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#1 Brian409

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 07:23 PM

Hi,

 

I keep getting fake update popups.  Malwarebytes Anti-malware scanned and found nothing wrong.  There are no suspicious programs on my add/remove program list as well.  I do not know where to locate and remove this virus.  I notice the popups are titled vxmclient.  Please help.

 

 

 

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 03:38 PM

Hello Brian409,

  • Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
  • My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

    Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
  • Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
      
  • If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
      
  • Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
  • In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Follow This Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Follow This Topic. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

      
  • Finally, please reply using the Post  button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.
  •   I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.

 

 

1.

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.

  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool .
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer.
  • After the scan has finished...
  • Click on the Clean button.
  • Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
  • Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
  • After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S#].txt) will open automatically (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.

 

2.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

  • Right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.
  • Please copy and paste log back here.
  • The first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory as FRST.exe/FRST64.exe). Please also paste that along with the FRST.txt into your reply.


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 12:53 AM

Hello.

Are you still there?

If you are please follow the instructions in my previous post.

If you still need help, follow the instructions I have given in my response. If you have since had your problem solved, we would appreciate you letting us know so we can close the topic.

Please reply back telling us so. If you don't reply within 3-5 days the topic will need to be closed.

Thanks for understanding :)

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#4 Brian409

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 11:08 PM

Sorry, I'm still going to do it. Bare with me.



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Posted 25 December 2014 - 10:39 PM

I attached all files. I feel like my computer's GFX card is running slow now, I need help asap.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 07:20 PM

Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.

NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST/FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system

Run FRST/FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.
When finished FRST will generate a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please post it to your reply.

 

Attached File  fixlist.txt   3KB   1 downloads

 

Let me know how the machine is running after this. If still getting the popup let me know what it says And what are you doing when you get it.


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 07:28 PM

I think my PC is still infected. I'm not getting the popups, but everything is running a lot slower and my games are getting lower FPS.

 

What can I do to fix all this and make sure I don't still have a virus.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 07:49 PM

 

What can I do to fix all this and make sure I don't still have a virus.

Im not seeing anything in your logs to indicate your infected. It may be your internet provider or certain games you are runnniing. We will run a couple other scanners to check for any leftovers.

 

1.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware photo.jpg?sz=48 and save it to your desktop.

  • Double-click on the setup file (mbam-setup.exe), then click on Run to install.
  • Malwarebytes will automatically open to it's Dashboard. If you have never run this version, you should see a red note at the top indicating "A scan has never been run on your system"
     
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  • Click on Update Now to download the current database definitions, then click the Scan Now >> button.
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  • If you have run this version before, you should see a green note at the top indicating "Your system is fully protected".
  • You will be prompted to update Malwarebytes...click on the Update Now button.
     
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  • The THREAT SCAN will automatically begin.
     
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  • When the scan has completed, the results will be displayed. Click on Quarantine All, then click on Apply Actions.
     
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  • To complete any actions taken you will be prompted to restart your computer...click on Yes. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes from removing all the malware.
     
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  • After rebooting the computer, copy and past the mbam.log in your next reply.

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To retrieve the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 scan log information (Method 1)
  • Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  • Click the History Tab at the top and select Application Logs.
  • Select (check) the box next to Scan Log. Choose the most current scan.
  • Click the View button.
  • Click Copy to Clipboard at the bottom...come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.
  • Alternatively, you can click Export and save the log as a .txt file on your Desktop or another location.
  • Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

To retrieve the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 scan log information (Method 2)
  • Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  • Click the Scan Tab at the top.
  • Click the View detailed log link on the right.
  • Click Copy to Clipboard at the bottom...come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.
  • Alternatively, you can click Export and save the log as a .txt file on your Desktop or another location.
  • Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.


Logs are named by the date of scan in the following format: mbam-log-yyyy-mm-dd and automatically saved to the following locations:
-- XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-yyyy-mm-dd
-- Vista, Windows 7/8: C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-yyyy-mm-dd

 

2.

ESET Online Scanner:

IMPORTANT: You MUST use Internet Explorer for this step!

  • Visit the ESET Online Scanner Web Page
  • Select the blue Run ESET Online Scanner button:
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  • Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use and click Start
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  • When asked, allow the ActiveX control to install.
  • Select Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications and select Advanced Settings:
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  • Make sure to check the options Remove found threats and Enable Anti-Stealth technology are checked:
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  • Click Start. (This scan can take several hours, so please be patient):
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  • Once the scan is completed, select List of found threats:
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  • Select Export to text file... and save the file as ESETlog.txt on your Desktop:
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  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button:
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  • Use Notepad to open the saved log file (on your Desktop- ESET.txt)[/b]
  • Copy and paste that log as a reply to this topic.

 

3.

System Still Slow?
You may wish to try StartupLite. Simply download this tool to your desktop and run it. It will explain any optional auto-start programs on your system, and offer the option to stop these programs from starting at startup. This will result in fewer programs running when you boot your system, and should improve preformance.
If that does not work, you can try the steps mentioned in Slow Computer/browser? Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware.

 

 

Things to include in your next reply::

MBAM log

Eset log

How is the amchine running now?


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 07:07 PM

Hello.

Are you still there?

If you are please follow the instructions in my previous post.

If you still need help, follow the instructions I have given in my response. If you have since had your problem solved, we would appreciate you letting us know so we can close the topic.

Please reply back telling us so. If you don't reply within 3-5 days the topic will need to be closed.

Thanks for understanding :)

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 04:57 PM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.

In the event you still have problems, please send me or any Moderator a Private Message and ask them to reopen this topic within the next 5 days.

Please include a link to your topic in the Private Message. Thank you.

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