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#1 shellieg1

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 04:20 PM

Hello,
Yesterday I was able to rid my system of a nasty trojan/virus by using Combofix. It was easy to use and totally cleaned out all of the infections. My internet works fine after the fix but I am now unable to view any web-sites legitimate popups. Such as templates for creating a book from Inkubook or Artscow. Combo fix worked too well! I have checked my popup stopper and firewall and checked the Allow for the sites but nothing works. I use Firefox but i tried using Explorer and have the same problem. Any idea thoughts, hints, tips would be totally appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time.
Shellie :thumbsup:

Edited by shellieg1, 09 August 2009 - 05:00 PM.


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Posted 09 August 2009 - 07:24 PM

Hello shellieg1,

I suspect that your system is still not clean. It is also possible that there were program or system files that were altered by the malware.

Please note: ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert." It is NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

Running ComboFix by yourself is like performing open heart surgery on yourself--the scalpel and other surgical tools that is ComboFix is meant to be wielded by a highly trained surgeon only in emergencies or dire circumstances. When the surgeon is thru s/he leaves the room. So combofix should be removed from a system once it has accomplished its job, unlike an AV that is there to protect you from future infections.

. . . CF does make some alterations to your system if you run it. Even if you had no malware removed and run the uninstall command, some things may be different now on your system. I can tell you that one thing is that all your restore points will be flushed out and a new one created. There is a good reason to do that when you have a severe infection--but if you aren't infected you might need those restore points.

Read and abide by the disclaimer people. It's there for a reason. Stick to running and protecting yourself with a good AV and firewall and an anti-malware scanner or two. If you feel you need a second opinion, try running online scans. If you feel you might need surgery, come here to BC and ask for help--that is what we're here for.


From: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1159014

That said, I would suggest at this point that you follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<==

If you cannot produce the DDS logs, then post back here and we will provide you with further instructions.

Please retain the Combofix log in case you are asked for it later.

Note: I am shifting this topic to the Am I Infected forum.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:50 PM

Now that you have a log posted here, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.




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