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#1 Domo!

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:27 AM

Hello every and anybody, I have small browsing problem. I'm not too sure how it happened but recently when I start a search on Google and from some other websites I get a redirect to all soprts of things I didn't type in. I figured itwas something in my temp folder and did an atf scan and deleted whatever was there. The problem persisted. I then did a quick and full scan with Malwarebytes free version and got nohing. I then did the same with my Spyware Doctor and still nothing. My last resort was an ESET Online scan it found some Adware, got rid of it and the problem persisted. I tried everything again but in safemode and normal mode one more time and still the problem persist. I did a quick search while being redirected here andfound nothing before settling on posting here. Any clues? Thanks in advence for any help I can get.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:52 PM

Hello, I want to run a couple of things but first run Drweb-cureit ,it's a long one.

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Please download Dr.Web CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.
alternate download link
Note: The file will be randomly named (i.e. 5mkuvc4z.exe).

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 Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on the randomly named file to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All. (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • After the Express Scan is finished, put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and uncheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Apply, Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • Please be patient as this scan could take a long time to complete.
  • When the scan has finished, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 06:55 PM

Thanks for the reply. I've express scanned and complete scanned my computer in safe mode and then seleceted all of the found objects and when the cure option was unselectable I used the move option. After I used move and saved a log, I went to exit out of the program and was told: "The list of detected items threats contains objects to which no actions were applied. It is recommended to neutralize them before closing the application". I stopped there to ask whether I should reboot anyway of delete the found items.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:30 PM

Yes Reboot. then search for DrWeb.csv
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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:32 PM

I'm on it.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:48 PM

Here's the log:


Process in memory: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe:1156;;BackDoor.Tdss.565;Eradicated.;
gtdownde_110.ocx;C:\WINDOWS\system32;Probably DLOADER.Trojan;Moved.;
VirtumundoBeGone.exe\___;C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\VirtumundoBeGone.exe;Tool.Killproc.3;;
VirtumundoBeGone.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop;Container contains infected objects;Moved.;
NetZero - First Month Free!.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu;Trojan.Click.1487;Deleted.;
A0018437.exe\___;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{3DBD88D2-9FFC-498B-A689-A4771362F918}\RP32\A0018437.exe;Tool.Killproc.3;;
A0018437.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{3DBD88D2-9FFC-498B-A689-A4771362F918}\RP32;Container contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0018438.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{3DBD88D2-9FFC-498B-A689-A4771362F918}\RP32;Trojan.Click.1487;Deleted.;
CurrProcess.exe;C:\UBCD4Win\BartPE\PROGRAMS\Applications;Tool.CurrProcess.110;Moved.;
VNCHooks.dll;C:\UBCD4Win\BartPE\PROGRAMS\Crossloop;Program.RemoteAdmin;Moved.;
SDFix.exe\SDFix\apps\Process.exe;C:\UBCD4Win\BartPE\PROGRAMS\sdfix\SDFix.exe;Tool.Killproc.3;;
SDFix.exe;C:\UBCD4Win\BartPE\PROGRAMS\sdfix;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
CurrProcess.exe;D:\PROGRAMS\Applications;Tool.CurrProcess.110;;
VNCHooks.dll;D:\PROGRAMS\Crossloop;Program.RemoteAdmin;;
winvnc.exe;D:\PROGRAMS\Crossloop;Program.RemoteAdmin;;
ComboFix.exe/data003\32788R22FWJFW\psexec.cfexe;D:\PROGRAMS\combofix\ComboFix.exe/data003;Program.PsExec.171;;
data003;D:\PROGRAMS\combofix;Archive contains infected objects;;
ComboFix.exe;D:\PROGRAMS\combofix;Container contains infected objects;;
SDFix.exe\SDFix\apps\Process.exe;D:\PROGRAMS\sdfix\SDFix.exe;Tool.Killproc.3;;
SDFix.exe;D:\PROGRAMS\sdfix;Archive contains infected objects;;

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:57 PM

Let's be sure it's all gone.
Run TDDS Killer
Please read carefully and follow these steps.
  • Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.
  • Extract its contents to your desktop and make sure TDSSKiller.exe (the contents of the zipped file) is on the Desktop itself, not within a folder on the desktop.
  • Go to Start > Run (Or you can hold down your Windows key and press R) and copy and paste the following into the text field. (make sure you include the quote marks) Then press OK. (If Vista, click on the Vista Orb and copy and paste the following into the Search field. (make sure you include the quotation marks) Then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.)


    "%userprofile%\Desktop\TDSSKiller.exe" -l C:\TDSSKiller.txt -v

  • If it says "Hidden service detected" DO NOT type anything in. Just press Enter on your keyboard to not do anything to the file.
  • It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Allow it to do so.
  • When it is done, a log file should be created on your C: drive called "TDSSKiller.txt" please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
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.


How is it now??

EDIT: Let's remove some tools from here as some contain infected files,eg,ComboFix,
:Uninstall ComboFix:
  • push the "windows key" + "R" (between the "Ctrl" button and "Alt" Button)
  • please copy and past the following into the box ComboFix /Uninstall and click OK.
  • Note the space between the X and the /Uninstall, it needs to be there.
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:remove tools:

Please download OTCleanIt and save it to desktop. This tool will remove all the tools we used to clean your pc.
  • Double-click OTCleanIt.exe.
  • Click the CleanUp! button.
  • Select Yes when the "Begin cleanup Process?" prompt appears.
  • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.
  • The tool will delete itself once it finishes, if not delete it by yourself.
Note: If you receive a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTCleanIt attempting to contact the internet, please allow it to do so.

Edited by boopme, 13 June 2010 - 08:03 PM.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 09:06 PM

Okay I have the MBam Log (looks clean):


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4195

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

6/13/2010 9:37:25 PM
mbam-log-2010-06-13 (21-37-25).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 135930
Time elapsed: 17 minute(s), 59 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)

I had the TDSSKiller log but think it was deleted when I ran OTCleanIt and it rebooted. I really didn't mean to jump ahead, I had no idea that would happen. Sorry.

I also ran the Combofix /Uninstall comaand but when I did Windows told me Combofix did not exist.

Things are running smooth so far. I'll browse a bit more to make sure no Ads appear.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 09:10 PM

Hello,I am quite certain we got it. So just give it a bit then if it's all still good.............
Now 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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Posted 13 June 2010 - 11:22 PM

New restore points created, old restore points deleted and things are running smoothly. Thanks for all of the help.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:09 AM

You're welcome from all of us here at BC. We are glad to have helped.
Please take a few minutes to read our quietman7's excellent Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:,in post 17. :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 June 2010 - 02:38 PM

Consider it done. Thanks again.




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