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#1 Casca

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:39 PM

I have received an infected computer, it's a friends mom's computer. Win XP media edition (pro).
What I did:
In safe mode with networking I ran rkill (said it shut nothing down), TDSSKiller (found nothing), full MBAM scan (found a little over 130 items) Deleted everything it found, full SUPERAntiSpyware scan (found about 170 items) deleted everything it found.
Then I ran GMER, and during the scan the computer just restarted on it's own. I have not attempted to run another scan with GMER as I have no clue as to why it just restarted. Was this a self defense mechanism by a nasty rootkit?
What should my next step be? I would be appreciative of Any help...

The GMER scan was not run in safe mode.

Ok, got tired of waiting, so I ran another scan, and it completed, and nothing was found.
Not sure how to end this thread...

Edited by Casca, 03 September 2012 - 03:11 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:10 PM

It mave have just hit a bump in the registry and restarted..

Please run these. All in Normal Mode if possible.o

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.


Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal/regular 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.




I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on Posted Image to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check Posted Image and check Remove found threats
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Push Posted Image


NOTE: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.
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