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#1 SnowyLabrador

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 04:15 AM

This started happening last week. Some time after i login, a message box appears having the title: Suspicious and the texe:Are you cheating???.

 

I managed to get an image of it, and i couldn't find anything related to this on the internet. Here is the link for the image: http://imgur.com/ccDrFzH

 

Thanks, Snowy

 

Edit: The latest program i installed was livestreamer to watch streams in better quality.


Edited by SnowyLabrador, 06 April 2015 - 04:29 AM.


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 05:47 AM

ccDrFzH.pngInteresting....Let's see what is in the Windows Startup and Tasks.
 

Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.

After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

 

Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Startups. On that page you will see a list of Windows Startups and at the top tabs for each browser and Scheduled Tasks.

At the bottom right of that page you will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste the list of Windows Startups and Scheduled Tasks into your next

post. Please do that.

 


 

Check for Adware and malware:

 

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).

  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
  • Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
  • Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
  • If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.
  • While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.

POST THE LOG FOR REVIEW.

 

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 Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
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  • download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message
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  • Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
  • Click the esetonlinebtn.png button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
  • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the esetsmartinstaller_enu.png icon on your desktop.
  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
  • 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, click List Threats
  • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.
  • NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.

Edited by buddy215, 06 April 2015 - 05:58 AM.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


#3 SnowyLabrador

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 07:20 AM

Hey, thanks for the fast reply.

Here is the CCleaner scan:

 

Yes Task Adobe Flash Player Updater Adobe Systems Incorporated C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
Yes Task CCleanerSkipUAC Piriform Ltd "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe" $(Arg0)
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore Google Inc. C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /c
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA Google Inc. C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
Yes Task Intel® Rapid Start Technology Manager Intel C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\irstrt\RapidStartConfig.exe
Yes Task IUM-F1E24CA0-B63E-4F13-A9E3-4ADE3BFF3473 Intel® Services Manager C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Update Manager\bin\iumsvc.exe --automatic
Yes Task IUM-F1E24CA0-B63E-4F13-A9E3-4ADE3BFF3473-Logon Intel® Services Manager "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Update Manager\bin\iumsvc.exe" --automatic
Yes Task Microsoft OneDrive Auto Update Task-S-1-5-21-397747782-3777923202-2453662060-1001 Microsoft Corporation %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe
Yes Task Microsoft OneDrive Auto Update Task-S-1-5-21-397747782-3777923202-2453662060-1007 %localappdata%\Microsoft\SkyDrive\SkyDrive.exe
Yes Task Optimize Start Menu Cache Files-S-1-5-21-397747782-3777923202-2453662060-1001
Yes Task Optimize Start Menu Cache Files-S-1-5-21-397747782-3777923202-2453662060-1007
Yes Task {2DD3F576-EDDC-49F6-9F94-7472EC5D8351} Microsoft Corporation C:\WINDOWS\system32\pcalua.exe -a "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2014\avgmfapx.exe" -c /AppMode=SETUP /Uninstall


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 08:16 AM

I asked for the Windows Startups, too.

 

Disable these Tasks: (Use CCleaner....click on each item to highlight....then choose Disable on the right.

Yes Task Adobe Flash Player Updater Adobe Systems Incorporated C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
Yes Task CCleanerSkipUAC Piriform Ltd "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe" $(Arg0)
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore Google Inc. C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /c
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA Google Inc. C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
Yes Task IUM-F1E24CA0-B63E-4F13-A9E3-4ADE3BFF3473 Intel® Services Manager C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Update Manager\bin\iumsvc.exe --automatic
Yes Task IUM-F1E24CA0-B63E-4F13-A9E3-4ADE3BFF3473-Logon Intel® Services Manager "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Update Manager\bin\iumsvc.exe" --automatic
Yes Task Microsoft OneDrive Auto Update Task-S-1-5-21-397747782-3777923202-2453662060-1001 Microsoft Corporation %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe
Yes Task Microsoft OneDrive Auto Update Task-S-1-5-21-397747782-3777923202-2453662060-1007 %localappdata%\Microsoft\SkyDrive\SkyDrive.exe
Yes Task Optimize Start Menu Cache Files-S-1-5-21-397747782-3777923202-2453662060-1001

Yes Task Optimize Start Menu Cache Files-S-1-5-21-397747782-3777923202-2453662060-1007

 

Is AVG your active antivirus security program? If not, Disable that Task, too.


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 08:57 AM

Hey, here it is, the Windows Startups:

 

Yes HKCU:Run AdobeBridge

Yes HKCU:Run CCleaner Monitoring Piriform Ltd "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /MONITOR
No HKCU:Run OfficeSyncProcess Microsoft Corporation "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\MSOSYNC.EXE"
No HKCU:Run Skype Skype Technologies S.A. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /minimized /regrun
No HKCU:Run Spotify Spotify Ltd "C:\Users\JoãoPaulo\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe" /uri spotify:autostart
No HKCU:Run Spotify Web Helper Spotify Ltd "C:\Users\JoãoPaulo\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe"
No HKCU:Run Steam Valve Corporation "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" -silent
Yes HKLM:Run BTMTrayAgent Microsoft Corporation rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Bluetooth\btmshellex.dll",TrayApp
Yes HKLM:Run ETDCtrl ELAN Microelectronics Corp. %ProgramFiles%\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe
Yes HKLM:Run HotKeysCmds Intel Corporation "C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run IAStorIcon Intel Corporation "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIconLaunch.exe" "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe" 60
Yes HKLM:Run IgfxTray Intel Corporation "C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Launch LCore Logitech Inc. C:\Program Files\Logitech Gaming Software\LCore.exe /minimized
Yes HKLM:Run Persistence Intel Corporation "C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run RtHDVCpl Realtek Semiconductor C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s
No HKLM:Run SunJavaUpdateSched Oracle Corporation "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 09:11 AM

