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Connection Refusal Problems (Trojan?)


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#1 CowboyDinosaur

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 11:31 AM

So, somehow, I got a nasty "fake anti-virus" program nested in my poor little laptop.

I somehow managed to disable it from running by using Msconfig, but it didn't remove the problem completely.

I've run Malwarebytes, Dr.Cure It! and did an AVAST scan.

While I did manage to isolate it a few times (or perhaps other malware I had no idea existed on my computer), the problem it was causing still persists.

The problem is that it's refusing connections to several things.

1. It's refusing to allow me to Windows Update to get SP3
2. It's refusing connections to Google Chrome
3. It's refusing to allow AVAST to update (by refusing connections to it's update server)
4. It's refusing to allow me to update /any/ of my anti-virus software.

And it's most likely /probably/ preventing most of my anti-virus software from doing proper sweeps, I venture.

Now, I've done steps 1-3 in the 'Advanced Removal' section of the Malware removal sticky, but I'm a little hesitant about Step 4. (Link here -> [x] )

It says that I shouldn't use ComboFix until I have a "helper", and I want to make sure it's right for my computer (considering I don't want to further damage it).

If I have a rootkit, fine, I can pursue that path /and/ this one.

But if my registry cleaner just deleted some .dll file that is refusing connections to everything but Firefox, then I don't want to risk running ComboFix.


ANYWHO, here is my HijackThis! log for someone to take a peek at. -> http://dpaste.com/280821/


Please help, I'd really like to update my computer.

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