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#1 jaybeebrad

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 07:38 AM

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium, SP2.

A week or so ago I noticed I had been hit with some kind of adware that was taking over my browsers. The three primary issues are:
1.It redirects past a page I've gone to to an ad.
2.Ad bars are being placed at the top of pages.
3.A pop-up ad, um, pops up.

I ran Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D. I also ran Malwarebytes. All found issues which were corrected.

I ran the UniBlue suite (DriverScanner, RegistryBooster & SpeedUp) which found more problems that were corrected.

I've run HijackThis but won't post a log until told I should do so...

I have also noticed that my system seems to occasionally go into insane overdrive, IE: major noise coming and the fan going extremely fast. I don't know if this is just because the computer feels old (it's around 1 1/2 years old) or if it can be attributed to other things.

Any help is most appreciated.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:56 AM

Please post the results of your Malwarebytes scan and we will continue cleaning from there.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:39 PM

Please post the results of your Malwarebytes scan and we will continue cleaning from there.


I'm going to post the log from when I ran it a few days ago as well as the one I just ran, because the one I just ran found no problems...

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3548
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18882

3/16/2010 1:36:19 PM
mbam-log-2010-03-16 (13-36-19).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 319704
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 20 minute(s), 23 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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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3548
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18882

3/11/2010 5:48:10 AM
mbam-log-2010-03-11 (05-48-10).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 304017
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 18 minute(s), 4 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 8
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 3

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Users\MonqueeButt\AppData\Local\Temp\ldm1.exe (Adware.Agent) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\urlsearchhook.toolbarurlsearchhook (Adware.Ecobar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{4509d3cc-b642-4745-b030-645b79522c6d} (Adware.Ecobar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{4897bba6-48d9-468c-8efa-846275d7701b} (Adware.Ecobar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{ca3eb689-8f09-4026-aa10-b9534c691ce0} (Adware.Ecobar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\urlsearchhook.toolbarurlsearchhook.1 (Adware.Ecobar) -> 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\{4051921d-8c74-55f3-91a4-a2ec14dd8ee1} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4051921d-8c74-55f3-91a4-a2ec14dd8ee1} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks\{ca3eb689-8f09-4026-aa10-b9534c691ce0} (Adware.Ecobar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Users\MonqueeButt\AppData\Local\Temp\ldm1.exe (Adware.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\Search Toolbar\tbhelper.dll (Adware.Ecobar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\System32\lb_kWO5W0.dll (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:46 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3548

Your Malwarebytes Database is out of date. The database version is 3874 ( as of 1:45pm EST 3-16-2010 )

Please re-run malwarebytes after updating and repost your log.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:30 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3548

Your Malwarebytes Database is out of date. The database version is 3874 ( as of 1:45pm EST 3-16-2010 )

Please re-run malwarebytes after updating and repost your log.


Here is the new report. I have not done the "fix" on these yet, in anticipation of your guidance.

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3874
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18882

3/16/2010 3:28:58 PM
mbam-log-2010-03-16 (15-28-57).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 333219
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 20 minute(s), 34 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

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) -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\_h_ud2gfbiamc (Adware.Adrotator) -> No action taken.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (Hijack.StartPage) -> Bad: (http://bing.zugo.com/?cfg=2-80-0-xEAr) Good: (http://www.google.com) -> No action taken.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\_H_ud2gfbiaMC.exe (Adware.Adrotator) -> No action taken.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:37 PM

Ok. That looks good. Go ahead and have Malwarebytes fix what it found. Once you have completed that step, please run superantispyware. After running Superantispyware, allow it to fix anything it finds and post your log.

SAS, may take a long time to scan
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 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.
  • First
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.

Note.. SAS doesn't open the registry hives for other user accounts on the system, so scans should be done from each user account.

Next we will run TFC.

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.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 06:00 PM

I have run these two programs per your instructions, the former of which did find some remaining issues that were fixed. Is there any way someone can now evaluate my system to see if problems remain?

Also I can confirm that the banner ads that appear at the top of my browser on pages they don't belong are still happening...

Edited by jaybeebrad, 17 March 2010 - 07:30 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:08 AM

Please post the logs from Superantispyware.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:39 AM

Please post the logs from Superantispyware.


