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#1 Vhagar

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:02 PM

I have been reading the many of the threads while I sit here and wait for the Avast! Boot Time scan to run. I started doing my own removal process while I was searching/reading for other information on this variant.

I just aborted the Boot Time scan and booting in Safe Mode. Should I move a post to a new thread with log file posted? (I will wait for a thumbs up before I do that.)

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#2 Vhagar

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:56 PM

I seem to have gotten rid of it. And not to interfere with what others are working on or doing...

1. Ran Malware in SafeMode (SM), tried to clean it and this fixed being able to run things in Normal Mode (NM)
2. Uninstalled MS Security Essentials in NM, it seems to attach itself to MS-SE.
3. Ran aswMBR in NM, tried to clean it
4. Ran MalWare in NM, tried to clean it
5. TDSS Killer didn't pick up anything abnormal (for me) in SM or NM
6. Ran Avast! in SM and that seemed to defeat it

Also cleaned my Registry using CCLeaner, as there was a stray pop up telling there was a RUN DLL issue (sorse.dll).

Everything seems to be clean. I've double checked by running things in SafeMode a second time as well as Normal Mode. I will monitor and scan all weekend and report back if there is a resurgence.

Edited by Vhagar, 27 July 2012 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:28 PM

A strange behavior:

Mouse Cursor pops up an Hourglass ("thinking") every 5 seconds and the Hourglass stays for 7 seconds. I'm trying to narrow down the culprit.

Hijack This actually has some interesting info. where MANY O23 - Service: SystemRoot\System32\ ...files are missing and state "unknown owner"

I cleaned all the "weird" stuff with HJT and when I rebooted Internet Explorer started automatically. I never use Internet Explorer. (Firefox or Chrome only)

So, I am not free and clear yet.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:54 PM

Hijack This actually has some interesting info. where MANY O23 - Service: SystemRoot\System32\ ...files are missing and state "unknown owner"


On all 64 bit systems ,hijack this would show most of the entries as files missing.It seems you have removed all the legitimate entries with hijack this.

good luck with your cleaning procedure

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:53 PM

Emisoft found Trojans. Quarantined them, and the 5 sec. Hourglass kept going. Decided I didn't have much to lose with a fresh install of Win 7, so I'm wiping. All my important files are on my slave storage drives anyway (main drive is SSD).

So, gave up and re-installing Win 7. Can't beat a clean install.

Edited by Vhagar, 28 July 2012 - 09:56 PM.





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