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#1 Beth102

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 08:05 PM

I posted this in the other forum but maybe should not have. I think I got rid of this.

OK, I was careless as I downloaded a program (I could not download anything from download.com which is safe) so I got a problem, and it was backdoor.radmin!ct What I did was immediately get RKILL, ran 4 or 5 of these, then I ran spydoctor, which quarantined it...told me to reboot. Before I rebooted I also ran AVGrkt to check for rootkits and it said I had none. I decided to try spybot and I am in the middle of that. Spybot I believe put tea timer into my system, now it is pulling up every incidence of tea timer and giving me a choice to keep or eliminate it...I don't know why it is doing this. I did cancel Spybot, and ran Malwarebytes and it came up clean. Oh, I ran another spydoctor scan, a quick scan, and it came up fairly clean.
I think I did get rid of backdoor.radmin!ct though, nothing like that has shown up again. AFter my experience with XP Total Security I guess I find it hard to believe that I was able to get rid of this new infection. I am running as many anti spy as possible to make sure I got it.
WHAT ARE SOME SAFE SITES TO DOWNLOAD FROM? I haven't been able to download from http://www.download.com (run by Cnet) for the last couple of days so I tried something else...another site seemed safe but then I went to an unknown site and downloaded movie software and that' show I got infected...must be more careful!
I haven't run any logs. The last time I tried to run logs it took me so long to run all those logs that my computer began to fail and I couldn't even open an exe file at that point. Just doing different anti spyware and then may I will run a hijackthis log....I think I am OK now just being extra cautious to be sure.
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Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:50 PM

Hello, Here's a safe place to get tools Our list
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An important note about your backdoor infection.
One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.

This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.

I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:

How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?
When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall

We can still clean this machine but I can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.


To go on cleaning ...
Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.



Reformatting:
Not an unwise decision to make. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. Wiping your drive, reformatting, and performing a clean install of the OS or doing a factory restore removes everything and is the safest action but I cannot make that decision for you.

Reformatting a hard disk deletes all data. If you decide to reformat, you can back up all your important documents, data files and photos. The safest practice is not to backup any autorun.ini or .exe files because they may be infected. Some types of malware may disguise itself by adding and hiding its extension to the existing extension of files so be sure you take a close look at the full name. After reformatting, as a precaution, make sure you scan these files with your anti-virus prior to copying them back to your hard drive.

The best proceedure is a low level format. This completely wipes the drive. Then reinstall the OS.
Use the free version of Active@ KillDisk.
Or Darik's Boot And Nuke

The best sources of Information on this are
Reformatting Windows XP
Michael Stevens Tech
Windows XP: Clean Install

Of course also feel free to ask anything on this in the XP forum. They'd be glad to help.

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2 guidelines/rules when backing up

1) Backup all your important data files, pictures, music, work etc... and save it onto an external hard-drive. These files usually include .doc, .txt, .mp3, .jpg etc...
2) Do not backup any executables files or any window files. These include .exe/.scr/.htm/.html/.xml/.zip/.rar files as they may contain traces of malware. Also, .html or .htm files that are webpages should also be avoided.

Download Belarc Advisor - builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, including Microsoft Hotfixes, and displays the results in your Web browser.
Run it and then print out the results, they may be handy.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 02:14 AM

I just wiped my drive & re-installed windows last Wed from XP Total Security. I will reformat/reload windows for this backdoor.radin!ct I just opened gmail acct and have uploaded a few files there and emailed all emails from you guys there. All info is online though so I guess I'm at risk.

I was hoping that by using RKILL and then a few scans I could get rid of this thing. Last time I tried to run those scans my computer became inoperable as I was trying to prepare them...time consuming...I could run HijackThis pretty fast though...I will do that and post it if that helps but if it's this bad I will do a clean install like before.

