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#1 Caliber Technology

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:24 PM

Hello I have been trying to remove this virus from this machine for some time. When I run combofix it blue screens the computer. When I try to run tdsskiller it shuts down. When I try to run hijackthis it tells me that the system administrator has set policies to prevent me from installing this software. Any help will be greatly appreciated

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:43 PM

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:43 AM

Hi Caliber Technology,

My name is etavares and I'll be helping you with this log. Please follow Budapest's instructions above and post the requested logs.

Thanks!


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:31 AM

Here is what I found and how I fixed the exact same issue you are facing.

If you have a program that will allow you to boot from the disk and then see the partitions on the disk you will see that there is a new partition that the virus created. I was working on a HP machine so there were 3 partitions instead of the two. Hp creates one for the system restore and then you have the normal windows partition.

To be safe, I ghosted the drive to another drive before I did any of the work below.

I then deleted the new partition that was created on the drive, and then made the original windows partition active. I used a hirens boot disk to do all this. It has Partition magic as a part of the hirens disk.

After I deleted the partition and made the other one active I booted the machine and it came up. I rebooted in safe mode and then ran combofix and malware bytes, they each found a few more things.

After that the machine was fine.

I would be very careful about deleting partitions, because you can delete the wrong one and blow up your machine, so make sure you have a copy or a good backup

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

Hi,

Thanks for letting us know you resolved the issue. Some variants of Alueron do indeed create a hidden partition that can be removed outside of Windows. For others reading this thread, it is important to know what you are doing, as there are legit partitions that you may not know exist...e.g. a recovery partition to reformat your computer.

I'm glad you were able to resolve it! I'll leave this thread open for a week if you want me to look over the logs an ensure all malware is gone. Just let me know.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:25 AM

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.


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