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XP Antispyware 2012


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#1 not_again!

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:07 AM

Hi there,

Accidently clicked on a site that downloaded a fake virus scanner that calls itself XP Antispyware 2012. It won't let me surf the internet and it says that even pages like google will harm my pc.

I've run rkill so that i could use MBAM which confirmed the presence of Malware but failed to remove it entirely.

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  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links if you no longer have it available. Save it to your desktop.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:41 PM

Hi there,

Here is the dds file as requested. I couldn't run gmer as my pc won't allow me to run exe files anymore.

Oh and btw i'm running windows xp.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:42 PM

Hi there,

Here is the dds file as requested. I couldn't run gmer as my pc won't allow me to run exe files anymore.

Oh and btw i'm running windows xp and i'm not sure if i have the CD as its a little notebook that doesn't have a cd ROM in it.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:45 AM

Hi,

Please download exeHelper to your desktop.
Double-click on exeHelper.com to run the fix.
A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed.
Post the contents of exehelperlog.txt (Will be created in the directory where you ran exeHelper.com, and should open at the end of the scan)
Note: If the window shows a message that says "Error deleting file", please re-run the program before posting a log - and post the two logs together (they will both be in the one file).

Then try running gmer again.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:30 AM

Thanks Myrti,

That seemed to do the trick

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:37 AM

Hi,

how is the PC doing now? Can you please update and run Malwarebytes again.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:25 AM

The MBAM scan returned 2 hits which were successfully deleted but i've attached the log just in case you want to see it.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:28 AM

Oh and it seems to be doing okay now which concerns me because that was just a little bit too easy...

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:02 AM

Hi,

from what I have been able to see it would seem that MBAM did take out the infection initially, but left some left-overs that needed addressing. Namely the broken exe-extension.

Just to be safe please also run a scan with Eset:
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.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Push the Start button.
  • 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

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:32 PM

Please find the Eset scan attached :)

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

Hi,

eset found leftovers in the java cache which are likely part of how you got infected.

Important Note: Your version of Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 7 and save it to your desktop.
  • Look for "Java Platform, Standard Edition".
  • Click the "Download JRE" button to the right.
  • Read the License Agreement, and then check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • From the list, select your OS and Platform (32-bit or 64-bit).
  • If a download for an Offline Installation is available, it is recommended to choose that and save the file to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Posted Image > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features in Vista/Windows 7 and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button and follow the onscreen instructions for the Java uninstaller.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-7u1-windows-i586-s.exe (or jre-7u1-windows-x64.exe for 64-bit) to install the newest version.
  • If using Windows 7 or Vista and the installer refuses to launch due to insufficient user permissions, then Run As Administrator.
  • When the Java Setup - Welcome window opens, click the Install > button.
  • If offered to install a Toolbar, just uncheck the box before continuing unless you want it.
  • The McAfee Security Scan Plus tool is installed by default unless you uncheck the McAfee installation box when updating Java.
Note: The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe) adds a service to improve the initial startup time of Java applets and applications but it's not necessary.
To disable the JQS service if you don't want to use it:
  • Go to Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter.
  • Click Ok and reboot your computer.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:42 AM

Done :)

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:47 AM

Unless you have any more questions, I think we've reached the final step, which is uninstalling the tools we used. This will also flush your system restore to avoid recovering to an infected restore point in the future.

Please do the following to clean up your PC:
  • Delete the tools used during the disinfection:
    • Download OTC from the following mirror and save it to your desktop:
    • Double click on Posted Image
    • Push the large "Cleanup" button.
    • Allow your system to reboot.
  • If OTC faild to remove all programs from your Desktop, please delete the rest manually.
Please read these advices, in order to prevent reinfecting your PC:
  • Install and update the following programs regularly:
    • an outbound firewall
      A comprehensive tutorial and a list of possible firewalls can be found here.
    • an AntiVirus Software
      It is imperative that you update your AntiVirus Software on regular basis.If you do not update your AntiVirus Software then it will not be able to catch the latest threats.
    • an Anti-Spyware program
      Malware Byte's Anti Malware is an excellent Anti-Spyware scanner. It's scan times are usually under ten minutes, and has excellent detection and removal rates.
      SUPERAntiSpyware is another good scanner with high detection and removal rates.
      Both programs are free for non commercial home use but provide a resident and do not nag if you purchase the paid versions.
    • Spyware Blaster
      A tutorial for Spywareblaster can be found here. If you wish, the commercial version provides automatic updating.
    • MVPs hosts file
      A tutorial for MVPs hosts file can be found here. If you would like automatic updates you might want to take a look at HostMan host file manager. For more information on thehosts file, and what it can do for you,please consult the Tutorial on the Hosts file
  • Keep Windows (and your other Microsoft software) up to date!
    I cannot stress how important this is enough. Often holes are found in Internet Explorer or Windows itself that require patching. Sometimes these holeswill allow an attacker unrestricted access to your computer.
    Therefore, please, visit the Microsoft Update Website and follow the on screen instructions to setup Microsoft Update. Also follow the instructions to update your system. Please REBOOT and repeat this process until there are no more updates to install!!
  • Keep your other software up to date as well
    Software does not need to be made by Microsoft to be insecure. You can use the Secunia Online Software occasionally to help you check for out of date software on yourmachine.
  • Stay up to date!
    The MOST IMPORTANT part of any security setup is keeping the software up to date. Malware writers release new variantsevery single day. If your software updates don't keep up, then the malware will always be one step ahead. Not a good thing :(.
Some more links you might find of interest:Have a nice day
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:03 PM

Thanks for all your help :)




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