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#1 tsheff1

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:37 PM

Seems to be new installing itself on people's pc's after finding in search for other similar issues. I 'heard' it as it made an unbearable alarming noise on my pc. Someone suggested it installed thru Adobe security flaw possibly. I did not click or download anything. Could not close it, was not in uninstall program files. Found files, deleted and was still running on pc. Had to do system restore! Just thought should alert people to this an d how to repair.

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#2 boopme

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:24 PM

Hello it is an apllication that requires installation.

Fact: Spy eraser can scan your PC but does not remove all the malicious software. Worse it will give you a list of all the bad things in your computer and stop at that. It simply does not delete the majority of malware.

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You should still run a real program and see what else may be here.
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.
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:03 PM

I did this and now I can't even logon.

MBAM found 14 items and I saved a log. then it asked for a reboot and had a note about 2 items - one of them was about logon.exe

It had that note about a difficult to remove items and need for reboot but now I'm stuck

Edited by paradiddle1, 08 January 2010 - 11:06 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:50 AM

Can you boot into safe mode and try "Last known good configuration"
Or do a system restore to about a week prior to the infection?
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