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#1 lunamoth2

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:47 PM

The problem began with virtual memory error messages. In Task Manager, a process called cickmkkpdemkhqmr.exe is/was absorbing 50% or more of CPU. Other programs would not initialize or slowed down.
Both Combofix and Rkill seem to regard it as malware, though neither removed it successfully.
Google does not recognize it...
Repairing Windows XP did not resolve the problem (but I'm now back to XP2, and without internet access on that computer... Nor did System Restore...
Is it new malware? Ageing hardware? Corrupted system file?
Advice please!!

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#2 Broni

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:19 PM

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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.

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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.

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Please download MiniToolBox and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
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  • 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.

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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

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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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#3 lunamoth2

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:22 PM

Many thanks for comprehensive and, no doubt, effective remedy. If I had waited it would have saved me the best part of three days, but
I had already wiped my HD and reinstalled OS before I saw your message. The downside was a horrible week and an obsolescent OS, the upside is a
machine working like new, free of several years accumulated garbage!
This was the nastiest piece of malware I have ever seen!
Again, thank you.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:25 PM

Thank you for letting me know :)

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