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PING.exe and corruption of files on C: drive

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#1 MikeMurda


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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:08 PM

Hi all,
A few days ago my system was attacked with the W32/Blaster worm. I installed Malwarebytes anti-malware using safe mode and this seemed to get rid of the worm...for the most part. As a precaution I also ran the Windows MRT, and Spybot search and destroy. Spybot found a couple things and I removed them. I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my anti-virus.
Since the initial Blaster infection I have noticed once in a while a browser tab will open with a random advertising type of site. This continues even after running Spybot. I also noticed that my laptop's fan was coming on at 100% out of nowhere occasionally, so I opened Sysinternals Process Explorer to see what was up. That was when I noticed PING.exe was using most of my CPU and about 300megs of RAM. I have to go into Process explorer every 5-10 minutes and kill PING.exe manually. I'm not sure what's causing this or how to get rid of it. Any help would be appreciated.

My second problem may or may not be related. It started happening after the Blaster infection. When I start up my computer or restart it tries to run autochk to check the disk for errors. It tells me it cannot run this because there are corrupted files. My system then restarts and it will again try to run autochk and I'll have to cancel this in order to log into my system. Otherwise it will just keep trying to run it and reboot over and over. I tried doing a system restore, but got a message that there are corrupted files on C: and system restore could not run. Any ideas on how to fix this issue?

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate. I'm sure I need to include more info of some sort for you guys I'm just not sure what you need to know. Please let me know what other info I can provide and I'll post it. Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:18 PM

Hello, this infection requires some special tools.

Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Include a link back to this topic.

Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:28 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic428548.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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