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iedw.exe virus + ieplorer popups & errors

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#1 hwg


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:42 PM

I seem to have this strange virus. I keep getting this iedw.exe error that pops up along with an internet explorer error. Then an ie window will open up auotmatically with some ads in it. I close tem, but this error pops up so much, I cannot use my machine! Further, it won't let me install malwarebytes or any other antivirus/spyware program. They will die in the middle. Lastly, when I go to c:\program file\Internet Explorer I see this "iedw.exe file and when I delete it or rename it, it just comes back! How can I fix this problem/virus - it is driving me crazy as I cannot do my work!

Any help would greatly be appreciated!


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#2 hwg

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:43 PM

Oh, I forgot to tell you, this is running on an XP machine.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:38 PM

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.


Please download MiniToolBox and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Report 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
Click Go and post the result.


Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/ to your desktop.

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad.
* Post the log back here.

Be sure to restart the computer.

The log can also be found here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
Or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt


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.

IMPORTANT! If for some reason GMER refuses to run, try again.
If it still fails, try to UN-check "Devices" in right pane.
If still no joy, try to run it from Safe Mode.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:52 PM

I am unable to get on the internet, so I am putting these files on the server and downloading to the pc. Here are the results security check and minitoolbox. Is there a way to see why I am unable to get onto the internet from these files and help me fix that first before continuing?


Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.24
Windows XP Service Pack 2 x86
Out of date service pack!!
Internet Explorer 6 Out of date!
Antivirus/Firewall Check:

WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
HijackThis 2.0.2
Java™ 6 Update 6
Java™ 6 Update 7
Out of date Java installed!
Adobe Flash Player ( Flash Player Out of Date!
Process Check:
objlist.exe by Laurent

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamgui.exe
``````````End of Log````````````

# ----------------------------------
# Interface IP Configuration
# ----------------------------------
pushd interface ip

Unable to access configuration because it is already being accessed by
another configuration utility. Close other windows and try again.

# End of interface IP configuration

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : daoffice

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-4D-9E-61-06

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

Server: UnKnown

Ping request could not find host google.com. Please check the name and try again.

Server: UnKnown

Ping request could not find host yahoo.com. Please check the name and try again.

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for

Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x2 ...00 1a 4d 9e 61 06 ...... Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport
Active Routes:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric 10 1 10 10 10 10 1
Default Gateway:
Persistent Routes:
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:56 PM

It looks like a more serious mess.

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team.
Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.
Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.
Including a link to this thread will be helpful.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:26 AM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic426686.html 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 MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in 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 MRT 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 MRT Team members are EXTREMELY 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 MRT 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 MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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