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#1 Nil Desperandum

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:36 PM

I noticed that my computer was running really slowly. Suspecting malware or spyware, I updated and then ran MalwareBytes. It found five infected files and offered to remove them (unlike Norton, it apparently does not offer to quarantine them). I clicked "remove." That was one week before Christmas. After that, my computer temporarily sped up some, but it developed several other symptoms. First, when I start it, HP Total Care Advisor is supposed to open. Now, it starts to open, but then I get the message "HP Advisor is no longer working." It looks for a solution, but it never finds one, and I just close it now. Second, my computer now sometimes simply shuts down, out of the blue. (When I'm running Windows, the shutdown is usually slow, shutting Windows before shutting down the computer. A couple of times when not running Windows, though, it has simply shut down all at once.) This is getting worse. Third, I often get messages that say something like "High CPU usage by:" followed by "TCP/IP Ping Command" or "Internet Explorer" or my chess program, if I'm running it, or something else. Fourth, I sometimes get second windows opening that I didn't open, and sometimes tabs open that I didn't open, taking me to unintended URL's, and sometimes tabs close without my closing them, and sometimes all of my tabs (and therefore Windows itself) close without my closing them. (There are certain URL's that often seem to be repeated. Something like "displayadfeed" is one of them; something like "jemancv" is another. They end up at a variety of sites, some of which aren't even working.) It wasn't usually redirecting a Window already open, but now it is redirecting me from Google--when I clicked on sites listed by Google having to do with movie information, it took me to some other site (giving me choices of movie-related sites to visit) instead. The only symptom my computer displayed prior to my updating and running MalwareBytes and removing the five infected files was extreme slowness.

Now, it has gotten worse. Internet Explorer closes more often now, and it is giving me trouble on starting up, too. Often, it opens and then immediately says a problem is causing it to close, and it closes. It took several tries for me to get to bleepingcomputer.com this time.

defogger never asked me to reboot my computer. I don't know what CD emulation is, so maybe it didn't have to do anything requiring rebooting. DDS never gave me a chance to save it to my desktop upon downloading, so I searched my programs, found it, and ran it, saving the logs copied below. Gmer didn't list "C:" and "F:" and "G:", of which the directions said to leave only "C:" checked; it listed "C:" and "D:" and "E:" and "G:", if I recall correctly. I still left only "C:" unchecked. When its scan was apparently finished--when it went a while without appearing to scan any more files--I assumed it was done and clicked "Save," generating ark.txt.


