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#1 atlantamiki1

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:12 PM

I was reading other people's posts and your advice. Should I follow the instructions you gave to LDK_0102 ?

Here is some info about my system:

OS name: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
System Model: Dimension 3000
System Type: X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~2394 MHz
BIOS Version/Date: Dell Computer Corporation A01,8/24/2004
SMBIOS Version: 2.3
System Directory: C\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
IE explorer 8.0.6001.18702
browser java version:1.6.0_23

Here is some information about my problem:

Approximately 2 weeks ago, I was googling a search that lead me to wikipedia, but instead of directly linking to wikipedia I was taken to unwanted ads and websites. I started searching how to avoid being taken to these sites I looked up blocking websites. The one solution I found was using notepad to list urls inside WINDOWS:system32:drivers:etc:host and list the urls and its variations (with the http and without the http) next to 127.000.0001. so the format as I understood it was to list them like this under the explanation heading:



# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://asktos.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://www.scour.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://asktos.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://www.scour.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://xml.intextxml.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://vipquery.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://mx2.45733.expand-search-goals.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://antispyfr.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://asktos.cxm/search.php?q=amy+sherman+palladino
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://yafraudcheckonline.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://vipword.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://scour.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 yafraudcheckonline.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 vipword.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 scour.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 antispyfr.comcxm
# 127.0.0.1 vipquery.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://usabletools.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://solarzones.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://berezkashore.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://zayante.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 usabletools.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 solarzones.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 berezkashore.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 zayante.comcxm
# 127.0.0.1 crop.nxt
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://113594url.cptgt.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://snap.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://redeemyourprize.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://cptpg.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://argonelabel.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://argonnelabel.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://pcspeedmaximizer.s3.amazonaws.cxm/index.html
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://113594url.cptgt.cxm/cpv.jsp?p=113594&url=http%3A%2F%2Fad.turn.cxm%2Fserver%2Fpixel.htm%3Ffpid%3D7&context=&ip=72.152.246.84&selectedKeyword=ron&selectedListingId=7794032
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://www.redeemyourprize.cxm/single-wm-ea?trkID=269050356
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://onlinepotsandpans.cxm/?xurl=http://hytr8lzz02.cxm/1Vy01FSX6y7X0TC0e3770c93ba826363c156d4b0eaac092018h&xref=http://onlinepotsandpans.cxm/default.pk?tsearch=voice+of+law+and+order+UK&search_button.x=0&search_button.y=0
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://hytr8lzz02.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://385_1632393.admarketplace.cxm/?sid=M1B%2BXH1eQy17Dz0FHQkkIUlGQGJmBngOal0CNnwHeAUeWnlhB0ZTam4JfAtpXgE2eQVnBQZYZX4BQV1iY09%2B
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://shootingtournaments.cxm/?xurl=http://hytr8lzz02.cxm/LKh3ogpE7A3m3cu1f1c37d2e71b0d02dbb4ceb9f426cc82915Z&xref=http://shootingtournaments.cxm/default.pk?tsearch=chris+anderson+ted+conference+curator&rid=92cd8fa313fe9a7acd973ef60daece6a6c623209637967d9b7fdf3f75274b4405d50b3a6d84c69bdd89b1c7d254168f3&s=Go
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://cptgt.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 cptgt.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 pcspeedmaximizer.s3.amazonaws.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 www.redeemyourprize.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 onlinepotsandpans.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hytr8lzz02.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 shootingtournaments.com/?xurl=http://hytr8lzz02.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 =hxxp://hytr8lzz02.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 admarketplace.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 =hxxp://shootingtournaments.cxm/default.pk?tsearch=chris+anderson+ted+conference+curator&rid=92cd8fa313fe9a7acd973ef60daece6a6c623209637967d9b7fdf3f75274b4405d50b3a6d84c69bdd89b1c7d254168f3&s=Go
# 127.0.0.1 zhf.oxg
# 127.0.0.1 christianshomosexuals.oxg
# 127.0.0.1 debtfreeformydaughter.oxg
# 127.0.0.1 debtfreeformydaughter.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 tellthetruth.oxg
# 127.0.0.1 tellthetruth.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 db.cummings.cxm
# 127.0.0.1 hxxp://catoondolls.cxm/?xurl=hxxp://hytr8lzz02.cxm/GK32LvwD8e3J8RO1be0a39a8c9902b7a8d8eb8760a421b9a08g&xref=http://catoondolls.cxm



For about a week now these problems have cropped up:


#1 New websites keep trying to take me to Hytr8lzz02.com and yafraudcheckonline.com so I am conitnually updating the notepad.


