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Win32:FakeAlert-MZ [Trj] was removed by Avast!


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#1 Jeff708

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 07:54 AM

Hi all,

So I'm trying to help my daughter's boyfriend whose new laptop (running Windows 7) apparently was abused by one of his roomies. Found that he couldn't access the internet because someone had set up some sort of proxy for the internet connection, but when I removed that, internet access was restored. Then found that he had let his free avast! AV program lapse without registering it so it was useless - ended up reinstalling same (and registering it). Then ran a full avast! System scan, finding the following two viruses:


C:\Users\sebastian\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\DB9HFKW1\play[1].exe

C:\Users\sebastian\AppData\Local\rofaswqxg\vvarwemtssd.exe

Both are identified by avast! 5.0.594 as this virus: Win32:FakeAlert-MZ [Trj]

Avast! has quarantined both in it's Virus Chest.

At this point, everything looks like it's working properly but I wanted to run the HiJackThis log (below) past someone more knowledgeable than me to make sure this system is clean. Thanks to anyone who has the time to review same - please let me know if you need further info.

Jeff

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:16:29 AM, on 7/14/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

EDIT: Removed HJT log~~boopme

Edited by boopme, 15 July 2010 - 10:54 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2010 - 08:59 AM

Hi all,

Somehow when I first posted this topic here:

Initial post

... I must have either bypassed (or missed) the instruction to include the type of infection in the topic title. Anyway, since it has been some 24+ hours and I haven't had any responses, I thought I better re-post with the type of infection in the topic title. I tried to edit the original question, but was informed I don't have sufficient permission to do that, so the only way I could see to fix this was to start a new topic, which I've doing here. Sorry for what might be considered a double post but I am just trying to (belatedly) comply with the instructions and not create additional work for either the Malware Response Team or Moderators. Obviously only one of these topics needs attention so please delete/edit as appropriate. Thanks!

Original post follows:

So I'm trying to help my daughter's boyfriend whose new laptop (running Windows 7) apparently was abused by one of his roomies. Found that he couldn't access the internet because someone had set up some sort of proxy for the internet connection, but when I removed that, internet access was restored. Then found that he had let his free avast! AV program lapse without registering it so it was useless - ended up reinstalling same (and registering it). Then ran a full avast! System scan, finding the following two viruses:


C:\Users\sebastian\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\DB9HFKW1\play[1].exe

C:\Users\sebastian\AppData\Local\rofaswqxg\vvarwemtssd.exe

Both are identified by avast! 5.0.594 as this virus: Win32:FakeAlert-MZ [Trj]

Avast! has quarantined both in it's Virus Chest.

At this point, everything looks like it's working properly but I wanted to run the HiJackThis log (below) past someone more knowledgeable than me to make sure this system is clean. Thanks to anyone who has the time to review same - please let me know if you need further info.

Jeff

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:16:29 AM, on 7/14/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal


Log removed~~boopme

Edited by boopme, 15 July 2010 - 12:45 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:00 AM

Somehow when I first posted this topic, I must have either bypassed (or missed) the instruction to include the type of infection in the topic title. Anyway, since it has been some 24+ hours and I haven't had any responses, I thought I better re-post with the type of infection in the topic title. I tried to edit this original question, but was informed I don't have sufficient permission to do that, so the only way I could see to fix this was to start a new topic, which I've done here:

New topic with type of infection in Title

Sorry for what might be considered a double post but I am just trying to (belatedly) comply with the instructions and not create additional work for either the Malware Response Team or Moderators. Obviously only one of these topics needs attention so please delete/edit as appropriate. Thanks!

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:57 AM

Hello ,here's what happened.. You mis -posted the HJT log,then you replied to yourself so it didn't get picked up on the first sweep of posts with 0 replies.. now you started a new topic with the HJT log again. I've combined all here.

You need to Create a new topic and post it in the new topic ,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.

Let me know if that went well.

Edited by boopme, 15 July 2010 - 12:44 PM.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:37 PM

Thanks for the directions boopme. Have re-posted to New topic

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:45 PM

You're welcome,looks proper.

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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