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Advanced Virus Removal 2009


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#1 Underattacked09

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 12:21 PM

Hi,
I am a new member and I hope you can help me to resolve this nasty problem.
I have encountered this virus in the past and by using Malwarebytes program it was able to remove the virus, however, this time around it is much more difficult. I was able to open the Malwarebytes program to scan the computer and remove most of the infected items when the computer is not connected to the internet. However, as I rebooted the PC each time and ran Malwarebytes again, there is always the same three items that seem to be never able to be deleted by Malwarebytes' program.

Registry values infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\winlogon\taskman (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntivirusDisableenotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\Firewalldisablenotify (Disable.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good(0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

With the task manager window opens I can see the virus is rebuilding itself once I connect the PC to the internet. An program call 923.exe or something similar will appear in the Processes tab under Windows Task Manager. The virus executable program appears in the Processes tab has a different name each time it appears when you reboot the computer. By terminating the process of this executable program, I was able to stop the full blown installation of this virus in the computer. Then when I ran Malwarebytes program again, I get a large number of infected items and their numbers vary depending on how fast I can pull the plug on the executable program.

I then read up on another similar topic in this forum under "Advanced Virus Remover Disable programs/....... etc" by Bloggermom and I try to follow the instruction of downloading the ATF-Cleaner and SuperAntiSpyware program and then try cleaning my computer. But now I can't even start the computer into Safe Mode. It gave me a message that my computer has a virus and windows can not open. I am able to boot into the normal window but I can't run the CHDSK command.

At this point I am at a loss on what I can do next :thumbsup:

I am posting this message with the use of my MAC laptop and I hope someone can help me to resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 08:52 PM

Is there no one that can give me some advise on how to get rid of this virus? Is re-formatting the drive the only option I have left?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:14 PM

Hello can you boot normally and then run these?
HJT/DDS.
Please follow this guide. go and do steps 6 and 7 ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Hijackthis. Then go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.

Let me know if it went OK.
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:30 PM

Thanks for providing some guidance for me. My computer is able to boot into normal mode but not in any of the safe mode. I have it disconnected from the internet so at the moment the virus is not popping up. I know I am not able to clean the virus off the computer. I will try to follow the guide and post back the result.

Thanks again.

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:47 PM

You're welcome. I may be gone till the am (east coast) but i will check back.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:44 AM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/251941/advanced-virus-removal-2009/ 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 ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in 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 EXTREMELY 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.

Please be patient. It may take several days, perhaps less, to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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