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#1 Zimmaa

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:03 PM

I've recently noticed a bunch of pop ups on my browsers containing ads by virtual. I believe it is to do with the proxy server on 127.0.0.1. i have tried changing the server but it jusst keeps turning itself back on. I have remove it from the registry and it still comes back. Please help, it is very annoying



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#2 Zimmaa

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:48 PM

pls help....



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:57 PM

I did see you reported not being able to use MBAM. I also saw the IObit item deleted by AdwCleaner before the topic was deleted.

You double posted and the one I responded to was deleted. Sorry about that. Here are the instructions

for running the programs from my first post.

 

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

 

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  • Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.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).
  • When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected.
  • Click the Remove Selected button.
  • MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

 

 

That is a sign of malware...not being able to use MBAM.

It could be just corrupt or malware blocking its use. First try using RKill. Once you run RKill DO NOT REBOOT until you

have tried to use MBAM.

 

Use this intentionally misnamed download for RKill...Download Now iExplore.exe

RKill is a program that was developed at BleepingComputer.com that attempts to terminate known malware processes so that your normal security software can then run and clean your computer of infections. When RKill runs it will kill malware processes and then removes incorrect executable associations and fixes policies that stop us from using certain tools. When finished it will display a log file that shows the processes that were terminated while the program was running.

As RKill only terminates a program's running process, and does not delete any files, after running it you should not reboot your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again. Instead, after running RKill you should immediately scan your computer using some sort of anti-malware or anti-virus program so that the infections can be properly removed.


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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 26 April 2016 - 07:58 PM

i will try Rkill, thanks



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:04 PM

MBAM still wont open, or start downloading...

 

heres whats happening : https://gyazo.com/8fcb336273653d5cb1a7d6e39f6ad1de


Edited by Zimmaa, 26 April 2016 - 08:06 PM.


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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:13 PM

Were you able to run the Junkware Removal Tool?

 

Is MBAM the Free version or paid version? Before attempting to use it today, approximately when was the

last time it ran successfully?


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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 26 April 2016 - 08:17 PM

hmm. over half a year id say. and no i havent tried junkware, should i? its the free version



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:20 PM

im running the junkware right now. Havent used mbam for half a year id say. its the free version



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:22 PM

Okay....uninstall MBAM. Then reinstall per instructions after JRT finishes.


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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 26 April 2016 - 08:25 PM

here is junkware log

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Malwarebytes
Version: 8.0.5 (04.20.2016)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home x64 
Ran by Cole (Administrator) on Tue 04/26/2016 at 21:18:17.99
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
 
 
 
File System: 13 
 
Failed to delete: C:\ProgramData\system32\SafeGuard32.dll (File) 
Failed to delete: C:\ProgramData\system32\SafeGuard64.dll (File) 
Successfully deleted: C:\ai_recyclebin (Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\ProgramData\iobit\driver booster (Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\ProgramData\productdata (Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\Cole\AppData\Local\crashrpt (Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\Cole\AppData\Roaming\iobit\driver booster (Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\Cole\AppData\Roaming\productdata (Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tasks\Driver Booster SkipUAC (Cole) (Task)
Successfully deleted: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tasks\Uninstaller_SkipUac_Cole (Task)
Successfully deleted: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Uninstaller_SkipUac_Cole.job (Task) 
Successfully deleted: C:\WINDOWS\wininit.ini (File) 
Successfully deleted: C:\WINDOWS\prefetch\AVAST_FREE_ANTIVIRUS_SETUP_ON-D4F4ABAD.pf (File) 
 
 
 
Registry: 2 
 
Successfully deleted: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\0031261461274799mcinstcleanup (Registry Key) 
Successfully deleted: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} (Registry Key)
 
 
 
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Scan was completed on Tue 04/26/2016 at 21:23:43.94
End of JRT log
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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:29 PM

oh i see. the virus made a fake system32 folder



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:54 PM

Mbam won't uninstall for some reason

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 09:15 PM

Okay....I just spent a few minutes looking at some other topics with the same infection. You will

need to start a new topic as the use of other tools and expertise required in using them is not allowed in this forum.

 

Please follow the instructions in the Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide starting at Step 6.

  • If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.
  • In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running FRST which will create two logs.

When you have done that, post your logs in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log(s) along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. If you cannot produce any of the required logs...start the new topic anyway. Explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happened when you tried to create them. A member of the Malware Removal Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer.

After doing this, please reply back in this thread with a link to the new topic so we can close this one.

 

DO NOT bump your new topic. Wait for a response from one of the Team Members.


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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 26 April 2016 - 09:18 PM

I will have to do that tomorrow as I need to sleep now. Thank you.for your help . I'm assuming I out the junkware log in there as well?

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 09:40 PM

Yes...do that.


“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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