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Trojan horse Generic28.AUQH infection


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#1 spacecoastpaintball

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:43 AM

Somehow my wifes computer has become infected with this trojan horse virus. Originally she was getting all the messages and prompts for a virus named Security Scanner (fake antivirus program). I ran a fully updated Spybot scan in SAFE MODE and cleared all the issues and ran a fresh install of AVG FREE while also in SAFE MODE then cleared all the issues I could before restarting in Normal Windows XP and rerunning them again. Spybot says I am clean but AVG FREE says I have 18 instances of this Trojan horse Generic28.AUQH remaining. 2 are in the Windows\assembly\GAC\desktop.ini file and the other 16 are in System Volume Information\_restore files and AVG will not clean them and of course highly recommends I do not delete them. I had to uninstall & reinstall the Microsoft Secuirty Essentials that was installed before the virus hit because when I tried to start it, only a prompt saying it was not installed would come up.

System Info:
HP Compaq 6005 Pro small Form Factor
WIndows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3


Wife was working for ARISE and their System Requirments would only allow for Microsoft Security Essentials which this virus got past somehow and no other antivirus software. She has taken a break from that and since the virus hit, I now have a fully updated AVG FREE, SPYBOT, and Microsoft Security Essentials installed.

I am attaching the results of my HiJackThis scan and my Startup scan instead of pasting them into the thread

MUCH THANKS up front for any and all help anyone can give to me.

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Edited by hamluis, 16 July 2012 - 08:44 AM.
Moved from XP to Malware Removal Logs - Hamluis.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:04 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
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If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.
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If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.

Disable TeaTimer:

Please disable TeaTimer as it may hinder the removal of some entries. You can re-enable it after you're clean.
To disable TeaTimer:
  • Run Spybot-S&D
  • Go to the Mode menu , and make sure "Advanced Mode " is selected
  • On the left hand side, choose Tools -> Resident
  • Uncheck "Resident TeaTimer " and OK any prompts
  • Restart your computer.

After all of the fixes are complete it is very important that you enable TeaTimer again.

[*]Close all programs leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following, making sure you get them all and not any others by mistake:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
O2 - BHO: CrossriderApp0004479 - {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011441179} - C:\Program Files\Giant Savings\Giant Savings.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SearchSettings] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe"


Click on Fix Checked when finished and exit HijackThis.

Delete these folder in bold.
C:\Program Files\Giant Savings\
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\

Restart the computer normally.
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Please download and run this DDS Scanning Tool. Nothing will be deleted. It will just give me some additional information about your system.

  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links if you no longer have it available. Save it to your desktop.
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  • Notepad will open with the results.
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run.

Please just paste the contents of the DDS.txt log in your next post. DO NOT attach the log.

If needed.
The scan will also create this Attach.txt log I would also like to see the content.
Please post it in a other post for my review, do not attach the file.

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Third party programs if not up to date can be an open door for an infection.

Please run this security check for my review.

Download Security Check by screen317 from here.
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Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:

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* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

  • Disable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools
  • Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
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  • Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
  • Some Rookit infection may damage your boot sector. The Windows Recovery Console may be needed to restore it. Do not bypass this installation. You may regret it.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

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Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall

Note: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.
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Please post the logs and let me know what problem persists.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:37 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.

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