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#1 Angelthesis08

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:13 PM

I used a program that I hadn't used in about 2 years and apparently it was no longer safe. I accrued some viruses and fixed most of that with malwarebytes and Tweaking.com all-in-one repair. However one thing still remains and virus scans are not picking it up. With some detective work I found that the file twunk_32.exe was infected and was redirecting me to websites via click.livesearchnow redirects. I could click a search result and have no problem until that process was started by itself, and that was when the search results would then redirect me. After some investigating I decided I didn't need it and took ownership and deleted the file. I thought I had finished my work but now a new process is doing the same thing, winhlp32.exe. I'd appreciate any help to remove this virus, it's driving me nuts and crashing Chrome often.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:31 PM


Hello Angelthesis08

I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.

Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.


Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!

  • Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
    • We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.
  • Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
    • Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.
  • Please read every post completely before doing anything.
    • Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.
  • Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
    • A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.
NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the "Follow This Topic" Button, make sure that the "Receive notification" box is checked and that it is set to "Instantly" - This will send you an e-mail as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing us to resolve the issue faster.

NOTE: Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planed. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer.

NOTE: It is good practice to copy and paste the instructions into notepad and print them in case it is necessary for you to go offline during the cleanup process. To open notepad, navigate to Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. Please remember to copy the entire post so you do not miss any instructions.




These are the programs I would like you to run next, if you have any problems with these just skip it and run the next one.

-Security Check-
  • Download Security Check by screen317 from here.
    • Save it to your Desktop.
    • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and 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.
-AdwCleaner-
  • Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
    • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
    • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
    • Click on Delete.
    • Confirm each time with Ok.
    • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
    • Please post the content of that logfile with your next answer.
    • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
--RogueKiller--
  • Download & SAVE to your Desktop RogueKiller for 32bit or Roguekiller for 64bit
    • Quit all programs that you may have started.
    • Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!
    • For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"
    • For Windows XP, double-click to start.
    • Wait until Prescan has finished ...
    • Then Click on "Scan" button
    • Wait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"
    • click on "delete"
    • Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"
    • Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.
    • The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your Desktop
    • Exit/Close RogueKiller+
  • Gringo




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#3 Angelthesis08

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:32 PM

Thank you for your help, Gringo. While trying to do your steps I started blue screening, even in safemode, and inevitably had to re-format my drive. I really do appreciate the gesture, and I'll manage, even though I lost about 2 terabytes.

Thank you.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:49 PM

Thanks for letting me know - there were other things we could have tried if you would have let me know



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#5 Angelthesis08

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:27 PM

The computer wouldn't stay on for long enough for me to get to Bleepingcomputer.com unfortunately : /



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:38 PM

sometimes it is better to go thru a clan start anyway
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:09 PM

I agree :) Thank you once again for the effort.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:15 PM

:)
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:26 AM

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.
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