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I THINK I have a virus. Or something.


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#1 Creed of Heresy

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:26 PM

Ok, so, here's the deal... I've had this old clunker of a computer for a few years now. It's still running just fine. It's gone through its hurdles with viruses but come out alive.

Lately, however, I've hit some bad luck with money. I can't afford to renew my subscriptions to any anti-virus programs, so I'm using free ones, and a Norton antivirus firewall that hasn't been updated since 2008 or so.

So, recently, I am almost positive I have a virus. In fact, I'm sure of it. In the last couple months, under VERY select circumstances, my computer will, suddenly and unexpectedly, shut off. It's not overheating; if it was overheating, it wouldn't be doing this only when I try to defrag my computer, or when I try to scan it, or only when I am using OpenCanvas [a sort of paintchat program, but between private users]. Usually what will happen is while running OC, midway through someone drawing something, at random, the computer just shuts off. Fans are fine, I keep the side panel open, no dust on the internal workings. What is also weird, if I try to reboot it immediately, the computer will turn on for a second, then shut off. The longer I leave the computer off, the more likely it'll turn on and STAY on without another shutdown.

Just as if it were overheating, right?

Thing is, it does this ONLY when either OC is open...OR, if I scan my computer for viruses, or am defragging the hard drive.

Weirdest thing. I erased OpenCanvas from my computer. Entirely. Registry, installers, everything. Nevertheless, whenever I would scan my computer, it would still crash. Same characteristics, same issues.

And the thing is, I went into safe mode, and tried scanning and defragging it on that.

Same thing happened. Total, unexpected shutdown. No "shutting down" screen, just from "on" to "off" like someone pulled the plug.

So, if anyone can help give me some recommendations, or if this sounds familiar and can tell me what the hell is wrong, at least, I'd be very grateful.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:57 PM

Welll this can be age or malware so let's try an MBAM scan first.

Please download TFC 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.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

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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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:25 PM

Well, so far, so good. I have found and taken care of around 60 different issues, from trojans to malware to adware and even a couple dialers. Computer is running much better...and yet, even still, whenever I attempt to defrag, or run another virus scanner that isn't MBAM, the old girl shuts herself off after a certain amount of time, and it does so also when OC is opened after about five minutes.

Hm. Would it make any difference if I full-system scanned with MBAM in safe mode? Like, would it be possible that it'd find whatever is doing this [I'm now VERY sure it's malware or a virus of some kind] better in safe mode? And is there anything else you can think of that might be causing this? By the way, thanks for the help so far, it has certainly done SOMETHING to help, haha.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:34 PM

Hi, it really helps to see the logs so we know what we are dealing with..
As we safely remove these malwares I fell you'll be getting performance back.
Yes I would be asking you next to run and SAS scan then Update and do a Full MBAM scan. MBAM is stronger in NOrmal whie SAS is better in Safe.

SAS>>>
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 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.

Edited by boopme, 03 March 2010 - 04:36 PM.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:31 PM

Ah yes. These logs are from MBAM; several scans actually.

These are all prior to SAS. I'll post those as I do them.

Note, scan 1 locked up after scanning one particular file; second time through it worked but I canceled just before it got to that file nevertheless, and third time it went past that file and found a trojan.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3816
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

3/3/2010 1:02:07 PM
mbam-log-2010-03-03 (13-02-07).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|F:\|H:\|I:\|J:\|K:\|)
Objects scanned: 392048
Time elapsed: 4 hour(s), 3 minute(s), 15 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 4

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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.PWS) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.PWS) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\userinit.exe (Trojan.PWS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\Move Networks\MoveMediaPlayer_07103010.exe (Backdoor.Bot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Desktop\malltycdxtrn1\trainer.exe (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\My Documents\My Videos\Editor\VCDCut.exe (Malware.Packer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


Second scan that found stuff:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3816
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

3/2/2010 9:56:37 PM
mbam-log-2010-03-02 (21-56-37).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 156160
Time elapsed: 26 minute(s), 54 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 21
Registry Values Infected: 2
Registry Data Items Infected: 4
Folders Infected: 8
Files Infected: 17

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{147a976f-eee1-4377-8ea7-4716e4cdd239} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{cf46bfb3-2acc-441b-b82b-36b9562c7ff1} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{6fd31ed6-7c94-4bbc-8e95-f927f4d3a949} (Adware.180Solutions) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{09f1adac-76d8-4d0f-99a5-5c907dadb988} (Rogue.Multiple) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{f919fbd3-a96b-4679-af26-f551439bb5fd} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{00d0e786-a9e4-4ec5-82ba-e4e57d285b83} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{938a8a03-a938-4019-b764-03ff8d167d79} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{c6039e6c-bde9-4de5-bb40-768caa584fdc} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{cf46bfb3-2acc-441b-b82b-36b9562c7ff1} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{dcd53738-c4f9-414a-a03c-c7405a4ac844} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\AdwareAlert (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\aldd (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MsSC2 (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\rdfa (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\mwc (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\wkey (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\aoprndtws (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\FCOVM (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Juan (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSSMGR (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\winwil32 (Trojan.Dialer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellExecuteHooks\{00d0e786-a9e4-4ec5-82ba-e4e57d285b83} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\c:\program files\adwarealert\(default) (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.PWS) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.PWS) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Log (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Quarantine (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Registry Backups (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Settings (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AdwareAlert (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AdwareAlert\Log (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\SecCenter (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Log\log_2007_07_26_00_32_16.log (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Log\log_2007_07_26_01_08_49.log (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Log\log_2007_07_26_03_00_03.log (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Log\log_2007_07_26_03_00_06.log (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Settings\CustomScan.stg (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Settings\IgnoreList.stg (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Settings\ScanInfo.stg (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Settings\ScanResults.stg (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Settings\SelectedFolders.stg (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data\AdwareAlert\Settings\Settings.stg (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AdwareAlert\Log\2007 Jul 24 - 06_01_42 AM.log (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AdwareAlert\Log\2007 Jul 25 - 03_00_10 AM.log (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AdwareAlert\Log\2007 Jul 26 - 03_00_15 AM.log (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\x.exe (Worm.AutoRun.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\cookies.ini (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\AdwareAlert Scheduled Scan.job (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winwil32.dll (Trojan.Dialer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:34 PM

Oh, also...after the second scan that found all that crap, I tried to run TFC again...

