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#16 myrti

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 09:12 AM

Hi,

please run an updated scan with Malwarebytes next:
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link
If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • 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 updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
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 and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. 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 after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

Can you give an example for the slow down of your PC? Or is it just the overall impression?

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#17 Zmaz

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:57 PM

MBAM found no malicious items.

As for the slowness, it's mostly the normal impression. Firefox seems to be the most affected -- loading pages, booting up, etc. Many apps also seem to take longer than normal to initialize as well.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:09 PM

Hi,

just to be safe please provide a new log from OTL and run a scan with Eset:
  1. Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  2. Click the button.
  3. For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    1. Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    2. Double click on the icon on your desktop.
  4. Check
  5. Click the button.
  6. Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  7. Check
  8. Push the Start button.
  9. ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  10. When the scan completes, push
  11. Push , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  12. Push the button.
  13. Push

I also suggest the use of StartupLite to people whose PC is slow:
Download and Run StartupLite
This program will identify and give you the option to remove uneeded startup items to free memory.
  • Download StartupLite.exe by MalwareBytes to your desktop.
  • Double click the icon to start the program. If you are using Windows Vista, right click the icon and select Run As Administrator.
  • A list of uneeded startup entries will be compiled. Leave all the items as Disabled and click Continue.
  • Restart your computer.
This may get your PC back to its usual speed.

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#19 Zmaz

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:43 PM

StartUpLite didn't turn anything up, and I'll do an OTL scan tonight, and the ESET is running now. Anyway, unless either one turns up any evidence of malware, I think the problem's been taken care of. Do you have any general speed tips for aging computers? I've defragged, uninstalled stuff, etc.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:53 PM

Hi,

there are a couple of good addresses on the web for this:
What to do if your Computer is running slowly
Help! My computer is slow!
50 Tips for a Super Fast PC
4 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer's Performance

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:18 PM

Hmm. ESET did turn up quite a few things; here's the report:

C:\Users\Zac\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\2\28c08482-1ba6fb55 OSX/Exploit.Smid.B trojan deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Zac\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\37\301cb0e5-3715c35a multiple threats deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Zac\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\37\301cb0e5-556897a9 multiple threats deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Zac\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\49\6b800f31-627996e6 multiple threats deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Zac\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\59\4eae6f3b-2c39e2ac probably a variant of Java/TrojanDownloader.Agent.AB trojan deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Zac\Desktop\Chaoslauncher (Starcraft)\wmode.bwl probably a variant of Win32/Agent trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
F:\WINDOWS\system32\crgboe.dll a variant of Win32/Adware.SuperJuan.D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
F:\WINDOWS\system32\gijdnubd.ini Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEO application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
F:\WINDOWS\system32\GMTsutwa.ini Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEO application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
F:\WINDOWS\system32\GMTsutwa.ini2 Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEO application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
F:\WINDOWS\system32\hhjtdmgg.ini Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEO application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
F:\WINDOWS\system32\iioqiooi.ini Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEO application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
F:\WINDOWS\system32\ixohez.dll a variant of Win32/Adware.SuperJuan.D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
F:\WINDOWS\system32\mnddyh.dll a variant of Win32/Adware.SuperJuan.D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
F:\WINDOWS\system32\rbtucbvl.dll a variant of Win32/Adware.SuperJuan.D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
F:\WINDOWS\system32\unqckfor.ini Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEO application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
F:\WINDOWS\system32\wfhqfjeu.dll a variant of Win32/Adware.SuperJuan.D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
F:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Google Software Updater.job Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.NEO application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
I:\BACKUP\R4 Stuff\imgview0.6 for R4\misc\??IPK?????????.exe probably a variant of Win32/Agent trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
I:\BACKUP OF MY DOCUMENTS\Downloads\Alcohol.120%.v1.96.5403.Retail.Incl.Keygen-TSRh.&.Activator-BetaMaster\Alcohol.120%.Retail.Activator-BetaMaster.rar probably a variant of Win32/Agent trojan deleted - quarantined
I:\BACKUP OF MY DOCUMENTS\Downloads\Alcohol.120%.v1.96.5403.Retail.Incl.Keygen-TSRh.&.Activator-BetaMaster\keymaker.exe probably a variant of Win32/Agent trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
I:\BACKUP OF MY DOCUMENTS\Downloads\Alcohol.120.v1.9.6.4719.Retail.WinALL.Cracked-BETAMASTER\keymaker.exe probably a variant of Win32/Agent trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
I:\BACKUP OF MY DOCUMENTS\Downloads\Insaniquarium\insaniquarium.rar probably a variant of Win32/Agent trojan deleted - quarantined
I:\PC GAMES\Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1\Tales of Monkey Island.part1.rar probably a variant of Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adload trojan deleted - quarantined

Are any of those serious threats? I'm especially wondering about the large block of randomly-named .dll and .ini files -- are those generated by a program somewhere, and thus could the program still make more of them? (Although, those are on my F: drive, and C: is my Windows drive; F: and I: are just extra storage.)