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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Run by Keith at 16:21:21 on 2012-01-01
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.612 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton 360 *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\Kernel\TV\QPCapSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\Kernel\TV\QPSched.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\hphc_service.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbarUser_32.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn5\ytbb.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbarUser_32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\ping.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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uStart Page = hxxp://www.physorg.com/
mStart Page = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=73&bd=Pavilion&pf=laptop
uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn5\yt.dll
uURLSearchHooks: YTNavAssist.YTNavAssistPlugin Class: {81017ea9-9aa8-4a6a-9734-7af40e7d593f} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn5\YTNavAssist.dll
mURLSearchHooks: YTNavAssist.YTNavAssistPlugin Class: {81017ea9-9aa8-4a6a-9734-7af40e7d593f} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn5\YTNavAssist.dll
BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper: {02478d38-c3f9-4efb-9b51-7695eca05670} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn5\yt.dll
BHO: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - No File
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
BHO: Symantec NCO BHO: {602adb0e-4aff-4217-8aa1-95dac4dfa408} - c:\program files\norton 360\engine\5.1.0.29\coIEPlg.dll
BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention: {6d53ec84-6aae-4787-aeee-f4628f01010c} - c:\program files\norton 360\engine\5.1.0.29\ips\IPSBHO.DLL
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Windows Live Messenger Companion Helper: {9fdde16b-836f-4806-ab1f-1455cbeff289} - c:\program files\windows live\companion\companioncore.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {aa58ed58-01dd-4d91-8333-cf10577473f7} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: SingleInstance Class: {fdad4da1-61a2-4fd8-9c17-86f7ac245081} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn5\YTSingleInstance.dll
TB: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn5\yt.dll
TB: Norton Toolbar: {7febefe3-6b19-4349-98d2-ffb09d4b49ca} - c:\program files\norton 360\engine\5.1.0.29\coIEPlg.dll
TB: Google Toolbar: {2318c2b1-4965-11d4-9b18-009027a5cd4f} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
uRun: [YSearchProtection] c:\program files\yahoo!\search protection\SearchProtection.exe
uRun: [Sidebar] c:\program files\windows sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
uRun: [Search Protection] c:\program files\yahoo!\search protection\SearchProtection.exe
uRun: [Yahoo! Pager] "c:\program files\yahoo!\messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
uRun: [HPAdvisor] c:\program files\hewlett-packard\hp advisor\HPAdvisor.exe autoRun
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
uRun: [conhost] c:\users\keith\appdata\roaming\microsoft\conhost.exe
mRun: [SynTPEnh] %ProgramFiles%\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
mRun: [YSearchProtection] "c:\program files\yahoo!\search protection\SearchProtection.exe"
mRun: [hpWirelessAssistant] c:\program files\hewlett-packard\hp wireless assistant\HPWAMain.exe
mRun: [QPService] "c:\program files\hp\quickplay\QPService.exe"
mRun: [Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (reboot)] "c:\program files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbam.exe" /runcleanupscript
mRun: [HP Health Check Scheduler] c:\program files\hewlett-packard\hp health check\HPHC_Scheduler.exe
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (reboot)] "c:\program files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbam.exe" /runcleanupscript
StartupFolder: c:\progra~2\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\hpdigi~1.lnk - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
StartupFolder: c:\progra~2\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\micros~1.lnk - c:\program files\microsoft office\office10\OSA.EXE
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
IE: {0000036B-C524-4050-81A0-243669A86B9F} - {B63DBA5F-523F-4B9C-A43D-65DF1977EAD3} - c:\program files\windows live\companion\companioncore.dll
IE: {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - {5F7B1267-94A9-47F5-98DB-E99415F33AEC} - c:\program files\windows live\writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
LSP: mswsock.dll
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_22-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0022-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_22-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_22-windows-i586.cab
TCP: DhcpNameServer = 68.87.64.150 68.87.75.198
TCP: Interfaces\{A8EA756D-3AEC-4D66-8CDA-8927513FBA48} : DhcpNameServer = 68.87.64.150 68.87.75.198
Handler: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - c:\program files\windows live\photo gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll
mASetup: {10880D85-AAD9-4558-ABDC-2AB1552D831F} - "c:\program files\common files\lightscribe\LSRunOnce.exe"
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================= FIREFOX ===================
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FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\keith\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\c0o4lvuw.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.http - 127.0.0.1