Funny thing. The computer shut itself off while TFC was running. As if it ran over something that triggers these shutdowns.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:51 PM

Ok, good info. We can run Rkill now it may still find some of those blockers.
Also I see a Backdoor Bot and a Dialer. One finds and then sends info home. So....


A backdoor Trojan can allow an attacker to
gain control of the system, log keystrokes, steal passwords, access personal
data, send malevolent outgoing traffic, and close the security warning
messages displayed by some anti-virus and security programs.

I would advise you to disconnect this PC from the Internet, and then go to
a known clean computer and change any passwords or security information held
on the infected computer. In particular, check whatever relates to online
banking financial transactions, shopping, credit cards, or sensitive
personal information. It is also wise to contact your financial institutions
to apprise them of your situation.

Now SAS please
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:10 AM

I've actually already changed all the passwords; moment I saw the dialer programs I was like "OH SHI-" so I borrowed my friend's laptop, pulled out the wireless card I use on my computer, and changed my passcodes for all the sites I visit. As far as finances go, I'm safe; I have no credit cards (don't trust myself with them) and my bank cards have never been used for purchases on this computer (mild paranoia but it's kept me safe on that so far).

SAS has had some interesting moments... Last night, I left the ol' clunker in safe mode and booted up SAS, and decided to run a full system scan. Unfortunately, it was late at night and I was tired, so I figured I'd let it run while I closed my eyes for about thirty minutes. I fell asleep, naturally, haha. So it continued to run, and when I woke up, computer was off. Went through the steps again just now. After finding this one virus (It's mentioned in the log I'm going to post here), the computer restarted itself. Second time, I simply stopped the scan just after finding the virus. As I was preparing to quarantine it, computer reboots again. Third time was the charm; got to quarantine and delete the damn thing. Here's the log. Meanwhile, I'm going to run another full-system scan in safe mode, see what I can find.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
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Generated 03/04/2010 at 08:57 AM

Application Version : 4.34.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 4637
Trace Rules Database Version: 2449

Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:03:56

Memory items scanned : 248
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 127
Registry threats detected : 1
File items scanned : 0
File threats detected : 0

Unclassified.Unknown Origin
HKU\S-1-5-21-290335083-1201929549-3501094979-1009\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{3F5E9987-FD12-408E-3612-018845CDF059}

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:13 PM

Yeah,looks like we got it on the run... After SAS ..
Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.


Then we'll go for another long one (Drweb-cureit )as this thing had deep roots in your registry.
Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Please download Dr.Web CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.
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Note: The file will be randomly named (i.e. 5mkuvc4z.exe).

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 Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on the randomly named file to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All. (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • After the Express Scan is finished, put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and uncheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Apply, Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • Please be patient as this scan could take a long time to complete.
  • When the scan has finished, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:18 PM

In a strange little way, this is almost fun. People who made this blasted...whatever it is, they better hope to hell I never find out who they are, though, I tell ya.

SAS failed to find it; all attempts in safe and normal modes end with it getting about 30-40 minutes in and the computer shutting down, with no further objects being found up to that point.

Gonna try running MBAM again. I'll post up the results in about two hours or so.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:49 PM

yes they should be walking the Plank..
What about the DRweb scan too :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 09:02 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3816
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

3/4/2010 8:12:04 PM
mbam-log-2010-03-04 (20-12-04).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 385224
Time elapsed: 3 hour(s), 27 minute(s), 10 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.PWS) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.PWS) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Most recent MBAM scan, done full-system.

Note, the third item on that list? That was the only one in the quarantine when I rebooted my machine...the other two were not there.

Going to run DRweb now, I'll post the logs up upon completion of scan...or if it fails.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:04 PM

Update: Yeah, DrWeb is having the same issues as several other antivirus programs; it won't finish without the computer rebooting, even despite the program's randomly generated program name. Then again that doesn't surprise me; if the mere defrag tool coming across it causes the thing to trip...

Worst thing is, the scanner had been going for over an hour and a half and had found nothing when the computer died. There is also a curious tendency where occasionally instead of a straight shutdown the computer will simply restart.

Reason I say "worst thing," is because the one moment I had looked away, is when the computer died. So I didn't see what the files it was scanning was at the time. And no log gets generated when the scan doesn't finish, of course.

What a nightmare.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:06 PM

Ok we better get a deeper look.
You will need to Download and Run DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log..
If for some reason you cannot perform a step, move on to the next.
Please follow this guide. go and do steps 6 thru 8 ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help . Then go here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.

Let me know if it went OK.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:14 AM

Happy day for me. I ran a quick experiment after trying to run DDS and having the same problem.

Turns out the CPU has been overheating. The fan is working fine, like I said, but there was enough dust to suffocate an elephant caked underneath. A few blasts of compressed air later, and it's all fine. Seems whenever the CPU went up to 100% capacity, it started to overheat. But that's solved now.

Ran several full-system scans afterwards. Located only one or two viruses, and after multiple reboots and rescans, the computer is clean. :D

Thanks for the help, even if a virus wasn't the problem I still scrubbed a lot of them off the old girl.




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