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#1 Dorsai007


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Posted 05 June 2010 - 09:08 PM


Somehow I've been hearing strange commercial audio over my laptop speakers...sometimes it's with a IE page open sometimes not. I have a Toshiba running Vista 64bit on it.

What I've found so far. The task manager will show me several iexplore items running even though I only have one page up and running. Usually ending the one task that has the most memory running on it kills the sound.

I've run Malwarebyte several times and each time after fixing it and rebooting more alerts show up.
Upon reboot I get an error msg window that pops up saying "Error loading ydyiwyyi.dll the specified module could not be loaded."
Spybot comes clean as well as Mcafee virus scan.

I'm at a loss as to what to do now any help is appreciated.


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Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:11 PM

Its not unusual to receive such an error after using specialized fix tools.

A "Cannot find...", "Could not run...", "Error loading... or "specific module could not be found" message is usually related to malware that was set to run at startup but has been deleted. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it since the file was mostly likely removed during an anti-virus or anti-malware scan. However, an associated orphaned registry entry remains and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up. Since the file no longer exists, Windows will display an error message. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the file when it loads.

To resolve this, download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.

Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click here if you're not sure how to do this.)
Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.
Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.
When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.
Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.
Right-click on the entry and choose delete.
Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.

Next run ATF and SAS: If you cannot access Safe Mode,run in normal ,but let me know.

Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
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 yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode

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 or Opera browser click that browser 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

NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
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.

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.

Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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#3 Dorsai007

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:29 AM

Seems those steps did the work. Everything appears to be good now.

Here are the Log Files for each

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46

Database version: 4175

Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18904

6/7/2010 11:12:53 AM
mbam-log-2010-06-07 (11-12-53).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 123787
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 42 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)


SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 06/06/2010 at 11:38 AM

Application Version : 4.38.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 5037
Trace Rules Database Version: 2849

Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:41:40

Memory items scanned : 286
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 667
Registry threats detected : 24
File items scanned : 35353
File threats detected : 11

(x86) HKU\S-1-5-21-3184908143-3670932308-2940997761-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{0B52C7F3-3E4F-43BF-AAF8-5D82582BEE40}
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{0B52C7F3-3E4F-43BF-AAF8-5D82582BEE40}
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{0B52C7F3-3E4F-43BF-AAF8-5D82582BEE40}
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{0B52C7F3-3E4F-43BF-AAF8-5D82582BEE40}#AppID
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{0B52C7F3-3E4F-43BF-AAF8-5D82582BEE40}\InprocServer32
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{0B52C7F3-3E4F-43BF-AAF8-5D82582BEE40}\InprocServer32#ThreadingModel
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{0B52C7F3-3E4F-43BF-AAF8-5D82582BEE40}\ProgID
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{0B52C7F3-3E4F-43BF-AAF8-5D82582BEE40}\Programmable
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{0B52C7F3-3E4F-43BF-AAF8-5D82582BEE40}\TypeLib
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{0B52C7F3-3E4F-43BF-AAF8-5D82582BEE40}\VersionIndependentProgID
(x86) HKCR\adgj.agHlp.1
(x86) HKCR\adgj.agHlp
(x86) HKCR\TypeLib\{7B6A2552-E65B-4A9E-ADD4-C45577FFD8FD}
(x86) HKU\S-1-5-21-3184908143-3670932308-2940997761-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{E4A8EB4F-9F5D-42C3-86B3-C412AA34195F}
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{E4A8EB4F-9F5D-42C3-86B3-C412AA34195F}
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{E4A8EB4F-9F5D-42C3-86B3-C412AA34195F}
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{E4A8EB4F-9F5D-42C3-86B3-C412AA34195F}#AppID
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{E4A8EB4F-9F5D-42C3-86B3-C412AA34195F}\InprocServer32
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{E4A8EB4F-9F5D-42C3-86B3-C412AA34195F}\InprocServer32#ThreadingModel
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{E4A8EB4F-9F5D-42C3-86B3-C412AA34195F}\ProgID
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{E4A8EB4F-9F5D-42C3-86B3-C412AA34195F}\Programmable
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{E4A8EB4F-9F5D-42C3-86B3-C412AA34195F}\TypeLib
(x86) HKCR\CLSID\{E4A8EB4F-9F5D-42C3-86B3-C412AA34195F}\VersionIndependentProgID
(x86) HKU\S-1-5-21-3184908143-3670932308-2940997761-1000\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN#1600818151

Adware.Flash Tracking Cookie


Thanks a lot.


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Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:50 PM

Looks good Marty, Go into Control Panel look at any Flash Players and see if they need an update.

After that you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista and Windows 7 users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point in Vista or Windows 7 and Disk Cleanup in Vista.
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