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Posted 30 April 2014 - 04:53 PM

Hi,

 

I have recently run Adwcleaner, which is downloaded from http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner

 

After running the cleaner, I went to tools and click install for the Host Anti Adware PUP. I looked online afterwards, some say that the programs are trojan downloader. I wonder if I am infected.

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Hosts_Anti_Adwares_PUPs\HOSTS_Anti-Adware_main.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Hosts_Anti_Adwares_PUPs\HOSTS_Anti-Adware.exe

 

Windows action centre reports Kaspersky to be turned off after that is installed.

 

I can't run DDS because it says DDS can't run in compatibility mode.

 

What should I do?



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:14 PM

I have recently run Adwcleaner, which is downloaded from http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner

 

After running the cleaner, I went to tools and click install for the Host Anti Adware PUP. I looked online afterwards, some say that the programs are trojan downloader. I wonder if I am infected.

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Hosts_Anti_Adwares_PUPs\HOSTS_Anti-Adware_main.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Hosts_Anti_Adwares_PUPs\HOSTS_Anti-Adware.exe

 

Windows action centre reports Kaspersky to be turned off after that is installed.

 

I am unable to run DDS.

 

I run a Windows 8.1 64-bit.

 

I do not have the CD/DVD. It is in the recovery drive.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:48 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

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 in the order listed.
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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 the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.
IMPORTANT
  • If you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.
If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.
  • Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.
  • A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.
  • You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).
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DDS is not compatible with Windows 8. This one will work.

Download the correct version of this tool for your operating system.
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)
and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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Please paste the logs in your next reply DO NOT ATTACH THEM unless specified.

Let me know what problem persists.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 04:10 PM

That Adwcleaner looks like the same copy I have used that got the infection. Should I still run it? They seem to come from the same link.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 04:23 PM

It seems that the log from Farbar is too long. I wonder how to attach it with the post? Thanks



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:54 AM

This is the latest version AdwCleaner v3.207 update if not your version.

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Yes attach the Farbar logs.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:02 AM

forgive my ignorance. How can I attach something to the reply?



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:17 PM

Click on the the button Reply to this topic. Top right corner of the top post.
Select Add a file (bottom left of the page.)
Navigate to the folder where the file(s) you wish to attach and click it.
Click the Attach this file.
Repeat if you have 2 files.

Post the log.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 04:35 PM

# AdwCleaner v3.207 - Report created 08/05/2014 at 22:31:22
# Updated 05/05/2014 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 8.1  (64 bits)
# Username : Phoenix - HP
# Running from : C:\Users\Phoenix\Downloads\adwcleaner (1).exe
# Option : Scan
 
***** [ Services ] *****
 
 
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
 
 
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
 
 
***** [ Registry ] *****
 
 
***** [ Browsers ] *****
 
-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17037
 
 
-\\ Google Chrome v34.0.1847.131
 
[ File : C:\Users\Phoenix\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]
 
 
*************************
 
AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [738 octets] - [30/04/2014 21:35:54]
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [856 octets] - [30/04/2014 22:16:24]
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [722 octets] - [08/05/2014 22:31:22]
AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [798 octets] - [30/04/2014 21:37:33]
 
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [840 octets] ##########

Edited by nasdaq, 14 May 2014 - 07:20 AM.


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 04:42 PM

I got an error message whilst running Adwcleaner. Please refer to the attachment

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:42 AM

Nothing suspicious was found. This is just a cleanup.

Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below.

start
(PTC) C:\Program Files\PTC\PTC Portmapper\i486_nt\obj\portmap.exe
SearchScopes: HKLM - DefaultScope {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL = http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&form=IE10TR&src=IE10TR&pc=HPNTDFJS
SearchScopes: HKLM - {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL = http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&form=IE10TR&src=IE10TR&pc=HPNTDFJS
FF Plugin-x32: @WildTangent.com/GamesAppPresenceDetector,Version=1.0 - C:\Program Files (x86)\WildTangent Games\App\BrowserIntegration\Registered\0\NP_wtapp.dll No File
S2 0327101397997145mcinstcleanup; C:\Windows\TEMP\032710~1.EXE -cleanup -nolog [X]
S2 mcbootdelaystartsvc; "C:\Program Files\Common Files\mcafee\platform\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe" /McCoreSvc [X]
U3 McMPFSvc;
U3 mfecore;

End

Save the files as fixlist.txt into the same folder as FRST

Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

Restart the computer normally to reset the registry.

The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.
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Regarding the sqlite3.dll error.
Did you install Skype on this Computer.
This is the best reference I could find.

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/Sqlite3-dll-file-showing-on-desktop/td-p/1907151
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Lets find out more about this file.

Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2


If your operating system is 64 bit download this tool:
SystemLook_x64.exe
  • Double-click SystemLook.exe
  • to run it.
  • Copy and paste the content
  • of the following bold text into the main textfield:
    :filefind
    sqlite3.dll

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  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
  • Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt.

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    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.
    p.s.
    If the SecurityCheck program fails to run for any reason, run it as an Administrator.
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Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:15 PM

Hi

 

It seems that when I navigate to system32 folder, I cannot find the sqlite3.dll file. I ran Adwcleaner again, and receive no error. I did install skype. Actually, I was a bit suspicious about my computer a few weeks ago and I reset it to factory default by reinstalling windows from the recovery drive.

