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#1 DeepSlumber

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:36 PM

Boss clicked through a bogus USPS delivery notification attachment and unleashed the Data Recovery virus. I was able to stop the process and unhide his programs but his computer is still infected. It now has the google redirect problem and several twitter and facebook login screens pop up at various times during the day. This morning, a disney.com login popped up. He had the google redirect problem years ago and I was able to remove that successfully; tried TDSSKiller this time and it would not run. Also noticed that his Chrome browser had been deleted. Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D and SuperAntiSpyware and AVG come back clean. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:03 PM

Hello and welcome DeepSlumber..

Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking
How to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode

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Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking
How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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>>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.

Run RKill....


Download and Run RKill
  • Please download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3
    Link 4

  • Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
  • Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
  • A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
  • If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply

Do not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.


If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.



Download the FixTDSS.exe

Save the file to your Windows desktop.
Close all running programs.
If you are running Windows XP, turn off System Restore. How to turn off or turn on Windows XP System Restore
Double-click the FixTDSS.exe file to start the removal tool.
Click Start to begin the process, and then allow the tool to run.
Restart the computer when prompted by the tool.
After the computer has started, the tool will inform you of the state of infection (make sure to let me know what it said)
If you are running Windows XP, re-enable System Restore.



Next run Superantisypware (SAS):

Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use SUPERAntiSpyware to scan and remove malware from your computer Guide.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all other options as they are set):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the Control Center screen.
  • Back on the main screen, under "Select Scan Type" check the box for Complete Scan.
  • If your computer is badly infected, be sure to check the box next to Enable Rescue Scan (Highly Infected Systems ONLY).
  • Click the Scan your computer... button.
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

To retrieve the scan log after reboot, launch SUPERAntiSpyware again.
  • Click the View Scan Logs button at the bottom.
  • This will open the Scanner Logs Window.
  • Click on the log to highlight it and then click on View Selected Log to open it.
  • Copy and paste the scan log results in your next reply.
-- Some types of malware will disable security tools. If SUPERAntiSpyware will not install, please refer to these instructions for using the SUPERAntiSpyware Installer. If SUPERAntiSpyware is already installed but will not run, then follow the instructions for using RUNSAS.EXE to launch the program.




Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.

Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.

Edited by boopme, 13 May 2012 - 01:06 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:45 PM

boopme -- Thanks for the quick response. FixTDSS came back with the following: TDSS Fix Tool 2.1.3 Scan Results *** Infected MBR detected

The machine is running XP Pro SP2. When FixTDSS rebooted the machine, I did not reboot it into Safe mode. FixTDSS is asking to "Repair" or "Close".

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:55 PM

Repair and you can do the rest in Normal mode/

Edited by boopme, 13 May 2012 - 01:57 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:02 PM

Repair succeeded. I have not run SAS or MBAM. I re-enabled System Restore. As stated earlier, machine is not in Safe mode currently.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:09 PM

Well I actually prefer running SAS in Safe and MBam in Normal when possiible.
If MBAm was installed thru Safe Mode...
MBAM is designed to be at full power when running in normal mode and loses some effectiveness for detection & removal when used in safe mode. Therefore, after completing a scan it is recommended to uninstall MBAM, then reinstall it in normal mode and perform another Quick Scan.


1. Uninstall Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware using Add/Remove programs in the control panel.
2. Restart your computer (very important).
3. Download and run this utility. Mbam clean
4. It will ask to restart your computer (please allow it to).
5. After the computer restarts, install the latest version from here. http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php
Note: You will need to reactivate the program using the license you were sent.
Note: If using Free version, ignore the part about putting in your license key and activating.
Launch the program and set the Protection and Registration.
Then go to the UPDATE tab if not done during installation and check for updates.
Restart the computer again and verify that MBAM is in the task tray and run a Quick Scan and post that log.
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

SAS and MBAM scans both come back clean. I ran both in the modes suggested above (love the MBAM restarts)! Google redirect appears to be gone. Thanks for your help.

Added on edit: This is an old Dell and (prior to boopme's assistance) I removed a dozen old programs which I know we don't need. The increased speed is wonderful. Thanks again boopme.

Edited by DeepSlumber, 13 May 2012 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:31 PM

OK, as you didnt post logs we'll go with it.

If this was an XP/Vista machine,, this will also clear up some space.

Now
[*]Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
[*]Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
[*]Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
[*]Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
[*]Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
[*]Click Yes, then click Ok.
[*]Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
[*]Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
[/list]Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:
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