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epoclick, DNS changer malware

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#1 ricknorth


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Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:15 AM

I have a WinXP "media center" laptop w/ SP3 (Dell XPS M140). It picked up a bad bug, I believe when connected to a router which had another infected machine on at the same time. I was a bad boy and didn't change my router login/pw (Netgear) from the default, and it was hijacked and installed bad stuff on my machine. Now, when I do a >ipconfig /all it shows the DNS address and secondary as known malware addresses in the Ukraine (!) These addresses are: for primary, and for secondary. My machine pops up blank windows with "epoclick" at the top, from time to time, and it runs slower, and it will not let me go to certain websites, like e.g. malwarebytes, or windows update - basically, the sites that could help me! I've changed all my financial login/pw info and kept the new info off of this computer.

What I've done:
By connecting to another machine and then using FastLynx I've been able to load onto my infected machine
* malwarebytes antimalware software
* TFC.exe
* gooredfix.exe
* SmitFraud
* ComboFix
* SecurityCheck.exe
* hijack this

all of which seemed, from my browsings, to be possibly important in cleaning my computer

I also did a hard reset (using the little pin and a paperclip) of my router and then used a Macbook to reset the login and password to something hard to guess. I've confirmed that clean machines connected to my router are not getting infected. A cisco network pro and friend told me he felt sure the laptop was overriding the DNS from the router at this point, and that the router was fine. I'm using another laptop to continue my life, but there is still files on this machine which I do not want to lose as they are not backed up. I'm afraid to simply copy those files onto a clean machine for fear that this nasty bug will follow with them.

Help me Obi Wan!

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:19 AM

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and 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.

Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

#3 ricknorth

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:03 PM

OK. Done. I've posted a new topic with similar name in the 'virus, trojan...' forum.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:22 PM

Reference: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic373412.html/page__p__2094293#entry2094293

Now that your log is properly posted, 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 Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the logs 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team members are very 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.


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