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#1 cowboymatt43


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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:13 AM

Hi and thanks from the get-go to whoever may be able to offer me help.

Recently my computer was infected by some sort of malware. I'm sure that a.exe and msa.exe were part of this but it seems that a browser redirector is included as well.

Here's what I have: Windows XP SP3 with Zone Alarm, Avira, and PC Tools Spyware Doctor.

Here are the symptoms: Google, Bing, Yahoo!, etc redirect whenever I click on search results in IE (not in Opera or FireFox); Malewarebytes, Windows Defender, SUPERAntiSpyware, and Sypbot S&D will not scan (they install but the programs crash right after scan begins); HiJackThis will not operate; Windows Update for the most part fails to install updates (except I was able to download and install IE8); Avira and Spyware Doctor both are able to scan but neither are detecting whatever the issue is; and nothing nefarious seems to be running when I look at task manager.

Any ideas about what I can do?

I have already tried to run scans with every malware removal program that I know of to no avail. I have also tried most of them in SAFE MODE and I have attempted renaming the .exe's as well. So far, no dice.

Again, thanks in advance!

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#2 boopme


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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:31 AM

You do have a Rootkit that needs attention.

Now ... Download this Utility and save it to your Desktop.
Double-click the Utility to run it and and let it finish.
When it states Finished! Press any key to exit, press any key to close the program.
It will save a .txt file to your desktop automatically. Double-click on the Win32kDiag.txt file that is located on your Desktop and post the entire contents of that log as part of the reply in the topic you will create below..

Next please go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post the Rootrepeal log and the above log.

Let me know how that went.
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