#2 Because I am still a little confused about formatting this data on the notepad, i TRIED ENTERING THESE url's
WITH AND WITHOUT THE # SYMBOL, BUT NOW I KEEP GETTING MESSAGES ABOUT A PROBLEM saying WINDOWS SYSTEM32 has a problem and needs to shut down, and also MY McAfee FIREWALL TURNs OFF RANDOMLY AND SPONTANEOUSLY AND I HAVE TO REBOOT MY COMPUTER TO GET THE FIREWALL TO TURN ON AGAIN.I'VE BEEN rebooting ABOUT 4 TO 5 TIMES A DAY because of the firewall disabling.
Attached File  WIN32virusInfo1.bmp   55.13KB   0 downloads

#3 Also, my quicklaunch bar changes color from blue to white without prompting.



My roommate says he uses freeware to detect problems with malware and trojans thru Windows System Registry so I
looked it up, and that lead me to "ADS" information which is how I discovered your website.

I downloaded ADSSPY, and ran the program, but then I ran into the problem of trying to figure out which "ADS"
were harmful because they did seem to lead to reputable websites that I had legitmately linked to and
websites that I had connected to without any ensuing trojan/malware problems. So I looked up
more information on how to deal with this, and saw the information about dll. files, R1/R0, and BHO and I'm not sure if I need to know this information.

So after reading all this reading about the prescriptive processes to remove "ADS", it seems a little complicated since I have a minor case of ADD, but I could hunker down and try it out if it will really help. My question is how often will I have to use the ADSPY, About:buster,and Trend Micro online scan? Daily? Weekly?

Since the information I read was created in 2004, I was wondering now is there a simpler application/process to
get my computer and my sanity back again?

Edited by atlantamiki1, 24 February 2011 - 06:25 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:48 PM

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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.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:19 PM

Thanks for your help. I know you are :busy:
Below are the attachments you are requested. Above in the first posting is a description of the problem. Please let me know if I can provide more info. Since I've left the first message I removed all the 127.0.0.1 website out of the hosts notepad, but I still got the same message about a Winsystem32 error and my McAfee closed its firewall again so I had to reboot to turn it on again.
Did ark provide info about all the malware and nasty thingies on my computer? In the future how do I read the report so I can understand it?
Thanks again.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 03:57 PM

Hello Victim,
  • Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
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    Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
  • Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
  • If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
  • Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
  • Finally, please reply using the Posted Image button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.

1.
We need to disable Spybot S&D's "TeaTimer"
TeaTimer works by preventing ANY changes to the system. It will attempt to undo any fixes we run, because it blocks these fixes from running.

In order to safeguard your system from problems that can be brought on by a half finished fix, we need to disable TeaTimer. We can reenable it when we're done if you like.
  • Open SpyBot Search and Destroy by going to Start -> All Programs -> Spybot Search and Destroy -> Spybot Search and Destroy.
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2.
Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!
Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.
  • Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it.
  • To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.
  • Click the Start Scan button.
  • Do not use the computer during the scan
  • If the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.
  • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.
  • Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.
  • A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).
  • Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.

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Install Recovery Console and Run ComboFix

This tool is not a toy. If used the wrong way you could trash your computer. Please use only under direction of a Helper. If you decide to do so anyway, please do not blame me or ComboFix.

Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

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**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Note:The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you
should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

  • Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

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  • When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the contents of the log (C:\ComboFix.txt).
Leave your computer alone while ComboFix is running.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 09:28 PM

:clapping: Thanks. I tried my Google search without any strange events.

Couple of Questions:
Is it possible for this to happen again? If so? should I go through all the steps I did before from DDS thru ComboFix or start from GMER, TDSKiller, and then ComboFix?

