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nullmx and ?other infections


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#1 HannahPethen

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 05:13 PM

I am running Windows Vista but believe I have a piece of malware. At first the current Spyware Doctor kept producing pop ups asking if it should allow or block incoming data, 95% of the time these were nullmx type files. Although I told it to block them, they continue to come and the computer now seems to be infected as it freezes if you turn it on in 'normal' mode and you can't use any of the icons. I have turned it on in 'safe mode' and run several scans with different pieces of software. Neither Malwarebytes nor Spyware Doctor seems to remove the problem. Judging from what I've found I believe there may be several pieces of malware, but I believe a major culprit is called geasszw.sys and hides in c:\windows\system32\drivers. I have tried to delete this in administrator mode and have tried to give myself the rights to the file in order to remove it, but it refuses to go and says 'cannot read from the source file or disc' when attempted in Windows Explorer and ' a device attached to the system is not functioning' when attempted to delete in command prompt. I have not been sucessful in removing it in either way. I can provide you with read outs of the logs from the scanning if that would help.

If you can make any suggestions I would be very grateful.

Thanks in advance

Hannah

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 09:41 PM

Hello,

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 03:19 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic362961.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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