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#1 creeman

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:01 PM

I use Internet Explorer to surf the web. Lately I've noticed it running slower then normal. I also noted that there is always an "extra" iexplorer.exe running in task manager. When I close the browser window there is slight lag and the mouse pointer will go to the "hour glass" for a split second before the window closes. Any help is appreciated.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 20 August 2010 - 11:04 PM.
Move to AII as no logs posted and prep. guide not followed. ~ OB


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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:29 AM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1
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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.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • 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 26 August 2010 - 06:35 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4486

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

8/26/2010 7:28:20 PM
mbam-log-2010-08-26 (19-28-20).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 314307
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 0 minute(s), 26 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:45 PM

Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and 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 a scan just yet.
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 SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • 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.
If you have a problem downloading, installing or getting SAS to run, try downloading and using the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner instead. Save the randomly named file (i.e. SAS_1710895.COM) to a usb drive or CD and transfer to the infected computer. Then double-click on it to launch and scan. The file is randomly named to help keep malware from blocking the scanner.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:08 PM

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 08/26/2010 at 09:51 PM

Application Version : 4.42.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 5411
Trace Rules Database Version: 3223

Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:03:17

Memory items scanned : 254
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 1342
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 21604
File threats detected : 102

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CACL2UFV.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@adbrite[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@eas.apm.emediate[6].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@tacoda[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@insightexpressai[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@adxpose[6].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CATZCN4B.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CAYB8PTA.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@cdn4.specificclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@mediabrandsww[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CAYVMP9E.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CAAEJ37I.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CAVUXPDB.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@2o7[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@adserver.adtechus[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CANKZOBG.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CA5Y98KY.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CALPBZ09.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@eb.adbureau[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CASTMZ8K.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@ads.pointroll[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@ads.bleepingcomputer[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CA95TRRR.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@rcci.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@lucidmedia[5].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@at.atwola[11].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@trafficmp[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CAPATPTV.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@network.realmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@specificclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@eyewonder[8].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@legolas-media[6].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@ru4[10].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@bs.serving-sys[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@extrovert.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CA1MO6EW.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@serving-sys[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@247realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CABVV1U2.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CAKDJBY6.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@tribalfusion[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@pointroll[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@kontera[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@realmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@questionmarket[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@yieldmanager[4].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@northjersey.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CAVT54SA.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@CAW3XV0H.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@media.adfrontiers[7].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Cookies\cree@cdn1.trafficmp[1].txt
2mdn.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
a.ads2.msads.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
ads2.msads.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
ads2.msn.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
adsatt.espn.go.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
adultadworld.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
atdmt.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
b.ads2.msads.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
bannerfarm.ace.advertising.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
cache.specificmedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
cdn-www.pornhub.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
cdn4.specificclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
content.oddcast.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
convoad.technoratimedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
core.insightexpressai.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
euroclick.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
googleads.g.doubleclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
ia.media-imdb.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
interclick.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
m1.2mdn.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
m1.au.2mdn.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
macromedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
media-macys.pictela.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
media.celebritycruises.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
media.jambocast.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
media.mtvnservices.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
media.scanscout.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
media.socialvibe.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
media.tattomedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
media1.break.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
mediaonenetwork.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
mediaplex.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
memecounter.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
objects.tremormedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
oddcast.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
s0.2mdn.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
secure-us.imrworldwide.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
securityclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
spe.atdmt.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
speed.pointroll.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
static.2mdn.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
udn.specificclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
vhss-a.oddcast.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
video.redorbit.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
www.homefinder.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
www.pornhub.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
www.sexyandfunny.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
www.soundclick.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]
wwwstatic.megaporn.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\HS2CSP4M ]

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:54 PM

I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on Posted Image to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Push the Start button.
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Push Posted Image

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 10:19 PM

C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\UMD6VW9Z\img[3].htm HTML/TrojanClicker.IFrame.AIW trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\Cree\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\VWOV6R24\img[1].htm HTML/TrojanClicker.IFrame.AIW trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 10:55 PM

Are you still having browser redirections or other problems?
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:13 AM

Everything seems to be working quite well at this point. My browser speed has increased and it hasn't redirected itself so far. However task manager still shows an extra iexplorer.exe

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 04:24 PM

Since Microsoft released IE8 it is normal to have multiple iexplorer.exe processes running. You will find that there is one process for each Tab that you have open, plus an extra process. For example, if you have 4 Tabs open you should see 5 iexplorer.exe processes.
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 04:38 PM

Ok thanks, I did not know that about the multipule iexplorers. I haven't had any page redirections and the machine seems to be running much better. Thank you for all your help.




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