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#1 gerovital

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 01:44 PM

Hello,

My first post here. Basically I cannot run "dds.scr" Avira guard is disabled.
I get a message in notepad "this program cannot run in DOS"

Kindly advise,

Many thanks :woot:

Edited by gerovital, 18 November 2010 - 01:46 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 09:49 AM

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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.

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If you have not done so, 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. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.

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.

Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.

We need to create an OTL report,
  • Please download OTL from this link.
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  • Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
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    %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\system32\*.sys /90
    %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\Spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.dll
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
    CREATERESTOREPOINT

  • Click the Quick Scan button.
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 10:50 AM

- When running IE8 only PC freezes producing several error messages as: EOutofResource
- Firefox works ok, but after few hours Windows slows down, have to restart the browser.
- In Event Wiever/system, reports several insyances of:
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Tcpip
Event Category: None
Event ID: 4226
Description:
TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.
- Avira starts with "scan for rootkits" DISABLED at win startup
- Windows starts with "firewall disabled" warning BUT the enable itself before establishing internet connection.

===== THANK YOU !! ======

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 04:28 PM

Hello gerovital,

I have merged your latest topic to your previous topic on the same issue. Please keep all posts regarding this issue to this topic by using the Add Reply button found near the bottom of the topic. Starting new topics creates confusion for all concerned and delays the assistance you receive.

Back to you etavares,

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 05:01 PM

Hello, .

Please use the "Add Reply" button at the bottom to reply to me. I would not have seen your reply without OB monitoring the forum. (Thanks for seeing the post, OB)





Step 1

Do you know this directory? Sometimes malware uses unicode character, but it is often legitmate too. Please let me know.

C:\Documents and Settings\Massari\Application Data\裠矔￿￿裚矔๲コ௰4Microsoft





Step 2

Scan With RKUnHooker

  • Please Download Rootkit Unhooker Save it to your desktop.
  • extract RKUnhooker to your desktop
    Note** it is zipped up in a .rar file - If you do not have a program to unzip this type of file
    you can get a free one from here - http://www.7-zip.org/
  • Now double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.
  • Click the Report tab, then click Scan.
  • Check (Tick) Drivers, Stealth,. Uncheck the rest. then Click OK.
  • Wait till the scanner has finished and then click File, Save Report.
  • Save the report somewhere where you can find it. Click Close.
Copy the entire contents of the report and paste it in a reply here.

Note** you may get this warning it is ok, just ignore

"Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself!
It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?"


"just click on Cancel, then Accept".



Step 3

Please download MBRCheck by ad_13 and save it to your desktop.

Double-click to run. A window will pop up. If it says 'non-standard' or 'infected' MBR code detected, please type 3 for Exit for now and press Enter.

It will save a logfile on your desktop that starts with MBR, then has the date, etc. Please copy and paste the contents of that log in your reply.



Step 4

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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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.
  • 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 28 November 2010 - 06:07 PM

Hello etavares,

Attached the reports as requested.

Thank you!

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:18 PM

sorry, I have no idea whtat his is:
C:\Documents and Settings\Massari\Application Data\裠矔??裚矔๲コ௰4Microsoft

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 07:16 PM

Hello, gerovital.

OK, thanks for letting me know. I'm not seeing any active malware in the logs, but the symptoms are often signs of it. We can run Combofix to be sure.



Next, please download ComboFix from one of these locations:
* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop as etavaresCF.exe
  • Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. (Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive.)
  • Double click on etavaresCF.exe & follow the prompts.
  • As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
  • Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.


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Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

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Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.

When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply, along with any symptoms that are present after it runs.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:20 PM

HI,

Attache the Combofix file for you

Thanks

The PC is working good so far....

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 06:16 PM

Hello, gerovital.



Registry Cleaner Warning


I also see that you have a registry cleaner installed (in your case RegCure). Here at BC, we do not recommend using registry cleaners. If you do use it, make sure to use a tool like ERUNT to back up your registry first. Merely backing it up yourself via regedit wont' help you if you can't boot up as a result!

See here for more information:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=238799&st=0&p=1326578&#entry1326578





Ask Toolbar Warning"

I see you have the Ask.Com toolbar installed. This often comes bundled with spyware and is recommended you remove.

Please see here for more information:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/uninstall/94/Ask-Toolbar.html

If you would like to remove it, please go to add/Remove Programs and uninstall it.


Trusted Zone Warning

Having trusted sites may not be a good idea. The reason why I say it's not a good idea is because the security settings for the internet is not extremely high and once you put a site in your trusted zone, basically almost anymore or thing, including hackers or other malicious software have full access to that site which can lead to hijacking that site and may even have access to your computer. Are you sure you trust a site to that degree?

