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Windows XP Hard drive Failure Virus.


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#1 Go Bulls

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:21 PM

I got this virus today that said my hard drive failed. I restarted my computer nad all my icons and files were hidden. I did searches for my this virus on my iphone and found this website. I ran the computer in safe mode and restored it back one day. This seemed to have gotten rid of the bug. All of my start menu icons and desktop icons were back. However my files were still hidden. So next I ran the Malwarebytes and superspyware anti virus programs. They seemed to have gotten rid of it. I also ran the unhide.exe. After reading the forums though, I was worried that somehow my computer was still infected and maybe I didnt know it. So a ran another quick scan of malwarebytes and here is the log. Please help, I would like to make sure that this virus is gone along with any others.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.0.1200
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 6904

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

6/20/2011 2:19:17 PM
mbam-log-2011-06-20 (14-19-17).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 165110
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 47 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)

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:20 PM

Hello and welcome.
Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove Windows XP Repair .
After reading how the malware is misleading you ...
You will move to the Automated Removal Instructions

After you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.
The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
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 MBAM's database version and your operating system.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:50 PM

I went through the Removal instructions.
Here's the log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.0.1200
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 6904

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

6/20/2011 8:46:03 PM
mbam-log-2011-06-20 (20-46-03).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|R:\|)
Objects scanned: 482709
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 58 minute(s), 49 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: 3

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:
c:\system volume information\_restore{7ad5a38e-359c-4fc0-a85f-55842c389821}\RP493\A0060639.exe (Trojan.Agent.PF) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\system volume information\_restore{7ad5a38e-359c-4fc0-a85f-55842c389821}\RP493\A0060649.exe (Trojan.FakeHDD) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:00 PM

OK, well it says found 3 and showed 2.

ALL your icons are back still?

I think a last online scan should show us if there is anything left.


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.
  • Under scan settings, check Posted Image and check Remove found threats
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • 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: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:18 AM

C:\Documents and Settings\-----\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\6\1080b2c6-14ec34b1 a variant of Java/TrojanDownloader.OpenStream.NBY trojan deleted - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\-----\Local Settings\Temp\jar_cache1408084522045505554.tmp a variant of Win32/Kryptik.PFD trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\-----\Local Settings\Temp\jar_cache8473417214572399123.tmp a variant of Win32/Kryptik.PFD trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:17 AM

Now that I've cleaned my computer. Whats the best anti virus software i can get that will protect me in the future? Right now I use the free AVG. Is there some something cost effective that will protect my?

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:01 AM

Well I would say the best Free are Avast and Avira. Paid are ESET and Kaspersky. Complimented with MBAM and the firewaLL.

Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.

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:
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:53 AM

Thanks for your help!

Now that my computers clean. I want to get a better antivirus program. First I want to uninstall AVG free.... But i cant. I keep getting this message when i go throught the uninstall process:

Error Detail:
Local machine: installation failed
Installation:
Error: Action failed for registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: creating registry key....
Access is denied.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:29 PM

Try using AppRemover
Using AppRemover
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:43 PM

Thanks, I was able to uninstall it. Is the pay anti virus software that much better than the free ones? I do purchase things online. I'm unsure of what to get considering how much it costs to get the pay ones. And in addition i should get the malwarebytes correct?

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:47 PM

Should I get the pay version of malwarebytes or the free?

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:50 PM

The main advantage of paid is the auto matic update and customer service.
I have fp six years tun fre Avira, MBAM ans SAS. I win a paid sud for ESET so I am using that now. I also spent the 25 for MBAM this year as I was getting questions related to te paid and I could not answer. Plus A one-time purchase of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a life-time license for free future updates!

http://shop.malwarebytes.org/lpa/342/3/7268/index_b.html?_kk=mbam&_kt=5649af65-023f-45b8-acb9-a5990bcaa0a7&gclid=COuK_fCkyKkCFYPe4AodCCnnNw

The others are here L@@K
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