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Security Tool Virus/ ComboFix still not fixing it

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#1 GeoffCos


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Posted 23 October 2009 - 02:23 PM

Ok, i'm apologize in advance because im pretty computer illiterate...I obtained the Security Virus a few days ago on my home computer. I've had Malwarebytes on my computer already and have ran that full computer scan about 10 times since then in both Safe Mode and Standard Mode. Each time Malwarebytes seems to get rid of all of the virus except either 1 or 2 extensions (HKEY_LOCAL etc) that say that they will be deleted once the computer reboots. When i do reboot though, the Virus comes back and rewrites itself every time.

I asked my IT professional yesterday and he suggested ComboFix, which i ran last night, once in Standard Mode and then once again in SafeMode....and the same thing happened where once i rebooted my computer...the Security Virus would rewrite itself and i'd be back to square one. Now i can even begin to start the ComboFix scan because Security Virus seems to shut all of my desktop icons down.

I am writing this on my work computer because my home computer has been pretty much been rendered useless because of it.

Can anybody help??

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 04:55 PM

Download this file and save it to your desktop:


Copy it over to the problem computer on a CD or pen drive if you need to.

Double-click the file to run it. A command window will open briefly. Then run a quick scan with Malwarebytes. Post the Malwarebytes log.
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#3 Orange Blossom

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:01 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/267274/hijack-log-included-please-help/ 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, up to two weeks 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 as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

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

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