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Variant of Antispy Protector 2009 - HELP! [Moved]


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#1 DavidA.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:57 AM

I have a variant of the Antispy Protector 2009 described on the home page that I need help eradicating.

I have done the following:

1. In MSCONFIG - disabled just about everything that could possibly carry the virus / Trojan, e.g. the random number and letter exe's.
2. Cleaned the Prefetch folder that was carrying viral executables notably b.exe and c.exe.
3. I have renamed folders that were carrying the "Windows Pro" version of the Antispy Protector.
4. Doing 1, 2 and 3 have stopped the fake infection warning pop-ups and the creation of the b.exe, c.exe and svchast.exe (yes, with an "a").
5. I watch these in Process Explorer which I have renamed iExplorer and run immediately upon rebooting.
6. When doing so I notice (and kill) braviax.exe as it starts up and I CAN'T stop it from continually reappearing even after renaming or deleting it.
7. I can not run any malware or spyware detection. It is always short circuited. I have loaded and reloaded Malwarebytes, Spybot and even my own Trend Micro wont' work. They all are disabled.
8. This leads me to believe I have a rootkit issue as described in the home page post.

PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO RUN THE ROOTKIT FIX (IF THAT IS WHAT I HAVE) SO I CAN RUN THE MALWARE DETECTION!

Thanks.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:18 AM

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.
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#3 garmanma

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:37 PM

The new variant of rootkits are pretty bad
You need some special tools that we can not use in this particular forum
I recommend submitting a DDS / HJT log

Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

The HJT team is very busy and it will take awhile to get to your post
Please be patient and good luck
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:20 PM

Thanks. Gave up and reformatted the hard drive.

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 05:27 PM

With this new rootkit variant, it's the best thing to do
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