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#1 Zencloud

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:57 PM

Hello,
i have recently been getting pop up advertising in the form of a small pop up box in the lower right hand corner of my screen.
They appear to coincide with the update to Firefox 3.6.4, i had never seen them before this.
The advertising is localised to my country and when there is nothing in the pop up it says "You are currently not targeted by Avuza Ad Network".The pop is intermittent.
I do not get the pop up in Internet Explorer or Chrome, only Firefox.
I believe it is a Flash ad.
If i open Task Manager and end 'plugin-container.exe' it will close the pop up immediately.This process is apparently a new feature in Firefox since 3.6.4
I have Disabled all Plugins in Firefox and the only Extension i have going is Java Console 6.0.20
I have done a search of my PC for any files related to Avuza and nothing is found, and i did a Regedit search for Avuza and nothing was found.
I have run Malwarebytes and Superantispyware.
I have considered trying to block certain aspects via the Host file, but would prefer for it not to be active on my machine at all.

I run Windows 7 64 bit and currently have Firefox 3.6.6 (although it started with 3.6.4 i believe).

If anyone has any knowledge on Avuza and how to remove its ability to exist on my machine, rather than just block it, i would be appreciative.
Worst case scenario i will uninstall Firefox.Some people with other 'plugin-container.exe' (read mozilla forums) have reverted back to 3.6.3 or earlier and many have had their issues resolved.

Thanks
Zen :thumbsup:

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#2 boopme

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 07:41 PM

As these tools will not find it. We need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
Gmer won't run on a Win 7/64,skip it and move on.

Should DDS not run use OTL instead
  • 1. Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:
  • This is THE Mirror
    2. Save it to your desktop.
    3. Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
    4. Under the Custom Scan box paste this in
    netsvcs
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
    /md5start
    eventlog.dll
    scecli.dll
    netlogon.dll
    cngaudit.dll
    sceclt.dll
    ntelogon.dll
    logevent.dll
    iaStor.sys
    nvstor.sys
    atapi.sys
    IdeChnDr.sys
    viasraid.sys
    AGP440.sys
    vaxscsi.sys
    nvatabus.sys
    viamraid.sys
    nvata.sys
    nvgts.sys
    iastorv.sys
    ViPrt.sys
    eNetHook.dll
    ahcix86.sys
    KR10N.sys
    /md5stop
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    CREATERESTOREPOINT

    5. Push the Quick Scan button.
    6. Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:
  • OTL.txt <-- Will be opened
  • Extra.txt <-- Will be minimized
Let me know if that went well.

Edited by boopme, 14 July 2010 - 07:42 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:53 AM

Thanks boopme,
i have replied in a new thread as instructed.
I hope i got it all right :thumbsup:

Thanks again
Zen

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:48 PM

You're welcome! :thumbsup:
Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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