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#1 Peett

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:27 AM

Good morning !

Every time i start up my browser (firefox) I go to the page iamwired, i dont know what it is and every time i change it back to www.google.nl but it keeps changing to iamwired when i restart the computer.
I tried it with Internet explorer as well ( i never use IE) and IE has the iamwired starting page as well.
Beside that i also get a pop up each time i start up my computer.
At most times it says that i won a lottery or something.

I tried to scan with AVG several times but it wont find anything anymore.

Is it dangerous?
How do i solve it?

I hope anyone can help me with this (sorry for the bad english)

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:42 AM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.44) and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1
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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.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • 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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#3 Peett

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:17 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3772
Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

21-2-2010 20:27:38
mbam-log-2010-02-21 (20-27-38).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 110017
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 20 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 4
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 5

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{fe5b2d9d-91b0-b04b-ac20-14a260769687} (Adware.ColorSoft) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\AppDataLow\HavingFunOnline (Adware.BHO.FL) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{53e3f5fc-6128-ef4d-0730-8d5b091a1509} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{53e3f5fc-6128-ef4d-0730-8d5b091a1509} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\open\command\(default) (Broken.OpenCommand) -> Bad: ("regedit.exe" "%1") Good: (regedit.exe "%1") -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (Hijack.StartPage) -> Bad: (http://www3.iamwired.net/) Good: (http://www.Google.com) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoActiveDesktopChanges (Hijack.DisplayProperties) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
S:\Users\Peter\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\esport1.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
S:\Users\Peter\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\esport2.exe (Trojan.Agent.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
S:\Users\Peter\AppData\Local\Temp\ldm1.exe (Adware.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
S:\Users\Peter\AppData\Local\Temp\_ir_sf_temp_0\irsetup.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
S:\Windows\SysWOW64\8WVEGUUAa2.dll (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:34 PM

Now rescan again with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, but this time perform a Full Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to check for database definition updates through the program's interface (preferable method) before scanning and to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. When done, click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the new report in your next reply.

Please download TFC (Temp File Cleaner) by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
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  • Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
  • Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
  • Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • TFC will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, Java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder.
  • Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.
Note: It is normal for the computer to be slow to boot after running TFC cleaner the first time.

Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and 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 a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • 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.
-- If you cannot boot into safe mode or complete a scan, then perform your scan in normal mode.

-- If you have a problem downloading, installing or getting SAS to run, try downloading and using the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner instead. Save the randomly named file (i.e. SAS_1710895.COM) to a usb drive or CD and transfer to the infected computer. Then double-click on it to launch and scan. The file is randomly named to help keep malware from blocking the scanner.
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 03:51 PM

Followed the TFC and SAS instructions
however i still get random adds over my whole screen. (at example: www.youtube.com or www.google.nl)

Here is the log for the full scan:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3772
Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

22-2-2010 21:47:46
mbam-log-2010-02-22 (21-47-46).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|S:\|)
Objects scanned: 501449
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 22 minute(s), 50 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)


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Posted 22 February 2010 - 05:34 PM

Please download Norman TDSS Cleaner and save to your Desktop.
  • Double-click on Norman_TDSS_Cleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Read the agreement and click Accept.
  • When the program window opens, click Start scan.
  • After the scan has finished, a log file named NFix_date_time (i.e. NFix_2009-06-22_07-08-56.log) will be created on your desktop with the results.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 05:51 PM

Norman TDSS Cleaner
Version 1.6.2
Copyright 1990 - 2009, Norman ASA. Built 2010/02/11 11:44:45

Norman Scanner Engine Version: 6.04.03
Nvcbin.def Version: 6.04.00, Date: 2010/02/11 11:44:45, Variants: 180418

Scan started: 22/02/2010 23:44:18

Running pre-scan cleanup routine:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 6.1.7600
Logged on user: PeterPc\Peter

Failed to remove TDSS rootkit (83558729)
Set registry value: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\AppInit_DLLS = -> ""


Scanning running processes and process memory...

