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#1 LittleGreenDots

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:48 AM

Windows XP Pro. I use Avast AV software (free) and ZoneAlarm firewall (free), and Ad-Aware, though I do not have A-A in live scanning mode; I update and do scans on my own. My browser is Firefox v.3.5.5 and while I have some add-ons loaded (Ad Blocker and NoScript) I had them disabled because they make navigating websites nearly impossible.

A few days ago, while at www.deviantart.com, signed into my account, I saw this notice while signing: You're internet connection has been reset while this page was loading. A few minutes later I got my first virus alert while viewing photos online. Avast gave me the option to abort the connection, which I did, and notified me that it had stopped the virus before it entered my computer. I immediately did a scan and Avast found nothing.

Yesterday it happened again, but this time I was scanning for movies on www.imdb.com. After that incident, I noticed that my clock went to 24-hour military time. I tried to fix that and followed instructions I found on Google, but the control I needed to reset it (through control panel > Language and regional settings) was missing. Also, my screen saver (one provided by Microsoft with my Windows) was missing, just a stock photo.

I've had a third virus alert since each time, nothing shows on a virus scan.

I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but after that first alert, while scanning, the scan was extremely slow, taking nearly an hour to complete. A scan is usually about twenty minutes. I watched it crawl through a certain portion of my files (photos) three-five files at a time. I have thousands of photo files on my computer. I also ran an Ad-Aware scan but was unable to view the files that it wanted to remove, 14 in all. That function was disabled.

I also went to TrendMicro and did an online "Housecall" scan and it found nothing.

Through Control Panel > Administration Tools, I have a list of all the errors listed for this month, including what Avast reported on the day of my attacks. I did not post it here, not knowing how this process works here, and did not want to create a first file that looked like I did something (ComboFix, whatever that is) I am not supposed to, but this last notice seems to have some information so I will include it. Google is my homepage.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: avast!
Event Category: Client
Event ID: 90
Date: 11/30/2009
Time: 16:45:55
User: N/A
Computer: XXXX-XXXX
Description:
Sign of "JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj]" has been found in "http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&ved=0CAcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline-share.org%2Fdownload%2Ffirefox%2B3.5.5%2Bclear%2Bcache.html&rct=j&q=firefox+3.5.5+clear+cache&ei=Dj0US6etFtTYnAePoLDGAw&usg=AFQjCNHlGt8j7A9GZh7_VinyoxNru4ok3A\{gzip}" file.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:52 AM

Hello and welcome .. please do these and let me know how it is,
Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
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Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.

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MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.


To fix the clock display:

Go toStart >> Control Panel.
Select Regional and Language Options.
In the Standards and Formats section... next to the language you are using... click the Customize...button
Press the Time...tab.
In the Time Format...box, for 12 hour time display... change the format to:

h mm ss tt
or
hh mm ss tt


Select the other display options you want... separator, AM, PM...
When done...click Apply and OK as needed.
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:01 AM

I followed your instructions and it fixed the problem. Thanks. I'll search the threads here and see what I can do to prevent this in the future. I don't get it...I haven't visited any porno sites, any hacker sites, download sites, etc. I have AV running, plus a firewall (not the Windows XP Version.) I don't respond to emails from people I do not know.

Thanks again.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 11:23 AM

Did Malware bytes find anything? This clock thingy haooens sometimes when running some Malware tools also.
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