#2 I noticed alot of files related to PriceGong were deleted. Is there any way to prevent my computer or internet access from procuring these files again?

THANKS AGAIN. I'm jobless right now, and I need this computer to help me apply for jobs. I promise not to forget you when I start working again.
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:50 PM

Hello,

Thanks. I tried my Google search without any strange events.

You are most welcomed. :thumbup2:


Is it possible for this to happen again? If so? should I go through all the steps I did before from DDS thru ComboFix or start from GMER, TDSKiller, and then ComboFix?

Is this possible to happen again. Sure it is. Malware writer are always writing and finding new ways to gain access to your machine. You should never run any tool that you don't know about especially a powerful tool like Combofix.If used the wrong way you could trash your computer. We here at BC have been trained in the use of this tool.

#2 I noticed alot of files related to PriceGong were deleted. Is there any way to prevent my computer or internet access from procuring these files again?

This was probably bundled with other software or with the malware.


1.
Your log(s) show that you are using so called peer-to-peer or file-sharing programmes (in your case uTorrent). These programmes allow to share files between users as the name(s) suggest. In today's world the cyber crime has come to an enormous dimension and any means is used to infect personal computers to make use of their stored data or machine power for further propagation of the malware files. A popular means is the use of file-sharing tools as a tremendous amount of prospective victims can be reached through it.

It is therefore possible to be infected by downloading manipulated files via peer-to-peer tools and thus suggested to be used with intense care. Some further readings on this subject, along the included links, are as follows: "File-Sharing, otherwise known as Peer To Peer" and "Risks of File-Sharing Technology."

It is also important to note that sharing entertainment files and proprietary software infringes the copyright laws in many countries over the world and you are putting yourself at risk of being indicted through organisations watching over the rights of the authors of such files (i.e. the RIAA for music files, or the MPAA for movie files in the USA) or the authors of the files themselves.

Naturally there are also legal ways to use these services, such as downloading Linux distributions or office suites such as "Open Office."

2.
Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (v1.50) and save it to your desktop.
Download Link 1
Download Link 2Malwarebytes' may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet and double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to this Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • Malwarebytes will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • Under the Scanner tab, make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • When finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box, then click the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked and then click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.
  • Exit Malwarebytes' when done.
Note: If Malwarebytes' encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes' from removing all the malware.

3.
I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on Posted Image to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Push the Start button.
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Push Posted Image
Note for Vista Users: Eset is compatible but Internet Explorer must be run as Administrator. To do this, right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu or Quick Launch Bar on the Taskbar and select "Run as Administrator" from the context menu.)
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You can refer to this short video by: neomage
**Note**
To optimize scanning time and produce a more sensible report for review:
  • Close any open programs
  • Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan.

Things to include in your next reply::
MBAM log
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:59 PM

Thank You for the assistance again, My computer has not shut down or frozen up spontaneously either since I did yesterday's applications. Did the ComboFix fix that too?

Is the Malware bytes an alternative to the Spybot S&D? Should I remove Spybot S&D or just leave it and use it after I follow these new instructions?

Also i have a Majhjong game I procurred thru filesharing. I scanned it with McAffee and it said it was safe, but, can u decipher from the reports a problem with that file?

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:51 PM

Hello,

hank You for the assistance again, My computer has not shut down or frozen up spontaneously either since I did yesterday's applications. Did the ComboFix fix that too?

You are welcome. It was a combination of tools that help fix your problem. You had a TDDS rootkit. It has been fixed now. Just doing a couple other scans to make sure nothing is left over.

Is the Malware bytes an alternative to the Spybot S&D? Should I remove Spybot S&D or just leave it and use it after I follow these new instructions?

Yes. this is a alternative. Here is a little more information about SpyBot.
Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware are no longer recommended
  • mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware due to poor testing results. See here - (scroll down and read under Freeware Antispyware Products)
  • Further, most people don't understand Spybot's TeaTimer or how to use it and that feature can cause more problems than it's worth. TeaTimer monitors changes to certain critical keys in Windows registry but does not indicate if the change is normal or a modification made by a malware infection. The user must have an understanding of the registry and how TeaTimer works in order to make informed decisions to allow or deny the detected changes. Additionally, TeaTimer may conflict with other security tools which do a much better job of protecting your computer and even prevent disinfection of malware by those tools.
  • More effective alternatives are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware Free.