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.http_port - 62121
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.type - 1
FF - component: c:\programdata\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\n360_5.1.0.29\coffplgn_2011_7_4_3\components\coFFPlgn.dll
FF - component: c:\programdata\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\n360_5.1.0.29\ipsffplgn\components\IPSFFPl.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\foxit software\foxit reader\plugins\npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\1.3.21.79\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\windows live\photo gallery\NPWLPG.dll
FF - Ext: Default: {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
FF - Ext: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0021-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0021-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Ext: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0022-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0022-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Ext: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - %profile%\extensions\{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
FF - Ext: Yahoo! Toolbar: {635abd67-4fe9-1b23-4f01-e679fa7484c1} - %profile%\extensions\{635abd67-4fe9-1b23-4f01-e679fa7484c1}
FF - Ext: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension
FF - Ext: Symantec IPS: {BBDA0591-3099-440a-AA10-41764D9DB4DB} - c:\programdata\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\n360_5.1.0.29\IPSFFPlgn
FF - Ext: Norton Toolbar: {2D3F3651-74B9-4795-BDEC-6DA2F431CB62} - c:\programdata\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\n360_5.1.0.29\coFFPlgn_2011_7_4_3
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============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
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R1 BHDrvx86;BHDrvx86;c:\programdata\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\n360_5.1.0.29\definitions\bashdefs\20111221.003\BHDrvx86.sys [2011-12-21 819320]
R1 IDSVix86;IDSVix86;c:\programdata\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\n360_5.1.0.29\definitions\ipsdefs\20111228.001\IDSvix86.sys [2011-12-28 368248]
R3 EraserUtilRebootDrv;EraserUtilRebootDrv;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\eengine\EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys [2011-11-9 106104]
S3 fssfltr;FssFltr;c:\windows\system32\drivers\fssfltr.sys [2011-5-13 39272]
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=============== Created Last 30 ================
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2011-12-29 17:11:14 79872 ----a-w- c:\programdata\t53GEEQT.exe
2011-12-29 06:30:19 -------- d-----w- C:\Foxit Software
2011-12-29 01:01:18 -------- d-----w- C:\w
2011-12-29 01:01:14 -------- d-----w- C:\skins
2011-12-24 16:23:17 79872 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\RFTtW3.com_
2011-12-15 04:44:00 3602816 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
2011-12-15 04:44:00 3550080 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
2011-12-15 04:43:58 429056 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\EncDec.dll
2011-12-15 04:43:55 2043904 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2011-12-15 04:43:52 2409784 ----a-w- c:\program files\windows mail\OESpamFilter.dat
2011-12-15 04:43:49 49152 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\csrsrv.dll
2011-12-15 04:43:44 2048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\tzres.dll
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==================== Find3M ====================
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2011-11-15 02:17:10 414368 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2011-11-03 22:47:42 1798144 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\jscript9.dll
2011-11-03 22:40:21 1427456 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl
2011-11-03 22:39:47 1127424 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2011-11-03 22:31:57 2382848 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mshtml.tlb
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=================== ROOTKIT ====================
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Stealth MBR rootkit/Mebroot/Sinowal/TDL4 detector 0.4.2 by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Windows 6.0.6002 Disk: ST9120822AS rev.3.BHE -> Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP3T0L0-5
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device: opened successfully
user: MBR read successfully
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Disk trace:
called modules: ntkrnlpa.exe CLASSPNP.SYS disk.sys >>UNKNOWN [0x92FA1F10]<<
_asm { MOV EAX, [ESP+0x4]; MOV ECX, [EAX+0x28]; PUSH EBP; MOV EBP, [ECX+0x4]; PUSH ESI; MOV ESI, [ESP+0x10]; PUSH EDI; MOV EDI, [ESI+0x60]; MOV AL, [EDI]; CMP AL, 0x16; JNZ 0x36; PUSH ESI; }
1 ntkrnlpa!IofCallDriver[0x81C58912] -> \Device\Harddisk0\DR0[0x84BC53A0]
3 CLASSPNP[0x87D9D8B3] -> ntkrnlpa!IofCallDriver[0x81C58912] -> [0x87152AB0]
\Driver\00001844[0x87152BE8] -> IRP_MJ_CREATE -> 0x92FA1F10
kernel: MBR read successfully
_asm { XOR AX, AX; MOV SS, AX; MOV SP, 0x7c00; STI ; PUSH AX; POP ES; PUSH AX; POP DS; CLD ; MOV SI, 0x7c1b; MOV DI, 0x61b; PUSH AX; PUSH DI; MOV CX, 0x1e5; REP MOVSB ; RETF ; MOV BP, 0x7be; MOV CL, 0x4; CMP [BP+0x0], CH; JL 0x2e; JNZ 0x3a; }
user != kernel MBR !!!
sectors 234441646 (+255): user != kernel
Warning: possible TDL4 rootkit infection !
TDL4 rootkit infection detected ! Use: "mbr.exe -f" to fix.
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============= FINISH: 16:26:42.16 ===============

