He he he.... As you can probably already tell... I'm not exactly what one might call.... a patient man
If anyone could fairly quickly assist me, that would be so great... It's not a full assist, just a nudge in the right direction ...
So you know what I did right? I bet I'm not the first one either...
Curiosity got better of me and I've decided to run Combofix.
I thought, that as most malware removal utilities show results before taking any action, as I shall do it as it might benefit me.
boy was I wrong... Bottom line is it removed a lot of my basic, and I'm quite positive for the most part, clean legit software.
But it did find something that I would never have notice though...
desktop.ini I'm confident, was not related to any virus, as I often check those. That particular one was specifying a directory for a folder background img.
The other stuff, I have no clue about...
...so I'm not really that pissed about the whole thing, it's just my last backup IMG was done over a month ago, and during that time I've been intensely customizing all of my setting, just the way I like it... it was really a lot of work, and I figured I'm just gonna clean my system up and I'll run a back up... not my proudest moment mind you ...
... so what I'd like to ask you is how do you restore that img created by combofix. Since my drive didn't loose any "weight" that means, everything is right there on the C:\ drive, only all of it is in .dat format.
Is there a way to attach it as a virtual partition like you would regular .vhd?
The thing is, I did have some issues there, which I could not resolve... like locked registry files.( most like because of taking ownership of some high security files from damn zonealarm firewall, and I'd like to remove those viruses as well of course... if it's possible... as I look thru the list I recognize 99 percent of the files there so I would just go thru them one by one if I had to... JUST HOW?Actually if it's possible to restore it as it was before, works for me too. Since now I know about some of those issues I'll fix'em later.
BTW... I didn't do the suggested pre .logs either... so the only thing I can offer you is combofix.TXT (in attachment)
... oh and as a side note... I'm kind of concerned about one thing... you see...forums such as this one are amazing... the help you guys provide for others is just incredible, but there is one issue...
As you guys are advising to copy and paste bunch of logs, from hijackThis and... all of the others, it is becoming harder and harder to find specific information thru the search.
When I'm trying to learn something about a particular process, or software issue, and I type that name into a search... I get floaded with thousands of posts,where hijackThis logs are, but they have nothing to do with my actual interest... because everyone has that software installed, and once they post a log, their post comes up in a quarry. And you can't just (minus) hijackthis either, because that could eliminate a potential bullseye hit on the inquiry, only because someone there mentioned hijackthis while talking about their issue.
You know what I mean, right? Hey you guys are great either way, but I'm curious what's gonna happen in a few years... That's why I'm attaching my .log. The issue is still visible to everyone, but this way we do not trash our search "environment". Think about it.
Edited by raf96, 29 November 2011 - 06:50 AM.