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#1 Brewsom4me

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:49 PM

Hi everyone,

I was asked to post here when I previously posted in a different forum (Orange Blossom and boopme) and attach several files, including a Combofix that I had.

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 ythe other day 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? Thank you and 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!!!

Regards,

Kurt

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 06:40 AM

Hello ,
And :welcome: to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum
. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.


I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.

Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.
  • The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen.
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If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.
If you have already posted a log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
  • Notepad will open with the results.
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

Information on A/V control HERE

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In the meantime please, do NOT install any new programs or update anything unless told to do so while we are fixing your problem

If you still need help, please include the following in your next reply
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Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

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#3 Elise

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 01:53 PM

This topic has been re-opened at the request of the person who originally posted.

regards, Elise


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Posted 21 April 2011 - 01:21 PM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.In the event you still have problems, please send me or any Moderator a Private Message and ask them to reopen this topic within the next 5 days. Please include a link to your topic in the Private Message. Thank you.

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