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Removed Malware files with HijackThhis; now computer freezes after 5-10min of use.


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#1 Cshaw

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 04:10 PM

Hey There,
Two days ago I started getting error messages, ad found I had 'Antivirus Soft' malware on my computer.
I went through the suggested fix on the bleepingcomputer.com page, but it didn't work.
So I ran HijackThis, and on the suggestion of another page, removed three files which started with '04 - HCKLU' and ended with 'ftva.exe'
Maybe that was a little hasty - I was pretty frustrated at that point, and should've checked to make sure I was erasing the right files.

Since then, the malware seems to be gone, but now my computer freezes.
I'll boot up, open Firefox, and generally within 3-10 minutes I won't be able to do anything. Cntl-Alt-Dlt doesn't do anything. I have to hard-reboot my computer to use it.
It freezes if I use Windows Media Player as well, and seems to happen more if I'm trying to play audio or video.

I've also tried logging in under a different user in Windows; same problem.
I'll also note that I've run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Spybot Search and Destroy, and also disk cleanup and registry mechanic.

The whole system's running better then it has in months - except for the frequent shutdowns. smile.gif I'm feeling a little sheepish about this.
I've attached the current HijackThis log.

Any help would be enormously appreciated.
Candace

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 06:40 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.


Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
  • Notepad will open with the results.
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

Information on A/V control HERE


And

Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
  • The application window will appear
  • Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers
  • Click Yes to continue
  • A 'Finished!' message will appear
  • Click OK
  • DeFogger will now ask to reboot the machine - click OK
IMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your desktop.


Then

Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:
  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.


  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.
-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in Safe Mode.
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:04 PM

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