Number of processes/threads found: 4296
Number of processes/threads scanned: 4296
Number of processes/threads not scanned: 0
Number of infected processes/threads terminated: 0
Total scanning time: 36s


Scanning file system...

Scanning: prescan

Scanning: S:\Windows\system32\*

Scanning: postscan


Running post-scan cleanup routine:

Number of files found: 15892
Number of archives unpacked: 5
Number of files scanned: 15863
Number of files not scanned: 29
Number of files skipped due to exclude list: 0
Number of infected files found: 0
Number of infected files repaired/deleted: 0
Number of infections removed: 0
Total scanning time: 1m 40s

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 06:01 PM

IMPORTANT NOTE: One or more of the identified infections is related to a nasty variant of the TDSS/TDL3 rootkit.

Rootkits, backdoor Trojans, Botnets, and IRCBots are very dangerous because they compromise system integrity by making changes that allow it to be used by the attacker for malicious purposes. Rootkits are used be Trojans to conceal its presence (hide from view) in order to prevent detection of an attacker's software and make removal more difficult. Many rootkits can hook into the Windows 32-bit kernel, and patch several APIs to hide new registry keys and files they install. They can disable your anti-virus and security tools to prevent detection and removal. Remote attackers use backdoors as a means of accessing and taking control of a computer that bepasses security mechanisms. This type of exploit allows them to steal sensitive information like passwords, personal and financial data which is send back to the hacker. To learn more about these types of infections, you can refer to:If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, all passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised. They should be changed using a clean computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach. Because your computer was compromised please read:Although the infection has been identified and may be removed, your machine has likely been compromised and there is no way to be sure the computer can ever be trusted again. It is dangerous and incorrect to assume the computer is secure even if the malware appears to have been removed. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired so you can never be sure that you have completely removed a rootkit. The malware may leave so many remnants behind that security tools cannot find them. Tools that claim to be able to remove rootkits cannot guarantee that all traces of it will be removed. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to wipe the drive clean, reformat and reinstall the OS. Please read:Should you decide not to follow that advice, we will do our best to help clean the computer of any infections but we cannot guarantee it to be trustworthy or that the removal will be successful. Disinfection will probably require the use of more powerful tools than we recommend in this forum. Before that can be done you will need you to create and post a DDS/HijackThis log for further investigation.

Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 7 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.

When you have done that, post your log in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the Malware Response Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the Malware Response Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Response Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Response Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another Malware Response Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:43 AM

There is a very simple solution which worked for me... and I wish I hadn't struggled with all the solutions in this thread...

I've lost count of how many antymalware programs and standalones I have downloaded and run, and I lost 3-4 days on this issue.

First - this b*tch installs itself as a Firefox addon. I have no idea how it manages this but if you click Tools Addons and view your installed extensions, you will see one called Loudmo Ad Extension or some such. Uninstall this extension immediately.

Then go to Add/Remove Programs and you will see Loudmo there as an installed program. Again I have no idea how it installed itself or with what it came. If anybody knows, do post here...

If you have uninstalled the FF extension first, Add/Remove Programs might say "Nothing to Remove. This Program may have already been removed" or some such... but it will remove completely it from the Add/Remove list.

Finally (If you are savvy enough), search for Loudmo in your regedit and delete all references. I got one under Current User, Software, Microsoft, Search Assistant.

Hope this helps others struggling with half a dozen malware programs and wading through Hijackthis logs...

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:06 AM

BC does not recommend that any of our members go "mucking" around in the registry unless they are advanced users or they are following instructions from a trained expert. Please read the pinned sticky How do I get help? Who is helping me?

Further, the problem with the infections we are encountering these days is that they often download other malicious files which causes more damage. So in many cases you are dealing with multiple infections and a simplistic approach to removal is not practical.

There are no guarantees or shortcuts when it comes to malware removal, especially when dealing with backdoor Trojans and rootkits. Infections will vary and some will cause more harm to your system then others. Thus, sometimes it takes several efforts with different, the same or more powerful tools to do the job. Even then, with some types of malware infections, the task can be arduous. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be successfully cleaned or repaired. The malware may leave so many remnants behind that security tools cannot find them.
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