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exploit java/cve-2008-5353.wx

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#1 gidwa


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

System Info:

Windows XP, version 5.1, service pak3 (32 bit)
Internet explorer 7
runs Eset NOD 32 Antivirus 4

My computer gets slower and slower everyday. I think I have had this problem for a long time (probably before I installed the Eset). I have tried one more time to clean it up. In order to do that I have run the following:

1.Eset NOD32 Antivirus 4 (even though I have a paid verison that runs in the background constantly, and updates automatically, I still did a manual update and scan). Showed no problems

2.Free version of Malwarebytes. (Even disconnected my DSL modem first, and ran the program in safety mode instead of normal mode, as recommended to me one time). Showed no problems.

3.Spybot Search and Destroy to search for adware, malware, etc. It found a couple of adwares I removed, but nothing big.

4. I also went into internet options and deleted all history, cookies, etc.

5. When none of these found anything major, and the computer did not speed up, I ran the free Microsoft Safety Scanner, and did a full scan. It showed a total of 3 viruses found. It did not name them, but at finish, came up with the following statement: Exploit: Java/CVE-2008-5353.WX partially removed.

I did not know what it meant by "partially removed", so I did an internet chat with a Microsoft tech. That person advised me to update my Java and Adobe flash player, but admitted that would do nothing to remove the remaining virus. He advised me that MSS would not have removed the parts of the virus in the system folders, in order to avoid possibly damaging my computer. The only advice he could give me on how to get rid of the rest of the virus was to pay Microsoft $99 and he would take over my computer and remove it for me.

I cannot afford that right now, so I was wondering if anyone knew a safe way I could do this myself, without damaging my computer. I am not a real pro at this stuff, so I might mess up anything too complicated. I am guessing that I have had this virus for quite some time, probably it came through before I got the Eset, but I don't understand why the Eset doesn't find it when I do manual scans. Neither did the Malwarbytes, for that manner.

Does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:25 AM

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Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop.

* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.


Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.
  • Make sure the following options are checked:
    • Internet Services
    • Windows Firewall
    • System Restore
    • Security Center/Action Center
    • Windows Update
    • Windows Defender
  • 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.


Please download MiniToolBox and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Devices (do NOT change any settings here)
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Click Go and post the result.


Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/ to your desktop.

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad.
* Post the log back here.

Be sure to restart the computer.

The log can also be found here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
Or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt


Download aswMBR to your desktop.
Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it.
If you see this question: Would you like to download latest Avast! virus definitions?" say "Yes".
Click the "Scan" button to start scan.
On completion of the scan click "Save log", save it to your desktop and post in your next reply.

NOTE. aswMBR will create MBR.dat file on your desktop. This is a copy of your MBR. Do NOT delete it.

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