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:36 PM

Hi,

what kind of backups are on F:\? It looks like another windows install?

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:16 PM

Yeah, it's an old windows XP installation. I don't run any programs or anything off the drive.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:45 AM

Hi,


it looks as if that Windows installation has either been previously infected and left those files behind or as if that installation is currently infected with Vundo.
The tools we used focus on the Operating System that is booted and would not have checked the seperate Windows Install, it is normal that they didn't pick it up.



Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6 and save it to your desktop.
  • Look for "JDK 6 Update 18 (JDK or JRE)"
  • Click the "Download JRE" button to the right.
  • Select your Platform: "Windows".
  • Select your Language: "Multi-language".
  • Read the License Agreement, and then check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • Click Continue and the page will refresh.
  • Under Required Files, check the box for Windows Offline Installation, click the link below it and save the file to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button and follow the onscreen instructions for the Java uninstaller.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u18-windows-i586.exe to install the newest version.
-- If using Windows Vista and the installer refuses to launch due to insufficient user permissions, then Run As Administrator.
-- If you choose to update via the Java applet in Control Panel, uncheck the option to install the Toolbar unless you want it.
-- The uninstaller incorporated in this release removes previous Updates 10 and above, but does not remove older versions, so they still need to be removed manually.


Note: The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe) adds a service to improve the initial startup time of Java applets and applications. To disable the JQS service if you don't want to use it, go to Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter. Click Ok and reboot your computer.

Your Adobe Reader is also out of date. Please uninstall it and download the latest version from Adobe: Download
Please untick all proposed toolbars unless you really want them.

Let me know if you run into any troubles with that.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:38 PM

Alright, as long as there's no risk of the vundo infection spreading to my current installation, I think I'm all set. (I plan to start with a clean install of Windows 7 soon enough anyway.)

Thank you so much for your help; you've been really great.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 07:43 PM

Hi,

thanks for the nice words! smile.gif

I believe you are good to go, as a final step please remove the tools we used:
Read those last few lines, in order to keep your pc safe and clean:
Please do the following to clean up your PC:
  1. Delete the tools used during the disinfection:
    • Download OTC from the following mirrors and save it to your desktop:
    • Double click on
    • Push the large "Cleanup" button.
    • Allow your system to reboot.
  2. If OTC faild to remove all programs from your Desktop, please delete the rest manually.
  3. Disable and Enable System Restore.
    You can find instructions on how to disable and reenable system restore here:
    Windows ME System Restore Guide
    Windows XP System Restore Guide
    Windows Vista System Restore Guide

    Note: You should only do this once, not on a regular basis!
    You will not be able to restore computer to any earlier than today!

Please read these advices, in order to prevent reinfecting your PC:
  1. Install and update the following programs regularly:
    • an outbound firewall
      A comprehensive tutorial and a list of possible firewalls can be found here.
    • an AntiVirus Software
      It is imperative that you update your AntiVirus Software on regular basis.If you do not update your AntiVirus Software then it will not be able to catch the latest threats.
    • an Anti-Spyware program
      Malware Byte's Anti Malware is an excellent Anti-Spyware scanner. It's scan times are usually under ten minutes, and has excellent detection and removal rates.
      SUPERAntiSpyware is another good scanner with high detection and removal rates.
      Both programs are free for non commercial home use but provide a resident and do not nag if you purchase the paid versions.
    • Spyware Blaster
      A tutorial for Spywareblaster can be found here. If you wish, the commercial version provides automatic updating.
    • MVPs hosts file
      A tutorial for MVPs hosts file can be found here. If you would like automatic updates you might want to take a look at HostMan host file manager. For more information on thehosts file, and what it can do for you,please consult the Tutorial on the Hosts file
  2. Keep Windows (and your other Microsoft software) up to date!
    I cannot stress how important this is enough. Often holes are found in Internet Explorer or Windows itself that require patching. Sometimes these holeswill allow an attacker unrestricted access to your computer.
    Therefore, please, visit the Microsoft Update Website and follow the on screen instructions to setup Microsoft Update. Also follow the instructions to update your system. Please REBOOT and repeat this process until there are no more updates to install!!
  3. Keep your other software up to date as well
    Software does not need to be made by Microsoft to be insecure. You can use the Secunia Online Software occasionally to help you check for out of date software on yourmachine.
  4. Stay up to date!
    The MOST IMPORTANT part of any security setup is keeping the software up to date. Malware writers release new variantsevery single day. If your software updates don't keep up, then the malware will always be one step ahead. Not a good thing sad.gif.
Some more links you might find of interest:Have a nice day
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 09:34 AM

Since this topic appears to be resolved, I will now close it.

If you need this topic re-opened please send me a PM.

Everyone else, please start a new topic.

With Regards,
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