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MBR Changes, Files Disappear

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#1 shrubtek`


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Posted 28 December 2010 - 03:32 AM

Here is a logfile from a "Hijack This" scan.

Attached File  hijackthis.log   10.39KB   2 downloads

This problem started with the dreaded "Bluescreen" stop, and I have since configured and installed a replacement disk at C: The MBR sector 0 seems to have changed since I created the partition on that drive, and its drastically different than the ones on other drives on this machine.

This problem seems to be complex

I have NIS 2010 (found nothing)

I have scanned using a number of other facilities including:

Jotti - (seven scanners found variations of "Bagle" Rootkits and Trojans)

Malwarebytes - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\open\command\(default) (Broken.OpenCommand)
But the reference can't be seen in "Regedit"

Shortcuts for :

Microsoft Word
Wordperfect 12 (now restored)

and others are missing from the desktop.

Some Norton files are missing:


I'm just about to do a full system scan using Microsoft Security Essebtials"

I know this posting is not the best, but its 3:30 AM here, and I'm getting (more than a bit) sleepy.

If you can help, please respond and I'll stand on my head to get you the info you need to analyze this problem.

Thanks in advance !

Attached File  hijackthis.log   10.39KB   2 downloads

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#2 Shannon2012


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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:19 AM

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 and 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:

How to create a GMER log


#3 Shannon2012


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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:15 PM

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