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Automatic launch of Windows Search and WMP ending with automatic shutdown


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#1 Web-E

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 02:13 PM

This kind of problem I am seeing for the first time in my life without having a clue....

The pc is own by one of my friend.First foolish thing he did was to put some customized xp into his computer.
Suddenly today morning he started to scream on phone about this problem.I am not able to see the desktop.

The problem is whenever the computer starts windows media player starts up,along with 3 search windows, one contain no search item, another contain "01" in the search item , another contain "10010" as search contain (the string may be different, I can't remember exactly).Closing one of them shutting down the system completely (No restart).It is like someone is opening a search box in front of me and typing the search string.

The problem was occurring even internet not connected. While shutting down, sometime it showed "some no of users are connected, shutting down will cause problem " like that (zombie system??!!)

So I instructed to remove windows xp, format c: and install windows 7 from original disk. Much of my surprise, just after installation it started showing the same symptom.(Internet was not connected.)

After set up with internet.I connect it via teamviewer, check msconfig

-- only one entry was there google update (chorme was installed.)

-- I check the processes , no suspicious process was running.

-- There is no autorun.inf file in any of the drive.

There was no pattern of the incident, sometime click on my computer open those three windows, sometime not.Some time it just open up when everything is idle.Sometime double click of exe s trigger this.It sometime it just like flood of opening those four windows. Sometime while I type any weburl, it start typing that 01 10 automatically. :crazy:




I need some help.Guide me if more information is needed. :cold: :cold:

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 02:27 PM

Let's get some more info and go from there.


Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
  • List Minidump Files
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.


Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop.

* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.





Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Download Link 1
Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • 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.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Troubleshoot Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware


Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:
  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.

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  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.
-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in safe mode.
-- If GMER crashes or keeps resulting in a BSODs, uncheck Devices on the right side before scanning
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:30 AM

Thanks for replay, here are the results...

Result.txt


Security check, first timw while running this tool the problem occurs once again.Computer shuts down, after that I have run this tool and here are the results
checkup.txt

Malwarebytes installed and updated, quick scan give 0 infected object..
Log
mbam log


GMER results

GMER


While GMER running many search windows poped up, I closed the windows and run "shutdown -a" immediately. This time the computer didn't shutdown. :thumbup2: But the flooding is occurring still now, but the frequency become less.Can't understand. :crazy:

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 12:17 PM

The pc is own by one of my friend.First foolish thing he did was to put some customized xp into his computer.

The scan logs show they are running WIN 7
Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

Please download CKScanner and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!
  • Double-click on CKScanner.exe and click Search For Files.
  • If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.
  • After a very short time, when the cursor hourglass disappears, click Save List To File.
  • A text file will be created on your desktop named ckfiles.txt.
  • Click OK at the file saved message box.
  • Double-click the ckfiles.txt icon on your desktop to open the log and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:55 AM

Thanks for your replay.. Yeah it was xp first.. I removed it and install windows 7 from my own disk, however the problem persists.Now I have detected some anomaly in my keyboard.I think the f3 key may have been sort. May be it explains the pressing of 1 and 0s in search windows (as 1 and 0 are just below it). Will try with another keyboard and post results. Thank for your valuable time. :thumbsup:




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