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Malwarebytes popping up each time I open Windows Media Player


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#1 SoXfused

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 05:13 AM

Everytime I open Windows Media Player, Malwarebytes pops up with a message that says, "Malwarebytes has successfully blocked IP 213.174.154.144". I did some research and that IP apparently leads to a filthy malicious site. The thing is though is that I've ran a full scan with MB and it comes up as nothing infected and I did a full scan with Super Anti-Spyware and it didn't show anything infected either. So it must be hidden well because it keeps popping up EVERYTIME I open WMP. Please help.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 04:04 PM

This also started happening to me today, out of the blue, each time I open WMP. It is version 11, running on an XP SP3 machine. Not too worried at this point since MBAM is detecting and blocking access to the IP, but would like to know more about what's causing it. Will be tracking this thread for ongoing developments and info.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:02 PM

Hello, this sounds like a possible Bootkit infection. MBAM is doing the job of blocking 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.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:30 PM

Hello,

Boopme, I did as you said and posted my DDS logs in a new thread in the appropriate forum. I tried to run GMER but it froze my computer up and wouldn't work.

Thanks for your help!

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 02:39 AM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic349650.html 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 MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in 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 MRT 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 MRT Team members are EXTREMELY 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 MRT 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 MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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