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#1 glassify

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:43 PM

In the last 24 hours I've noticed problems with clicking on known good links sent to me in email, and also in simply navigating to websites via Firefox, my default browser. I've run the free version of AVG and it's found 6 instances of this "Agent_r.X" thing, three of which it says it cannot access. I've restored the computer to an earlier date (before I noticed the infection symptoms; this did not rid the computer of the infection, and in fact two new instances were found in the last scan by AVG. I've thought of cutting off the system restore in case AVG can't get at the trojan if it's hiding in system restore, but I'm a bit afraid to do that yet. I have an update version of Malwarebytes, and have run scans with it too--and it founds things as well. I would really like to work through this with someone on this forum.

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#2 boopme

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:39 PM

Hello, this is a newer malware. You can try to show hidden files and rescan.
You didn't state your Operating System so look here.
How to see hidden files in Windows
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:47 PM

Malware topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic375942.html

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 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 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 MR 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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