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Undetectable Malware. Need help!


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#1 eliasbwick

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:22 AM

Similar to another posting about Malware trying to connect to malicious websites.

Started getting messages from avast about "Malicious URL blocked" roughly 3-4 days ago. Found that it usually happens when I start the IE (version 8) and usually once an hour.

The opening of a IE new window causes the cpu to get completely get bogged down for about 20 seconds and thereafter the behavious seems normal. I usually get a message from avast saying that

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as well as the following objects

Object: media9s.com/cgi/ffv.php?vvv=671673=...
Object: nopagency.com/cgi/rb.php?bbq=671673=...

all related to the process:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplorer.exe

It seems that something is happening in the background when IE starts and it is probably a malware. Initially when I ran spybot, malwarebytes and avast, I got a couple of hits and they were removed/quarantined. Now these softwares come up empty but the problem persists so I am not sure if the original hits were associated with this problem or not. Internet explorer runs fine on the safe mode so that might be a big clue.

I searched online for these websites and it seems that there were bunch of reporting from around the same time I started getting this problem (First week of June, 2010) but I could not find any specific solutions. I would appreciate any help with this problem. Thank you!

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#2 eliasbwick

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:31 AM

For some reason, I can edit my post. But I just wanted to add that I have downloaded google chrome and the avast message regarding connection to malicious URLs has not happened at least for now. Seems like the malware is connected to IE usage.

Would still like to get the possible infection removed. Thanks for anyone reading this :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:28 PM

More update.

Ran GMER (catchme and SDfix). Catchme found four possible malware/trojans. Three seems innocuous but one was a .dll file in the system folder. Removed the entries. Ran again and the scan came out clean. I have been using Chrome and have not had any more instances yet. :thumbsup:

I am hoping that it was a rootkit(??) that was taken care of by these scans.

Anything else I need to do .

Edited by eliasbwick, 14 June 2010 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:46 PM

Please post those logs so we can see what was found.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.46) 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.
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