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#1 D Money

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:02 PM

When I plug my external drives into my computer it comes up as a folder. I have plugged a couple of my friends external drives into my computer and their hard drives now open as a folder as well. I have ran Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition with the new definitions and it does not detect a virus. I have ran Spybot Search & Destroy 1.62 and Window Defender and neither one detected any spyware or malware. My computer is operating with Windows XP Pro SP3.

Also, with my internal drive and external drives when you go to My Computer and click on C drive or the external hard drive, it opens as a search. I have to right click and go to Open or Explore in order to view the contents. I asked someone about this and they said it was a VBS.runauto or VBS. autorun virus. If you have a program or a suggestion that might work to not infect anyone elses drives and fix my current problem I would greatly appreciate it.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:56 PM

Please download

Be sure to hold down the shift key while attaching the portable drives
Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.
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Then run mbam

The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • 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 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 and exit MBAM.
Note:
-- If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Note 2:
-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes. To disable these programs, please view this topic: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 01:40 PM

Thanks for the help. However, my flash drive still comes up as a folder, but my external comes up as a drive now. Here are the results from mbam:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.40
Database version: 2635
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

8/16/2009 10:36:43 PM
mbam-log-2009-08-16 (22-36-43).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 106048
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 13 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{681147c4-d615-461a-960f-655871e315c3} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{681147c4-d615-461a-960f-655871e315c3} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{681147c4-d615-461a-960f-655871e315c3} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)


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Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:32 PM

Update mbam and run a FULL scan
Please post the results

Then run ATF and SAS

ATF
Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

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SAS,may take a long time to scan
Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
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 SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:04 PM

Here are the results form Super AntiSpyware:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 08/17/2009 at 08:07 PM

Application Version : 4.27.1002

Core Rules Database Version : 4058
Trace Rules Database Version: 1998

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 05:47:00

Memory items scanned : 257
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6042
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 89507
File threats detected : 0


Here are the results from Mbam:


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.40
Database version: 2637
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

8/17/2009 12:50:15 PM
mbam-log-2009-08-17 (12-50-15).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 198118
Time elapsed: 4 hour(s), 28 minute(s), 14 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 2
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 2
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 4

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Dwain\Dwain.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Unloaded process successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Dwain\lsass.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{681147c4-d615-461a-960f-655871e315c3} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{681147c4-d615-461a-960f-655871e315c3} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\dwain (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\lsa shellu (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Dwain\Dwain.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Dwain\Dwain.exe.vir (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{B3CC8F12-E7C4-458C-B030-0CC4268F3599}\RP3\A0001291.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Dwain\lsass.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 07:50 PM

Please download Dr.Web CureIt, the free version & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.

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 launch.exe 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.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now 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 Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "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)

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:18 AM

Here are the results from Dr. Web:

0FD00001.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD00003.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD00005.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD00007.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD00009.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD0000B.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD0000D.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD0000F.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD00011.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD00013.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD00015.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD00017.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD00019.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD0001B.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD0001D.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD0001F.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD00021.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD00023.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD00025.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD00027.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
0FD0002D.VBN;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine;Trojan.MulDrop.6474;Deleted.;
Flash_Disinfector.exe\nircmd.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Dwain\My Documents\Viru fix stuff\Flash_Disinfector.exe;Tool.NirCmd.1;;
Flash_Disinfector.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Dwain\My Documents\Viru fix stuff;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0001788.exe\nircmd.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{B3CC8F12-E7C4-458C-B030-0CC4268F3599}\RP7\A0001788.exe;Tool.NirCmd.1;;
A0001788.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{B3CC8F12-E7C4-458C-B030-0CC4268F3599}\RP7;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0001799.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{B3CC8F12-E7C4-458C-B030-0CC4268F3599}\RP8;Trojan.DownLoad.41501;Deleted.;
A0001800.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{B3CC8F12-E7C4-458C-B030-0CC4268F3599}\RP8;Win32.HLLW.Autoruner.2620;Deleted.;
vbwFunctionsVB6.dll;C:\WINDOWS\system32;Trojan.Siggen.2468;Deleted.;

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:40 PM

My drive is stilll opening as a search instead of opening normally. I have to manually right click and open. Is this caused by the same viruses that have been caught already or is there something else I need to do to fix this?




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