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New Malware/Virus Problem (Win32.PePatch.AO and more)


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#1 dl16

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:09 AM

A few days ago I contracted a pretty bad virus/malware. It completely hijacked AVG and turned all components off, prevented ComboFix from running, as well as hijacked IE/FF. So I broke out my arsenal of programs to try and fix it. After using HijackThis, Dr Web CureIt, Malwarebytes, and ATF Cleaner, I managed to get AVG functionality back. I scanned and removed threats with that (various things in System Volume Info and other crazy places), and I also got ComboFix functionality back. The name of the virus was Win32.pepatch.ao, and it infected files like winlogon.exe but I THINK all of that is fixed.

The only problems left are two 010 strings (unkown file in Winsock LSP) in HijackThis that I know are malware DLL's, but HJT can't remove them, and neither can LSDFixer. Also, FF and IE are hijacked and will make pop ups once in awhile. Google search results are hacked too, and it runs like a snail. I have attached my most recent MB, HJT, and Combofix log. What do I do from here?

EDIT Took matters into my own hands. Ran SDFix, SmitfraudFix, HSFix, WinsockFix, and ATF Cleaner one more time. I think WinsockFix was the key, because I ran HJT again and the log was clean. I'm going to run ComboFix, AVG, and MB once more each tonight just to make sure everything's clear, but as of right now everything seems like it's back to normal!


Attached File  ComboFix.txt   10.19KB   17 downloads
Attached File  mbam_log_2009_09_25__05_36_17_.txt   1.26KB   16 downloads
Attached File  hijackthis.log   3.97KB   13 downloads

Edited by dl16, 25 September 2009 - 11:09 AM.


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#2 thcbytes

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 02:39 PM

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#3 dl16

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 02:58 PM

Well I didn't want to bump it, but everything's been ok for many weeks. I actually ran DDS myself. You can close the topic.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:17 PM

Thanks for letting us know. :(

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