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#1 vidtrouble

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 06:57 PM

Can't find anything with adaware, spybot, or malwarebytes.. Ugg.

Any ideas?

>Edit: And its usually only when clicking a google search link

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#2 etavares

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:41 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

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. No one is ignored here.

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 clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.


Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
  • Notepad will open with the results.
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

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#3 vidtrouble

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:51 PM

I'm still having problems, but now its getting worse, I've got a fake windows security console popping up, and a bunch of porn shortcuts are on my system, along with a "Protection System Report" and fake "To help protect your computer, windows firewall has blocked features of this program"..

I'll do the DDS now

> Edit: I tried running DDS and its giving me a fake error "Debugger Detected" - I was having that problem trying to run Firefox as well, but I terminated a lot of services and processes and could eventually get on here.

Edited by vidtrouble, 04 September 2009 - 08:53 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2009 - 10:08 AM

Hello, vidtrouble.

Ok....thanks for the info. First, one question:
What is the name of the fake Windows Security program?

Here's a few things to get started:
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Your logs show that you have online poker programs installed on your computer. I know that you may use these (this) game(s) on a regular basis but I think it's important to note that often these kind of programmes are installed with other unwanted software, namely spyware or adware. Due to this I strongly suggest that you uninstall these programmes if you do not use them anymore or did not install these programmes yourself on purpose. There are so many online poker games out there these days that it is close to impossible to keep track of whether a programme is infected or not. Should you have installed this online poker game on purpose and wish to continue using this, you may ignore this. Should you decide to uninstall the programme, then you can do so by following the below steps:

You can remove this via Add/Remove programs.

Now, let's try and get a scan. HJT is not showing much of anything, but that's not a surprsie as it has not been updated in quite some time. Let's try the following.



Step 1

We need to create an OTL Report
  • Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:
  • Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:
    • OTListIt.txt <-- Will be opened
    • Extra.txt <-- Will be minimized
If you can't run OTL, first, try rename it to vidtrouble.exe. If that doesn't work, then please try an RSIT scan....and try renaming that file if it will not work as RSIT.exe:
  • Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.
  • Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
  • Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)
Step 2

We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepeal
  • Download RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.
  • Extract RootRepeal.exe from the archive.
  • Open Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Click the Posted Image tab.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Check all seven boxes: Posted Image
  • Push Ok
  • Check the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.
  • Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.
  • Once the scan completes, push the Posted Image button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.
Step 3

In your reply, please include:
  • OTL or RSIT logs
  • RootRepeal log
  • Name of the fake windows security program


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#5 vidtrouble

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:12 AM

Thank you for your help, but I reformatted. The spyware and rootkit were getting worse, unable to open ANY programs, etc.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 06:05 AM

OK, good luck and safe surfing!


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Posted 06 September 2009 - 06:17 AM

This thread will now be closed since the issue seems to be resolved.

If you should have a new issue, please start a new topic.




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