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Detection of Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Spyware


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#1 NBP11

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 01:51 PM

Hello all,

I just reinstalled Windows XP for about a month and looks like something bad has stuck my computer.

I am dual-booting with Ubuntu Linux and Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3. For security I have installed Avast Free Antivirus 5.0, COMODO Firewall, IObit Security 360 ver 1.41, PC Tools ThreatFire 4.7 and Windows Defender and all programs are free versions. I scanned my computer regularly and every time I download something I always scan them before executing (double-clicking on) them.

Yesterday ThreatFire showed me a warning of "High" Threat on a blank file, so I don't know what to do with it. I decided to proceed without quarantining it, but instead perform scans in all of the above-mentioned installed scanners, plus online free scanners listed below:
Eset, TrendMicro Housecall, BitDefender, Windows Life OneCare safety scanner, and Norton Security Scan

I even downloaded Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware and perform scans on that as well. All scanners showed no threat, safe for some tracking cookies. So I thought I am safe.

But then today I installed IObit's Advanced SystemCare ver. 3.5.0 and it performed an initial scan on my computer and it reported an adware of type Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Spyware in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\install. Isn't that my registry key? I am worried....

Can somebody tell me how I can be sure my computer is clean?

I can provide a Hijack this log if needed.

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 03:17 PM

We need a deeper look as those two look clear to me. Any way please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic instructed in step 9.
Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 05:51 PM

Thanks for your timely response! I am still working on those steps. Don't know why, but that gmer program keeps freezing in the middle of the scan. I tried at least 6 times starting the scan, and I could never have it finished--the computer sometimes restarted (or did it turn off? I forgot) without warning!

I will continue to try running the gmer so I can get the log...but maybe there's a workaround?

Please let me know..

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 07:25 PM

Hello ,please skip the GMER log,just mention it would not run in the new post.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:21 PM

Thanks. I just posted per your instructions, minus the gmer log. Let's see what people may say...

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:06 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/303440/suspicious-of-infection-trojan-clickerwin32spyware/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT 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 MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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