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#1 rhestand

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:21 AM

I have performed the following actions and I'm now out of ideas.

Created a boot disk - Ultimate Boot CD 4 Windows (ruynning XP Prof)

Turned off system restore, rebooted and verified system restore info was deleted.

Booted from boot disk.

Ran SuperAntiSpyware which found a number of things including a rogue.antivirus. I removed all the infections and deleted them from the quarantine.

Each time I reboot, the malware.trace comes back. This happens whether I reboot from the boot disk or reboot normally. I have removed it and rebooted from the boot disk multiple times and each time it comes back. Each time it finds it in the same registry: HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINLOGON#SHELL.

If I rerun the SuperAntiSpyware without rebooting it says it's clean. Running MalwareBytes from the operating system results in it not finding anything. The only thing that sees it is SuperAntiSpyware.

I don't see how the thing can load itself when I'm doing everything from a boot disk! Could it be a false positive?

Any ideas?

More info. Probably not a false positive as I got redirected to a bogus web site while trying to get back on the forum.

I read tutorial 83 and ran Getservices. I've attached the txt file of services. I don't see anything obvious but based on the Ssearch.biz hijacker example in the tutorial, it could be "upnphost" or maybe "PlugPlay." The plugplay is auto-start and the other is demand start, so I guess I would lean towards the auto-start one being the culprit.

EDIT: Posts merged ~BP

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#2 myrti

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 06:57 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.

Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.
We need to create an OTL Report
  1. Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:
  2. Save it to your desktop.
  3. Double click on the icon on your desktop.
  4. Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
  5. In the custom scan box paste the following:
    CODE
    msconfig
    safebootminimal
    activex
    drivers32
    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
    nvstor32.sys
    ahcix86s.sys
    nvrd32.sys
    symmpi.sys
    adp3132.sys
    mv61xx.sys
    nvraid.sys
    /md5stop
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
    %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /90
  6. Push the button.
  7. Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:
    • OTL.txt <-- Will be opened
    • Extra.txt<--Will be minimized

In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. I suggest you do this and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

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#3 myrti

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 04:04 PM

Due to lack of feedback, this topic is now Closed

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