Ooops. Sorry.
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SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 03/17/2010 at 04:22 PM

Application Version : 4.34.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 4690
Trace Rules Database Version: 2502

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:05:18

Memory items scanned : 298
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 9161
Registry threats detected : 1
File items scanned : 194547
File threats detected : 12

Adware.HBHelper
HKU\S-1-5-21-1969088296-915496340-3898003545-1000_Classes\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks#{CA3EB689-8F09-4026-AA10-B9534C691CE0}

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Users\MONQUE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Cookies\monqueebutt@richmedia.yahoo[2].txt
C:\Users\MONQUE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Cookies\monqueebutt@at.atwola[1].txt
C:\Users\MONQUE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Cookies\monqueebutt@cgm.adbureau[1].txt
C:\Users\MONQUE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Cookies\monqueebutt@advertising[1].txt
C:\Users\MONQUE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Cookies\monqueebutt@account.live[2].txt
C:\Users\MONQUE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Cookies\monqueebutt@atdmt[1].txt
C:\Users\MONQUE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Cookies\monqueebutt@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt
C:\Users\MONQUE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Cookies\monqueebutt@content.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Users\MONQUE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Cookies\monqueebutt@questionmarket[1].txt
C:\Users\MONQUE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Cookies\monqueebutt@ad.wsod[2].txt
C:\Users\MONQUE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Cookies\monqueebutt@invitemedia[2].txt
C:\Users\MonqueeButt\AppData\Local\Temp\Cookies\monqueebutt@atdmt[1].txt

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:57 AM

Can you tell me what the banner ads are?

Are they only showing up when you do searches or visit certain webpages?
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:34 AM

Can you tell me what the banner ads are?

Are they only showing up when you do searches or visit certain webpages?


I'll have to keep track for you and make a list, so here goes (and I am not shortening these URL's for accuracy's sake):

banner ad on http://www.chambordonline.com/Age.aspx?Ret...%2fDefault.aspx (the website for Chambord liquor.) Advertises "My Wedding Dress - Play it Now!" When I click it it takes me to

http://ad.tlvmedia.com/click2,WspLALbzCAAL...2Bkey4%3Bgrp%3D[group],

which then routes to

http://playsushi.com/lps/?lp=142&a=3&a...1-575690-145190


That is actually the only instance of it that I've seen in the past 20 minutes but perhaps it will be of some help...

*EDIT - another one came up at www.waffles.fm/home.php for "Free Smileys" - again this is DEF not part of that website, it even appears OVER content on the website. When click it routes to

http://ad.foxnetworks.com/click2,WspLAFcLD...p%3D%5Bgroup%5D,

which then routes to

http://smiley.smileycentral.com/download/i...arnd=1268922682


and then when I CLOSED that tab, it opened up a window which went to

http://search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/...jhtml?tpr=null9

Edited by jaybeebrad, 18 March 2010 - 09:33 AM.


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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:14 AM

I dunno what the 'bumping' rules are but since I didn't receive a response at all yesterday and I've moved off the main page I'm bumping this. my apology if that's forbidden, I just quickly reviewed the rules again and didn't see a policy against it...

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:23 AM

We're going to Reset All Internet Explorer Defaults. Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools, then Internet Options. Once there you want to click on the Advanced Tab.

Closer to the bottom of the page, click the Reset button.

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:56 AM

Um. Well. I did that, but I don't think it was particularly useful or relevant since I don't use Internet Explorer. Except perhaps once every few months on the rare occasion I have to go to a Microsoft page that won't allow me to use Firefox.

I suppose I should have mentioned I use Firefox in the beginning, but since I am 99% sure this has to do with malware/spyware/adware and nothing to do with browser settings, it didn't occur to me to bring it up. :D

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:36 AM

Please download GooredFix from one of the locations below and save it to your Desktop
Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2
  • Ensure all Firefox windows are closed.
  • To run the tool, double-click it (XP), or right-click and select Run As Administrator (Vista).
  • When prompted to run the scan, click Yes.
  • GooredFix will check for infections, and then a log will appear. Please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called GooredFix.txt).

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