I might have a couple files saved somewhere in my computer

I have a 2nd hard drive that is for storage and I found trojan.agent/gen-kazy on that one..in the program files...(old program files from 2007 this drive is not bootable no windows on it) I think it was from old stuff in 2007...so do I need to format that drive? I ran good software and killed that one and Windows is NOT running on that drive....so does that mean I really killed it or I should reformat that external drive? Should I reformat that drive first, or after I reload operating system? Boy if I had money I would get a Mac this is a pain in the arse. My fault, I tried to download a free program....daaahhhh

Now I realize my drive door won't open. I have access to instructions on how to change the drive, but everything is online, and emails have links to bleepingcomputer and I hope you save all my discussions on there because I will need those...I might have to change out drive before I wipe out drive but I will try to open the disk drive...I was opening it with software a day or so ago but today I could not open it. Maybe I have to buy an external CD/DVD drive because I won't be able to install windows or anything if I can't get the drive open! I only have one computer and can't access the great how to videos that HP has for how to do this on my model computer. This computer is 6 years old so maybe make sense for external drive but how much slower is this burner going to be I burn a lot of CDs. Any suggestions for an EXTERNAL burner drive that I could get at Microcenter perhaps? Thanks...should do this right away....would do right now...if drive will open...

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:45 PM

Well,if you want clean it then you need to do this from post2
To go on cleaning ...
We need a DDS log.
Regular tools and HJT won't fix this. Just because you "fixed" something with HijackThis, that does not mean you have a clean system. There are specific files and folders which must be deleted afterwards. HijackThis does not delete them.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:42 AM

I did a clean install of windows. I didn't use killdisk it seemed too much. If I fill up disk with clean data it will overwrite so those files could not be restored is that correct? I am using another computer I got a Netbook. I tried to download a driver device I need 1394 Net Adapter for Windows XP. I tried for 2 hrs could not download this to my Netbook for some reason also was afraid of where is safe to download this driver. Tomorrow I may go to computer store who installed network card and ask for driver I am angry and they better not try to charge me for the driver.

My email is not coming to my computer and I haven't tried to access Verizon yet. Last time to get email on computer and I have to call some rude person in India who I can hardly hear to get the connection. I opened another email acct in gmail but this makes it hard to get help.

I love this little Netbook it is Windows 7 and is Asus product. I am downloading windows updates on it now. I need to back up windows restore onto a USB device probably a 32 gig one. Notebook has no disk drive so only can back up to flash drive. I hope downloading windows updates first does not mess that up. I don't have the 32 gig flash card yet & wanted to get online. I wish I had the 1394 Net adapter driver for my other computer. Glad to be online and hope I can access verizon mail from this computer.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:18 PM

You should ask in the OS forums up top,they will k now where to get what you need.
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:22 AM

I figured out pretty fast that I was NOT rid of it...

Thanks for everything. I did another clean install. I got the Network card driver but was unable to install it - I think because I could not unzip it. I am now afraid to download the zip utilities listed in your safe places...in fact I have not downloaded anything from anywhere after re-installing Windows 3 times in 2 weeks. I lost internet connection so I could not do logs but with Tubby and 4 trojans I just wiped it clean. I have not put data on computer and maybe I won't...maybe I will use RW DVDs to back up with.

2 days ago my friend almost got browser hijacked but he did not click on box, he opened task manager and closed browser then eliminated browser and then used cc cleaner...he thinks he is rid of it I hope he is...that happened because he wanted to save a picture to his pc. It's getting so bad out there I am now very afraid. I am going to think about what security to add and may have to do without programs for awhile. For XP machine I have Spy Doctor with Antivirus, malwarebytes and superantispy. I have another one for Windows 7 machine but may use a free anti virus spyware program my friend uses that is pretty good. I will ask him for a clean copy. I could use another firewall but I don't want my IP address etc. tochange because it complicates things with Verizon. I will look at advice on here and try to save topics because it's difficult and these things are almost impossible to get rid of.

I would have used KILL DISK but was asked to produce logs which I could not do and decided to wipe out all anyways. Thanks!

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 10:10 AM

You're welcome and thanks for letting us know. I can promise you that all the links we offer are clean and tested.
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Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:

Edited by boopme, 31 March 2011 - 10:13 AM.

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