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Virus infection through own stupidity - need assistance.

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#1 El Quirko

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:07 AM

I'm new to this site, found it through google.

Recently, trying to find a solution to a problem with an old game of mine not running on Windows 7, I stumbled across a solution saying that a cracked .exe was the answer (I have proof of purchase and the disk case + disk, if anybody wants to know), and directed me to a website called gamecopyworld.com. McAfee SiteAdvisor told me this website was fine, so I proceeded to download the file. Instantly after download, explorer.exe stopped working, and only McAfee's intervention - deleting 23 trojans - stopped my computer crashing. After checking through my Temp files, as well as all the reported locations of the trojans, and wiping them completely, everything worked fine. A full scan revealed nothing more than GameSpy Arcade - registered as Adware for some reason - which I quarantined for good measure. As I said, everything worked fine.

This morning, when I turned on my computer, it functioned fine for two minutes, but my windows gadgets didn't work and I got an error message saying that a strangely-named process could not run because one of the files I had deleted in temp the day before was missing. My fan proceeded to spin very fast, and before the bluescreen happened I managed to get the names of two processes - one which windows defender immediately proceeded to delete, because it was a trojan dropper, and the other which I actually managed to write down - hostdll.exe. This was the only strange program I had noticed, although there were multiple versions of a lot of processes.

Can anyone shed some light on this situation?

EDIT: Furthermore, I noticed that in safe mode, everything worked but had multiple versions of most processes, and McAfee reported that the continual scanning service was turned off. When I turned it on, it worked for two seconds, and then was turned off again. Watching my processes list, it showed that the process Mchost.exe, was instantly ended as soon as it was run.

Edited by El Quirko, 12 December 2010 - 06:10 AM.

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#2 El Quirko

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:56 AM

48 minutes, and still no reply...

Sorry - I'm an impatient person, and I would prefer this to be resolved fast, as I need my computer today...

#3 Casey_boy


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Posted 20 December 2010 - 12:58 PM

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.

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.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.

If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.

Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
  • Notepad will open with the results.
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

Information on A/V control HERE

We also need a new log from the GMER anti-rootkit scanner. Please first disable any CD emulation programs using the steps found in this topic:

Why we request you disable CD Emulation when receiving Malware Removal Advice

Then create another GMER log and post it as an attachment to the reply where you post your new DDS log. Instructions on how to properly create a GMER log can be found here:

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:56 AM

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