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Security Tool problems, Anti Malware scan causes computer to freeze


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#1 Hedgehogged

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:52 PM

Hi,

My neighbour got infected with Security Tool on his computer, and I tried fixing it using the guide on this website:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...e-security-tool

It worked pretty much perfect until step 15:
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MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while, so we suggest you go and do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan. When MBAM is scanning it will look like the image below.


It found a few threats and such, but then it got to a the file "torfusb" (tosrfusb?) or something like that in the Windows\Drivers folder I think. The computer just froze for a while and then it got bluescreen and rebooted. The bluescreen was just up for a second or something but I think i saw something with "memory" in it.
Thing is, the computer doesn't get past the initial boot up screen anymore, or at least it didn't when I last tried. But it should be noted that it had some problems loading XP even before the bluescreen, probably due to the virus, so it's possible I just haven't waited long enough (waited upwards 10 minutes with just a black screen)

If I get the computer running again, how can I make sure it doesn't get bluescreen again when I do the scan?

And if that isn't possible, will the problem be solved by repairing Windows with the Windows XP disc or something like that?

Some other info:
It's a (i think) pretty old laptop
It uses Windows XP Professional

If I've forgotten anything please let me know, and I'll try to answer it.
And if I've placed the topic in the wrong forum or made an error, I apologize, but I followed the link from the bottom of the guide.

Thanks in advance!

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#2 schrauber

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 06:28 AM

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 another staff member 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



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.
regards,
schrauber

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#3 schrauber

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:58 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.
If you need this topic reopened, please PM a staff member and we will reopen it for you (include the address of this thread in your request). This applies to the original topic starter only. Everyone else with similar problems, please start a new topic.
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