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#1 ads1337

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:19 AM

Hi cjhuffman1.

This looks pretty suspect to me, acting like your typical fraudware app. It seems to be part of crawler.

Try this link:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic142267.html

I have not had any success removing it myself. Tried Malware Bytes, NOD32, Super Antispyware so far; removed several things, but this little fella still remains. Also tried Exterminate It!. It seemed to find something, but wants an activation payment. Going to try a few more tools and will let you know if I have any joy.

Good luck

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Edited by hamluis, 25 May 2011 - 01:13 PM.
Split from AII topic per request, sent PM to new OP.


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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:24 AM

Are you guys running these tools in safe mode?

Make sure you do.

Also please list which OS (XP, Vista, 7) you are using.

Do this in Safe Mode

1. Download and run CCleaner
2. Update Malwarebytes and run a full scan
3. Download and run DrWeb Cureit - http://www.freedrweb.com/download+cureit/

Good Luck

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:16 AM

Hi Invision,

The OS is Win 7. Those 3 apps have all been ran in safe mode. Nothing new to report, it's still there.

Thanks

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:04 PM

Ads,

I've asked that this thread be moved to the malware forum, so that I can have you run some more powerful tools.

____________________________________________________

Hello and welcome to the forums!

My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. :)

I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.

If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed.

If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:


  • Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
  • Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
  • If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
  • In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
  • If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you have and re-download the tool. The reason I ask you to do this is because these tools are updated fairly regularly.
  • Do not do things I do not ask for, such as running a spyware scan on your computer. The one thing that you should always do, is to make sure sure that your anti-virus definitions are up-to-date!
  • Please do not use the Attachment feature for any log file. Do a Copy/Paste of the entire contents of the log file and submit it inside your post.
  • I am going to stick with you until ALL malware is gone from your system. I would appreciate it if you would do the same. From this point, we're in this together ;)
    Because of this, you must reply within three days
    failure to reply will result in the topic being closed!
  • Please do not PM me directly for help. If you have any questions, post them in this topic.
  • Lastly, I am no magician. I will try very hard to fix your issues, but no promises can be made. Also be aware that some infections are so severe that you might need to resort to reformatting and reinstalling your operating system.
    Don't worry, this only happens in severe cases, but it sadly does happen. Be prepared to back up your data. Have means of backing up your data available.

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Rootkit UnHooker (RkU)
Please download Rootkit Unhooker from one of the following links and save it to your desktop.
Link 1 (.exe file)
Link 2 (zipped file)
Link 3 (.rar file)In order to use this tool if you downloaded from either of the second two links, you will need to extract the RKUnhookerLE.exe file using a program capable of extracing ZIP and RAR compressed files. If you don't have an extraction program, you can downlaod, install and use the free 7-zip utility.

  • Double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to start the program.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click the Report tab, then click Scan.
  • Check Drivers, Stealth Code, and uncheck the rest.
  • Click OK.
  • Wait until it's finished and then go to File > Save Report.
  • Save the report to your Desktop.
  • Copy and paste the contents of the report into your next reply.
-- Note: You may get this warning...just ignore it, click OK and continue: "Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself! It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?".



NEXT:



Running OTL

We need to create an OTL Report
  • Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:
  • Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:
    • OTL.txt <-- Will be opened
    • Extras.txt <-- Will be minimized

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The instructions seen in this post have been specifically tailored to this user and the issues they are experiencing with their computer. If you think you have a similar problem, please first read this topic, and then begin your own, new thread. I do not offer private support via Private Message.


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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:41 AM

Hi ST.

Thanks for the reply, sorry I have not been online sooner. Since my last post I have ran RKill, spybot, adaware and others; ESET and mbam found lots of hidden things they could not see before. Decided to stop wasting my time and just use the recovery partition in the end.

I did manage to remove the program though. After running mbam and eset, and finding things I could not remove, I just deleted the folder in program files folder. PC Power Speed was gone! The machine was still clearly infected with something though.

I guess that counts as a cure? It's good enough for me. :D

I will have to put that OTL tool in my toolbox for next time though, looks usefull.

Thanks

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