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Cannot download fr33.exe - is it missing?


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#1 chumpsicle

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 04:52 PM

Hi guys,

My brother's PC is badly infected with a rootkit of sorts (Patched.Gen.) Avira and ComboFix have cleaned lots, but I still can't run MBAM, even in Safe Mode --- "Program too big to fit in memory" error. [It looks like the rootkit has installed itself to the kbdhid.sys file - keyboard driver.]

Before I wipe and reinstall XP, I'd like to run MBAM. To do this, other posts recommend users to download fr33.exe. BUT..... the link in all of those posts is now broken!!! :thumbsup:

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/Beta/fr33.exe

Anyone know of an updated link for where I can get the program? Or is there a reason why it has been taken down?

Thanks....

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 05:54 PM

Hello,

What you linked to says "beta" which means "testing stage". I would also like to point out that is not a good idea to follow malware removal instructions posted for someone else. That could have serious consequences on your machine - even make it impossible to boot.

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Since you have run ComboFix, please include the ComboFix log in the new topic. Please be sure to include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.

If you cannot produce any of the other logs, then please create the new topic anyway, include the information that you were unable to produce the other logs and why and include the ComboFix log along with a description of your computer issues.

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#3 chumpsicle

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:02 PM

Hi Orange Blossom,

I appreciate the help, but to be fair this isn't my first go around at fixing PC problems / malware removal. I'll concede that that I'm not a pro like many on this board, but as an IT dude I've been the guy that family / friends have called for >15 years for this sort of thing... probably you know the drill all too well. I appreciate your concerns, and indeed I know the risks and the consequences of using the tools.

I'm not sure that I'm interested in posting a log up here, I'm nearly at the point of giving up / copying data off of the machine / re-installing XP. Sometimes this truly is the quickest means to the end.

And seeing that you didn't post a new link to fr33 file, should I conclude that it is no longer available to the general public?

Thanks,
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Edited by chumpsicle, 12 June 2010 - 06:02 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:42 PM

Ok, Let's do this.

>>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.

RKill....

Download and Run RKill
  • Please download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3
    Link 4

  • Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
  • Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
  • A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
  • If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply
Do not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.



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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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:55 PM

Hi Boopme,

FixReg / Rkill trick didn't work, MBAM still won't run. I have even tried renaming MBAM to something else (winlogon.exe / whatever.exe), no good.

Incidentally, some other EXEs DO run, but some don't. MBAM setup doesn't, and the XP Service Pack 3 doesn't as well.

I'm not sure what the fr33 program was meant to do to 'free' up / allow the running of certain executables being targeted by the mal-code.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:23 PM

Let's see what GMER shows if it runs.. If not then we have to go the DDS route or wipe and reinstall.

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.

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  • 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 be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.
-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in safe mode.
-- If GMER crashes or keeps resulting in a BSODs, uncheck Devices on the right side before scanning
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:09 PM

Boopme,

GMER ran for about an hour and then reported 'no system modifications.' The log file was empty (0 bytes.) Ughhh....

I have DDS logs, but I can't figure out how to add an attachment to this post --- perhaps this particular section of the forum doesn't allow it?? I'm happy to include as text, but it will be 33K between the too files.

I'm also happy to include ComboFix log once that is done running.

BTW - I boot the infected PC into safe mode (without network) before running these scans. In order to get the anti-malware proggies over to it, download them to another PC and copy it over via thumb drive.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:29 PM

Hello in post 2 "the Gude" I believe it is step 9.. You create a New topic in another forum. There you can post DDS and ComboFix.
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