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Smartsputnik? Windows XP

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#1 Iwouldfthatsu


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:57 AM

Hey guys. I recently tried to crack a verion of guitar pro and being the dips hit that I am I download a small variety of viruses. Most of which I've been able to handle, but there's one that wreaking havoc on my sanity. I run a dualboot of xp and 7, but 7 seems unaffected(I havent used my 7 partition in ages now for reasons I'll probably get into on anothet thread later).I've been using Chrome for a while now and so far apart from some lag issues that I'm going to attribute this to the only real issue it's given me is that it changed my default search engine from Google to some "smart sputnik" link and has apparently revoked my admin rights from chrome when I am the sole user of this computer. I also keep getting pop up ads and it keeps trying to download a variety of things. Any ideas of how I could get rid of this?

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:06 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.

Please run the following tools on you XP partition only.

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  • Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.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.

If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts.
Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process.
If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.



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 LogFile button and the report will open in Notepad.
  • 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:\AdwCleanerCx.txt (x is a number).

Download the 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.

How to attach a file to your reply:
In the Reply section in the bottom of the topic Click the "more reply Options" button.

Attach the file.
Select the "Choose a File" navigate to the location of the File.
Click the file you wish to Attach.

Click the Add reply button.

Please post the logs.

Let me know what problems persists.

#3 Iwouldfthatsu

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 04:00 PM

i unfortunately didn't happen to get the log for MbAM but i got the other logs and attatched them below, but i noticed my search engine is still set to some "smartsputnik" url and apparently i'm incapable of changing it because "this setting is enforced my your administrator". I'm not sure if this is some sort of residual malware of just some sort of side effect left over from the malware, but if you have any insight as to what may be causing this(or even better how to fix it) i'm more than open to suggestion

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 08:52 AM

Press the windows key Windows_Logo_key.gif+ r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.
Type Notepad and and click the OK key.
Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.


HKLM\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM\...\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] => %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
GroupPolicy: Restriction - Chrome <======= ATTENTION
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
URLSearchHook: HKU\S-1-5-21-4136125186-861879368-1485157486-1008 - (No Name) - {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3D} -  No File
BHO: No Name -> {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} -> No File
Handler: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\WI1F86~1\MESSEN~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL No File
Handler: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\WI1F86~1\MESSEN~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL No File
FF Plugin: @pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin -> C:\Program Files\Pando Networks\Media Booster\npPandoWebPlugin.dll [No File]
CHR HKLM\...\Chrome\Extension: [gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki] - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\WebRep\Chrome\aswWebRepChrome.crx
Task: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Chrome Cleanup Tool post reboot run.job => C:\Documents and Settings\ME\Local Settings\Temp\61C.exe <==== ATTENTION
C:\Documents and Settings\ME\Local Settings\Temp\61C.exe
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.3.17207.222\QMAccountProtection.exe] => Enabled:????-???
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [c:\program files\common files\tencent\qqdownload\130\tencentdl.exe] => Enabled:????????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [c:\program files\common files\tencent\qqdownload\130\bugreport_xf.exe] => Enabled:????????Crash??
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCmgrInstallGuide.exe] => Enabled:????-????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCTray.exe] => Enabled:????-????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCMgr.exe] => Enabled:????-???
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCRTP.exe] => Enabled:????-??????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QMDL.exe] => Enabled:????-????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\bugreport.exe] => Enabled:????-crash??
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCFileOpen.exe] => Enabled:????-??????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCLeakScan.exe] => Enabled:????-????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPConfig.exe] => Enabled:????-????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCSoftMgr.exe] => Enabled:????-????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\plugins\QMNetMon\QQPCNetFlow.exe] => Enabled:????-??????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCBTU.exe] => Enabled:????-????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCClinic.exe] => Enabled:????-????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCLaunch.exe] => Enabled:????-QQPCLaunch
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QMUpdate\QQPCMgrUpdate.exe] => Enabled:????-?????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCSoftGame.exe] => Enabled:????-QQPCSoftGame
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCSysOptimize.exe] => Enabled:????-????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCUpdateAVLib.exe] => Enabled:????-?????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQRepair.exe] => Enabled:????-???
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCPatch.exe] => Enabled:????-QQPCPatch
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\TpkUpdate.exe] => Enabled:????-?????????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QMRouterMgr.exe] => Enabled:????-?????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QMAccountProtection.exe] => Enabled:????-???
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QMAdBlock.exe] => Enabled:????-????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.3.17207.222\QMAccountProtection.exe] => Enabled:????-???
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [c:\program files\common files\tencent\qqdownload\130\tencentdl.exe] => Enabled:????????
DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [c:\program files\common files\tencent\qqdownload\130\bugreport_xf.exe] => Enabled:????????Crash??
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCmgrInstallGuide.exe] => Enabled:????-????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCTray.exe] => Enabled:????-????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCMgr.exe] => Enabled:????-???
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCRTP.exe] => Enabled:????-??????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QMDL.exe] => Enabled:????-????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\bugreport.exe] => Enabled:????-crash??
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCFileOpen.exe] => Enabled:????-??????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCLeakScan.exe] => Enabled:????-????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPConfig.exe] => Enabled:????-????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCSoftMgr.exe] => Enabled:????-????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\plugins\QMNetMon\QQPCNetFlow.exe] => Enabled:????-??????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCBTU.exe] => Enabled:????-????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCClinic.exe] => Enabled:????-????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCLaunch.exe] => Enabled:????-QQPCLaunch
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QMUpdate\QQPCMgrUpdate.exe] => Enabled:????-?????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCSoftGame.exe] => Enabled:????-QQPCSoftGame
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCSysOptimize.exe] => Enabled:????-????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCUpdateAVLib.exe] => Enabled:????-?????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQRepair.exe] => Enabled:????-???
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QQPCPatch.exe] => Enabled:????-QQPCPatch
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\TpkUpdate.exe] => Enabled:????-?????????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QMRouterMgr.exe] => Enabled:????-?????
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QMAccountProtection.exe] => Enabled:????-???
StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications: [C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPCMgr\11.1.16923.222\QMAdBlock.exe] => Enabled:????-????

Save the file as fixlist.txt in the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.
The location is listed in the 3rd line of the Farbar log you have submitted.

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.

Please let me know what problem persists.

#5 Iwouldfthatsu

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 11:11 AM

everything seems to be in perfect working order now, but i will let you know if i find any problems in the future

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 01:59 PM

If all is well.

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this little guide best security practices keep safe.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:58 AM

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.

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