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Posted 20 December 2009 - 07:57 PM

I have Additional Guard spyware on my Acer laptop. I tried running spybot but it didn't work. Kept getting error messages. What should I do?

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 07:58 PM

Any chance of supplying us with the error message ?
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Posted 20 December 2009 - 08:04 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is Computer Pro (CP for short) and I will be helping you with your issue.

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Lets take a look with Malwarebytes

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here:
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 27 December 2009 - 04:43 PM

Dear Computer Pro,

I followed the instructions and this is what Malwarebytes produced:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.42
Database version: 3439
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

12/27/2009 2:44:26 PM
mbam-log-2009-12-27 (14-44-20).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 349021
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 13 minute(s), 23 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 5

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\internet security 2010 (Rogue.InternetSecurity2010) -> No action taken.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{D943BACC-C405-4AD7-B9AF-994E097D0C0F}\RP78\A0075747.exe (Rogue.AdditionalGuard) -> No action taken.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{D943BACC-C405-4AD7-B9AF-994E097D0C0F}\RP78\A0075748.exe (Trojan.Dropper) -> No action taken.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{D943BACC-C405-4AD7-B9AF-994E097D0C0F}\RP78\A0075749.exe (Rootkit.MBR) -> No action taken.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{D943BACC-C405-4AD7-B9AF-994E097D0C0F}\RP78\A0075750.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> No action taken.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{D943BACC-C405-4AD7-B9AF-994E097D0C0F}\RP78\A0075751.exe (Rogue.Installer) -> No action taken.

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 07:34 PM

Please make sure to have Malwarebytes remove those items.

Please run ATF and SAS:

Note.. SAS doesn't open the registry hives for other user accounts on the system, so scans should be done from each user account.

Note 2: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware, Free Home Edition

Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log.
A text file will open in your default text editor.
Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
Click Close to exit the program.
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:00 PM

Hi Computerpro. Thanks for the info. I followed the script to a T and below are the results of the scan. I'm not sure if I'm still seeing any ill effects from the malware. I do get redirected to google.de, but I'm not sure if that's related to the same malware.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 12/28/2009 at 11:48 AM

Application Version : 4.32.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 4415
Trace Rules Database Version: 2243

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:36:04

Memory items scanned : 448
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5046
Registry threats detected : 1
File items scanned : 41220
File threats detected : 8


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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:17 PM

I should add that I just tried to install AVG Free virus protecton and it still tells me during the install that I have additional guard. Rats!

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 05:25 PM

Let's update Malwarebytes by going to the Update tab, and then run a Quick Scan and post back the log.
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 12:59 PM

Let me retract my earlier statement. I actually have not run SAS on all accounts, just my usual account. I actually have a bunch of accounts that I wouldn't mind getting rid of--it may be easier than scanning. Do you know if I use Windows to remove them, it this will negate the need to scan those accounts? I assume so. Thanks again for your continued assistance.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 03:16 PM

You can go ahead and let Windows delete them. Just make sure that you tell it to delete all of their files as well.
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