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#1 Brewsom4me

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:05 PM

Hi all, I hope someone can give me an idea on what to do. I am by no means a novice with PC's but this has me.

Initially, I leave my PC on during the day while I'm at work, but I have it locked (I sometimes remote in from work). One day I came home and there was not just my login icon, but one for Administrator (with a frog icon). I was a bit miffed, so I went to restart to see what would come up and it said I have a user(s) connected and do I want to still shutdown. I did and I think that time it came back after reboot. I ran Spybot and then ran Malbytes and after that it went away. Then a week or so later it was back. I talked to a person in the helpdesk at work and he had me run (I didn't know not to run this before I came here) Combofix and VipreRescue. Combofix did have a list, but there were no hidden listed, nor did it correct anything and VipreRescue does list also and says it finds fragments(?), but does not clean anything. I have also tried RootKit Buster and it also lists things, but shows no hidden items and it also does not clean anything. I continue to run Norton Internet 2011, Spybot, SuperantiSpyware and Malbytes (sometimes Malbytes gets a half hour in and crashes). All these programs ever find is tracking cookies. I was going to try another rootkit killer (Kaspersky) until I read your forums about these (unless this one is ok).

To add another twist, I came home yesterday and restarted my PC and Windows wanted me to re authenticate. It said I had made major hardware changes (which I didn't). The only thing was the Recovery console Combofix wanted. I'm not sure if that was from running any of the detection or not. But as I said, none of the rootkit programs (or ones that also search for rootkits) say they removed anything. I am really stumped!! Can anyone help? I do appreciate ANY help!!

I have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have 130 GB free on my main drive. It also might be of interest that I have no problem updating antivirus programs or going to their sites. The only major program I have installed lately was iTunes. Please let me know if you need any other info from me!!!

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Kurt

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:25 PM

Hello,I think it best we get a deeper look. 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.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:28 PM

Hello,

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Since you have run ComboFix, please include the ComboFix log in the new topic. Please be sure to include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.

If you cannot produce any of the other logs, then please create the new topic anyway, include the information that you were unable to produce the other logs and why and include the ComboFix log along with a description of your computer issues.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:53 PM

Thank you boopme and Orange Blossom! I have posted in your suggested forum with the requested files. I do appreciate your help!!

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:12 PM

Malware topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic388339.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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