG which found a lot of instances of the Cryptor virus. However trying to remove it has proved quite a pain. It keeps telling me I don't have permissions to heal the file. I'm definately logged in as an administrator, so I checked the AVG forums on possible resolutions. The forums suggested Dial-a-fix, which didn't work. They also suggested SubInAcl along with a batch file, which also didn't work. Any ideas on what I can do next to get rid of this and reset my permissions to Full Admin?

http://freeforum.avg.com/read.php?12,155264,sv= This is the page with the information I followed trying to get my permissions back.

Update: I ran a command-line scan with AVG in Safe Mode. After a reboot to normal mode and a scan it's claiming nothing found. MBAM still finds trojan.tdss though

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While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.

Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.

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That is why I have made an edit to your last post, instead of a reply. Please do not multiple post here, as that only pushes you further down the queue and causes confusion to the staff.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.

Thank you for understanding.

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 07 August 2009 - 10:09 PM.


#3 extremeboy

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 03:31 PM

Hi

My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

If you do not make a reply in 5 days, we will need to close your topic.

You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the Posted Image button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic. The topics you are tracking can be found here.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
  • Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
  • If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
  • Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself.
  • Please reply using the Posted Image button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply.
  • Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just post back here so that we know you're still here.



If you still require assistance post a new set of DDS Logs and a description of any remaining problems or symptoms you may still have please.

If for any reason you did not post a DDS log please refer to this page and in step #6 there is instructions on downloading and running DDS. IF you have any problems just let me know in your next reply or simply post a Hijackthis log.

Then, please run RootRepeal:

Download and run RootRepeal CR

Please download RootRepeal to your desktop
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  • Physically disconnect your machine from the internet as your system will be unprotected.
  • Unzip it to it's own folder
  • Close/Disable all other programs especially your security programs (anti-spyware, anti-virus, and firewall) Refer to this page, if you are unsure how.
  • Double-click on RootRepeal.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, please right-click and run as Administrator...
  • Click the Report tab at the bottom.
  • Now click the Scan button in the Report Tab. Posted Image
  • A box will pop up, check the boxes beside ALL Seven options/scan area
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  • Now click OK.
  • Another box will open, check the boxes beside all the drives, eg : C:\, then click OK.
  • The scan will take a little while to run, so let it go unhindered.
  • Once it is done, click the Save Report button. Posted Image
  • Save it as RepealScan and save it to your desktop
  • Reconnect to the internet.
  • Post the contents of that log in your reply please.
For your next reply I would like to see:
-The DDS logs
---DDS.txt and Attach logs
-RootRepeal logs
-Descriiption fo any remaining problems you may still have.


Thanks again and we apologzie for the delay.

With Regards,
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#4 extremeboy

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 11:59 AM

Hello.

Due to Lack of feedback, this topic is now Closed

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Everyone else please start a new topic in the Hijackthis-Malware Removal forum.

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