Also i have a Majhjong game I procurred thru filesharing. I scanned it with McAffee and it said it was safe, but, can u decipher from the reports a problem with that file?

You can Upload that file at a couple of places and have it scanned.

Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:

How to see hidden files in Windows

Please click this link-->Jotti

When the jotti page has finished loading, click the Browse button and navigate to the Majhjong file and click Submit.

<filepath>suspect.file

Please post back the results of the scan in your next post.

If Jotti is busy, try the same at Virustotal: http://www.virustotal.com/

Edited by fireman4it, 26 February 2011 - 03:52 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 05:32 AM

:inlove: Good Morning.

Here is the Malwarebytes report:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5889

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

2/26/2011 11:15:17 PM
mbam-log-2011-02-26 (23-15-17).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 141146
Time elapsed: 15 minute(s), 12 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

-------------------END OF REPORT----------------

AND HERE is the ESET log :

C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\32\405d64e0-563e5ce0 a variant of Java/TrojanDownloader.OpenStream.NAZ trojan deleted - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\48\6dd632b0-5b3ea6ee multiple threats deleted - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\50\353ddaf2-3b9d540c a variant of Java/TrojanDownloader.OpenStream.NBH trojan deleted - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\6\3f054e06-59a398e0 multiple threats deleted - quarantined
C:\My Documents\DownLoads\Programs-Hardware-Software\Games\Mah_Jong_Quest_3_Balance_of_Life_v3.54_WinALL\MahJongQuest3.exe probably a variant of Win32/TrojanDropper.MultiDropper.QUUWBB trojan deleted - quarantined
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{357CAD68-96D2-4B1A-9E13-5141E5182CBC}\RP196\A0079770.exe multiple threats deleted - quarantined
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{357CAD68-96D2-4B1A-9E13-5141E5182CBC}\RP197\A0088683.exe probably a variant of Win32/TrojanDropper.MultiDropper.QUUWBB trojan deleted - quarantined
T:\(T)My Documents\(T)Hstuff\Hstuff©\Tools\hypnosis.exe a variant of Win32/TrojanDownloader.ConHook.NAJ trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
T:\Seagate Backup\MIKIDELL2400\C\My Documents\DownLoads\Programs-Hardware-Software\Games\Mah_Jong_Quest_3_Balance_of_Life_v3.54_WinALL\MahJongQuest3.exe probably a variant of Win32/TrojanDropper.MultiDropper.QUUWBB trojan deleted - quarantined


-------------------END OF REPORT----------------

GUESS IT DID DETECT A BUG IN THE MAHJOHNG GAME, AND REMOVED THE GAME? I WENT TO UPLOAD THE GAME FOR SCANNING TO JOTTI, BUT COULDN'T FIND THE .EXE FILE.



HERE IS THE DDS FROM THIS MORNING:

Attached File  DDS2-27-11.txt   10.25KB   1 downloads

DID I DO THIS CORRECTLY OR DO YO PREFER ALL REPORTS COPIED AND PASTED?
ANYWAY, I can't tell a difference in it's operation yet, since I ran the scan last night and I just woke up, but i guess I can't have the mahjohng game anymore <_< . I Hate freecell(won: 3943 lost: 2484 :crazy: ).

OK, so I removed Spybot S&D. Thanks for the info.
Should I use the Defogger to reconnect my CD emulators? What do CD emulators do?


Thanks so much. :inlove: with your brain. always and forever.

Edited by atlantamiki1, 27 February 2011 - 05:33 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2011 - 02:09 PM

Hello atlantamiki1,

Should I use the Defogger to reconnect my CD emulators? What do CD emulators do?

Yes it is ok to reconnect your cd emulators. They are the drivers for your cd. Our tools sometimes pick these up as rootkits so we disable them.

