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#1 Uselesslight

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 01:36 AM

Hey guys, I logged on a little bit ago and my laptop was taking awhile to start up, a lot longer than usual.  I opened up task manager and noticed in the processes list something called sky32b3.com that was there for a little bit and then disappeared.  I am a computer tech so I know a fair bit about computers, but I've never seen that before.  I looked on google for some information about it, but I couldn't actually find anything. Each search string just came back with no results found.  I haven't noticed anything else weird happening on my machine except for the initial slow startup and the mysterious process.  If anyone knows what this could be and has any info I'd appreciate to know!



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:11 AM

Hello,

 

I also can't find any useful information about that process. If you want, you can do a malware check. 

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Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:

§  Flush DNS

§  Report IE Proxy Settings

§  Reset IE Proxy Settings

§  Report FF Proxy Settings

§  Reset FF Proxy Settings

§  List content of Hosts

§  List IP configuration

§  List Winsock Entries

§  List last 10 Event Viewer log

§  List Installed Programs

Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

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Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop.

§  Double-click SecurityCheck.exe

§  Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.

§  Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

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Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your desktop.

There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.

rKill.exe
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/
iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/
 

§  Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.

§  If using Windows Vista, 7 or 8 right-click on it and choose Run As Administrator.

§  black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.

§  If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.

§  Do not reboot until instructed.

§  If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.

If normal mode still doesn't work, run the tool from safe mode.

When the scan is done Notepad will open with rKill log.
Post it in your next reply.

NOTE. rKill.txt log will also be present on your desktop.

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Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

Please download Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool from here.

§  Right click on KVRT.exe and select Run as Administrator.

§  Read the EULA, then select Accept.

§  Wait for Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool to initialize.

§  In the main screen, select Change parameters, place a checkmark in System drive, then click OK.

§  Click Start scan.

§  Wait for Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool to complete scanning.

§  When the scan is finished, select Neutralize all for all detected objects.

§  Close Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool when done.

Informe me if something is detected.

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Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.

NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.

 

§  Double-click mbam-setup-2.x.x.xxxx.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.

§  At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:
 

o    Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

o    A 14 day trial of the Premium features is pre-selected. You may deselect this if you wish, and it will not diminish the scanning and removal capabilities of the program.

 

§  Click Finish.

§  On the Dashboard, click the 'Update Now >>' link

§  After the update completes, on Settings tab, set under Detection and Protection next options: 

1. 'Scan for rootkits'

2. Non-Malware Protection, for 'PUP detections', check, 'Threat detections as malware' option.

§  Return to Dashboard, click the 'Scan Now >>' button.

§  A Threat Scan will begin.

§  When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Apply Actions to allow MBAM to clean what was detected.

§  In most cases, a restart will be required.

§  Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, than click on Yes.


If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed:
 

§  On the Dashboard, click the 'Update Now >>' link.

§  After the update completes, on Settings tab, set under Detection and Protection next options: 

1. 'Scan for rootkits'

2. Non-Malware Protection, for 'PUP detections', check, 'Threat detections as malware' option.

§  Return to Dashboard, click the Scan Now >> button.

§  A Threat Scan will begin.

§  When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Apply Actions to allow MBAM to clean what was detected.

§  In most cases, a restart will be required.

§  Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, than click on Yes.

§  After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.

§  Click on the History tab > Application Logs.

§  Double click on the Scan Log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.

§  Click 'Export'.

§  Click 'Copy to Clipboard'

§  Paste the contents of the clipboard into your reply.

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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 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[S0].txt as well.

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Please 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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I would like to help you to remove malware. Let's look inside.   :busy:

But I don't know to solve all PC problems.  :smash: 

 


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Posted 25 July 2015 - 12:01 PM

I appreciate the reply a lot, thank you.  However, I've already gone through what I feel is a very thorough cleanup of my PC.  Just last night, I started uninstalling programs and reinstalling them and checking processes after rebooting the machine, and I think it's actually a part of Skype.  Once I had gotten to reinstalling Skype and rebooted the machine, the Sky32b3 process was listed and disappeared shortly after Skype finished its business.  So I uninstalled Skype, and the process was gone, reinstalled it and you get the idea. 

 

It still strikes a bit odd though, considering I can't find any decent source of information on the process for a program that appears to belong to Microsoft?



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Posted 25 July 2015 - 01:27 PM

Well, it seems that it is some temp Skype process. Who knows.  :bubbles:

 

I am glad that you found the answer.


I would like to help you to remove malware. Let's look inside.   :busy:

But I don't know to solve all PC problems.  :smash: 

 


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Posted 25 July 2015 - 06:19 PM

There's some info about it here L@@K. DO NOT run the scan tool there.


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 01:44 AM

There's some info about it here L@@K. DO NOT run the scan tool there.

 

I think that this is bogus information, since it suggest running SpyHunter, which is rogue software.


I would like to help you to remove malware. Let's look inside.   :busy:

But I don't know to solve all PC problems.  :smash: 

 


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:51 AM

Which is why I said DO NOT run the scanner the malware info was correct.
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Posted 13 August 2015 - 03:12 PM

boopme I'd actually be very surprised if the info in that link that you posted is correct.  It seems like one of those generic pages one would find while searching for removal instructions for a slice o' malware pie.  None of the stuff indicated on that page was happening on PC at home, and the info in the "manual" steps has things relating to otShot and gamesdesktop, which have literally nothing to do with the process that I had in my list. 



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Posted 13 August 2015 - 03:26 PM

Well then we will need adeep look at what is on here.


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 03:34 PM

I'm not sure why you just linked me to the prep guide....  I was only replying back about the link that you posted -albeit a bit late..  But I'm certain the issue has been resolved as I previously said about Skype.  Anyway, thanks I guess.  What are you getting at with sending me to the prep guide?






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