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#1 Thomas J Marshall

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:01 PM

Running Windows 8 and Thunderbird.  Recently had a marked increase in spam email.  Have superantispyware installed and avast.  My isp said bounce back indicated my pc was infected.  I ran superantispyware, adaware, malawarebytes and a few others and got rid of some stuff, among others sefnit.  I reset thunderbird's junk learning and spam reduced to 1 or 2 that were automatically junked.  However, it has increased again almost to previous levels.  Superantispyware detected sefnit but after removing it appeared again, ran malawarebytes and that appeared to get rid of it.  What else can I do?  Thanks.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:38 PM

G'day Thomas,

 

are you infected ?....in a word, I would say Yes.

 

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/29/researchers_warn_of_resurgent_sefnit_malware/

 

https://www.facebook.com/notes/protect-the-graph/sefnit-is-back/1448087102098103

 

http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?Name=Trojan%3AWin32%2FSefnit.BW#tab=2

 

 

I think the wisest course of action is to go to our MRL area and allow the Experts there to handle this.

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Please follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide For Requesting Help  starting at Step #6.

 

When you have done that, start a new topic and post the required logs to  Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs   forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team Experts.

NOTE :If you are unable to complete any step, please just post the topic and leave a good description of your problems

Best of Luck !

 

 

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.  I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.


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fed up with Windows antics...??

 

LINUX IS THE ANSWER

 

I USE LINUX MINT EXCLUSIVELY... NO DUAL BOOT, NO VIRTUAL MACHINE

 

 

 Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.

 

 

 


#3 Thomas J Marshall

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 05:50 AM

Thanks.  When I run DDS it says it's not meant to run in compatibility mode and exits.  No option to run as administrator.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:21 AM

I do apologize...i did forget you are running windows 8......dds will not function there

 

Give me a little while and i will contact another member to advise which log to include there

 

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fed up with Windows antics...??

 

LINUX IS THE ANSWER

 

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 Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.

 

 

 


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:31 AM

I am fairly certain it is Farbar Recovery Scan Tool....but I would like to confirm that first before i post the link and instructions.


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LINUX IS THE ANSWER

 

I USE LINUX MINT EXCLUSIVELY... NO DUAL BOOT, NO VIRTUAL MACHINE

 

 

 Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.

 

 

 


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:50 AM

All the troops are a little busy tonight.....go with the instructions below.......that will get your topic posted.....if there is any change, the first post can be edited, or whoever handles your topic will request another log.

Be sure to add a link back to this topic.

 

 

 

 

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)

  • Start FRST with administator privileges.
  • Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.
  • When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.
  • Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

Condobloke

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fed up with Windows antics...??

 

LINUX IS THE ANSWER

 

I USE LINUX MINT EXCLUSIVELY... NO DUAL BOOT, NO VIRTUAL MACHINE

 

 

 Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.

 

 

 


#7 Thomas J Marshall

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:35 AM

Thanks.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 01:59 PM

Reference: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/546053/spam-email-from-httptinyurlcommnj24x4/ .

Now that you have properly posted a malware log topic, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on, the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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