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#1 dawoof6

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:27 PM

I seem to have attracted some bad karma here! When doing a Google search, clicking on any of the search results causes me to be sent to an unrelated site (most I've never even heard of.). Copy/pasting the url into the address bar does work as a workaround. I currently run Mcafee Security (the freebie from Comcast). I have also tried AdAware and Spybot. Neither find anything. I'm running Windows XP Pro. I have searched the web for ideas, but am at my wits end. Help!?

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:54 PM

Hello and welcomeI have to leave now but these should help. I'll look back tomorrow.

Run FixExe.reg

FixExe.reg
....click Run when the box opens


Run RKill....

Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2
Link 3
Link 4
  • Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
  • If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.
  • A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
  • If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
  • If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
Do not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again.

^^

If you get an alert that Rkill is "infected", ignore it. The alert is just a fake warning given by the rogue software which tries to terminate programs that try to remove it. If you see such a warning, leave the warning on the screen and then run Rkill again. By not closing the warning, this sometimes allows you to bypass the malware's attempt to protect itself so that Rkill can perform its routine.


If you have Spybot installed temporarily disable it.
Next run ATF:
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.45) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
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.
  • 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.
Finally a Safe Mode scan with 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.


Please ask any needed questions,post the RKILL,MBAM and SAS logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.

Edited by boopme, 19 April 2010 - 10:55 PM.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:01 AM

Did all steps as instructed. Computer REALLY hates me now. After restart from safe mode, Mcafee gave me this:

McAfee has automatically blocked and removed a Trojan.

About this Trojan
Detected: FakeAlert-MY.gen (Trojan)
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\Walker Family\Local Settings\Application Data\MSASCui.exe

Trojans appear as legitimate programs but can damage valuable files, disrupt performance, and allow unauthorized access to your computer

Now IE won't hardly open. First, XP Securoity (or that's what it says) finds errors. Then IE is locked down 'for security threats'. In order to use, had to close a process called jiwp.exe. Then, it gets real interesting.. All my .exe files are now saying they are 'secfile' when looking at description of type. Tried checking associations and can't find that or anything for .exe files. This thing is really ticking me off! Here are my logs:

RKILL:

This log file is located at C:\rkill.log.
Please post this only if requested to by the person helping you.
Otherwise you can close this log when you wish.
Ran as Walker Family on 04/19/2010 at 21:26:48.


Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running:


C:\Documents and Settings\Walker Family\Desktop\rkill.pif


Rkill completed on 04/19/2010 at 21:26:55.

MBAM:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.45
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4011

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

4/19/2010 10:32:37 PM
mbam-log-2010-04-19 (22-32-37).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 105719
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 41 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Walker Family\Application Data\Microsoft\services.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1d4db7d2-6ec9-47a3-bd87-1e41684e07bb} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\microsoft updater v2 (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
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:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Walker Family\Local Settings\Temp\177.tmp (Trojan.Dropper.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Walker Family\Application Data\Microsoft\services.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

SAS:

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

Generated 04/20/2010 at 01:56 AM

Application Version : 4.35.1002

Core Rules Database Version : 4827
Trace Rules Database Version: 2639

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:39:34

Memory items scanned : 282
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 8255
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 140221
File threats detected : 4

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Walker Family\Cookies\walker_family@collective-media[1].txt

BearShare File Sharing Client
P:\PROGRAM FILES\BEARSHARE APPLICATIONS\BEARSHARE\BEARSHARE.EXE

Unclassified.Unknown Origin
S:\MY DOWNLOADS\CAKEMANIAV2.0.0.2CRACKFFF\KEYGEN.NFO
S:\MY DOWNLOADS\GAMEHOUSECAKEMANIASERIALBALCRNEPAL\KEYGEN.NFO

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:11 AM

Well if Mcafee would have stopped fake Alert earlier we wouldn't be here LOL...
Someone installed a Key Generator. This is a guaeantee for malware and possible incurable Virut infection.

How is it running now?
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:27 AM

Yeah, really. ... In order to start IE, I have to right click on the actual program (not shortcut) and choose start instead of open. I have not had anything else, however, I have been afraid to try other websites or restart until I talked to you. What do you suggest?

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:36 AM

I think we need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:16 AM

Got it all posted. Thx!

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:20 AM

Now that your log is properly posted, 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 Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team members are very 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 Malware Removal 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 HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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