It is recommended NOT to have ANY sites in your Trusted Zone unless the site requires it to function properly and you trust it very well. Other than that, it is not necessary for you to add any sites into the trusted zone. If you're not sure, and/or you do not need these in your trusted zone to facilitate access or you did not knowingly permit this access yourself, then please remove those sites from your trusted zone.

They can be accessed in Internet Explorer via Tools>>Internet Options>>Security>>Trusted Zone>>Sites. Remove if there are any there.

ComboFix will not run until AVG is uninstalled as a protective measure against the anti-virus. This is because AVG "falsely" detects ComboFix (or its embedded files) as a threat and may remove them resulting in the tool not working correctly which in turn can cause "unpredictable results". Since AVG cannot be effectively disabled before running ComboFix, the author recommends you to uninstall AVG first. We can reinstall it when we're done with CF. Please let me know if you do uninstall it.

1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

3. Open Notepad and copy/paste the text in the codebox below into Notepad:

Registry::
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run-]
"<NO NAME>"=-
RegLock::
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\CLSID\{A483C63A-CDBC-426E-BF93-872502E8144E}]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\CLSID\{A483C63A-CDBC-426E-BF93-872502E8144E}\Elevation]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\CLSID\{A483C63A-CDBC-426E-BF93-872502E8144E}\LocalServer32]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\CLSID\{A483C63A-CDBC-426E-BF93-872502E8144E}\TypeLib]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\Interface\{E3F2C3CB-5EB8-4A04-B22C-7E3B4B6AF30F}]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\Interface\{E3F2C3CB-5EB8-4A04-B22C-7E3B4B6AF30F}\ProxyStubClsid32]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\Interface\{E3F2C3CB-5EB8-4A04-B22C-7E3B4B6AF30F}\TypeLib]

Save this as CFScript.txt, in the same location as ComboFix.exe


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Refering to the picture above, drag CFScript into ComboFix.exe

When finished, it shall produce a log for you at C:\ComboFix.txt which I will require in your next reply.

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 08:57 PM

Hello etavares,

Registry Cleaner Warning - I am heeding your advice on this and use Iolo reg backup or better to use ERUNT?

Ask Toolbar Warning - I have removed this sometime ago and don't have any uninstallers

Trusted Zone Warning - Removed all but microsoft.com sites from the zone

Please find attached the ComboFix file s requested.

-- Thank you --

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 09:52 PM

Ask Toolbar: definetly no uninstaller in add/Remove progs but I can see it in the report I sent you, I remember removing it; how can it be? :crazy:

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 06:34 PM

Hello, gerovital.

I do not know much about Iolo. ERUNT allows you to easily restore the registry from a recovery console or booting form a Windows CD. Most third-party programs can only do that if you can get into Windows. That doesn't help you if you can't get into Windows, whereas ERUNT does.

We'll take care of the Ask leftovers.





1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

3. Open Notepad and copy/paste the text in the codebox below into Notepad:

Folder::
C:\Program Files\Ask.com\
Registry::
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
"{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}"=-
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{d4027c7f-154a-4066-a1ad-4243d8127440}]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\GenericAskToolbar.ToolbarWnd.1]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{2996F0E7-292B-4CAE-893F-47B8B1C05B56}]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\GenericAskToolbar.ToolbarWnd]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\Webbrowser]
"{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run-]
"<NO NAME>"=-

Save this as CFScript.txt, in the same location as ComboFix.exe


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Refering to the picture above, drag CFScript into ComboFix.exe

When finished, it shall produce a log for you at C:\ComboFix.txt which I will require in your next reply.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:05 PM

Hello etavares,

Please find attached the latest ComboFix report.

I noted 3 possible infection warnings... :lmao:

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 07:15 PM

Hello, gerovital.
  • Download TDSSKiller.exe and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click TDSSKiller.exe to run it.
  • Under "Objects to scan" ensure both "Services and Drivers" and "Boot Sectors" are checked.
  • Click Start scan and allow it to scan for Malicious objects.
  • If malicious objects are found, the default action will be Cure, ensure Cure is selected then click Continue.
  • If suspicious objects are detected, the default action will be Skip, ensure Skip is selected then click Continue.
  • It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now and allow the computer to reboot.
  • A log will be created on your root (usually C:) drive. The log is like UtilityName.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.
    for example, C:\TDSSKiller.2.4.1.2_20.04.2010_15.31.43_log.txt
  • If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear.
  • Please post the contents of the logfile in your next reply

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