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Simda.A Key-logger + Internet Browser "ads" + General Questions

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#1 Steria


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

Q1. Quick question - I did a full scan (Microsoft Security Essentials) on my other computer, and I found a program called Simda.A on it. I removed it with MSE, and it said that the process was complete (see pictures).

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However, after reading on Microsoft's page about this program, it said it is a key-logging program. Thus, I want to make sure it is completely gone. Can I trust MSE that it is completely wiped off my computer?

Q2. Another issue that I have is with my internet browsers. I do use Firefox and IE9. With Firefox, I have AdBlock Plus installed. The issue is that I get an ad down in the right corner on almost every page, and it usually goes a little something like this: "How many squares do you see in the picture? 3, 5, 7, 9, 10"... (see picture)

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This one I can cross out, however it usually comes back. There is also another one sometimes which I cannot cross out (picture underneath) and another one that has got a transparent background and some text (which I do not have a picture of).

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Q3. Also, when I am browsing something in a tab, the tab gets taken over by another page occasionally, redirecting me to a site called GamezTour --> Link:


(I broke up the link above just in case)

I do not know whether Q2 and Q3 are related, or if Q1 is related to any of the other. If someone knows about this stuff, and can come with some pointers to help me with this problem, I'd appreciate that very much. For all I know, these internet browser things can be really easy to get rid of. They are just very annoying for a person who always is careful with content on the internet, and who does not go and click on unnecessary stuff on the internet. Neither do I use P2P programs either.

Thank you.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:10 PM

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Does IE display same issue as Firefox?

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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