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#1 Saliken

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:41 PM

Recently my computer has had 2 blue screen shutdowns and I didn't think much of it but after one that happened today i rebooted and a Malware Defense add instantly popped up. I didn't click on anything and within a few minutes multiple security center things popped up also. I'm currently running a Malwarebytes Scan and so far it has detected two items. In the trey at the bottom right i keep getting system alerts like Virus.Win32.Gpcode.ak from an icon that is labled error. My operating system is Windows XP Professional. Help is appreciated.

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#2 Saliken

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:37 PM

After the MalwareBytes scan found and deleted 21 files and my Antivirus deleted a few more no more popups occur at startup. Since it seems fixed i don't need help unless anyone has a suggestion to make sure its fixed.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:13 AM

Hello. did MBAM come back clean now.
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.

We should run these ...
Next run ATF and SAS: If you cannot access Safe Mode,run in normal ,but let me know.

Note: 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 Version. 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
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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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
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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.


Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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#4 Saliken

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:37 AM

Hey. I scanned With MBAM again and here is the log.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.43
Database version: 3466
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

1/14/2010 8:28:50 AM
mbam-log-2010-01-14 (08-28-50).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|E:\|)
Objects scanned: 254868
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 5 minute(s), 19 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)


I used the ATF cleaner and the scanned with SUPER and here is its log.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 01/14/2010 at 09:27 AM

Application Version : 4.33.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 4476
Trace Rules Database Version: 2294

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:46:42

Memory items scanned : 210
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5813
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 131467
File threats detected : 0



QUESTION: So if an Antivirus or Antimalware program quarantines files are you just supposed to leave them there or delete them Cause sitting in Malwarebytes Quarantine are like 14 files that it got in my first scan.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:56 AM

Hello, files moved to quarantine can no longer harm you. It is best to quaratine a file first in case it was an important system file that may effect the proper operation of the system by deleting. If all runs well after a day they may be deleted.

Any more signs of infection?
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:04 AM

No obvious signs at the moment. No pop ups and my AV isn't detecting anything.

Thanks for the help.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:17 AM

Great!!
Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista and Windows 7 users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point in Vista or Windows 7 and Disk Cleanup in Vista.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:41 AM

Done.




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