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Fake Security Alerts among other things

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#1 jacksup


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:39 PM

How's everyone doing? I recently have been plagued with several fake security alert pop ups. I have run SpyBot which removed several viruses and malware but not all of them. I also ran MalwareBytes but I still have something bad (log posted below). Computer is running much better but I still have 1 Windows security alerts that will not go away and when I start my compute I get a warning "could not load file or assemble 'sorttbls.nlp' or one of its dependence. The system can't find the file".

I have windows XP Professional. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Below is my MalwareBytes log if it helps:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46

Database version: 4052

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

7/8/2010 9:42:13 AM
mbam-log-2010-07-08 (09-42-13).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 142161
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 58 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\avsuite (Rogue.AntivirusSuite) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\avsoft (Trojan.Fraudpack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\PRAGMAduxtivnnem (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Favorites\_favdata.dat (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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#2 Guest_Jayson201_*


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:35 PM

please refrain from posting logs in the forums without being requested to post one. Thank you.
Along with Malwarebytes (Do make sure mbam is updated) I suggest installing (And updating) Microsoft Security Essentials. Do a full scan with MSE. I have had good experiences with MSE, and hopefully it finds and fixes your problems. Keep in mind, MSE doesnt remove anything found in a scan until you give it permission. or At least it didnt when I did a scan with it.

#3 jacksup

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:44 PM

sorry about the log, new guy around here still learning the rules. thanks for the reply, i will run install, update and run MSE.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:47 PM

sorry about the log, new guy around here still learning the rules. thanks for the reply, i will run install, update and run MSE.

No worries, just make sure to skim through the rules when you get the time.

I've broken a few rules too. ;)

Do make sure your Malwarebytes Database version is 4293, which is todays version.

Edited by Jayson201, 08 July 2010 - 03:51 PM.

#5 boopme


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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:56 PM

Hello your log posting was Fine. If jayson could refrain from making up rules ... The Forum states"No DDS, HijackThis, or ComboFix logs should be posted in this forum." Please take note of the line in my Signature in RED.

Now you need to
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.

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.

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