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Do I Have A Virus?


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#1 dlilpyro

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:55 PM

I'd like to know whether or not I am infected, and if so, what can I do. So I shut down my computer last night and when i came on today everything was changed. Many icons were gone and they were arranged differently. I went to go change my settings, but they wouldn't change. I would click apply and they would just go back to what they were when I turned on my copmuter today. I have AVG Anti-Virus Free and ran a full scan but that didn't find anything. I also had my default browser as Google Chrome and that looks like it's been uninstalled. I went to download MBAM, but it's not letting me download any files from the internet giving me the idea that I do have a virus. I'm running XP Media Center Edition right now if that helps.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:02 PM

Hello, I think you do.. Let;s see if we can get a log or two.

Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking
How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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>>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.

RKill....

Download and Run RKill
  • Please download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3
    Link 4

  • Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
  • Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
  • A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
  • If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply
Do not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.


If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.



Next run Superantisypware (SAS):

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.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 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 Scanning Control tab.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
  • 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".
  • 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.


Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.

Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now
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#3 dlilpyro

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:21 PM

When I try to download any of these files it gives me this error message:
Internet Explorer cannot download FixExe.reg from download.bleepingcomputer.com.
Internet Explore was not able to open this site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try again later.

I was in Safe Mode while I did this too.
Now what can I do to download these?

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:28 PM

Can you get to another PC and load them to a Flash Drive or a CD,. They can be run from those.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:57 PM

Well I ran rkill and the other file and there was no noticeable difference but maybe this is because I haven't run Superanti spyware yet. Anyway I went onto a different account on the same computer and everything was fine. Google Chrome wasn't even uninstalled like on my account. I don't know if this makes a difference in the procedure or not.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 06:06 PM

Run SAS from there and MBAM But use Full mode with MBAM.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:10 PM

Wouldn't a virus affect the whole computer though, not just one account.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:39 AM

Yes, but it appears to be afeecting that accounts ability to run tools. So we are running Full scans. Also once we complete the scans and remove some malware we shoul be able to runn SAS from the other account.
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