1.
Uninstall Combofix
  • Make sure that Combofix.exe that you downloaded is on your Desktop but Do not run it!
    o *If it is not on your Desktop, the below will not work.
  • Click on Posted Image then Run....
  • Now copy & paste the green bolded text in the run-box and click OK.

    ComboFix /Uninstall

    Posted Image

    <Notice the space between the "x" and "/".> <--- It needs to be there
    Windows Vista users: Press the Windows Key + R to bring the Run... Command and then from there you can add in the Combofix /Uninstall

  • Please advise if this step is missed for any reason as it performs some important actions:
    "This will uninstall Combofix, delete its related folders and files, reset your clock settings, hide file extensions, hide the system/hidden files and resets System Restore again.
    It also makes a clean Restore Point and flashes all the old restore points in order to prevent possible reinfection from an old one through system restore".

2.
Congratulations! You now appear clean! :cool:

Are things running okay? Do you have any more questions?

System Still Slow?
You may wish to try StartupLite. Simply download this tool to your desktop and run it. It will explain any optional auto-start programs on your system, and offer the option to stop these programs from starting at startup. This will result in fewer programs running when you boot your system, and should improve preformance.
If that does not work, you can try the steps mentioned in Slow Computer/browser? Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware.

We Need to Clean Up Our Mess
  • Download OTC by OldTimer and save it to your desktop.
  • Double click Posted Image icon to start the program. If you are using Vista, please right-click and choose run as administrator
  • Then Click the big Posted Image button.
  • You will get a prompt saying "Being Cleanup Process". Please select Yes.
  • Restart your computer when prompted.


Recommendations
Below are some recommendations to lower your chances of (re)infection.
  • Install and maintain an outbound firewall
  • Install Spyware Blaster and update it regularly
    If you wish, the commercial version provides automatic updating.
  • Install the MVPs hosts file, and update it regularly
    You can use the HostMan host file manager to do this automaticly if you wish.
    For more information on the hosts file, and what it can do for you, you can view the Tutorial on the Hosts file
  • Install an Anti-Spyware program, and update it regularly
    Malware Byte's Anti Malware is an excellent Anti-Spyware scanner. It's scan times are usually under ten minutes, and has excellent detection and removal rates.
    SUPERAntiSpyware is another good scanner with high detection and removal rates.
    Both programs are free for non commercial home use but provide a resident and do not nag if you purchase the paid versions.
  • Keep Windows (and your other Microsoft software) up to date!
    I cannot stress how important this is enough. Often holes are found in Internet Explorer or Windows itself that require patching. Sometimes these holes will allow an attacker unrestricted access to your computer.

    If you are using Windows XP or earlier
    Visit the Microsoft Update Website and follow the on screen instructions to setup Microsoft Update. Also follow the instructions to update your system. Please REBOOT and repeat this process until there are no more updates to install!!

    If you are using Windows Vista
    • Click the "Start Menu" (or Windows Orb)
    • Click "All Programs"
    • Click "Windows Update"
    • On the left, choose "Change Settings"
    • Ensure that the checkbox "Use Microsoft Update" at the bottom of the window is checked.
    • Press OK and accept the UAC prompt.
      Note: You shouldn't need to check this checkbox every single time you update, only the first time.
    • Click "Check for Updates" in the upper left corner.
    • Follow the instructions to install the latest updates.
    • Reboot and repeat the "Check for Updates" until there are no more critical updates to install
  • Keep your other software up to date as well
    Software does not need to be made by Microsoft to be insecure. You can use the Secunia Online Software occasionally to help you check for out of date software on your machine.
  • Stay up to date!
    The MOST IMPORTANT part of any security setup is keeping the software up to date. Malware writers release new variants every single day. If your software updates don't keep up, then the malware will always be one step ahead. Not a good thing :(.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 05:55 PM

OK. Will the desktop cleanup option clean up all the software from the DDS to the GMER and the TDSkiller and the ADSSPY and other stuff I downloaded--like uninstall them? Should I keep the DDS software for future reports if I have a problem?

thanks again for your help.
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:55 PM

Hello,

Otc Cleanup will get rid of almost all the stuff we used. Anything you don't want to keep just delete it. There is no need to keep DDS.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:40 PM

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