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"SYSTEM_CTRL.INI IS MISSING!" Pop-up and CLI style pop-up.

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#1 Byronpat


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 07:01 PM



First post on bleepingcomputer.com!


I've got a recent surge of malware and I've removed the majority of it. Although, I cannot fathom how to remove this pop-up.


It appears every time I start up the computer after I've logged in.


The only way to remove it is by killing the process "mshta.exe"


In task manager, it appears under the app name "Microsoft ® HTML Application host (32 bit)"


There is a subsidiary task called "BT Network"


Clearly this is not a real thing as the grammatical/spelling errors prove that.


The picture attached is a screenshot of what I see.


(NB: I am able to Alt+Tab out of it back to desktop.)


Any help would be appreciated!!



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#2 nasdaq


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Posted 26 November 2016 - 10:42 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.

Your system has been compromised.


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.

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Please post the logs.

Wait for further instructions.

#3 nasdaq


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 10:02 AM

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