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#1 Jon Cooper

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

I recently got infected with System Checker and followed the guide to get rid of this malware but also had to remove TDSS. The TDSSKiller from Kaspersky Lab would not run even when I renamed the files and ran RKill. I endeded up having to use the Symantic TDSS removal tool which found a problem with the MBR and fixed it. after this the TDSSKiller from Kaspersky labs woudl run so I assume that the variant of TDSS that I had was stopping the TDSSKiller from running. I am running Windows 7 64 bit.

I just wanted to post in case there is a new variant of TDSS that works around the TDSSKiller from Kaspersky labs. Thanks to this site for your help in stopping the time wasting practice of virus writers. I spent 2 hours this morning fixing something which should have been spent on doing something useful to the world.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:50 PM

Hello, Jon,that was most likely the case and Fix Tdss did the repair. We should still run these and make sure.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Devices
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
  • List Minidump Files
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.


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Download aswMBR to your desktop.
Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it.
Click the "Scan" button to start scan:
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On completion of the scan click "Save log", save it to your desktop and post in your next reply:
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NOTE. aswMBR will create MBR.dat file on your desktop. This is a copy of your MBR. Do NOT delete it.



Now to see if there are any remnants.
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.
  • Under scan settings, check Posted Image and check Remove found threats
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • 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


NOTE: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.
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