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Security Central infection [Moved]


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#1 jshark

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 05:14 PM

Hello,

I was browsing the internet and visiting pretty normal sites when my Spysweeper detected malware activity. I tried to unplug internet connection but was too slow. Now the Security Central program has infiltrated my PC. It has the same actions taking over that the other posts I've seen have complained of. I ran Spysweeper 2 times and the first time it found 3 malware & the 2nd time none. But of course the malware is still there. I am not proficient with computers but just play on them but I am good at following directions. I tried to search for some of the files but the ones that were found would not let me delete them. I am hesitant to delete files on my computer that may not be malware related. I have a pretty old PC but it is all i have and can afford. If it is at all possible to restore it without reformatting it, that would be great. I will appreciatte all the help you can give me. The OS is Windows XP.

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 07:40 PM

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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Posted 12 December 2009 - 07:45 PM

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Lets take a look with Malwarebytes

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here:
Malwarebytes
Please rename the file BEFORE downloading to zztoy.exe instead of mbam-setup.exe

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.

Double Click zztoy.exe to install the application.
* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.
* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
* The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
* Copy&Paste the entire MBAM report (even if it does not find anything) in your next reply

Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.


If Malwarebytes won't install or run

Some types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it. Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.

If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run.
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 12:58 PM

Hey,

thanks for the fast reply! I tried to start MBAM a few diff times. I downloaded the program to a zip drive from a diff comp and renamed it. It tried to start up and I saw the lnguage box come up, then another screen quickly after, then it would shut down and say it was infected. Any more approaches to this?

Thanks

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:36 PM

Ok, lets run Rkill.

Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.

Link 2
Link 3
Link 4


Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.
A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.
If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.

Do not reboot the computer or you will have to run it again


Then try to install Malwarebytes.
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