Disable these Windows Startups:

Yes HKCU:Run AdobeBridge

Yes HKCU:Run CCleaner Monitoring Piriform Ltd "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /MONITOR
Yes HKLM:Run IAStorIcon Intel Corporation "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIconLaunch.exe" "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe" 60
Yes HKLM:Run IgfxTray Intel Corporation "C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe" (unless you constantly fiddle with display settings)

 

I don't see anything in those startups or tasks that readily suggests the source of that cheating message. Perform the other scans.


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 09:27 AM

Which one?



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 09:43 AM

All four...MBAM, AdwCleaner, Junkware Remover and Eset Online Scan.


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 09:49 AM

Have you attempted to right click on the message to see what info you might get as to source?


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 10:27 AM

No, i haven't turned off the computer yet, but i will if it appears any time soon. I am scanning the computer now with the ESET.



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 02:31 PM

Hey, i scanned with the adw cleaner and already cleaned the 2 files, and got nothing from the ESET.

 

All four...MBAM, AdwCleaner, Junkware Remover and Eset Online Scan.



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 02:48 PM

It would help if you post the results of the scans that found adware or malware.

 

You mentioned the last program you downloaded prior to the cheating message appeared. What does that program do?

Does it allow for viewing TV shows or videos that would otherwise be considered only available to premium subscribers of other websites?


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 03:26 PM

It would help if you post the results of the scans that found adware or malware.

 

You mentioned the last program you downloaded prior to the cheating message appeared. What does that program do?

Does it allow for viewing TV shows or videos that would otherwise be considered only available to premium subscribers of other websites?

I don't know how to get the results of the adwcleaner. No, the program i got is just so i can watch free livestreams without lag (were originally free)



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 03:38 PM

You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt

 

It could be that someone is playing a prank...someone who has access to the computer...that's a wild guess.

 

If and when the message shows again, make a note of what program, browser is in use and what website if any you are viewing.

Attempt to find more about the message by right clicking on it. With a bit of luck you might find reference to the source.


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 01:39 AM

This was my latest scan, i've been using adwcleaner for some time:

 

# AdwCleaner v4.106 - Report created 04/01/2015 at 17:48:55
# Updated 21/12/2014 by Xplode
# Database : 2015-01-03.1 [Live]
# Operating System : Windows 8.1  (64 bits)
# Option : Clean
 
***** [ Services ] *****
 
 
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
 
File Deleted : C:\END
 
***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****
 
 
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
 
 
***** [ Registry ] *****
 
 
***** [ Browsers ] *****
 
-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17416
 
 
-\\ Google Chrome v38.0.2125.111
 
[C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data] - Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://eu.ask.com/web?q={searchterms}&l=dis&o=CMNTDF
 
*************************
 
AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [10688 octets] - [30/08/2014 17:32:30]
AdwCleaner[R10].txt - [1558 octets] - [30/10/2014 19:34:12]
AdwCleaner[R11].txt - [1570 octets] - [30/10/2014 20:01:43]
AdwCleaner[R12].txt - [1745 octets] - [14/11/2014 14:03:34]
AdwCleaner[R13].txt - [1752 octets] - [12/12/2014 07:42:50]
AdwCleaner[R14].txt - [2161 octets] - [13/12/2014 13:23:10]
AdwCleaner[R15].txt - [2127 octets] - [04/01/2015 16:49:28]
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [918 octets] - [30/08/2014 17:53:39]
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [977 octets] - [30/08/2014 17:55:46]
AdwCleaner[R3].txt - [1127 octets] - [14/09/2014 20:24:52]
AdwCleaner[R4].txt - [1187 octets] - [27/09/2014 13:19:06]
AdwCleaner[R5].txt - [1248 octets] - [27/09/2014 13:24:02]
AdwCleaner[R6].txt - [1308 octets] - [29/09/2014 19:20:26]
AdwCleaner[R7].txt - [1368 octets] - [29/09/2014 20:54:21]
AdwCleaner[R8].txt - [1488 octets] - [30/09/2014 16:15:40]
AdwCleaner[R9].txt - [1394 octets] - [17/10/2014 22:35:49]
AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [10650 octets] - [30/08/2014 17:38:04]
AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [1429 octets] - [29/09/2014 20:56:11]
AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [1614 octets] - [30/10/2014 19:59:13]
AdwCleaner[S3].txt - [1883 octets] - [14/11/2014 14:07:39]
AdwCleaner[S4].txt - [2227 octets] - [13/12/2014 21:34:19]
AdwCleaner[S5].txt - [2051 octets] - [04/01/2015 17:48:55]
 
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S5].txt - [2111 octets] ##########
 
 
 
Ok i will do that.





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