 

One more thing, is the Host Anti Adware PUP a piece of malware?

 

Thanks


Fix result of Farbar Recovery Tool (FRST written by Farbar) (x64) Version: 10-05-2014
Ran by Phoenix at 2014-05-10 18:15:09 Run:1
Running from C:\Users\Phoenix\Downloads
Boot Mode: Normal
==============================================
 
Content of fixlist:
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start
(PTC) C:\Program Files\PTC\PTC Portmapper\i486_nt\obj\portmap.exe
SearchScopes: HKLM - DefaultScope {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL = http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&form=IE10TR&src=IE10TR&pc=HPNTDFJS
SearchScopes: HKLM - {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL = http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&form=IE10TR&src=IE10TR&pc=HPNTDFJS
FF Plugin-x32: @WildTangent.com/GamesAppPresenceDetector,Version=1.0 - C:\Program Files (x86)\WildTangent Games\App\BrowserIntegration\Registered\0\NP_wtapp.dll No File
S2 0327101397997145mcinstcleanup; C:\Windows\TEMP\032710~1.EXE -cleanup -nolog [X]
S2 mcbootdelaystartsvc; "C:\Program Files\Common Files\mcafee\platform\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe" /McCoreSvc [X]
U3 McMPFSvc;
U3 mfecore;
 
End
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[2716] C:\Program Files\PTC\PTC Portmapper\i486_nt\obj\portmap.exe => Process closed successfully.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\\DefaultScope => Value was restored successfully.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} => Key deleted successfully.
HKCR\CLSID\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} => Key not found.
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@WildTangent.com/GamesAppPresenceDetector,Version=1.0 => Key deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\WildTangent Games\App\BrowserIntegration\Registered\0\NP_wtapp.dll not found.
0327101397997145mcinstcleanup => Service deleted successfully.
mcbootdelaystartsvc => Service deleted successfully.
McMPFSvc => Service deleted successfully.
mfecore => Service deleted successfully.
 
==== End of Fixlog ====


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:22 PM

SystemLook 30.07.11 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 18:16 on 10/05/2014 by Phoenix
Administrator - Elevation successful
 
========== filefind ==========
 
Searching for "sqlite3.dll"
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingFinance_3.0.2.243_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\sqlite3.dll --a---- 660920 bytes [17:00 22/11/2013] [17:00 22/11/2013] EA1FC0B2C70D864DCF8E21B4457AFA98
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingFoodAndDrink_3.0.2.243_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\sqlite3.dll --a---- 660920 bytes [17:00 22/11/2013] [17:00 22/11/2013] EA1FC0B2C70D864DCF8E21B4457AFA98
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingHealthAndFitness_3.0.2.243_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\sqlite3.dll --a---- 660920 bytes [17:00 22/11/2013] [17:00 22/11/2013] EA1FC0B2C70D864DCF8E21B4457AFA98
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingNews_3.0.2.243_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\sqlite3.dll --a---- 660920 bytes [17:00 22/11/2013] [17:00 22/11/2013] EA1FC0B2C70D864DCF8E21B4457AFA98
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingSports_3.0.2.243_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\sqlite3.dll --a---- 660920 bytes [17:00 22/11/2013] [17:00 22/11/2013] EA1FC0B2C70D864DCF8E21B4457AFA98
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingTravel_3.0.2.243_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\sqlite3.dll --a---- 660920 bytes [17:00 22/11/2013] [17:00 22/11/2013] EA1FC0B2C70D864DCF8E21B4457AFA98
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingWeather_3.0.2.243_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\sqlite3.dll --a---- 660920 bytes [17:00 22/11/2013] [17:00 22/11/2013] EA1FC0B2C70D864DCF8E21B4457AFA98
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PhotoDirector\Koan\sqlite3.dll --a---- 337920 bytes [20:27 21/04/2014] [11:06 31/10/2012] CF2FB22554B51181867EFA2FADBF0059
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PhotoDirector\System\sqlite3.dll --a---- 541683 bytes [20:27 21/04/2014] [11:56 03/09/2013] D23A812EA36D785FF8C009B153BA3E73
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam\Koan\sqlite3.dll --a---- 260096 bytes [16:48 22/11/2013] [02:39 24/08/2011] 6D13BF99A2205FCB0492C994EF4013BB
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\sqlite3.dll --a---- 536576 bytes [20:36 30/04/2014] [07:34 30/08/2010] 0DC5AF80D059DEC792B665ED598C6567
 
-= EOF =-


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:24 PM

 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.83  
   x64 (UAC is enabled)  
 Internet Explorer 11  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:`````````````` 
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
Kaspersky Internet Security   
Windows Defender              
 Antivirus up to date!   
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` 
 Google Chrome 34.0.1847.116  
 Google Chrome 34.0.1847.131  
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````  
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe  
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbam.exe  
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamscheduler.exe   
 Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Internet Security 14.0.0 avp.exe  
 Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Internet Security 14.0.0 avpui.exe  
 Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Internet Security 14.0.0 plugin-nm-server.exe  
 Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Internet Security 14.0.0 klwtblfs.exe  
`````````````````System Health check````````````````` 
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C:  % 
````````````````````End of Log`````````````````````` 





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