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:23 AM

This topic has been re-opened at the request of the person who originally posted.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:06 AM

I'm sorry to have taken so long to get back to this. Something called "Internet Security 2012" infected my computer and wouldn't let executable files run--I couldn't open Internet Explorer! Eventually, I bought a flash drive and used my nephew's computer to download FixNCR.reg (as instructed by bleepingcomputer.com's Uninstall Guide for removing Vista Internet Security 2012). Although it seemed to add registry values, it really didn't seem to do much, and it certainly didn't solve the problem. Then I downloaded Rkill (still following the Guide despite FixNCR.reg's apparent lack of success), but Internet Security 2012 wouldn't let that run. (I tried these things both in regular mode and in safe mode.) Finally, I ran MalwareBytes (already on my computer but probably not updated in the last month), since it was next up in the Guide, in safe mode (because nothing wanted to work outside of safe mode) and got rid of four infected files, after which I could finally run Internet Explorer again in regular mode. So, now I can get here and do whatever you want me to, but I imagine all that I've done is going to force me to start all over in whatever you need me to do to address the original problems. So, at this point, what would you like me to do?

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:56 PM

Hi,

I think it would be best if we tried to run ComboFix right away:

Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:

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* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
  • Temporarily disable isable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications. They may otherwise interfere with our tools
    Usually this can be done via a right click on the System Tray icon, check this tutorial for disabling the most common security programs: Link

  • Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
  • Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

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Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

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Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.

When finished, it will produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.

This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.
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If you need help, see this link:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:07 PM

Norton 360 gave me the message "Auto-Protect is processing security risk Trojan.Zeroaccess!inf." and told me I had to remove it manually. I went to the Symantec Web site and downloaded the removal software and removed it. Should I go ahead and do what you said to do in the post just before this one?

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:36 AM

Hi,

yes please. Let's see what ComboFix sees that remains. Can you link me the removal tool you used?

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:24 AM

I don't know how to make a link, but I can give you the URL: http://us.norton.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2011-121607-4952-99 .

I am, by the way, being prompted to let Windows Update finish updating files by letting it restart my computer in fifteen minutes. It looks like the usual message, but I don't know if I should let it finish now, so I keep hitting "Postpone." At some point, I'll shut off my computer without having let the update finish. Should I permit it next time? (Restarting my computer is not allowing Internet Security 2012 to start doing its nasty stuff again.)

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:15 PM

OK, I've run ComboFix, and it has generated a log (attached). And I've re-enabled Norton360's Smart Firewall and Antivirus Auto-Protect. But when I tried to run Norton360's LiveUpdate, it told me it couldn't connect to the server. Is there a problem?

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:48 PM

Hi,

could you please run ComboFix once more. I'm not sure we got it all.

The message about being unable to connect should stop once you've rebooted again. If it still pops up after that, let me know.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:25 PM

OK, I'll run ComboFix again, first disabling Norton360's firewall and antivirus protection. I should note that only part of the procedure for disabling Teatimer in Spybot S&D worked, because only part showed up the way it was supposed to. And my MBAM is apparently not a full version but merely a trial version.

I *was* able to get online after running ComboFix, briefly, but then stopped being able to. I note that when I run IE now, I get a cannot-find-server message, and just before getting it, the bar next to the URL bar very briefly reads "ieframe.dll", if I'm catching it correctly.

Norton360 said I had Trojan.Zeroaccess!kmem, so I ran the removal tool again and after rebooting my computer it said no infection was found (and Norton360 didn't send an infection message after that).

I am typing this on my nephew's computer, being unable to get online on my own.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:59 AM

I've run ComboFix again, but I still can't get online. The procedure for connecting seems to work just fine, but IE tells me it can't connect to the server and Norton360's LiveUpdate won't run. What now?

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:06 AM

Hi,

could you show me the new log from ComboFix?

Please also run:

Farbar Service Scanner

Please download Farbar Service Scanner and run it on the computer with the issue.
  • Make sure the following options are checked:
    • Internet Services
    • Windows Firewall
    • System Restore
    • Security Center
    • Windows Update
  • Press "Scan".
  • It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
  • Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

If reboot doesn't fix the issue, then we are likely looking at some corrupted settings due to the infection (which unfortunately is not uncommon). We can fix that, it might just take some work.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:22 PM

Here's the ComboFix log from the second (most recent) run, attached. (The "1" in its name comes from using the labels "ComboFixLog" and "ComboFixLog1" for the two runs. Hence, this is the log from the second run, not from the first run.)

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